September 27, 2020

When we speak boldly and challenge White supremacy, White supremacy pushes back. We’ve seen this most recently in the federal investigation into racial justice workshop in the City of Seattle. This was quickly followed by a memo from Russell Vought, Director of the Off...

December 5, 2019

After attending our two-day Train the Trainer workshop, a participant sent me the following questions. I enjoyed responding and Caprice added some ideas as well. We thought others might find these tips useful.

What level of audience do you address your questions for (i....

April 26, 2019

I’m taking a day off!

It was December 27th and I was looking forward to two of my favorite forms of self-care, soaking at Olympus Spa and visiting with my dear friend Jenn. We’d also reserved a room at the Tulalip Casino; a mini-vacation of sorts, halfway between our ho...

October 3, 2018

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As I watch people debate whether Nike should have used Colin Kaepernick in their campaign and whether Kaepernick should have agreed to work with Nike, I only hope his message, Black Lives Matter, does not get lost. Kaepernick, along with...

January 13, 2017

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Since Election Day, we’ve been whirling in a variety of emotions, ranging from deep sorrow to anger, and landing in a place of recommitting to doing everything we can to promote equity and justice and undo institutional white supremacy. Cultu...

January 21, 2016

Liberty Bell Middle School & High School

This is the text from a keynote given by Ilsa Govan.

I was born in a commune to parents who wanted to escape from society and reinvent a safe, loving, environment for their children. From a young age, I had a strong sense of fairn...

September 1, 2015

Louise Penberthy attended our Train the Trainer workshop in August 2015 and shared this reflection with us. Throughout the article she references the Norms for Courageous Conversations that helped her stay in a place of learning, despite the tension.

by Louise Penberthy...

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