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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: November 3, 2014
Contact: Rebecca Pirtle, Commissioners’ Office or 360.337.4650
No: 2014-125

Breaking the School-To-Prison Pipeline focus of conference Dec. 5
Tickets on sale now for 24th Annual Kitsap County Human Rights Conference

(Port Orchard, WA)   Breaking the School-To-Prison Pipeline will be the focus of a day of panels, workshops and networking, bringing together representatives from the judicial system, juvenile and family court services, school districts, local youth groups and others at the 24th Annual Kitsap County Human Rights Conference, which takes place 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 in the Kitsap Conference Center, 100 Washington Avenue, Bremerton. Tickets are now on sale at The event is presented by the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights and the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners.

The conference will look at “changing the flow for our youth” and feature panel discussions with youth telling their stories and adults who work in Kitsap County with Kitsap Youth Services, the Kitsap Mentoring Consortium and local school districts. The Honorable Judge Debra L. Stephens of the Washington Supreme Court will give the keynote address and join local school district leaders for a conversation addressing these issues. Representatives from Olympic College, Kitsap Dispute Resolution Center and P-Flag, plus community advocate Karen Vargas and others will also present workshops.

Gabriel Awards, formerly known as Wall of Fame Awards, will be presented during the conference, honoring individuals and organizations in the community that have made significant contributions to human rights efforts in Kitsap County.

Conference tickets are $65 for adults, which includes the all-day program, breakfast, lunch and snacks; youth under 18 are $50. Sponsorships and vendor tables are also available for an additional cost. Tickets will be sold online only at Mail-in and faxed ticket orders will not be accepted this year. A small number of tickets, payable by cash or check, may be available at the door but are not guaranteed. For more information, go to, call 360. 337.4650 or e-mail

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Last Updated:  November 04, 2014