Last call to sign up for the Faculty and Staff of Color Conference 2017

Hello Faculty & Staff,

Welcome Back to fall quarter. The 2017 Faculty and Staff of Color Conference (FSOCC) is fast approaching! The deadline to indicate interest in attending is noon on Fri., Sept. 29. See instructions below.

The 22nd Annual Washington State FSOCC will be held Wednesday, November 1 through Friday, November 3, 2017 in Vancouver, Washington. Theme: Healing with Love & Community: Moving from Surviving to Thriving.

If you would like to attend you must:

1.) Contact Jamie Ardeña in the Multicultural Center via email ( and indicate you are interested in attending by noon on September 29th, 2017.

2.) Secure funding from professional development funds.

Information about Classified Professional Development Funds is here:

For Faculty Professional Development Funds, talk with your Dean

3.) The remaining funds will be covered via a lottery. There are enough funds for 13 individuals to attend. The lottery will be held just after noon on Friday 9/29 and the results sent to interested participants.

Please wait to register until you have been selected via the lottery process. If you win, you will use the link below to register:

The Faculty & Staff of Color Conference provides a safe and inclusive space for systemically non-dominant employees in higher education throughout Washington State. All but the White Fragility pre-conference workshop in the agenda is designed for faculty and staff of color; however, any faculty or staff who would like to support the mission of the conference at their institution is welcome to attend. Attendees of the White Fragility pre-conference workshop will receive a better understanding of how our society leads to white fragility and provide dialogue for more constructive cross-racial interactions. We strongly encourage white attendees of the FSOCC to attend this session prior to participating in the conference.

This year, there will be two pre-conference sessions, November 1, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

1. Healing Circle
2. White Fragility workshop

To sign up for the pre-conferences please click on the link provided: I encourage you to sign up ASAP, as each session is limited to 50 participants.

The approximate cost per person is $915. This amount can be reduced if individuals share a room and carpool ($651 per person). See cost itemization below:

Registration: $320.85 (with fees)
Hotel: $169 per night x 2 = $338 + taxes — We encourage you to share a room.
Travel to Vancouver: $188 mileage
Per Diem: $67

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