Our voice is BUILDing
Join us on Thursday, May 20th, from 9:00am to 12:00pm for our May General Membership Meeting where we will meet and hear from each of the candidates running to be the next Executive Leaders of BUILD! Attached is the calendar appointment with zoom information and we plan to send the agenda out soon.
Fellow BUILD Members,
Please see the below statement released from the Washington Immigrant Network (WIN) in response to crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. We are saddened by the recent hate acts committed against these communities. We are joined together in solidarity with WIN and the AAPI communities against Anti-Asian hate and discrimination and bigotry in all forms.
April 20, 2021.
Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today regarding the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
In the military it is instilled in you that the person to your left and right may one day be responsible for saving your life. The worst-case scenario is you could be on the battlefield and must depend on someone you don’t know to help you survive. That’s powerful and it stays with you long after you leave service. I believe this is an unspoken bond, unique to Veterans. And in my opinion, that this is why the effects of sexual violence in the military are even harder to overcome; Veterans often struggle long after they leave the service.
Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity (BUILD) invites you to our next General Membership Meeting on Thursday, April 15th from 9:00 to 12:00pm!
If you cannot attend the full session, please join us as you are able and where you will most benefit and contribute.
Originally published February 19, 2021.
"Yesterday I had the pleasure of announcing Dr. Karen Johnson as the first director of Washington state’s new Office of Equity. Dr. Johnson has been a Washington state employee for over a decade, working with state agencies to transform our institutions to better and more equitably serve Washingtonians."
Blacks United In Leadership and Diversity continues to BUILD.
Nominate yourself or any BUILD community member to serve on our 2021-2022 Executive Leadership Team. These are professional development opportunities leading a statewide program in a volunteer capacity. Incoming leaders will receive all of the training, support, and mentoring they need from the outgoing leaders and our Executive Sponsor to be successful.
BUILD Chair job description
BUILD Co-Chair job description
BUILD Executive Assistant description
Candidates must be public service employees with the state or at a state higher education institution to qualify.
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