International Holocaust Remembrance Day

As you may know, today is International holocaust remembrance day.  This date (January 27th) is chosen because it was on January 27th that Auschwitz Birkenau was liberated.  People around the world recognize and commemorate the 6,000,000 Jewish people and millions of other victims of the holocaust on this day.

While there are many ways to commemorate those who perished, the United Nations “urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides”.  Certainly, this is commensurate with our DEI goals and mission as an institution of higher education.  Throughout the world and this nation, genocides of various types have occurred and continue to occur.  It is our duty to stand against regimes that would perpetuate the philosophies of the Nazis regardless of the nomenclature used or methods of persecution.  I am very proud to be a member of a college that has done so throughout our educational programs and will continue to do so in the future.

In peace and in remembrance,


Shoreline and Neighboring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Events and Community Resources

UW Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows (NURF) Diversity Lecture Series – Activism Burnout and Fatigue

Monday, January 30, 7:00pm

Register Online for Zoom link

Dr. Denisse Tiznado (she/her/ella) will present on Activism Burnout & Fatigue. Dr. Tiznado is a clinical psychologist who is an experienced lecturer and facilitator in topics surrounding gender, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Born in San Diego and raised in Tijuana has provided her with many experiences that have prepared her to be the excellent advocate and teacher she is today. Additionally, she is an expert in mental health and resiliency, and she will enlighten us about the realities of the burnout that comes with important work. Join us to learn about this important topic and to build community as we get to discuss our experiences with this topic together.

NWIRP Free Immigration 101 Training for Social Service Providers

Wednesday, February 1, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Register online for the training

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Immigration 101 training will cover basic topics that service providers who work with our client communities may be interested in learning. The training will take place over zoom and will be recorded to share afterward on our website, as well as live-captioned in English and Spanish.

ShoreLake Arts Pay What You Can Arts Classes for Kids

8-week art classes:  February 11, 18, 25, March 18, 25, and April 1, 8, 15

Spartan Recreation Center, 202 NE 185th St., Shoreline

Art classes for kids in grades 1-3 and 4-5 explore self-expression through painting, drawing, sculpture, and other art!  Go to the webpage for more info and to register.  Contact 206-417-4645 or with questions.

Free Film Event Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts

Thursday, February 16, Doors Open 6:00pm, Film showing 7:00pm, Panel Discussion 8:00pm

Shoreline Community College Theater, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline

Free screening of award winning film Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts  The film explores the contradictory role Buffalo Soldiers played throughout American History, especially in the settling of the American West.  Panel discussion will follow with film Dru Holley, film Director and Producer; Darnesha Weary, Black Coffee NW owner; and Duygu Monson, Shoreline CC Film Faculty.

King County Library System Online and In-Person Programs

Great online and in-person programs and many book groups available.  See attached list for more program info.  Please visit to see all events and filter by age level, type of program, and date.

Shoreline Library, February 4-April 15, Tuesdays 3pm-7pm

Richmond Beach Library, Saturdays February 7–April 18, 11am – 4pm

Free individualized tax preparation help by trained AARP volunteers.  No age or income limits.  Drop-in service.  Registration not required.  See webpage for more information about documents to bring.

Edmonds Diversity Film Series:  CODA

Saturday, February 18, Noon

Edmonds Theater, 415 Main Street, Edmonds

Free films on themes related to diversity, inclusion, and equity on the third Saturday of every month.  As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her passion at Berklee College of Music and her fear of abandoning her parents. Go to webpage to watch film and trailer.

Free Fall Parent Leadership Training Institute (PTLI)

Begins February 25th through May 20th 

English classes: Thursdays 6pm-9pm and Saturdays 9am-Noon.

Spanish class: Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm and Saturdays, 9 am-Noon.

Classes on Zoom.  Click link to register for English online.  Click link to register for Spanish online.

Enroll now for free, 12 week online course in English or Spanish for parents, community members and professionals working with families to understand systems and develop civic, leadership, and public speaking skills. Earn 5 college credits towards higher education.  As a graduation requirement, participants develop a community project to benefit their schools and communities.  For more information, contact info@wafamilyengagement or visit

Shoreline Community College Continuing Education – Registration for Winter 2023 is now open!  Expand your knowledge, explore a longtime interest, study a new language, join the community band, learn science topics in STEM seminars, be creative through the Arts, and take professional development courses! Youth drama and science after school programs available for 1st – 12th grade students this winter. Shoreline Community College is also hosting a visiting scholar from China who will be offering Mandarin language and Chinese cultural workshops.  

See full list of courses taught by passionate educators and subject matter experts.  For details, go to webpage: Continuing Education | Shoreline Community College.


King County Public Health COVID-19 Information and Resources – For general questions about COVID-19 in Washington State call the Washington State COVID-19 Information Hotline at 1-800-525-0127. Say your preferred language when connected.

For isolation and quarantine requests contact the King County COVID-19 Mobile Isolation and Quarantine Program at 206-848-0710. Staff are available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

FREE COVID-19 Tests in mail:

The expiration dates on many home tests have been extended. To check whether the expiration date of your particular test has been revised,click on the relevant link on the Food and Drug Administration’s list and look up the lot number.


Black Coffee Northwest Grounded Girls Mentoring Program

16743 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline

Applications due January 29th.  Program starts January 31st, every other Tuesday, 5:00pm-6:30pm. 

Safe space for young women ages 10-20 to have open conversations about mental health, self-care, finding yourself, and preparing for the future.  Recruiting mentors ages 18-30.  Complete the Girls Mentee form or the Girls Mentor form online to apply.  Contact for more info.

King County Immigrant and Refugee Commission is recruiting 6 members who represent immigrant-led organizations; are knowledgeable on immigrant and refugee issues locally and nationally; and reflect the immigrant/refugee communities of King County.  Shoreline is District 1  Please contact KCIRC staff liaisons at if you have any questions or would like to connect and learn more!  See webpage for the application process.  Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

4 Volunteers needed for the City of Shoreline Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services/Tree Board.  If you are interested in applying, complete a Shoreline Community Services Application. The City Clerk’s office must receive your completed application no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 2023.  Board members are compensated $50 per meeting.  Contact Colleen Kelly at or 206-801-2251 for more info.

ArtsCorps Youth Paid Arts Internship  – Art 4 Life at Octave 9 – Applications due Sunday, February 19th.  Internship held April 10-15, 2023.  Youth internship for 9th-12th grades.  Earn $300 stipend.

Shoreline Community College is hiring two positions on the college’s executive team.  First review of applicants is Monday, 1/30/2023.  It’s an exciting time to build a great time with these key roles!

City of Shoreline is hiring.  Visit the City of Shoreline’s Jobs page for full postings.

Suni Tolton, MSW (she/her)

Equity and Social Justice Program Coordinator

Recreation, Cultural and Community Services

Grammy Night 2/5 4:30-7:30

Grammy U event
Grammy Night – 65th Grammy Awards Viewing Party-

Supported by SCC Music Department
– Grammy award public viewing
– Bingo game
– Snacks and Drinks, and more

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Lunar New Year Event hosted by APISC

Happy Lunar New Year! Gung hay fat choy! Wishing you great happiness and prosperity! The Asian and Pacific Islander Student Center (APISC) is ringing in the Lunar New Year with a fantastic event in collaboration with the International Education Department on Wednesday, February 1st in PUB 9215, the main dining room, starting at 12:30 pm.

Join us for traditional food, games, and performances. Learn about how Lunar New Year is celebrated in different countries!  There will be a Lion Dance performance by Mak Fai Lion Dance Association, sponsored by APISC, at 1:30 pm in the courtyard. Follow the lion dance to the APISC Center, Rm 1305, to continue the festivities with more refreshments, prizes, and a Lion Dance Workshop in the Center! The Lion Dance Workshop will start at 2 pm and will be led by Tam Nguyen. We are excited to see you all there!

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Healing Circles this Monday, January 30th for Tyre Nichols

Dear Campus Community, 

It is with great sadness that we send this email.  Throughout the country, people are reeling from the news and video release about Tyre Nichols.  Mr. Nichols, a 29-year-old black man was hospitalized after a brutal and violent arrest by police officers three weeks ago in Memphis, TN.  Mr. Nichols died three days ago as a result of injuries that occurred during the arrest.  The video footage is incredibly alarming and disturbing to watch.  Five officers from the African American community who were on the scene have been fired and face criminal charges for Mr. Nichols’ death.  Words cannot capture the tragedy of this situation; particularly given the re-traumatization many will likely experience as these events against the BIPOC community continue to occur. 

This event, coupled with the recent shootings, indicates a continued and vigilant need to reach out and support our BIPOC College community.   

Shoreline’s Office of Safety & Security remains committed to the ongoing safety and support of our campus and particularly our BIPOC community, by providing an environment where all feel safe and welcome. Through ongoing training and connection with our campus, the Security Team will continue to foster an engaged partnership with colleagues, students, and campus visitors.    

As part of our continued community outreach, we have initiated conversations with Safety & Security Director Greg Cranson and Shoreline Police Chief Kelly Park. Through this connection, Shoreline will be coordinating activities and events which support the safety of our diverse community with more information provided to campus as details are finalized. We will provide thorough and timely updates and information related to this initiative. 

Healing Circles this Monday, January 30th, 2023:  

During times of racialized violence, it is crucial that there is an opportunity for community support within that community. Tyre Nichols is from the Sacramento area of California and Dr. Debra Crumpton, President of the Los Rios Black Faculty and Staff Association, who is also from the Sacramento area sent a message to the Los Rios community that warrants sharing an excerpt. 

Undoubtedly, there will be many characterizations of what the police bodycam video reveals about the actions of the five Black police officers who have been charged with numerous criminal offenses, which include second-degree murder. One of the questions that will likely emerge and be much debated is, “How could five Black policemen do this to another Black male?”    

The answer is institutional racism. These officers were not simply five Black men who happened to be police officers. They were police officers who happened to be Black.   

Institutional racism embeds racist narratives so deeply and insidiously that it has the power to effectively deny a person his or her individual identity, sense of humanity, and recognition of self.  

Shoreline will hold a campus healing space on Monday afternoon to provide support and next steps. 

All Campus (coordinated by Melanie Dixon & Aisha Hauser)  

Monday, January 30, 2023; 1:00-2:30 PM 

~In-person: Room 9215 (“Main Dining Room”) – Building 9000 (“PUB”)   
~Join via Zoom   (253) 215-8782; Meeting ID: 831 7342 9202  

Robert Britten, President of the Diversity Equity Officers (DEO) Commission for the State reminded all CEOs in a letter yesterday that “we have all been impacted by ongoing and escalating gun violence, hate in various forms and police violence against and within communities of color. This is not to imply that all our impacts are the same, but to highlight the disparate impact on communities of color, DEOs, and practitioners in this space.” 

For this reason, will also create separate spaces for folks to caucus during the week as needed to support those directly impacted by these events (African/Black/API etc.). We will be sending information about those events as they develop in the next few days.  

Please know that we have additional resources available to both students and employees to counsel you through any potential emotional distress from this event.  


Employees may access services and support at any time through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 877-313-4455 (as provided by the Diversity Equity Officers Commission). Their service is confidential and free. We urge you to keep this number readily available in the event you or a colleague need to lean into this level of support. The EAP is available and here for you, should you or a family member want or need support. As a reminder, the EAP offers the following:  

  • Problem assessment and short-term counseling  
  • Referrals to providers and community resources  
  • Webinars  
  • Resources  
  • Critical Incident Response  

Employees are also encouraged to contact Shoreline’s CARE team should you identify a student in need of support.  

“On behalf of our DEO President, Robert Britten and the Diversity Officers Commission we give our full support to our Presidents, Chancellors and our SBCTC community as we navigate the days and weeks ahead.” Robert Britten, President, Diversity Equity Officers Commission 

Students may access the following services:   

  • International students who need support are also encouraged to reach out to the International Education department. 
  • If you are experiencing distress related to this, please reach out to the Counseling Center for support. 
  • In addition, for emergency counseling, referral, or assistance 24-hours/day and 7-days/week, please call:   
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 800-273-8255  
  • King County: Crisis Connections (Crisis Line) | 866-427-4747  
  • Snohomish County: Volunteers of America Care Crisis Response Services (Crisis Line) | 800-584-3578  
  • Lifeline Crisis Chat: Go to  
  • Crisis Text Line: Text 741741  
  • 911 (for immediate health-related emergencies) 

Please know we are here for all of our community, 

Jack Kahn, President & Melanie Dixon VP of DEI 

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