Thursday, September 15, 2016

Seattle City of Literature Workshop

Seattle City of Literature and the Office of Arts & Culture present
Racial Equity and the Literary Arts
Part Two: Implicit Bias

September 27, 2016 1:30pm-5pm

Bertha Knight Landes Room, City Hall
600 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited.
Please RSVP to secure your spot. We hope that you can join us!

About the workshop

Racial Equity and the Literary Arts: Implicit Bias will encourage participants to challenge the impact of racial sterotypes and implicit bias. Through video, interactive exercises and storytelling, participants will examine how these unspoken and often unconscious stereotypes create barriers to genuine relationships and influence our attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs about one another.

In response to feedback from our first session, this workshop will be even more interactive, and will include the opportunity for participants to create a personal action plan.

About the facilitator

Dr. Caprice Hollins, co-founder of Cultures Connecting, LLC, received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural and Community Psychology in 1998. She became licensed in Washington State in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience teaching graduate courses,  working with historically marginalized populations, researching, studying, and facilitating race related conversations. Her experience includes opening and directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools, developing and implementing district-wide and school-based training, while utilizing her background in psychology to assist district leaders and staff institutionalize change to promote equity and social justice. Dr. Hollins also works  as a part-time core faculty in the department of counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.
Thank you to the Office of Arts & Culture for their generous support of this initiative!
This event is the second of three half-day workshops meant to help Seattle's literary community begin to talk about race, and to build equity.
Want to participate but can't attend the first meeting? Let us know, and we'll make sure to include you in further updates about this initiative!

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