Proposals are now being accepted for the 30th Annual Conference for Human Rights scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, December 4 and hosted by the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights. This year's theme of Reflection, Renewal, and Radical Joy focuses on providing connective, restorative and nourishing content for all those advocating for human rights.
Due to COVID-19 physical distancing precautions, this year’s conference will be online – and still interactive! Content proposals may include workshops, presentations, panels, discussions, interactive activities, or performances. The submission deadline is October 30. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reflection, Renewal, and Radical Joy: the 30th Annual Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights
Conference organizers are seeking proposals that reflect the conference theme. Especially welcome is interactive content that provides a chance for human rights advocates to connect for mutual support, restoration, and nourishment. Please don't worry if you haven't previously submitted content for an online conference. Members of the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights will be ready to coach and support you with the technology.
Here are some ideas to inspire your proposals:
> Storytelling, poetry, or singing
> Art, music, and instruments
> Dance, stretching, or movement
> Panels, interviews, or facilitated conversations focused on support, restoration, or nourishment
> Strategies and skills for building community-care and self-care into organizing and advocacy
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Linda Gabriel Awards, which will be presented during the 30th Annual Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights Dec. 4 (to be held virtually).
The Linda Gabriel Awards (formerly known as the Wall of Fame Awards) recognize significant contributions to human rights efforts in Kitsap County in four categories: Youth, Adult, Organization and Lifetime Achievement. The awards are presented annually in honor of Linda Gabriel, a founder of the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights, who died in 2014.
Please check the list of past recipients below before submitting a nomination.
The deadline for 2020 nominations is Nov. 6.
> To advise county government and Kitsap County community on issues related to discrimination, violence and harassment based on race or national origin, religion, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or economic status, and
> To promote equitable treatment of all people and reduce prejudice through education, resource referrals, and advocacy.
Council for Human Rights meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.
To join the meeting, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87343642297?pwd=Q3ZaVmtNazZUeUV2N3NncHpCdGc1dz09
To join by phone, call 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 873 4364 2297 Passcode: 791915
The Council usually meets the third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Rose Room of Harrison Medical Center, 1800 NW Myhre, Silverdale.
The Kitsap County Council for Human Rights principal role is educational. It has no authority to investigate and make findings in a discrimination case. To file a discrimination complaint, contact the Washington State Human Rights Commission at www.hum.wa.gov.
To file a complaint related to housing, including rentals, contact the Fair Housing Center of Washington at https://www.hum.wa.gov/fair-housing
International Human Rights
Contact the United Nations Human Rights Council at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/Home.aspx.
For more information, contact Rebecca Pirtle at (360) 337-4650 or email@example.com.
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