The 7th Annual North Puget Sound Conference on Race (NPSCOR) will be Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM, at Woodway Hall on the Edmonds Community College campus. The Communities of Color Coalition (C3), the Snohomish County Chapter of the NAACP, Edmonds Community College and additional community partners are sponsoring the event.
The theme for this year’s conference is “Equitable Justice – A Fundamental Right”. The day will be full of inspiring speeches, engaging workshops, and numerous opportunities to network with other attendees. This year’s speakers include:
* Keynote Speaker: Christian Paige, educator, speaker and spoken word poet who uses his artistic expression to create change. As founder of the Hope Initiative, Christian is a first generation college graduate who has committed himself to empowering others to reach for goals that are larger than themselves, and to transforming institutions to leverage diversity and to creating equitable climates. Christian encourages leaders to use their influence to build systems and cultures that will benefit not only themselves but those whom they will impact.
* Featured Speaker: Toyia T. Taylor, founder of we.app (We Act Present Perform), a company dedicated to teaching adults and youth to speak with purpose. Toyia uses her voice to inspire audiences nationally and internationally. Toyia is dedicated to community service, social justice and the performing arts. It was through the pages of a journal that Toyia gave her voice permission to live and grow without fear. It is because of the arts that Toyia discovered that her imagination could take flight through her voice, both written and spoken. Toyia celebrates her voice as an instrument of change, inspiring others to write and speak their truth into existence.
The engaging action workshops for the day include Educational Justice, Economic Justice, Health Care Justice, Gender Justice and Social Justice. Each attendee will be invited to choose one action workshop in which to participate. Continuing education hours will be available. This years Art Show will also involved many of the actual artist speaking on what the Art means to them.
To register for this FREE conference, go to https://2018raceconference.brownpapertickets.com/. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Student Food Bank at Edmonds Community College. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. While not required, please consider bringing a personal cup or water bottle as a responsible steward of the environment.
The Communities of Color Coalition (C3) is a non-partisan group of citizens who meet on behalf of the people of Snohomish County to discuss, problem-solve and advocate for social justice, cultural and religious respect and human rights, especially for people of color and other under-represented groups. For more information about the North Puget Sound Conference on Race or C3, please go to www.c3coalition.org