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January 26, 2017


Rebecca Pirtle, Commissioners' Office
360.337.4650 or



Implicit Bias focus of Conference for Human Rights Feb. 3

(Bremerton, WA) – The 26th Annual Conference for Human Rights, originally scheduled for Dec. 9, 2016 but rescheduled due to snow, will take place Feb. 3 in the Bremer Student Center of Olympic College, 1600 Chester Ave., Bremerton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the conference concluding at 4 p.m. Through panel discussions, workshops and networking, the Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights brings people together to educate and foster communication, understanding and collaboration.
Tickets are still available for the event through Brown Paper Tickets. All tickets purchased for the cancelled December event will be honored in February. Ticket prices for the rescheduled conference will remain the same: $40 for Adults/ $25 for Youth and Students (price includes breakfast and lunch). Ticket sales and information is available here.
The conference will feature:
  • Barbara Lawrence-Piecuch, keynote speaker on “Implicit Bias Toward Native People of the Puget Sound Region.” She is a Suquamish Tribal Elder and storyteller who serves on the Suquamish Tribal Higher Education Board, and as Chairwoman of the Suquamish Tribal Elders Council.
  • Dustin Washington, keynote speaker on “How Implicit Bias is Hurting our Communities and our Children.” He is director of the Community Justice Program with the American Friends Service Committee, core trainer with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond and Clinical Faculty at the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. His work centers around developing humanistic, anti-racist leadership;
  • Youth panel, “How does Implicit Bias show up in our lives?”
  • Workshops will also be presented from Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County, the NAACP Bremerton branch, Civil Survival, Kitsap Safe Schools, the North Kitsap School District, Living Life Leadership and the Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center.
For more information on the conference, visit, call (360) 337-4650 or e-mail

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January 26, 2017