The ever present, negative and prevasive messages about people of color create internalized superiority for dominant culture people and internalized inferiority for those who are visually & quickly identified as “other.” This workshop series is for people of color to identify unconscious thinking about ourselves and others of color that separates us and helps perpetuate systemic racism.

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The Japanese American Citizens League Seattle Chapter, with the help of a generous gift from the Massena Foundation, has gathered together individuals and community organizations to begin their Seattle Talks workshop series. This will be a series of day-long trainings that focus on internalized racism among Asian/Pacific Americans and other communities of color. The goal of these trainings is to host robust conversations around internalized racism and how it affects our community organizing.

If you or your organization would like to co-sponsor one of these events, please contact Yuh-line Niou, Seattle Chapter Board member For more information please read the sponsorship letter and respond accordingly.

Internalized Racism and the Chicano/Latino and Asian/Pacific Islander American Communities
Date: TBD
Facilitators: Onion Carrillo and Allison Lau
Location: Nobi Chan Education Center (South Seattle Community College)
Cost: $20 per person (please inquire to about scholarships if you cannot pay the fee)
**Childcare available upon request**

Co-sponsored by South Seattle Community College Diversity and Retention Office; Asian Pacific American Labor Association (APALA); Legacy of Education, Leadership and Organizing (LELO); King County Civil Rights Commission and the Peoples Institute Northwest. Endorsed by the Latino Education and Training Institute & Supported by Khmer in Action.

• Registration Form (PDF)
• Sponsorship Letter (PDF)
• Flyer (PDF)

Internalized Racism and the Black/African and Asian/Pacific Islander American Communities
Date: TBD

Internalized Racism and the American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian/Pacific Islander American Communities
Date: TBD

Internalized Racism and Mixed Race Communities
Date: TBD