Forums & Events
2018 Governing for Regional Equity & Inclusion Conference
Governing for Regional Equity and Inclusion (GREI) is a government coalition advancing equity and transformative change.
GREI presents: Advancing Racial Equity
Awareness Action Change
Don’t miss this conference opportunity to network, learn, and share knowledge and experiences about ways your jurisdiction and leadership may achieve racial equity in policy and practice. Elected officials and representatives from across King County will be in attendance.
- 16 break-out sessions on government’s role in equitable policies and planning, working with communities, addressing gentrification, equity in the workforce and workplace culture, and more
- A special session exclusively for elected officials
- Community leaders plenary with Colleen Echo-Hawk (Chief Seattle Club), Estela Ortega (El Centro de la Raza) and Amina Ahmed (Partner in Employment and new SeaTac Councilmember)
- Lunch conversation with Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta
- Afternoon keynote by Aneelah Afzali, Muslim Association of Puget Sound/American Muslim Empowerment Network, who was just announced by the Council on American-Islamic Relations as the “2018 American Muslim of the Year”
King County Connects with Equity and Social Justice Learn more
2016 King County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Learn more
King County hosts 2015 Governing for Racial Equity Conference
- Opening session for 2015 GRE Conference
- Ian Haney Lopez discusses Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class
2014 ESJ Annual Forum – Building a Culture of Equity
The 2014 King County ESJ Annual Forum with Rachel D. Godsil from the Perception Institute and King County employees emphasized ways to dismantle structural racism by discussing how implicit bias contributes to racial anxiety and reinforces stereotypes. View the video to learn how we can overcome our implicit biases and end racism within our lifetime.
Presentation: “Embracing Inclusion for One King County: Addressing Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety and Stereotype Threat”
Toolkit to Promote Inclusion, Belonging and Excellence
- Download Rachel Godsil’s presentation
- Facilitate a workgroup discussion on implicit bias, racial anxiety and stereotype threat
- What is the Implicit Association Test (IAT)?
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Implicit Association Test
- Take an IAT to gauge your unconscious attitudes (remember, this is strictly an educational tool)
- In-depth training: Reducing Bias (Patricia Devine)(forthcoming 2015)
- Join the campaign to end racism Within Our Lifetime
2014 Equity and Social Justice Fair
At the 2014 Equity and Social Justice Fair, King County agencies showcased their countywide efforts of increasing opportunities and removing barriers so that all of our residents can prosper.