This series of virtual conversations moderated by Enrique Cerna will explore the racial disparities and inequities in Washington’s public health and policing systems highlighted by COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. State lawmakers are beginning to convene to prepare for the 2021 state legislative session when these issues, and the budget, will be top priorities. Join us to learn how to put equity front and center in the Olympia debates.
Your voice matters and you have the power to rise up and shift the future for immigrant and refugee communities in Washington State!
Join OneAmerica Votes and it's immigrant leaders for a Virtual Public Meeting with Governor Jay Inslee and Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal.
DATE: September 16, 2020
TIME: 6:00-8:00 PM PST
Immigrant leaders will lead this meeting, share their stories and ask our elected leaders to commit to specific asks that uphold the dignity of our immigrant communities. We are powerful, let's take a stand to create systemic change.
More details to come soon but please register below to join us!
Every four years, the 𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐖𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐨𝐧 (𝐀𝐏𝐈𝐂) holds a Democracy Summit, with the goal of encouraging and promoting culturally meaningful and holistic civic engagement in our communities. This year's virtual summit includes a gubernatorial candidate forum, keynote speakers, and cultural performances, all in service of creating a space for our communities to collectivize around the issues that matter most to us.
Join us in examining the Patriot Act, 19 years later and counting. Hastily passed 45 days after 9/11 in the name of national security, the Patriot Act was the first of many changes to surveillance laws that made it easier for the government to spy. By expanding the authority to monitor, the Patriot Act effectively turns ordinary Americans into suspects.
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 11:50pm
After weeks of thoughtful consideration, Alki Beach Pride has made the decision to throw a social distancing event, that will practice the measures put forth by the CDC. THIS WILL NOT BE THE USUAL BEACH EVENT!
There are three ways to participate. Take a look at their site here!
All students have a right to education, and we are working for more effective approaches to build positive school environments and help students. As we examine the role of police in our daily lives, it’s time we also reevaluate the need for police in schools. Black, Indigenous, Pacific Islander, and Latinx students are disproportionately disciplined, suspended, and expelled from school. Students with disabilities are disproportionately excluded. Students who have been suspended are three times more likely to be in contact with the juvenile justice system within a year.
The 2020 Othello International Festival in a Box is coming to South Seattle and you’re invited! Come join us for a FREE, family-friendly, no-contact, drive-thru festival for South Seattle neighbors, families and friends.
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:55am to Friday, August 28, 2020 - 11:55pm
When a migrant mother is separated from her child, when a transgender soldier is at risk of losing his career, when reproductive rights and basic voting rights are under attack — five unsung heroes take legal action to protect our freedoms.
The Fight is an inspiring, emotional look at four pivotal cases and the lawyers on the front lines of relentless attacks on civil liberties. Directors Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres capture the rollercoaster ride of the thrill and defeat in these deeply human battles.
This will be virtual, a Zoom meeting from 3:00 pm to 4:30. The US Census staff-person, Adan Aispuro will make a 40 minute presentation on the benefits, values, protections and critical areas of the US Census.
In reflecting on the systemic racial injustice in this country, many of us are leaning in as Black/Immigrants and refugees and engaging in an important internal work, unpacking and exploring our own anti-Blackness sentiments within our respective communities. We have some unlearning to do. We are also aware that some of us live at the intersection, but anti-Blackness lives within us too.