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We believe in a world based on principles of equity and justice where all people recognize their role as change agents. 

Sunset of downtown Seattle.


We provide provides diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) workshops, keynotes, leadership coaching, and consulting services to organizations committed to racial justice.

Our clients gain new perspectives and skills they can apply in the workplace and beyond. Our presentations are tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization. 

All services are offered both in-person and virtually.


Work with large or small groups in finding culturally responsive solutions to issues.


Engage staff in dialogue to identify and address oppression.


Moderate and participate on panel presentations.


Design and implement diversity workshops to meet your needs.


Train trainers to facilitate in their organizations.

Coaching & Consulting

Assist in the development and/or improvement of your organization's Equity Team.


Provide guidance with difficult situations.


Consult with leaders to examine long-term plans for equity and inclusion.


Provide one-on-one leadership coaching.


Interactive and tailored to fit your conference or event.

Incorporate storytelling, humor, and vulnerability to personally connect with the audience.

Inspire large groups to increase their understanding of race and social justice.

Varies from 20 minutes to 2 hours.

“Cultures Connecting has been instrumental in helping our Race and Social Justice Committee successfully address challenging situations as we focus our mission within the Seattle Housing Authority’s Community Service Division. They led our committee volunteers through a strategic planning process in which we created a clear plan of action as well as a more productive committee process. As one of the volunteer co-facilitators of our Race and Social Justice Committee, I greatly appreciate the ongoing guidance and support through the difficult work of social change within a large organization.”

Joy Bryngelson, MSW
Community Builder, Seattle Housing Authority

Upcoming Workshops


What's Up with White Women?
Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege over Lunch

Our co-founder Ilsa Govan and Tilman Smith, co-authors of the book What's Up with White Women? are offering a lunch and learn series in May. They will explore four topics on our minds and hearts today as we think about the role of white women in promoting racial justice. Although centering on white women as our audience, all people are welcome to attend. You are invited to register for one, more, or all four. The book is not required to attend. We will be meeting virtually Fridays in May @12:30-1:30.

  • MAY 3: It’s All Too Much: Overcoming White Racial Fatigue in the Era of Authoritarianism and Climate Change

  • MAY 10: The Role of Goodness in Anti-Racism Practice

  • MAY 24: Leading While White

  • MAY 31: Navigating Ambiguity When Taking a Stand

Our Team

Contact Us

Thank you for reaching out to Cultures Connecting. If you would like to speak with someone from our team regarding scheduling a workshop, training, or keynote for your organization, please complete the following information to help us gain a better sense of your audience and needs. This will enable us to assess who might be the best fit to work with you. Typically after completing the form, you will be contacted in a few days.

You can also contact either Caprice at or Ilsa at directly. Please choose one form of communication with our team.


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Cultures Connecting is committed to dismantling ableism and work to make our offerings, including workshops and our website, accessible to everyone. We invite feedback and suggestions to make our offerings more accessible for all users. Please reach out to Judy Lee with any concerns or ideas regarding accessibility at or (385) 422-3490.

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