Yakima City Prosecutors and staff attend a custom UnityWorks training
on Implicit Bias and Institutional Racism. The mission of the Prosecution Division is to "ethically pursue justice and greater public safety for the citizens of Yakima by professionally and efficiently prosecuting crime with Integrity, Equality and Consistency." UnityWorks applauds the Division for its proactive stance on these critical issues. Training topics included:
Participants LoriAnne Adams, Claudia Zepeda, Daria Kelsey (above)
Facilitator Randie Gottlieb (right)
Educators and community members from several districts joined us on October 15 for a full day of activities. Participants discussed the different experiences of mainstream and marginalized students, practiced some communication exercises, and defined culturally-responsive teaching. We also followed covid-19 safety protocols, with temperature checks at sign-in, masks and social distancing.
"We truly appreciate your support of Leadership Yakima. Your presentation is always one of the highlights!"
―Steve Kruger, Leadership Yakima Executive Committee (Photos courtesy of Steve Kruger)
From our annual Diversity Workshops for Leadership Yakima, Chamber of Commerce
Made possible by our funding partners: Group Health Foundation, United Way of Central WA, and the Rabbani Charitable Trust
Jar Demo: One of many participatory training activities
"I received nothing but positive feedback about your
training. We are working on four projects as a result.
I had some Eureka moments... which always feels good!"
—Cynthia Martinez, Senior Assistant City Attorney
It may be hard to tell, but everyone is smiling for the photo!
Participants from our October 2019 training
Anti-Bias Workshop for the City of Yakima Criminal Prosecution Division, Aug. 2020
Exploring common stereotypes in society today
UnityWorks Lead Trainer, Dr. Randie Gottlieb, shares a humorous story.
Culture and Communication Workshop, Yakima, October 2020
With appreciation to Group Health Foundation, United Way of Central WA, and the Rabbani Charitable Trust