Our voice is BUILDing
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.
Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity (BUILD) invites you to our next General Membership Meeting on Thursday, March 18th 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.
Monday Kickoff of the 23d Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration
Feb 8, 2021 – Monday kicks off APCC’s virtual 23rd Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration with an exciting presentation. We will start off with a wonderful introduction of this year’s featured host country, the Marshall Islands and a fun Drums of All Nations presentation. Our important guest speakers Governor Jay Inslee and Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland will give us special greetings. And then we will be treated to lively performances from Guam, Korea, and Vietnam. And this is just for the first day of our week-long celebration.
Please attend our next Lunch and Learn session:
The topic of discussion: The Equity Filter
Location: Online (More Information Below)
Date: February 17th, 2021
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Facilitator: Leilani Williams
February 26, 2021, 12:30 pm—2:30 pm
(video conference through Microsoft Teams)
This workshop will help participants learn about our office, performance auditing and the skills it takes to be an auditor. You'll network with participants and performance audit staff, learn about what makes a great applicant, and get a taste for how to do a performance audit.
NEWS RELEASE: February 1, 2021
MEDIA CONTACT: Julianna Verboort, Marketing and Communications Director, Washington State Historical Society, 253-343-7004 email@example.com
From Black pioneers to Seattle hip hop: Learn about Black Washingtonians during February and beyond
TACOMA, Wash – Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) will feature two free online lectures to celebrate February’s Black History Month, and is also working with an advisory committee to implement Washington Black History Project initiatives that will educate and enlighten throughout every month of the year.
By Cheri Willoughby and Rhetta Barker.
Kwanzaa is celebrated by millions around the world, representing opportunity for celebration of family, community, and culture.
Dr. Maulana Karenga started the celebration of Kwanzaa in 1966. Feeling African Americans were detached from the values and culture of the continent of Africa, he created the celebration to give them something they could connect to and make their lives better.
Blacks United In Diversity and Leadership supports our American Indian and Alaska Native brothers and sisters and honors Indigenous Peoples / Native American Heritage Month.
Beginning in 1990, November was designated Native American Heritage Month, a time to pay tribute to the rich history and culture of the American Indian tribes. All the verbiage surrounding that initial recognition seemed to place Indigenous people and culture into a past tense.
Focus on organizations led by and serving communities of color seeks to address disproportionate pandemic impact.
OLYMPIA, WA – The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on nonprofit organizations, with many experiencing increased demand for services and programs while at the same time dealing with disruption of services and programs, cancellation of contracts, funding losses due to canceled fundraisers, reduced donations and other issues affecting staff and volunteer capacity. The impacts are particularly hard on nonprofits led by and serving Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities.
BUILD Membership Mingles are one-hour, focused opportunities for BUILD members to network, discus important cultural issues, and build community outside of the monthly BUILD meetings. These are hosted by the BUILD Membership and Engagement Sub-committee.
Register by clicking on the hyperlinks.
Register on our events page!
Questions or ideas for future membership mingles? Email BUILD@ofm.wa.gov
Featuring experts and self-advocates on disability and race, this panel will explore life at the center of multiple oppressed identities.
“Justice for Breonna Taylor” rally, “Worship Service”, Unknown Press Conference, “Climate Justice is Racial Justice” rally, “Fire At The Gates Revival” event, “The Return” event, and Unknown rally and concert.
Washington State Commission on African American Affairs next public meeting:
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us from 2-3 PM on Thursday, October 15th, 2020, for the virtual VR 100th Anniversary Program: Celebrating a Century of Transforming Lives! Hosted by Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Services for the Blind, Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation, and other affiliated VR programs and educational institutions, this program will celebrate 100 years of the public Vocational Rehabilitation program in the U.S.
Thank you to the 104 people who attended our virtual August General Membership Meeting! This was again our largest meeting (outside of special events) to date! We are so excited that BUILD continues to grow during these challenging times.
We are planning to hold our September General Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 17th, from 9:00am to 12:00pm, 100% virtually again through Zoom Business.
You can get involved now by joining a subcommittee! We have several. You can find information about the purpose and goals of each, and who to contact for more information here.
If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, or if you need an accommodation to fully participate in our meetings or events, email us at BUILD@ofm.wa.gov.
“Reopen Schools Rally”Notice of un-permitted activity in the Olympia area: Public march, “Back the Blue/#SavetheChildren” rally, “Black Lives Matter” march,
The African American Studies Institute at PGCC presents: Black Culture Matters : A virtual lecture-discussion series.
Black Culture Matters is a series hosted by the African American Studies Institute (AASI) at Prince George's Community College, revolving around this year’s theme: Resisting De-humanization through the Humanities.
A virtual play celebrating the unsung heroes of suffrage.
They were tireless organizers. Tenacious fighters. And political geniuses. They were Black and Latinx. Indigenous and immigrant. Together they won women the right to vote and laid the cornerstone for gender equality in the United States. Yet their stories have rarely been told. Until now.
This Tuesday we give voice to these heroes of the suffrage movement. Be there for the premiere of this innovative new performance, and learn why their fight is far from over.
Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity (BUILD) invites you to our Virtual August General Membership Meeting on Thursday, August 20th 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.
Please join BUILD on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 9 am – 12 noon for an inspiring virtual commemoration of our successful first year.
This event includes our October General Membership Meeting.
MORE INFO ON OUR EVENTS PAGE
Now more than ever is the time to link arms together with like-minded colleagues, allies and supporters to celebrate BUILD’s accomplishments, affirm our purpose and determine our path forward as transformational change agents seeking equity, justice and opportunity for people of color within state government and the greater Washington community at large.
Mark your calendars now for BUILD’s First Annual “BLACKTOBERFEST”. See you there!
Amplifying Black Voices: The third Black President of the United States, a story of Black women in academia.
This series is a platform for black authors to share personal accounts about their life experiences in research and academia, as well as reflect on the Black Lives Matter movement, the current state of affairs and where we go from here.
Noise Demonstration event, “A March for Justice”, “People’s Assembly: Voices United for Black Lives” gathering
Tuesday, August 25 1 - 3 p.m. (Central Time)
Hosted by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honorary Host The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Rep. Robin Kelly (Ill.), chair...
The Truth is Inside Out rally, Stop the Insanity in Olympia rally/protest, Riot Control (BLM march/rally).
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.
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