Images of Kitsap County
Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: November 10, 2016
Contact: Rebecca Pirtle, Commissioners' Office
360.337.4650 or
No: 2016-097

Tickets on sale now for the 26th Annual Conference for Human Rights

(Bremerton, WA) – Tickets are now on sale for the 26th Annual Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights that takes place 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at the Olympic College Bremer Student Center, 1600 Chester Ave., Bremerton. Join in a day of workshops and discussion exploring implicit bias and how it affects our lives. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for youth 18 and under and students (high school and college), which includes breakfast and lunch. Tickets are only available online. Click here to purchase tickets.

Through panel discussions, workshops and networking, the Conference for Human Rights brings people together to educate and foster communication, understanding and collaboration. Keynote speakers include Barbara Lawrence-Piecuch and K. Joy Williams. Barbara Lawrence-Piecuch is a Suquamish Tribal Elder and storyteller. She serves on the Suquamish Tribal Higher Education Board, and as Chairwoman of the Suquamish Tribal Elders Council. K. Joy Williams is currently the Diversity and Public Service Programs Manager at the Washington State Bar Association. Joy leads the WSBA in implementing programs, initiatives and activities to achieve WSBA’s mission by promoting equitable conditions for members from historically marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds.

2016 Linda Gabriel Nominations Now Being Accepted
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Linda Gabriel Awards, which recognize individuals, groups and organizations in our community who have made significant contributions to human rights efforts in Kitsap County. Applications are due November 28 - but please get them in as soon as possible. Click here for the online nomination form. Winners will be recognized during the Conference for Human Rights.

For more information on the conference, visit , call (360) 337-4650 or e-mail

– # # # –


Last Updated:  November 10, 2016