People Of Color (POC ) Gatherings are monthly virtual meetings for and by POC living and working in the state of Washington. This is an intergenerational virtual safe space for POC to come together, connect and support one another in healing, learning, and finding ways to take social and political action. Interested?
View promotional flyer with details here.
How it Began
In the midst of the murder of George Floyd and so many other people of color at the hands of law enforcement , as well as the associated uprisings in the spring and summer of 2020, North Sound ACH was approached by a staff member of one of our partner organizations who brought forth the need for a space where people of color could gather, let down their guards, and process together.
North Sound ACH is honored to offer resources to support this group. With the help of SEED Collaborative, the first convening for people of color took place on June 22, 2020 and have been scheduled monthly since then. Read more about the origins of the group in this blog post.
POC Gatherings will take a break over the summer to rest, reflect, regroup and prepare for the fall POC gatherings. We will be back with our next gathering on September 2, 3:30-5 p.m.
POC Gatherings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 3:30 – 5:00 pm on Zoom. Email POCGatherings@NorthsoundACH.org to be added to the email list and receive a calendar invite with the Zoom link.
|DATE||THEME & TOPIC||ZOOM LINK|
3:30 – 5:00 pm
|Healing: Using Art|
View notes & resources shared here.
3:30 – 5:00 pm
|A Conversation with Representative Kristen Harris-Talley (tentative)||Click here|
POC Planning Sessions: Planning sessions are an opportunity for attendees to help in assisting with the planning of the gatherings, such as brainstorming topics and building agendas. Planning meetings are on the 4th Thursday of each month, 4:00 – 5:00 pm; all participants are welcome to attend and contribute ideas.