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Education in Prisons Lunch and Learn
Jun 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
The RET, EEC, and CIRCC have organized monthly Lunch and Learn on topics that disproportionately impact children and families of color. This month our topic is Education in Prisons. We will discuss the different programs that are available in both men and women prisons. Included with that the accessibility of these programs for prisoners. Is there a difference in accessibility for prisoners of color?
People of Color are disproportionately represented in low-wage jobs that do not provide any kind of benefits. They face many disadvantages, including disparities in family income, health care and access to equal rights that are often exacerbated and perpetuated by unhelpful legislation.
RET, EEC, and CIRCC are united in their goal to dismantle institutional and systemic racism in Washington State by educating and organizing around issues impacting families and children of color as well as the passage of equitable legislation.
Join us on June 19th, 2019 @ 12:oo pm – 1:30 pm for lunch and an informational conversation with experts in the work and community members.
This is a FREE event. RSVP at: https://eec-wa.org/event/education-in-prisons-lunch-and-learn/
Minty Longearth, Senior Community Engagement Specialist for Seattle Community Police Commission (CPC)
Judge David Keenan, King County Superior Court
Tanya Erzen, Faculty Director, Freedom Education Project (Puget Sound)
The Racial Equity Team (RET) is a People of Color-led network of community leaders, activists, and lobbyists who work to empower Communities of Color across Washington state and uplift their political voice through legislative advocacy.
The Equity in Education Coalition (EEC) is the only statewide civil rights organization focused on revolutionizing education so that a child’s race and zip code aren’t the predicating factors in defining their success.
The Coalition of Immigrants Refugees & Communities of Color (CIRCC) is a group combining multi-cultural, multi-racial organizations and individuals dedicated to building informed, engaged, and equitable communities.
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