Panel to discuss an aspect of justice today

PORT ANGELES — The final presentation in the Conversations Toward a Culture of Justice series will take place today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. via Zoom.

The panel, organized by Peninsula College, will discuss the injustices people with intellectual and developmental disabilities face and how others can grow to be more respectful, inclusive and accepting of them.

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The first hour will be devoted to presentations by panel members, and the second hour will be an opportunity for extended dialogue including questions from participants and the co-facilitators.

All are invited to participate and contribute to the conversation, which is free and open to the public.

Conversation panelists include Nicholas Barrett, a 22-year-old who works at Black Bear Diner; Terry Barrett, an educator in the Sequim School District with a master’s degree in Divinity; Priya Jayadev, the executive director of Clallam Mosaic; Catherine McKinney, program and communications director for Clallam Mosaic and the sole caregiver for her sister with developmental disabilities; Christine Motokane, a special education paraeducator and a self-advocate with autism who holds a B.A. in psychology; and Wendy Bonham, program coordinator for the Clallam County Orcas, the local Special Olympics program, and mother of 36-year-old Garet, who has both intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Conversations Toward a Culture of Justice is co-sponsored by Studium Generale, Magic of Cinema, PC Forks, the Peninsula College English Department, the PC Library/Media Center, and House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse.

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