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KCLx Welcome Poster 2022

Welcome to The King County Latinx Affinity Group (KCLx)!

We strive to bring together colleagues of common backgrounds, interests, or work to help advance and advocate for equity in our communities. We celebrate the multitudes of Hispanic and Latino identities, and we recognize these historically encompass people in Asian, Black/African, Indigenous, Queer, and Disability communities whom we must work to uplift.

What We're Working On in 2022

Learn about some of the ongoing projects at KCLx. There is always a lot more happening, and we encourage all members to reach out with ideas or help with or lead a project.

Check out our list of events and accomplishments to get an idea of what we do!

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KCLx Mission & Values

The King County Latinx Affinity Group's mission is to build equitable community for King County Latinx employees and the Latinx community at large. Our values define the way we act, what’s important to us, and our expectations for ourselves and one another.

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Teamwork

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Authenticity

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Collective Impact

KCLx_ValuesEquity

Equity and Social Justice

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Accountability and Transparency

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Empowerment

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Relationship-centric

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Strategic Impact

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Shared Leadership


KCLx Initiatives

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KCLx Cafecito

Cafecitos are a relaxed and fun community-building space we create and share with each other! Expect making connections with other coworkers in King County through a smaller group setting and making lots of plática!

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Professional Development

Promotores Ignite Presentations:

Promotores is part of our Monthly Meetings to promote employee advancement This is a 5-minute presentation series that highlights a members' role a person in King County. Learn about what they are doing, how they got there, the skills and tools needed, plus other opportunities to network and connect with this line of work.

KCLx HR and DEI collaboration:

KCLx joins other affinity groups and professional development leaders in ongoing workshops to create actions plans that advance equity in employee experience for BIPOC people at King County. We are addressing issues in hiring and retention.

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Community Partnerships

Environmental Health Services Division and University of Washington Bothell:

KCLx co-hosted one of the “CoffeeConversations” series featuring our distinguished guest, Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven González!

Sea Mar Museum:

We have hosted events with the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture and promote the work they do in the community.

Metro, Sound Transit, SDOT:

KCLx partners or promotes events for community or employees from these regional transportation organizations.

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Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

National Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month is observed September 15 to October 15 in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

This month is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the long, important presence and contributions of Hispanic and Latino/a/x Americans. More than 62 million people of Latinx ancestry live in the United States, with almost 220,000 calling King County home. Visit our Heritage Month page.