Call to June 16th Meeting + Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education Forum!

Official Call to the June Meeting; Wednesday, June 16th, 7:00pm 

Featuring: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education Program 7:15 - 8:45

Environmental Caucus at 5:30pm

Please note:  There may be additional consideration of the Seattle Mayor's race at 8:45pm.  Please read the analysis here:  Analysis of additional consideration at June 16 meeting


A year after George Floyd’s murder sparked a renewed national reckoning with racial injustice, and just before Juneteenth, the 46th District Democrats will host a panel to reflect on inequities in our education system.

These inequities are complex and experienced both nationally and locally.  To learn more about the policies and programs that perpetuate these inequities and what changes are necessary to overcome them we will speak with experts who work in schools, on school boards, and in program and policy development. 

This session is part of the 46th Democrats series on diversity, equity, and inclusion that has covered important topics like inequities and discrimination in housing policy, political candidate participation, and policing.

We hope you’ll be able to join us for this robust and important conversation.

Our outstanding panelists will be:

Chandra Hampson

Seattle School Board Vice President, District 3

Chandra Hampson’s professional focus is on designing and improving access to capital and supporting sustainable community and economic development. Chandra worked in the financial services industry, ultimately with Craft3 as Senior Vice President, and as the founder and director of the Indian Country Initiative. She values supporting local community participation and action, which is evident through her service as a long-term board member of First Nations Development Institute and its subsidiary First Nations Oweesta Corporation (FNOC), her role as a Sand Point Elementary PTA president for two terms, and many other leadership roles.

Tia Holiday

Post-Secondary Equitable Policy and Program expert

Tia Holiday is the Postsecondary Education Lead at Intentional Futures (iF), a strategy and design consulting agency in Seattle, Washington. Her primary focus is on bringing attention to racial and socioeconomic equity while collaboratively developing inclusive and social justice-oriented solutions to the highlighted inequities. Before iF she worked within the California Community College system to develop equitable programmatic practices in student support programs, and financial aid policies.

Dr. Yvonne L. Terrell Powell

Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Edmonds College.

As a member of president’s leadership team, she provides executive leadership and vision in the strategic planning and administration of a comprehensive range of issues, services, policies and procedures related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Yvonne has over 20 years of higher education experience in multicultural counseling, education, services, and leadership. She has an in-depth understanding of multicultural theory and practice, equity-mindedness, and equity and inclusion hiring practices. She has a strong commitment to providing leadership that leads to dismantling systemic racism. She earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.


Call to the Regular June 2021 Meeting of the 46th LD Democrats

To register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Timetable for the evening:

5:30pm Environment and Climate Caucus (same link)

6:30pm Check your Tech / Meet and Greet

7:00pm Meeting Call to Order

7:15pm  DEI in Education Program

Proposed Agenda for the June 16, 2021 Meeting:

7:00pm: Call to Order

Native Lands Acknowledgement

Approval of agenda

Approval of minutes

District Announcements

7:15pm: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program

With panelists Chandra Hampson and Tia Holiday

8:45pm: Consideration of candidate endorsements in (no other races are both not previously considered, and also appearing on the Primary Ballot.  Further endorsement considerations will take place at the August Endorsement Meeting):

  • Northshore Fire District #16
  • North City Water District
  • Public Hospital District No. 2

Officer and Committee Reports as Needed


It should be a great meeting with an exceptional program!  We hope to see you there!

As always, thank you for all of your hard work and support for Democrats!