ESJ fairs to showcase how we’re addressing equity

ESJ7Achieving equity and social justice doesn’t just happen on its own. It takes thoughtful intention, a willingness to honestly evaluate our practices, a spirit of innovation, and persistence in the face of obstacles. Throughout King County, committed employees have not shied away from the challenge.  In every department, concrete actions are underway to further equity and social justice in how we do business, how we work with the communities we serve, and how we interact with one another.

You can find out about these efforts at one of three Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) Fairs held during the month of May. The fairs will be a fun and informal opportunity for fellow employees from across the King County departments to showcase their ESJ activities and results, and for all staff to share information in order to learn from each other, stimulate additional actions, and inform future work efforts.

Employees at last year's Equity and Social Justice Fair.

Employees at last year’s Equity and Social Justice Fair.

The large and enthusiastic turnout at the first ESJ Fair held last year in the Chinook Building prompted the organizers to offer fairs at three County locations this year, making it possible for more employees to attend:

  • May 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. King Street Center, 8th Floor Conference Room
  • May 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Chinook Building, Conference Rooms 121/123
  • May 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Maleng Regional Justice Center, Rotunda

Please plan to join us for what promises to be an energizing and inspirational celebration!