> To advise county government and Kitsap County residents 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 citizens and reduce
prejudice through the development of prevention policies,
education, resource, referrals, and advocacy.
The 28th Annual Kitsap County Conference for Human
Rights is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Olympic College,
1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton. This year's theme is "Building Community
in a Polarized World: Celebrating Our Togetherness."
The conference begins with breakfast and a special introduction from Harriette Bryant of the Bremerton Housing Authority and Partnering for Youth Achievement. Participants will attend workshops (details below) throughout the morning and gather together again for a delicious lunch and time to network. The afternoon features facilitated discussions.
The conference is organized by the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights and sponsors include Olympic College, the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, Kitsap Sun and the Shiers Law Firm.
General ticket categories include: adult, youth, adult with
informational table. Ticket prices include breakfast and lunch. Sponsorship
levels of support are also available, which help fund youth scholarships. Please click on the link above or go to our ticket sales site with Brown Paper Tickets at https://kitsapconferenceforhumanrights.bpt.me .
2018 Conference Workshops:- The Power of Empathy for Ourselves and Others with Marcia Christen of Northwest Compassionate Communication- Dignity and Equality: What are Human Rights? with Judy Arbogast of the Council for Human Rights- Building Community Through Volunteering with Tamra Ingwaldson of United Way of Kitsap County- Considering RACE and ACES with Sonia Barry of North Kitsap School District- Affordable Housing with Regina Adamson of Kitsap Public Market- How to Kill an Indian With a Piece of Paper: Blood Quantum Laws and Contemporary American Indian Identity with Noel Purser of the Suquamish Tribe- Healing Roots: Tools for Survivors with Beckie Evans and Erika Anderson of Life Keys Energy- Disaggregating Population Data to Shed Light on Health Disparities with Maya McKenzie of the Kitsap Public Health District- The Restorative Circle Experience with Sue Miglino of the Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County- Peer Support 101: Building Community Resiliency with Pattie Marshall of the Health Care Authority Behavioral Health and Recovery Division- Bully You, Bully Me (A Search for the Bully Within) with Karen Vargas of Living Life Leadership
For more information, contact Rebecca Pirtle at (360) 337-4650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the 27th Annual Conference for Human Rights, which took place December 15, 2017, click here. Thank you to the staff and crew at Bremerton Kitsap Access Television for filming the event!
The Linda Gabriel Awards (formerly known as the Wall of Fame Awards) are presented each year at the annual Conference for Human Rights to recognize youth, adults, organizations and lifetime achievements in our community that have made significant contributions to human rights efforts in Kitsap County. Linda Gabriel, who passed away in 2014, was a founder of the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights in the late 1980s. For a complete list of recipients, please click here.
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.
November - Special work session for conference planning, held at Olympic College Bremer Center
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.
Kitsap County Council for Human Rights