Racial Equity & the Literary Arts
In response to community need, Seattle City of Literature has been providing free workshops for the literary community that educate people on equity & inclusion.
Facilitated by Dr. Caprice Hollins of Cultures Connecting, our workshops have included topics like Cultural Competence, Implicit Bias, Understanding Privilege, and Hiring & Retaining a Diverse Workforce.
These workshops have served about 40 unique organizations throughout the community, including Town Hall Seattle, The Seattle Public Library, the Greater Bureau of Fearless Ideas, Seattle Arts & Lectures, and Clarion West.
About the facilitator
Dr. Caprice Hollins, co-founder of Cultures Connecting, LLC, received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural and Community Psychology in 1998. She became licensed in Washington State in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience teaching graduate courses, working with historically marginalized populations, researching, studying, and facilitating race related conversations. Her experience includes opening and directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools, developing and implementing district-wide and school-based training, while utilizing her background in psychology to assist district leaders and staff institutionalize change to promote equity and social justice. Dr. Hollins also works as a part-time core faculty in the department of counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.
Thanks to the Office of Arts & Culture
for their support of this initiative.