There is a new platform created for everyone to engage in honest dialogue to foster understanding about racial equity, justice, and belonging so we can co-create a state government system that works for everyone.
The Office of Equity is holding monthly conversations called “Real Talk”. This was created for state agency employees to lean in, be curious, and become open to exploring experiences different from their own. You can register HERE for the first conversation in this series.
The “Real Talk” hosts are Kendrick Stewart, Deputy Director, Washington State Department of Commerce; Megan Matthews, Engagement Manager, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, María Sigüenza, Executive Director, Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs; and David Puente Jr., Deputy Director, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.
These conversations will occur the fourth Tuesday of every month beginning February 22, 2022, 11:00am – noon, with a pre-recorded introduction that will be available to provide background information. “Real Talk” will be virtual until we can meet in person and will be recorded for accessibility and posted to the Office of Equity’s website for viewing at any time.
Watch this video https://youtu.be/9adcxQubumk for more information and register today at https://forms.office.com/g/ycJ3rtTjU2.
In this space, we will unpack truth, learn and grow from one another, and together experience healing from harm. We encourage you to lean in, be curious, and explore experiences different from your own.
This is the moment and place to have real talk to truly transform our agencies into places where real people experience equity, justice, and belonging every day, now and for generations to come.
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