Governor's Race and Equity Summit

Governor Jay Inslee is proud to partner with Cascadia College, AT&T, Microsoft, Tiny Tots Child Development Center, and Association of Washington Cities to present, “Together Washington, Governor’s Race and Equity Summit.”

Bringing together some of the best talent in Washington State, we will be talking about how we can collectively work to end disparity and improve outcomes. Racism and inequity, unfortunately, still play major roles in all of our lives. What negatively impacts one of us, impacts every Washingtonian. Please join us as our panelists discuss the issues of Leadership and Economic Opportunity, Policing, and Youth Engagement. We are honored to have our keynote speaker, Enrique Cerna, join us to discuss what more can and should be done to advance opportunity and access. Graphic facilitator, Maketa Wilborn will also be capturing our discussion on future planning and goal setting. The result of his work will be put on display in the Legislative building.

Thank you to the Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Commission on African American Affairs, The Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs, and the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs for your support and help in planning. And finally a special thank you to the many legislators, partners, and volunteers who have helped to ensure the success of this event. Events such as this are only made possible by the tireless commit and dedication of caring individuals and folks like you. Thank you! 

Cascadia College
Mobius Hall
18345 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Friday, April 15, 2016
Full Day Parking Available On-site: $6
Registration Cost: FREE

For more information, please review the event’s schedule or registration page.


Chanin Kelly-Rae
Summit Co-Chair

RaShelle Davis
Policy Advisor
(360) 902-0551



Welcome and Introduction (Mobius Hall)
Dr. Eric MurrayPresident, Cascadia College
Rep. Luis Moscoso, 1st Legislative District
Chanin Kelly-Rae, Statewide Diversity Manager, Washington State

9:00AM – 9:30AM
Remarks from Governor Jay Inslee (Mobius Hall)

9:30AM – 10AM
Special Guest Speaker

10:30am – Noon
Panel Forum Sessions
Track 1: Policing (Mobius Hall)
Facilitator: Gloria Ochoa
Track 2: Youth Engagement (Room/TBD)
Facilitator: Rochelle Fonoti
Track 3: Leadership (Room/TBD)
Facilitator: De’Sean Quinn

Noon – 1:30
Lunch and Keynote:
Enrique Cerna (Mobius Hall)

2:00PM – 3:45PM
Group Panel with Graphic Artist (Mobius Hall)
Maketa Wilborn                        

3:45PM – 4:00PM
Closing Remarks (Mobius Hall)
Ed Prince, Commission on African American Affairs
Michael Itti, Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Uriel Iñiguez, Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Craig Bill, Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs

Keynote Speaker

Enrique CernaEnrique Cerna

Enrique Cerna is the Director of Community Partnerships at KCTS 9, Seattle’s public television station. He joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. Since then, he has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs as well as local documentaries on social and juvenile justice, civil rights issues, the environment, and Latinos in Washington state.