12/06/2019: Annual Kitsap Human Rights Conference

Tickets now on sale for 29th Annual Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights

The 29th Annual Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019, at Olympic College, 1600 Chester Ave., Bremerton. This year’s theme is “Policing Human Rights: our bodies, our spaces, our cultures.” The conference is organized by the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights and sponsors include Olympic College and the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners.

General ticket categories: Adult, Youth, Adult with Informational Table for Non-Profit or Community Group. Sponsorship levels of support are also available, with proceeds helping to fund youth scholarships.
To purchase tickets, go to  https://kitsap2019conferenceforhumanrights.brownpapertickets.com/

This year’s conference begins with a complimentary continental breakfast and welcome. The rest of the morning and early afternoon feature opportunities to select from 20 interactive programs (listed below) exploring the theme of the conference. A delicious lunch is followed by a human rights and social justice sing-along. The afternoon culminates in a facilitated panel discussion with organizations engaging community around policing issues and impacts.
2019 Interactive Programs (content and schedule may shift slightly):

> “Working with the Brain: An Embodied Approach to Flight, Fight, and Freeze,” Life Keys Energy

> “Teaching Consent: Tips for Advocating for Yourself and Others,” Planned Parenthood West Sound Teen Council

> “The Origins of Policing in America, Civil Survival

> “Kurdish Culture,” Sheelan Abdulla

> “Understanding Immigration Policy Changes and Local Impacts,” Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center

> “Police And Communities Together,” Partnering for Youth Achievement

> “Eternos Indocumentados: Root Causes of Forced Migration from Central America to PNW,” International Migrants Alliance and Kitsap Advocating for Immigrant Rights and Equality

> “Mindfulness,” Kendra Broadbent

> “Policing Black Bodies: History of Black Codes, White Supremacy, and Racial Terror after Emancipation, ” Peggi Erickson & Karen Vargas

> “The Welcome Home Project: A Human Dignity Re-entry Model,” Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

> “Building a Welcoming Community: Promoting Equity and Advancing Human Rights”Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights and Kitsap Showing Up for Racial Justice

> “Biases: We All Have Them,” Maria Fergus

> “Steps to Building Trust Between Police and Community,” Not This Time

> Open respite space for chilling, coloring, journaling, chatting, etc., hosted by Kitsap County Council for Human Rights

> “Policing Disabled Bodies through Policy and Perception,” Sheila Northrop

> “Suspension, Expulsion, and Disrupting the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline: How Prevention Policies and Advocacy Promote Equity and Reduce the Impact of Implicit Bias in Education,” Annette B. Weyerhaeuser Early Learning Center at Tacoma Community College

> “Pull Together: Fighting Trans Mountain” (Pipeline and Tar Sands Expansion in Tsleil Waututh First Nation Territory), Mary Lovell & Kayah George

> “The Worldwide Impacts of the Systemic Dismantling of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program,” Washington Office of Refugee & Immigrant Assistance

> “The Cost of Choice for Human Trafficking Survivors,” Scarlet Road

> “Pete Seeger: A Lifetime of Singing for Human Rights and Social Justice, ” Hank & Claire

If you need special accommodations, you will be asked to provide details when you receive a confirmation for your ticket purchase.
Meals will feature vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu items.
For more information and to inquire about scholarships, contact Rebecca Pirtle in the Commissioners’ Office at (360) 337-4650, rpirtle@co.kitsap.wa.us.

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