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LGBTQ Community Leaders Why Race Matters Workshop

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

$20 – $40.00

** This workshop has been postponed.**

Organizers will re-open registration once a new date is announced.


LGBTQ Community Leaders Why Race Matters Workshop: History, Systems, and Strategies

Co-sponsored by Greater Spokane Progress and Pride Foundation

This workshop for LGBTQ group and organizational leaders will develop a collective understanding and common language around institutional and structural racism, and why addressing race matters within this community. Due to space limitations of this workshop, A Why Race Matters Workshop for the larger LGBTQ community is planned for this spring, and two follow-up workshops/meetings later in 2019 to support LGBTQ leaders in taking intentional steps to advance racial equity in their own groups and organizations, and in the larger community as well.
Using the acclaimed documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion,” this workshop, led by a multi-racial team of local facilitators, addresses how racial inequities have been built into institutions and structures throughout our country, why it is important to use a racial equity lens, and what we can do to advance racial equity in our organizations and in our community.
This interactive workshop provides a foundation for further racial equity work: 

  • Examine beliefs about race, advantage and justice, and how these issues impact our communities, organizations, and institutions.
  • Gain awareness of historical cases of institutional racism.
  • Define terms and develop an understanding of the difference between structural, institutional, and individual racism; equity and equality; and implicit and explicit biases.
  • Identify structural and institutional racism, how it continues to impact us today, and the complexities of the intersections with LGBTQ and other oppressed identities.
  • Discuss local examples of institutional racism and begin to think about solutions.

The workshop will be facilitated by members of the GSP Racial Equity Trainers Cohort: Farand Gunnels, Shar Lichty, and Michaela Brown.
Registration fees: (including lunch)

  • $40 per person
  • $30  member or staff of a GSP member organization, or 2 leaders from an organization. Due to limited space attendance is limited to 2 leaders per organization.
  • $20  Living lightly, self-identified low income
  • Scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis. To request, contact Anne Martin at anne@spokaneprogress.org.

We hope you can join us!
Workshop planning committee: 
Ian Sullivan, Odyssey Youth Movement and GSP Board of Directors
Tylene Carnell, Pride Foundation
Farand Gunnels, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane and Spectrum Singers Board Member
Shar Lichty, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane and GSP Board of Directors
Marvo Reguindin, AHANA Business Association, and INBA Outreach
Michaela Brown, Excelerate Success & Spokane County United Way and GSP Board of Directors
Anne Martin, Greater Spokane Progress
For more information about the workshop, contact: Anne Martin, GSP at anne@spokaneprogress.org or 509-624-5657



January 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$20 – $40.00