At the invitation of WASA (Washington State Association of School Administrators), a dedicated team of educators from the Yakima School District traveled to the annual WASA Conference in Spokane this summer for a well-received presentation on "Cultural Competency, WA State House Bill 1541 & UnityWorks."
The audience included school board members, principals and superintendents from across the state.
To be invited to present is a great honor, not only for UnityWorks but for the school district as well.
Congratulations (L>R) to Jessica Karstetter, Luz Juarez‐Stump,
Dr. Nancy McHenry, Julio Sanchez and Ernesto Araiza for a job well done!
(Photo by Gigi, age 5)
Some members of the “Constructive Conversations on Race” group at a recent reception
for Brian Grimm (back row center), producer of the film, Racial Taboo. Spearheaded by the Springfield Race Unity Committee, the group has been meeting for several years.
Committee Chair, Delores Martin, writes that “Constructive Conversations on Race
is a proven program that has led to many healthy, non-accusatory discussions on race,
and to a significant number of interracial/inter-congregational friendships
that are continuing to blossom across the Springfield area."
"We were recently asked to train 250 law enforcement officers and 150 community members.
We also had in attendance over 50 school officials from Springfield, and are now following
up with organizing Conversation groups from those who expressed an interest.”
Springfield, UnityWorks applauds your efforts!