Pivot Point Discussion: Equity and Inclusion Efforts in King County
Join us to learn about and discuss the many efforts currently led by King County and the Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition (ERIC)
Coffee and Netoworking from 8:45 - 9:00am
Program 9 - 10:30am
Our Guest Facilitators are:
Ericka Cox, Inclusion Manager for King County’s Office of Equity and Social Justice
Ericka Cox leads the County’s work to effectively partner with communities to advance pro-equity programs, practices and policies. Prior to joining King County, Ericka served as Program Officer for Marguerite Casey Foundation in Seattle where she managed an $8 million annual grant portfolio designed to promote social, economic and racial justice. She has served as Executive Director of a non-profit organization in South Central Los Angeles, Director of Community Outreach for Service Employees International Union, Legislative Deputy to a Los Angeles City Councilmember, and as a private consultant to community-based organizations and networks. Ericka lives in the South Seattle neighborhood of Seward Park with her family.
Debbie Lacy, Co-Founder of the Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition (ERIC)
Debbie has worked in East King County for 20 years, initially at Youth Eastside Services and then as an independent consultant and facilitator. Debbie served as the Coordinator for the Eastside Human Services Forum for 9 years. She provides facilitation and support for Bellevue's Diversity Advantage Team and for Bellevue's Cultural Conversations group. At the beginning of 2015 Debbie returned to her role in leading ERIC to expand its vision. ERIC is a member of Welcoming America and is working to ensure that local policies, practices and investments reflect the unique needs and strengths of our multicultural community.
Immediately following, 10:30 - 11:00am, we will hold a brief board meeting where we will discuss next steps. For those interested, you are welcome to stay for the board meeting