"Each one teach one!" Although the author is unknown, the message resonates as loud today as it did the first time those words were spoken. As a Black American proverb originating during slavery and founded on the transfer of knowledge between black individuals who were denied formal learning opportunities, these four words' power is magnificent! Its message is clear. As black people, we are teachers, passionate learners, and leaders.
security notices, weeks of 7/27, 8/3
The Truth is Inside Out rally, Stop the Insanity in Olympia rally/protest, Riot Control (BLM march/rally).
Overview of Housing Assistance, Legal Assistance, Fair Housing, and Equity Work in Washington State
Created July 2020 by Theresa Slusher, Housing Stability Manager, DSHS, ESA.
Read the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance June Report.
J. R. Lewis, known to many of his constituents in Congress as John and to his innermost circle of childhood family and friends as Robert, was a scholarly, articulate, humble, and self-described God-fearing man who believed in equality, liberty and justice for all. He could be counted on to support and show up for any worthy cause. Regardless of how busy he was, he always had time for matters pertaining to social and economic justice, and equality – especially when these issues pertained to African American communities across America.
Bigger Than Me, Success Stories with Traci Harrell is about Achieving Racial Equity & Inclusion in Business…Education, Wealth and Health. The next session is Saturday, August 8th, 10:30 am to 12 noon (PST). Zoom registration required.
See the flyer below.
Jobs for the week of 7/20/20
The State of Washington posts all permanent job openings on careers.wa.gov
There are currently 477 jobs open throughout the state with 60 of those are listed under the management and executive management job categories! Here are just a few:
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Director Employment Security
Deputy Director, Elections Secretary of State
Director of External Affairs and Community Engagement Natural Resources
Deputy Section Manager, Office of Legal Affairs Health Care Authority
L&I Records Management Supervisor Labor & Industries
Assistant Secretary of Health Services Division Corrections
Chief Financial Officer Veterans Affairs
Director of Contracts and Procurement Health
Human Resource Manager Northwest Region Transportation
Social and Health Service Leaders
Click on Filter to search for jobs by location and in other job categories.
If you would like to have a leadership job advertised to BUILD membership or if you would like feedback on your resume, email us at BUILD@ofm.wa.gov.
CAAA Public commission meeting 7/24/20
The Washington State Commission on African American Affairs' next public meeting is 7/24 from 3-5pm.
Join the Olympia City Council for a Hosted Panel Discussion on Racial Justice. BUILD's Chair, Megan Matthews will be presenting!
Unemployment is available to employees whose employer has been closed by a public health official, the employer has closed due to a slow down or lack of demand, or the employer reduces hours of employees due to a lack of demand or because of a slowdown. It is also available if the employee has contracted a mild case of COVID-19 or if the employee was potentially exposed and is quarantined.
Find more information about local services.
Black Lives Matter Proclamation!
Dontae Payne, Regional Representative for the South Sound and Olympic Peninsula, is part of Governor Inslee’s External Affairs (Outreach) team. He came up with the idea of a proclamation recognizing the anniversary of the Black Lives Matter movement after a discussion with his colleagues on racism in government and the importance for specific acknowledgment of the impact of racism on Black Americans for centuries. Dontae believes this moment demands an official acknowledgment of systemic and institutional racism as we proceed with the work to dismantle it.
Black Lives Matter Proclamation from 7/13/20
See the document image below.
Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity (BUILD) invites you to our Virtual July General Membership Meeting on Thursday, July 16th from 9:00 to 12:00pm!
Now watch video of the meeting!
July is Minority Mental Health Month
Minority Mental Health Month is a nationwide effort developed by Mental Health America to “shed light on the multitude of mental health experiences within BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities and others that face disproportionate inequities due to systemic barriers and historical adversity.”
There is a free webinar on "How to be Anti-Ractist" with well-known author, Ibram X. Kendi on July 20, 2020, at 4pm Pacific Standard Time (7pm EST).
More information and registration here
More information about upcoming meetings
Thursday, July 9th, 2020
Available to watch on TVW
Check out the flyer, see the preview below!
jobs for the week of 7/6/20
Lottery - Gaming Vendor Liaison (IT Vendor Management - Journey) (Thurston)
Social & Health Services - Deputy Director, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Thurston)
Insurance Commissioner - Financial Examiner 4 (King)
Employment Security - Long-Term Care Manager (Thurston)
Employment Security - Adjudication Supervisor (Virtual)
Capitol Security & Visitor Services (CSVS) continues to track and monitor a series of events (non-permitted) and other activity impacting Downtown Olympia and the Capitol Campus. Where possible, CSVS had been reaching out to all event organizers that wish to come on campus to hold an event or activity and inform them the event will be non-permitted and unauthorized due to the “Safe Start Washington” recovery plan.
BUILD Leadership transition
A special message from our Executive Sponsor, Marcus Glasper.
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A calendar invite is below!
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BY KAREN A. JOHNSON OLYMPIAN BOARD OF CONTRIBUTORS
JUNE 26, 2020 05:45 AM
New COVID-19 reports show concerning patterns of inequity, rise in cases among younger people.
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