Carmen Best, Chief of Police Seattle (Retired), served with SPD for 28 years, becoming the 1st African American woman Chief of Police. Currently manages a global security account, spanning 5 continents, & is an MSNBC Contributor as a Police Policy Expert.
The People’s Gathering is a professional/personal development learning experience that provides a supportive space in which participants can engage in frank and open dialogue about race and racial disparities that are systemically present in work, school and everyday life.
8:30 am – 8:45 am
8:45 am – 10:45 am
10:45 am – 11: 30 am
11:30 am – 1:45 pm
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Advocacy, Advancement and Anti-Racism: What Is It and How Do We Engage?
The theme for the April, 22, 2021 session of the race dialogues will include discussions on how we can all be more involved in moving the diversity, equity and inclusion mission forward.
Indigenous: American Indian or Alaska Native – Navajo Nation, Blackfeet Tribe, Mayan, Aztec, Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government, Nome Eskimo Community, etc. or other.
Asian -Chinese, Filipino, Asian Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Other Asian.
Pacific Islander- Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Chamorro, Other Pacific Islander.
Black or African American – Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somali, etc.
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish Origin – Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Salvadoran, Dominican, Colombian, Guatemalan, Spaniard, Ecuadorian, etc.
Two or more races
White – German, Irish, English, Italian, Lebanese, Egyptian, etc.