King County Library System Online Programs
Great online programs and book groups available. See attached document for full list of online programs.
Wed. Jan. 6, 6:00pm-7:30pm
First session of 4-part series presented by the King County Law Library. Learn the basics of civil litigation with a focus on court rules, court procedures, forms, scheduling, and deadlines. Attendees will receive blank copies of most used civil litigation forms. Register by 6pm on Jan. 5thto receive zoom link.
Free online and in-person job training classes start Jan 11-March 4. Classes include vocational ESL, computer training, and high school completion (see attached flyer) Registration is now open. Please call 206-329-1000 to set up an appoint to register.
Race & Equity Training: How to BE Anti-Racist! (2 dates offered)
Select date and register online ($40) to receive zoom link.
Ranice Innocent, educator and trainer with Let’s Do Work, is offering training to learn ways to build awareness around racial injustice and inequities to become anti-racist. Will review “cultural competency” pillars; identify cultural filters, stereotypes and biases; discuss intent vs. impact, implicit bias; and “why” in walking with racial equity & an anti-racist lens. Contact Ranice at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Wed. Jan. 13, 11:30am-1:pm
Register Online for Zoom Link
Shoreline Chamber of Commerce will host a panel facilitated by Shoreline resident Kevin Henry with Black-owned business owners DarNesha and Erwin Weary of Black Coffee Northwest; Eben Pobee, co-founder of JHP Legacy; and Tewachew Felate, Owner of Afro Barber Shop. Che Wong, business development specialist of Craft3 will also share about resources available.
Thurs. Jan. 14, 4pm-6pm
Register online for Zoom link
Discuss ethnic studies with OSPI Teacher of the Year Brooke Brown. Ms. Brown has taught Ethnic Studies at Washington High School for 14 years and is a powerful voice for equity. She worked to bring Ethnic Studies to her school and district and serves on the OSPI Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee which will create the framework the state will adopt for Ethnic Studies implementation statewide.
The Grit Radio 91.3 KBCS Weekdays 7-8am, features progressive news and diverse music. Often features Shoreline resident and racial equity leader Kevin Henry. Listen to recent story of the history of Seattle’s Central District. The 60-minute Shelf Life Podcast captures the historical essence of the community and features interviews with key figures in the civil rights movement and resistance, which includes the Black Panther Party and other forms of leadership. Click on the Dec. 29 show button to listen. https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/the-grit/
COVID & OTHER RESOURCES
WA Health Insurance Open Enrollment is now Nov. 1st – Jan. 15, 2021. King County residents can choose from seven insurance carriers offering multiple plan options on Washington Healthplanfinder. You may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period if you lost health coverage through work, permanently moved to Washington state, got married, or had a baby. Help with enrollment is available in-person, on the phone or online. Call King County 800-756-5437 hotline for health access and insurance questions. Phone: Washington Healthplanfinder: 855-923-4633 or email: Chap@Kingcounty.gov.
COVID TESTING - Early testing is important to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading to friends, family, and the community. If you have a sign/symptom of COVID-19 or were exposed to someone with COVID-19, please get tested. King County testing sites are available to anyone who cannot access a COVID-19 test through their regular healthcare provider, regardless of immigration status.
1-hour recording of King County training on how to make window masks ("smile masks") which are reusable cloth masks with a clear plastic panel. These help people communicate with those who are deaf or hard of hearing, in speech therapy, learning to read, or learning a language. Includes info. on different styles and materials for window masks; how to make these at home with your own sewing machine; and tips on washing; avoiding fogging of the clear plastic panel; and safe distribution, even during lockdown conditions.
VOLUNTEER & JOB OPPORTUNITIES
King County Equity Cabinet - King County is looking for members to join their Equity Cabinet. Application deadline has been extended to Jan. 29th. Black, Indigenous, and people of color are highly encouraged to apply. Please go to the webpage for more info. on how to apply (see attached form). Please send all questions and inquiries to email@example.com. Two online info. sessions will be provided to answer questions about the application process:
- Session 1 – Jan. 14, 10am-11am. Connect via this zoom link or paste this address https://kingcounty.zoom.us/j/97973594714 into your browser.
- Session 2 – Jan. 19, 12-1pm. Connect via this zoom link or paste this address https://kingcounty.zoom.us/j/99558154661 into your browser.
ResourcesEastside Legal Assistance Program Event: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/elap/2020-breakfast-for-justiceUpcoming D&I events put on by the Y: https://www.seattleymca.org/diversity-and-inclusion/welcoming-weekKing County Sexual Assault Resource Center: https://www.kcsarc.org/ (most of the meeting was dedicated to this person sharing about percent of people impacted, their services, etc.)Coalition on Homelessness event on Financial Empowerment on the 30th: https://homelessinfo.salsalabs.org/septemberfinancialempowermentseries/index.htmlWashington Low Income Housing Alliance mostly talked about their advocacy for the moratorium on rent to be extended through March, and their pushing the state for more funding for rental assistance program in order to combat the debt folks who aren’t paying rent during this time are surely accruing. They also discussed the tax code https://www.balanceourtaxcode.com/ and the work that needs to be done pushing for progressive revenue to address the budget deficit that is taking place due to the recession that will negatively impact human services.
COVID-19: Journalists of Color Racial Equity Focused Articles
*Black, Indigenous, People of Color
Help The Helpers Compiled List...Kelly Jacobson
- Highlight people and organizations providing support and resources so that people can either partake or contribute to those resources
- Therapy for Black Women and Girls GoFundMe by Rachel Cargle
- Therapy for Black Girls Podcast
- North Star Health Collective
- Black Lives Matter at School
- Black Lives Matter
- Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
- Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
- Reclaim the Block
- Black Visions Collective
- Civil Rights Education
- Justice Reform & Legal Aid
- End Cash Bail
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- The Sentencing Project
- Equal Justice Initiative
- The Innocence Project
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Dream Defenders
- Communities United Against Police Brutality
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Chicago Bond
- Community Justice Exchange-National Bail Fund Network: Full directory of bail funds by state
- Act Blue Donate to multiple bail funds simultaneously nationwide
- Campaign Zero
- LGBTQ Fund
- Unicorn Riot
- Education & Leadership
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund
- My Brother’s Keeper Alliance
- Black Girls Code
- The Point Foundation
- United Negro College Fund
- Memorial Funds, Foundations, & Petitions (This is not an exhaustive list. I will update this as time allows)