The African American Community Advisory Council to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) was created in mid-1996, and is one of ten councils that work collaboratively with the police. The demographic advisory councils were born out of a need to hear directly from communities that often feel disenfranchised, alienated, or as though they do not have the same access as the majority population does to the police department.
- Advise the SPD about crime prevention, public safety, and law enforcement concerns of the African American community through open and respectful dialogue.
- Promote and encourage cultural competency training for officers while expanding the community’s understanding of the practices and policies of the police department.
- Support and encourage African American youth and the SPD to develop a healthy and successful relationship.
- Promote and encourage community participation in the Advisory Council, events and workshops that promote public safety.
- Foster goodwill and trust between the African American community and the Seattle Police Department.
- Encourage police recruitment in the African American community.
Created in 2015, Livable Neighborhoods Civic Boot Camp addresses Seattle’s commitment to sustainable neighborhoods. We explore green space, food access, historical and cultural preservation, transit and walkability, and housing and development. The focus is on Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhood, Cascade-South Lake Union, and tackles issues of change in the area’s economy, demographics, ecology and culture.
The day includes historical tours, networking and individual action planning. Civic Boot Camp activities include:
- A tour of neighborhood historical sites
- An introduction to civic life in the city
- A luncheon panel discussion featuring community leaders
- Small group discussion sessions
- Networking opportunities
- Happy hour
The all day session includes: breakfast, lunch, beverages, tour and admission fees, materials and resources.
Choose from two sessions: March 17 or March 24.
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NW Black Empowerment Series
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH
FROM 2pm to 10:30pm.
SEATTLE AIRPORT HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES
19621 International Blvd., SeaTac, Wa., 98188
Powered by Black & Proud-Wake Up Challenge
Break HATE- Break Bread- Bring Love!!!!
You are invited to register your beauty shop and/or barber shop to join in our live series going into 2017. Sign up to be a part of an extremely essential movement and promote your salon/shop.
Our first event challenge will be a mix of dialogue and showcase. Display your creative talents in hair and style for a most beneficial cause. An enormous amount of our history is enriched in our roots of hair. We are very passionate about our beauty salons and barber shops and how we have a special kind of connection with our clients – unlike none other. Let’s utilize this wealthy resource and mainstay foundation as a means to unite and fight together this battle.
We are starting think tanks, networking, leadership committees, alliances and more as we gear up to build a united front with our community in the Pacific Northwest. As the saying goes if not now-then WHEN will we truly unite and embrace ourselves and heritage like our very existence is at stake-it is no doubt!!!!
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If you are a local business and interested in hosting our challenge in your establishment and/or want to join us in our mission -please get in touch with us-so we may put you on our registry and pass on to our members.
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Join ArtsFund for an evening focused on expanding racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in civic and cultural board leadership. Mid-career professionals of color interested in arts board service—this event is for you. Community leaders will share personal experiences in a candid discussion of paths to leadership, overcoming barriers to participation, and how to promote a board culture of inclusiveness. The panel discussion will be followed by the opportunity to talk with arts and cultural organizations currently seeking to increase their board representation by people of color. This event will take place at the KEXP Gathering Space on February 13th from 5:30-7:30pm – for more information, visit http://www.artsfund.org/events/setting-the-table
Themed “The Emerald City,” this year’s soiree will include a night of live music, performances, honorarium, keynote speakers, catered dinner, and more. We will also be continuing our tradition of recognizing ten exemplary high school students, with the hopes of inspiring them to attend the University of Washington.
Please mark you calendar for Saturday, February 4th at 6:00pm, in the Husky Union Building South Ballroom.
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Black Student Union
In celebration of Black History Month, EY and Microsoft will host its annual inspirational Black History Month Executive Roundtable event in Bellevue (WA). Consistent with our steadfast commitment to inclusive teaming and leadership, this year’s theme is the Business of Belonging, which we believe is essential as businesses increasingly focus on ensuring their people feel safe, valued, understood and included.
This event will serve as an opportunity to learn from seasoned business leaders, and network with EY professionals, clients and members of our communities. We are excited to host this event again and look forward to an empowering and fruitful evening.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Reception/networking
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Program/panel discussion/Q&A
700 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 300 | Bellevue, WA 98004
Center for Advancing Opportunity will support HBCU researchers and work with Gallup to understand, and inform pressing issues in fragile communities
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) today launched a new center committed to expanding educational, social, and economic opportunities in fragile communities through original research and direct engagement with residents.
The Center for Advancing Opportunity, supported by a $25.6 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries, will provide undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and grants to faculty working to establish university-based research centers on education, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, and other issues impacting opportunity in fragile communities. The Center will also partner with Gallup to capture the sentiments of individuals living in these communities.
“This is a momentous partnership. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are uniquely positioned to lead the field in this research,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., president and CEO of TMCF. “There are thousands of fragile communities across the United States where there are tremendous barriers to opportunity. And it’s important to recognize that lasting change to strengthen these communities must begin at the local level. We are proud to come together with the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries to help members of these communities identify and study the challenges most significant to them.”
“Education transformed my life, and I’ve committed to do all I can to give others that same opportunity,” said Charles G. Koch, chairman of the board and CEO of Koch Industries Inc. “TMCF has made that same commitment. TMCF is giving students and scholars the chance to discover new ways to overcome barriers holding too many people back. As they succeed, so does our society.”
“The Center’s mission is worthy of the highest praise,” said Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup and chairman of TMCF’s board of directors. “Gallup is eager to cement our work with Koch and TMCF and begin an opportunity index, which will survey fragile communities to gather their sentiments on the most pressing issues facing them. We have high hopes that this wide-ranging research will complement the focused, in-depth research that the Center’s HBCU research centers and scholars have to offer.”
“HBCUs have long conducted research in fragile communities,” said Dr. Harry Lee Williams, member of TMCF’s board of directors and president of Delaware State University, an HBCU. “The Center’s mission signals a renewed commitment to researching the challenges and needs of the people who live in these communities. And as the president of an HBCU, I’m overjoyed to see this take flight.”
The Center will advance opportunity through the following activities:
- Original Research: Supporting faculty at HBCUs working to develop research centers studying critical issues.
- These campus research centers will help bring together multiple faculty members interested in education, criminal justice, and entrepreneurship.
- Support for the campus research centers will include funding for research initiatives and undergraduate students studying these topics.
- Scholarships: Awarding scholarships to HBCU students pursuing careers in education, sociology, economics, and criminal justice research and fellowships that will allow graduate researchers to study and research issues related to barriers to opportunity.
- On-Campus Programming: Supporting HBCU faculty working to bring speakers such as entrepreneurs, educators, and economists to campus to facilitate conversations for students about removing barriers and advancing opportunity.
- Research and Polling: Partnering with Gallup to create an opportunity index that will capture real sentiments of individuals living in fragile communities and foster public dialogue.
- The State of Opportunity in America Forum: Convening HBCU researchers, faculty, and other national thought leaders annually to examine research findings and develop solutions.
About the Center for Advancing Opportunity
The Center for Advancing Opportunity expands educational, social, and economic opportunities in our nation’s most fragile communities through original research, educational programs, and direct engagement with residents. By listening to different community voices and supporting scholars and students passionate about making a positive difference, we work to empower people eager to put ideas into action and discover mutually beneficial solutions to bolster fragile communities across the country. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Center for Advancing Opportunity is a research and education initiative born out of a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Charles Koch Foundation, and Koch Industries. The Center supports students and faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as well as other majority colleges and universities to develop research-based solutions to the most pressing issues in fragile communities.
For more information about the Center for Advancing Opportunity, visit www.advancingopportunity.org.
WORKSHOP, NETWORKING, LUNCHEON FEATURING
KRYSTAL J. BRUMFIELD, ESQ
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Airport Minority Advisory Council
Krystal J. Brumfield currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC). AMAC is a non-profit established in 1984 and dedicated to the promotion and participation of minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises in airport contracting and to the inclusion of minorities and women in employment in the multi-billion dollar aviation industry.
The Port of Seattle is inviting all interested business to attend the Opportunities Summit, engage with Krystal and get informed about current and upcoming leasing opportunities in Sea-Tac’s dining and retail area.
SEA-TAC AIRPORT CONCESSION OPPORTUNITIES SUMMIT
JANUARY 13, 2017
SEA-TAC AIRPORT CONFERENCE CENTER