Archbishop J. Peter Sartain,
President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
and Dean Annette E. Clark '89
cordially invite you to our
RED MASS & RECEPTION
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
6:00 p.m. Mass | The Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle University
Please join us for this traditional gathering to ask God's blessing and the guidance of the Holy Spirit on all judicial proceedings and our academic efforts.
The Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle, will preside at the Mass.
7:00 p.m. Reception | Sullivan Hall, Second Floor Gallery
featuring an address by
The Honorable Bobbe J. Bridge
Retired Washington State Supreme Court Justice;
Founding President/CEO, Center for Children and Youth Justice
All are welcome to attend the Mass, the reception, or both.
Please RSVP by September 29th.
THE STORY OF RED MASS
Red Mass is a tradition dating back to 14th century England, when both priests and judges wore robes in the color of the ecclesiastical seasons and events. The color red is worn for this Mass as a symbol of the Holy Spirit and of our call and commitment to social justice in our work and academic endeavors.
Historically, the Red Mass was held in Westminster to celebrate the beginning of Michaelmas, the feast of St. Michael on September 29 or fall term of the King’s Bench. The gathering was an occasion for pageantry and solemnity as judges, barristers, and members of Parliament invoked God’s blessing and guidance for themselves and their profession. Today, Seattle University and its School of Law join many throughout the United States and the world who celebrate this tradition annually at the opening of the judicial year, to emphasize the legal profession’s vital role in promoting justice and peace.
To view additional information or images of past celebrations, visit the Red Mass webpage
The King County Chapter of the Washington Women Lawyers invites you to join us at a private Vinyasa to Yin (Restorative) class for 20 members and guests on Sunday, October 8. It will be a great opportunity to socialize with local women attorneys in a relaxed and fun setting.
The class will be 60 minutes and it will be room temperature. The class is described as a beautiful combination of Vinyasa Yoga which then settles into the serenity of Yin Yoga. The class will stimulate circulation and stretch the body, before moving into a gentle and restorative Yin practice where we relax and hold each posture. Props may be used to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body. The class is for all levels. The class is perfect for those seeking to reduce the effects of stress.
DATE: Sunday, October 8, 2017
TIME: 11:30-12:00 p.m. Check in & Socialize. 12:00-1:00 p.m. Class time. (Please arrive prior to 12:00 p.m. as doors will be locked prior to beginning the class.)
LOCATION: Ripple Yoga, 1311 Republican Street, Seattle, WA 98109 (South Lake Union)
COST: Cost $10 for WWL members, $15 guests
Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. Bring water and a yoga mat. The studio rents mats and towels for $2. Street parking only.
Please note: refunds will not be available but substitutions are permitted.
WWL’s Annual Event will be held on the evening of Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 6PM-9PM, at the Montvale Event Center in Spokane, Washington (1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201).
The theme for this year’s event is: I AM IN! Included. Invested. Involved. We are excited to announce that the event will feature a keynote panel moderated by Hon. Rosanna Peterson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Judge Peterson will lead a discussion with our distinguished panel of local non-profit leaders:
Antony Chiang – President, Empire Health Foundation;
Rachel Houglum – Executive Director, Women Helping Women Fund;
Rick Eichstaedt – Executive Director, Center for Justice.
The Third Annual Women's Law Update and CLE will also be offered during the afternoon of October 14th. WWL and Legal Voice present this two-hour CLE that will focus on recent legislation and litigation, as well as ongoing advocacy, that Legal Voice is engaged in to advance women’s and LGBTQ rights in Washington State. Presenters include Janet Chung and Nancy Sapiro.
All attendees are also invited to the Welcome Reception at the Montvale Hotel on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 6-8pm to enjoy complimentary wine, small bites and networking. Other optional weekend activities and events will be announced in the coming weeks!
WWL has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Montvale Hotel at a discount, so book your room as soon as possible using code “MEC”. Registration and further details to follow! For questions, please email Annual Event Co-VPs Alice Serko , Alicia Levy and Katie Yuen.
Winston & Cashatt
Lukins & Annis
Jeanne Marie Clavere
Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala
Summit Law Group
Paukert & Troppmann
Barron Smith Daugert
Patterson Buchanan Fobes & Leitch
Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee
The Law Office of D.C. Cronin
Gordon Thomas Honeywell
Ryan Swanson & Cleveland
Naegeli Court Reporters
Washington Women Lawyers and Legal Voice present the "Third Annual Women's Law Update." This two-hour CLE will focus on recent legislation and litigation, as well as ongoing advocacy, that Legal Voice is engaged in to advance women’s and LGBTQ rights in Washington State. Presenters include Legal Voice's Legal and Legislative Counsel, Janet Chung and Lobbyist, Nancy Sapiro.
Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be served.
Plan to attend Washington Women Lawyers’ Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony later in the evening at Montvale Event Center.
Combating Bias: Turning Microaggression into Microinclusion
Join WWL for an invigorating and eye-opening training on combating implicit bias when faced with microaggression. WWL welcomes Dr. Caprice Hollins, co-founder of Cultures Connecting, to speak and facilitate. Pending 3.5 WA Ethics CLE. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
When we engage in conversations across cultures, there is always the risk that what we say might offend someone. Oftentimes we don’t even know why what we said was offensive. But rather than risk offending many people avoid cross cultural dialogue altogether or cling to “politically correct” terminology. The tightrope we walk and the mental labor that ensues is exhausting and often leaves everyone involved feeling unheard or misunderstood. Dr. Hollins will present on what has commonly become known as microaggressions, coined in the 70’s by psychologist Chester Pierce and more recently expanded on by Derald Wing Sue. Participants will learn what microaggressions are, why people often react the way they do, and explore for engaging effectively across cultures when racial tension exists in our personal and professional relationships.
Dr. Caprice D. Hollins was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She received a B.A. in psychology from Seattle University and an M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural and Community Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology―LA. She is licensed in the Washington state.
Dr. Hollins has over 15 years of experience working with ethnically diverse populations, providing mental health services, facilitating workshops and teaching graduate courses as an adjunct professor at several local universities. She currently works as an assistant professor at Mars Hill Graduate School.
After serving as the Director of Equity, Race & Learning Support for Seattle Public Schools, she started Cross Cultural Connections, LLC providing culturally relevant professional development and consulting services to organizations seeking to improve their skills in effectively engaging all cultures.
If you would like to be involved in the event as a diversity facilitator, partner with WWL to sponsor, or have questions or comments, please contact Diversity Co-Chairs, Arezou Arefi-Afshar at email@example.com or Nga Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.