We are excited to announce a unique half-day training on health equity and social justice coming to the Methow Valley on January 23rd. This is a great opportunity to strengthen our community's understanding of and response to poverty, racism, and the many other "isms" that affect us and our neighbors. The trainer, Scott Winn, brings exceptional experience as a social justice organizer and policy leader for the City of Seattle, see more information about Scott and this great training below.
Who should attend: Organization, community, and county leaders; social service and health providers; board members. All are welcome.
Costs: $30 per person (funds will be used to cover training and travel costs only)
Date/time: Friday January 23rd from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Twisp Grange, 344 W. 2nd Ave., Twisp, WA
RSVP: Please RSVP by January 15th, the training will be capped at 50 participants. RSVP with each participant's name and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop summary: Scott Winn's work centers on supporting individuals and organizations in deepening their understanding of the impact of systematic oppression and privilege on individuals and our society. Through discussions, presentations, and exercises, participants will strengthen their knowledge of their own positions of advantage and disadvantage, how these impact their lived experience (and that of communities they serve), and roles and strategies to create equity and justice. This four hour workshop will explore the differing ways to relate to differences, comparing colorblindness, culture competency, and anti-oppression lenses. We will look at organizational strategies to create policies and practices that empower staff and community to create equitable and just conditions for community betterment.
About the trainer: Scott Winn is a faculty member at the University of Washington, School of Social Work where he teaches courses centered on the role of social workers as agents for social and economic change. He is active with a variety of community groups including the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites. He is a Policy and Development Lead for the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative. Scott supports organizations in addressing racism, heterosexism, classism and other forms of oppression through trainings and strategic development.