North Puget Sound Conference on Race scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at Edmonds CC

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raceThe Communities of Color Coalition presents the third annual North Puget Sound Conference on Race: Focus on Food, Health, and Housing Saturday, May 17, at Edmonds Community College.

The free conference will be from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Woodway Hall, Room 202.

The conference theme addresses three of the principal components contributing to the quality of life realized by persons and families of color in Snohomish County: Food, Health and Housing.

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Paul Pitre, PhD, Dean of WSU – North Puget Sound at Everett. In addition to the keynote address, the conference will include three sequential panels of knowledgeable individuals focused on food, health and housing. Each panel will break into discussion groups lead by the panelists.

As in prior conferences, the primary focus is providing both information and skills-development opportunities that will help participants return to their communities better prepared to address the individual or institutional racism, cultural or religious intolerance, linguistic barriers, and the like that may limit the ability of those subjected to such treatment to obtain the food, health care or housing they need.

Seating is limited. Please register for the conference at Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com to assure your place and to indicate your lunch entree. Light breakfast and full lunch provided.

For more information call: 425-258-8828 or email: npsraceconference@gmail.com.

The conference is sponsored by Edmonds Community College, Verdant Health Commission, Communities of Color Coalition, NAACP, African Americans Reach and Teach Health Ministry, Woodburn Company, Washington State University Snohomish County Extension, Medical Reserve Corps, and Everett Community College

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