The Equity and Inclusion Speaker Series will feature distinguished leaders who will contribute expert knowledge and diverse perspectives to our collective discussion around concepts like Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. All interactive presentations and workshops will be free to the public.



"Stereotypes In Our Lives"

Date: February 13th, 2020

Time: 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Location: Kent Memorial Park Building ( 850 Central Ave N, Kent WA)

Synopsis: Vishavjit Singh, an artist and cartoonist perhaps better known as Sikh Captain America, is on a mission. His mission is to get us to confront our own prejudices by asking ourselves, "Did I judge somebody today?"

His Presentation will create space to honestly reflect on the stereotypes in our lives. (Click on the image below for a brief introduction to the featured speaker)

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"Under Our Skin: What do we mean when we talk about race?"

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Synopsis: Using the Seattle Times "Under Our Skin" video project, this workshop will be a group discussion about terms we use when we talk about race and inclusion. The workshop is intended to be the start of a conversation, not the final word. (Click on the image below for a brief introduction to the project)




"Separate is never equal"

Date: November 14th, 2019

Time: 7:00 P.M. - 8: 00 P.M.

Location: Green River College Kent Campus

Synopsis: Sylvia Mendez, the Civil Rights Activist and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, spoke at Green River College Kent Campus.

At age eight, Sylvia played an instrumental role in the Mendez v. Westminster case in 1946, the landmark desegregation case that set an important legal precedent for ending segregation in the United States, paving the way for Brown v Board of education seven years later. (Click on the image below for a brief video introduction about the speaker and her story)

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