Advancing a Just and Inclusive Culture: learning and advocacy series

The North Sound Collaborative Action Network presents a learning and advocacy interactive webinar series for 2022, Advancing a Just and Inclusive Culture. Each month, we will host a presentation with local and national experts and interactive breakout rooms on topics grounded in equity and vital conditions for our work in the North Sound. Our working groups in the Network, called Cohorts, will be alternating our topics each month and bringing you rich discussion and challenging ideas.

To attend the live webinar, register here and add the Zoom calendar link to your own calendar. The recordings and resources from each month’s session will be added to this collection shortly after the live presentation.

July: Reducing Stigma

In July 2022, our Practice Transformation Cohort team prepared a discussion on Reducing Stigma: how can we work together to mitigate and eliminate stigma. We know stigma negatively impacts community members, particularly as they try to navigate systems to support their mental health, sexual health, and/or substance use disorder treatment. In order for people to better access care, we need to reduce stigma.

This session will help us recognize and combat the ways that stigma shapes our interpersonal, organizational, and systemic experiences. Please review the resources shared by our speakers, and re-watch or share the recording.

Mount Baker Presbyterian Ministry Update

Kevin Riley of Mount Baker Presbyterian Church describes community outreach efforts including addressing homelessness with a cold weather shelter, COVID vaccina...

Creating the Future

Creating the Future is a collection of people around the world, supporting each other in a 10 year experiment in systems change, to determine how much more huma...

#I Can Help

A digital resource to transform how current and future generations of students use social media and digital technology in everyday life to make a positive impac...

Shout Your Abortion

Shout Your Abortion is normalizing abortion and elevating safe paths to access, regardless of legality. SYA makes resources, campaigns, and media intended to ar...

Sex, Race, and Politics in the U.S.

This publication was conceptualized and written in collaboration between the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WoCSHN) – an online-based, collective organ...

Clergy couple share lived experience

“‘Nobody is beyond resurrection’ Clean and sober for 10 years, clergy couple at Matthew 25 church helps people escape poverty and addiction...

Work2BeWell

Work2BeWell is a direct response to community requested resources after a rise in teen suicides in the Pacific Northwest. Answering the call, former Executive D...

June: Racial Justice: Acts of Resistance

In June 2022, our Equity Cohort team prepared a discussion on Racial Justice: Acts of Resistance. Featuring the experienced and personal perspectives from Dr. Ramona Beltran, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality; Michael Tuncap, Chair, Center for Guided Pathways, and Guam Delegation to United Nations; and Enrique Lopez, Chicanx Community Leader in the North Sound. Please review the resources shared by our speakers, and re-watch or share the recording.

Relevant Engagement

Our programs: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (training & research), Award-winning faculty (teaching & learning), Nationally-renowned programs (summits, co...

Center for Guided Pathways

Our Vision: To bring inspiration, innovation and humanity to every person pursuing their pathway in life. Our Mission: To lead, curate and support an internatio...

Anti-racist Resources: Google Doc

This is a working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices ...

May: Meaningful Work & Wealth

In May 2022, our Vital Conditions team prepared a discussion on Meaningful Work & Wealth, one of the Seven Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being. Featuring national perspectives from Becky Payne of the Rippel Foundation, and Gary Cunningham of Prosperity Now, as well as regional voice Jason McGill of Northwest Youth Services, these panelists brought rich discussion about racial economic justice, and how to frame these concepts to your work. Please review the presentation slides, resources shared by our speakers, and re-watch or share the recording.

Well-Being Portfolio

Visual toolkit from the Rippel Foundation, to create a balanced and impactful set of policies, programs, and practices to transform well-

April: Land Back

In April 2022, our Equity team prepared a discussion on Land Back: Beyond Land Acknowledgment to Stewardship, Decolonization, and Reconciliation. The concept of Land Back is an organizing campaign that seeks to return political and economic control of land to Indigenous people. This session featured North Sound ACH Tribal & Community Liaison Michaela Vendiola, and Dr. Kelly Gonzales of the Indigenous Equity Institute. Please review the presentation slides, resources shared by our speakers, and re-watch or share the recording.

Do salmon have rights?

This article describes a legal battle between Seattle and the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe alleging that the city’s hydroelectric dams violate the native salmon...

The Swinomish Reservation

This website describes and explores the Swinomish Reservation, which is located on Fidalgo Island in Western Washington State. It also explores unlawful attempt...