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Why this Teach-In Series?

The Advancing Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (AREDI) Teach-In Series will bring together community champions & elected leaders to raise awareness of racial DEI opportunities in Southwest Washington to develop action & institute change.

Awareness

Action

Change

Upcoming Teach-ins

All event times are in PST

March 19, 2021 

10:30 am-12 pm

Message of Resilience

Keynote: Rosalie Fish (Member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, she/her) with Dr. Karin Edwards (Clark College President), Tanna Engdahl (Cowlitz Indian Tribe Elder)

Rosalie describes her personal experiences with both racialized and genderized violence, as well as the ongoing crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) and the severity of impacts that occur in Washington state. In her talk, she covers her struggles with mental health, the legislative and social issues that contribute to the erasure of Indigenous women, as well as a call to action to let listeners know how they can actively contribute to combating the MMIW crisis. Finally, Rosalie walks the audience through her own story and how she became an advocate at the age of eighteen.

April 2021 

10:30 am-12 pm

Advancing Equity in the Workplace

Rashida Willard (Clark College-Office of DEI) & Dr. Obie Ford (WSU-Vancouver)

This session will include an overview of oppression on the internal, interpersonal, institutional and structural level. Participants will lean into how these levels of oppression impacts employees, and how models of equity can be applied to advance equity in their workplace.

May 14, 2021

10:30 am-12:30 pm

Interrupting White Supremacy Culture

Rashida Willard (Clark College-Office of DEI)

Participants will learn how to use an equity lens to make equitable decisions, learn how certain decisions can have negative impacts on people that hold historically marginalized identities, and learn how to put tools into practice at work and home.

June 2021

10:30 am-12 pm

Community Solutions to Policing

Nickeia Hunter (NAACP Vancouver)Ed Hamilton Rosales (Southwest WA LULAC Council 47013), & Brandon Lee (Training 4 Transformation)

Bringing the history of our communities to the front and providing the voices of those injured by the laws and those who enforce it.

July 30, 2021

10:30 am-12 pm

Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Dr. David Ruiz (PeaceHealth)

Diving into how issues affect BIPOC communities differently and tie it into COVID, more affect and longer to recover.

August, 2021

10:30 am-12 pm

LGBTQIA+ Communities

TBA

How to support & advocate for LGBTQIA+ communities.

September 30, 2021

10:30 am-12 pm

Immigrant Mental Health

Dr. Erica Torres (PeaceHealth)

Learn how to support Immigrant mental health & how to implement trauma-informed services & care.

October 2021

10:30 am-12 pm

Food Sovereignty

TBA

What local efforts are there that increase food access, food sovereignty, and food system equity.

November 2021

10:30 am-12 pm

Tribal Communities

TBA

Identify partnerships & how we are working with Tribal Communities in Southwest Washington.

December 2021

10:30 am-12 pm

Housing, Homelessness, Gentrification

TBA

Explore the intersection of systemic racism and lack of affordable housing and increasing rates of homelessness. Attendees will learn about the causes and solutions to homelessness-the contributing factors for people who fall into homelessness, and the best ways to move people out of homelessness.

 

January 21, 2022

10:30 am-12 pm

Authentic Community Engagement

TBA

How to center & engage with, communities without tokenizing.

February 2022

10:30 am-12 pm

Closing Teach-In

TBA

Coming Soon!

 

AREDI Teach-In Event Pricing


Early Bird Tickets End March 12
Just use the code "EQUITY"

Our AREDI Teach-In Sponsors

FAQ

Yes. It will be available through the ticket link.​

Yes. They will be available on our YouTube for those who purchase tickets.​

Automated Closed Captioning services in English & live ASL/English will be available, as well as Spanish interpretation. Other languages available upon request. If you have any questions please contact us at SWEC.sw.wa@gmail.com.​

Teach-In’s are focused on the community of Southwest Washington, leaders & community members who want to pursue diversity, equity & inclusion.

Absolutely! There will be a number of different presentations on topics related to DEI. We highly encourage those who can come when they can.​

The AREDI Teach In Series will take place through the online platform, Zoom. Attendees will get the chance to engage with & learn from the DEI work happening in SW Washington. ​

Our series has not been certified for CPE credit hours. However, the content of our Teach-In Series will provide valuable information for those seeking to advance racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in their workplace and community.