News from the Latino Leadership Network

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Editor’s note: The information contained here was originally provided by the Latino Leadership Network’s Nov. 10 update.

Latinos Broke Ballot Box Expectations

Political pundits and others wondered how Latinos could have possibly voted for Trump. National Public Radio’s Audie Cornish spoke with Julio Ricardo Varela, of the In the Thick podcast, about Latino voter turnout this year in which Varela shared insightful observations about Latino voters.
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Professional Development: Join frank dialogue about race and racial disparities

November 18 | 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $59 | Details & registration

The People’s Gathering, a dialogue-based event series focusing in-depth on the topic of race, will include a keynote speech from Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

The People’s Gathering is a professional and personal development learning experience that provides a supportive space for participants to engage in frank and open dialogue about race and racial disparities systemically present in work, school, and everyday life. Speakers and facilitators invited to participate include local and national leaders from indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, and Latino communities. 

This fall’s virtual convening is in anticipation of the impact of the upcoming U.S. presidential election, COVID-19, and recognizing that this will be an important time to be organized in conversation as a community. Regardless of the election outcome, this is a supportive space to talk, listen, and heal” said Melannie Denise Cunningham, director of multicultural outreach and engagement, and producer for the event for Pacific Lutheran University.

First time: Seattle TED Talks online and free

Event promotphotoSaturday, Nov. 21 | 9 a.m.
Details & registration TEDxSeattle 2020: Other Sides will feature thought-provoking new ideas from a diverse array of speakers and visionaries, including neuroscientists, cultural experts, architects and more as they challenge you to rethink the other side. Don’t expect the same Zoom panels you’re used to from conferences in 2020, this event will present you with angles you haven’t seen and perspectives you haven’t heard.

Take time to recognize the first Americans

Thursday, Nov. 19 | 3-4 p.m.
Link to join the meeting

In recognition of Indigenous Heritage Month, join a live WebEx presentation that will feature three compelling speakers who will share their lived experiences:

  • Terri Butler – “Journey to Me”
  • Janet Gone – “My Story”
  • K’Ehleyr McNulty – “We Have Always Been Here”

The event will also feature an educational segment of history and current issues about missing and murdered indigenous women and the history of the Skokomish Tribe. 

Note: There is no preregistration. The link above allows you to join the event once it begins. 

How to snuff that work-from-home burnout

stock photoMonday, Dec. 14 | 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $49 | Details & registration Are you feeling burnout at work, at home, or both? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, stress levels in American workers are at an all-time high. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Sponsored by the Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) this workshop will explore burnout– what causes it, how to prevent it, and how to overcome it. You will leave with a personalized toolkit to prevent and overcome burnout and help others do the same. Due to limited capacity, it is recommended you register early to ensure you get to attend.