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Seeing the Water: Racial Dynamics in Our Lives and in Our Work

  • March 25, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Seattle University- Campion Ballroom
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What does it mean to live and do our work in a society that proclaims race to be meaningless yet is deeply divided by race? Why is racism so hard for white people to see and how does this effect our relationships with ourselves and with our clients? How can we better "see the water" that we are immersed in?

A critically important clinical conference for all helping professionals. Weaving information, analysis, stories, and images, Robin and Deborah form an interracial facilitation team, providing framework needed to increase racial literacy in our personal and professional lives. 

About the Presenters

Deborah Terry-Hays is an international trainer, consultant, facilitator and scholar with over thirty years of experience in social activism and anti-oppression work. She holds an MSW, as well as a Master Degree in Human Development. Deborah is currently the Senior Director of Organizational Development at Sound Generations, an auxiliary faculty member at the UW School Of Social Work, and the Director of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) International Women’s Constituency Caucus. A native of Seattle, Washington, Deborah has served on the Seattle Women’s Commission.  She has been a Board Member of the African American and Jewish Coalition for Justice, and of the Black Women’s Alliance.

Dr. Robin DiAngelo is a former Associate Professor of Education. She is a two-time winner of the Student's Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the UW School of Social Work. Her scholarship is in White Racial Identity and Race Relations. In addition to her academic work, Dr. DiAngelo has extensive experience as a workplace consultant in issues of race relations and racial justice. She was appointed to co-design and deliver the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative Training. She has numerous publications and just completed the 2nd edition of her book, “What Does it Mean to be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy. Her work on White Fragility has influenced the national dialogue on race and been featured in Alternet,, NPR, The Atlantic and Colorlines.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
8:30AM- Registration Opens
9:00AM- Conference Begins
12:00PM - 1:15PM Lunch on your own
1:15PM - 4:30PM Afternoon Session

CEU's Offered, included in the price

Meeting Location
Seattle University- Campion Ballroom
E. Cherry St. between 12th Ave. & Broadway
The Campion Ballroom is located on the SW corner of the Seattle University campus. Labeled as "CAMP" on the campus map.

Buses 3,4

The Murphy Garage, Level 1
Parking is limited and will be on a first come first served basis. Pay machines are located inside the garage. Carpool and bus are recommended.

Refund Policy
Fees may be refunded, minus a $30 administrative charge, up to two weeks prior to the conference date, March 11, 2017. No refunds will be given after March 11, 2017.

Questions? Contact Lara ( or
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**If you register and are unable to attend, please keep us informed so we can properly adjust our reservation. It is important as we engage in the community WSSCSW is regarded as good stewards of the places that we meet.

Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work
14201 SE Petrovitsky Rd Ste A3-269 Renton, WA 98058 •

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