Finding the Action! Getting Involved & Leading With Purpose
Are you ready for a Summer of action and impact? Want to get involved or take your community work to the next level?
Join us for an interactive workshop + panel with 5 inspirational community justice leaders. Folks will learn about about doing justice work in Seattle, how to get invovled, and start identifying their own personal purpose/mission as it relates to community work.
This event is FREE + open to the community! Please share widely and rsvp here: findtheaction2017.eventbrite.com
About the Panelists:
Born and Raised in Skyway to a multiethnic household, Devan started on their path to social justice and organizing work when they were helping to form a Black Student Union at their highschool. They sought out knowledge and education from around the city, landing at the Tyree Scott Freedom School hosted by Youth Undoing Instutional Racism, American Friends Service Committee, and The People's Institute NW. Devan was quickly radicalized and began their journey onto organizing shortly after their first freedom school.
Queer, Vietnamese American, Life Learner, Writer, Filmmaker, Student of the Dharma, Scholar, Cook, Partner, Friend, Sibling, Child. Tran is a recent graduate at the University of Washington where they majored in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and minored in Environmental Studies. They are looking forward to the next stage of their life where they will dedicating time to building community, deepening their spiritual practice, and focusing on health.
Maria G. JImenez
Maria's story doesn't begin in the United States, her story begins in Mexico City, where she was born and lived for five years of her life. After a few years of living in the United States, her senior year in high school she learned she was undocumented and became a DREAMER. She is proud to say that although many things came in the way of her success in higher education she now have a bachelor's in Social Welfare from the University of Washington. Maria is an «Unafraid, Unashamed, Unapologetic» Mexican Woman with a lot of DREAMS, GOALS on her mind. Her family is everything to her and whenever she feels like giving up she simply closes her eyes and remembers the powerful words, «Si Se Puede» Which translates to «Yes you can».
Daniela's family and her moved to the United States when she was 11 years old. She is currently a University of Washington Bothell student majoring in American and Ethnic Studies. Daniela began advocating for Latinx communities in high school after she attended a Latinx leadership camp, and then I became a mentor to Latinx students. She began working with a nonprofit Latinx organization, Alianza, Latino Community Fund and Progreso: Latino Progress. At UWB Daniela has helped organize walk-outs and advocated for diversity throughout her time.
Karen Rome Sandoval
Karen has recently graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Cal Poly Pomona (CPP). While at CPP, she was heavily involved in the implementation of a new undocumented resource center on campus. Additionally, Karen has helped with the planning of multicultural competence workshops and programs. She has also facilitated workshops about inclusion, social change, and identity.
Her campus involvement has given her the opportunity to find her passion in education and will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Higher Education in the Fall. Karen is really excited to see what her future holds for her!
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