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Friday, May 10 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Advancing Equity from the Inside Out

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While our organizations increasingly emphasize strategies to address racial inequities and center community priorities, how do we make sure we are walking our talk and not perpetuating inequities internally across dimensions like hiring and priority-setting? This interactive workshop will introduce tools to help participants kickstart an equity assessment and plan.


Janet Chung

Advocacy Director, Columbia Legal Services
Janet Chung is Advocacy Director at Columbia Legal Services (CLS), where she oversees and coordinates litigation, policy advocacy, and communications across all of CLS's five offices in Washington State. Prior to joining CLS Janet was Legal and Legislative Counsel at Legal Voice for... Read More →

Kimberly Merchant

Director of the Racial Justice Institute (RJI) and Network (RJN), Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Kimberly Jones Merchant is the first ever Director of the Racial Justice Institute (RJI) and Network (RJN) at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, where she leads and provides strategic oversight for the annual institute as well as its expanding alumni advocacy network... Read More →
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Jennifer Werdell

Executive Director, JustLead Washington
Jennifer Werdell is Executive Director of JustLead Washington, an organization helping equity & justice-minded advocates and organizations across Washington State increase their capacity for doing good. JustLead offers training, consulting, and coaching support promoting leadership... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salon 4