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WaWF Convening 2022 (OPEN TO ALL)

September 21, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the Washington Women’s Foundation (WaWF) first annual Convening on September 21st, 2022, at Town Hall in Seattle!

The Convening is a call to action that every year will bring together speakers, writers, thinkers, community leaders and essential nonprofit directors to educate the WaWF community on the most pressing concerns within our annual funding and learning themes. Our themes for Convening 2022 will be Education, Healthcare, and Climate and Agricultural Justice.

Convening 2022 will kick off our 2023 Grantmaking cycle by featuring a variety of speakers who are reflective of and embedded in the communities they serve. Together, we will learn from these experts, changemakers, and community organizers driving equitable, transformative solutions to Washington’s most pressing challenges.

Convening 2022 will be held in person at Town Hall, with virtual access, from approximately 9:00 am to 4:30 pm with lunch included and a reception afterwards. The Convening will include three ninety-minute panels with time for discussion during the day. The event is open to the full WaWF membership and the public, free of charge. Masks are required at Town Hall, unless eating or presenting on stage. We are also requiring proof of vaccination. 

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The morning panel will discuss Education, moderated by Erin Okuno, newly appointed Director of the Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds, and hear insights from Shawn Peterson (Na’ah Ilahee Fund), Katie Virga (Seattle Public Schools), Suzy Diaz (Yakima Valley Partners for Education) and Sierra Parsons (WA-BLOC).

After lunch, Climate and Agricultural Justice will be moderated by Bridget Ray, Director of the Salish Sea Collective, and will feature panelists Ray Williams (Black Farmers Collective), Savitha Pathi (Climate Solutions) and Rosalinda Guillen (Community 2 Community).

The last panel will discover the creative work being done in Healthcare in Washington State. This panel will be lovingly moderated by Rokea Jones from the Tubman Center for Health and Freedom. Joining her on the panel are Ashley McGirt (WA Therapy Fund Foundation), Jackie Vaughn (Surge Reproductive Justice), and Sonia Garza (Sea Mar Community Health).

WaWF, Seattle-based but with a statewide reach, is an inclusive collective of women who together support community transformation through unrestricted grant making that increases racial and gender equity throughout Washington State. 

To attend via livestream, connect here.

Click here to register for Convening 2022!


September 21, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Washington Women’s Foundation
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Town Hall
1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA United States
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