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Starting November 20 2015, 05:00 PM
Ending November 21 2015, 03:30 PM

2015 WEA Human & Civil Rights Leadership Conference: Does Race Still Matter?

Increase our awareness and effectiveness as WEA leaders in all of our Washington public schools. Join fellow WEA members as we raise up WEA leaders of color in our Association.

The WEA Human and Civil Rights Leadership Conference is a collaborative effort to help current and future educators with issues of cross-cultural competency, social justice and educational equity within the institutions that serve our Washington students. This event is open to all WEA members.

The conference begins at 5 p.m. Nov. 20 with keynote speaker Sharonne Navas and dinner. Participants will continue with full-day sessions from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, including breakfast and lunch.

Saturday break-out sessions will be divided into two parts. The morning will cover statewide efforts created by local WEA members and leaders to increase professional development trainings around issues of diversity and equity in education. WEA leadership trainings based on different levels of involvement -- novice, intermediate and elected leadership -- will be provided in hopes of diversifying our future leaders both in our schools and within our association. The afternoon sessions for participants' choosing include trainings on inequities in special education, leadership and cross cultural competency, social justice, and local inclusive diversity planning.

Registraion fee is $50/$100 for non-members and includes nine clock hours, and meals.

Questions about registration? Contact Yvonne O'Neill or Ben Ibale.

Event Location

WEA Headquarters
32032 Weyerhaeuser Way S.
Federal Way, WA 98063