Membership Mingles are one-hour focused opportunities for BUILD members to network, discuss important cultural issues, and build community outside of the monthly BUILD meetings. These are hosted by the BUILD Membership and Engagement Committee.
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Feb 24 @12pm was - An important conversation—The BLM Movement
March 24 @12pm - Tips and tricks for state job seekers
April 20 @12pm - Practice talking and responding to racism—Part 2
Questions or ideas for future membership mingles?
Find reference information from all sessions on our resources page.
Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity Black History Month Celebration Agenda
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THEME: The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity
When: February 18, 2021, 9am – 12pm
This will be a 100% VIRTUAL event. When you call in, you will only be able to hear the meeting, not interact with us – we highly recommend using Zoom if possible.
We will continue to meet virtually until we are able to come together again. Ask your supervisor and/or IT Helpdesk about making sure you’re able to access Zoom. You are also free to download Zoom on your personal device.
Please share this information and encourage your colleagues and state-employed family and friends to attend and get involved! We are a formal, enterprise-wide resource group conducting official state business. Participants are not required to take leave to participate. If you experience any challenges to participating, please let us know.
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.
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9:00 – 9:15 Welcome to BUILD 2021!
Edwina Martin-Arnold, Co-Chair, with a Land Acknowledgement by Taja Blackhorn
Black National Anthem video viewing by Melinda Doolittle
9:15 – 9:25 A Day in the Life of the BUILD Chair
Executive Leadership Team
9:25 – 9:30 Legislative Update
9:30 – 9:40 Black History Month Opening Remarks
9:40 – 9:55 Black Families in Media and Black Representation in Government
John Lewis Finding Your Roots video viewing
Lesa Gomez and Jo-El Modeste
9:55 – 10:30 Keynote Speaker: Angelique M. Davis
Associate Professor of Political Science and former director of the African and African American Studies Program at Seattle University
10:30 – 10:35 BREAK
10:35 – 10:45 Black Inventions Scavenger Hunt
Charleen Anderson, Tiffany Nelson, Tammy Pitre and Thais Marbles
10:45 – 11:05 Genealogy, Connecting Past and Present
11:05 – 11:15 In Memoriam
11:15 – 11:35 Caring For Our Elders
11:35 – 11:50 Helping Black Families Navigate the Pandemic (.pptx)
Dionne Dycus, Connie Singleton, and Kathy McPherson
11:50 – 11:55 Musical Performance
11:55 – 12:00 Closing
Edwina Martin-Arnold, Co-Chair
Thank you our members who submitted photos highlighting the milestones and influential people in your life! Claude Burfect has been steadfast, unmovable, and always abounding in the work for a long, long time. That’s why he is a Black History inspiration to member Kevin Allen.
A collection of current and past events sponsored by BUILD.