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King County Equity and Social Justice Office

The King County Council’s Equity & Social Justice Office works to achieve racial equity and social justice to ensure that all employees and residents in King County have the opportunity to thrive regardless of their race, gender, socio-economic status, ability, etc. 

Who We Are

Mission: Our Mission is to promote and foster a culture of equity and social justice throughout the Legislative Branch and the communities we serve in order to achieve our highest potential.

Commitment: The King County Council’s (KCC) Equity & Social Justice Office is committed to working in partnership with Councilmembers, Council Staff, Community Members and Organizations to achieve equity, racial equity, and social justice for all King County residents.


Equity & Social Justice Events

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2022 MLK Celebration- King County Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 2022 - YouTube

The 2022 King County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration focuses on themes of hope, resilience, and determination, all needed to reach the beloved community, the global vision championed by Dr. King.

 

 

 
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Juneteenth Celebration 2021- Juneteenth Celebration 2021 FINAL DRAFT 1 - YouTube


Join co-hosts Ashreeni Nair, and Art Hendricks, Acting Deputy Director for the Office of Equity and Social Justice for King County in celebration of this year’s 2021 Juneteenth celebration. Learn about the history and adoption of Juneteenth, broaden our understanding of Black History and of course, celebrate!

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2021 MLK Celebration: Creating the Beloved CommunityKing County MLK Celebration 2021: Creating the Beloved Community in 2021 - YouTube


The 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration event, hosted by Vazaskia Crockrell (Director Former Director of the Metropolitan King County Council’s Equity & Social Justice Office) & Anita Whitfield (Chief Equity & Inclusion Office of the Executive Office’s Equity & Social Justice) examines what it will take to create MLK’s “Beloved Community” in a country divided. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ben Danielson, the Former Director of the Odessa Brown Clinic joins to share his perspective.


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Juneteenth Celebration 2020

A virtual celebration of Juneteenth, presented by the King County Council African -American Affinity Group


   


Let’s Talk About Equity Series

Creating the Beloved Community in 2021 (MLK Jr. Celebration)

The 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration event, hosted by Vazaskia Crockrell (former Director of the Metropolitan King County Council’s Equity & Social Justice Office) & Anita Whitfield (Chief Equity & Inclusion Office of the Executive Office’s Equity & Social Justice) examines what it will take to create MLK’s “Beloved Community” in a country divided. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ben Danielson, the Former Director of the Odessa Brown Clinic joins to share his perspective.

 Community Solutions

comm_solEquity & Social Justice Director Vazaskia Crockrell spotlights CP-FIT,a therapeutic evidence- and community-based intervention in Seattle. It empowers families and youth with skills and resources to independently address family, peer, school, and neighborhood problems. Learn more about community passageway at www.communitypassageways.org

Sean Goode, Choose 180

choose180Vazaskia sits down with Sean Goode, Executive Director of Choose 180, an organization that serves as an “emergency room” for young people in crisis and helps them find the path towards positive change.


 

Connect with us


Leslie Monteiro (she/her):
Equity & Social Justice Administrator/Vet Fellow
Email: Leslie.Monteiro@kingcounty.gov
Phone: (206) 848-0355

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