January 24th 2020

A Human Workplace Olympia: The Black Experience


Results Washington is partnering with the Black Community Business Resource Group (BC BRG), a Washington State Business Resource Group, for a critical learning and sharing opportunity on what it means to be Black in America and American workspaces in a gathering of A Human Workplace Olympia: The Black Experience.

This gathering will be hosted by BC BRG leader Megan Matthews. A huge thank you to Ayanna Colman for her collaboration in planning this event.

The BC BRG say this, "Black People have faced and continue to face tremendous and oftentimes violent oppression. This oppression is not isolated to small pockets of American towns and cities, it has been woven throughout American systems. Black People are resilient though, and continue to achieve and accumulate great successes. We are here to share our experience and expand the dialogue to achieve a more human workplace."

A Human Workplace works to foster compassionate, caring and thus more effective workplaces. In past gatherings, we've focused on practicing empathy, inclusion, and love in the workplace. This is an opportunity to put these in to practice by opening our hearts and minds to our colleagues, to convey belonging, care, respect, and support of their humanity and dignity.

Join us to hear the voices of those who face different kinds of experiences and impacts. Through sensitive sharing, we will hear and learn about the true experiences our colleagues are facing today. We will hear from them what we can do to support them, and we will reflect on what we each can do.

Register here today to reserve your seat for this gathering. When you register, your email will be added to the bi-weekly email list for A Human Workplace.

To learn more, go to www.results.wa.gov/human-centered-government.


By registering and attending A Human Workplace Olympia, you agree to allow photographic images to be taken and shared by Results Washington or the BC BRG.

Scent Free Environment

For the comfort of all participants and to accommodate those who have a disability related to scent, please refrain from using scents when coming to A Human Workplace Olympia. Thank you.


We welcome all participants. If you need disability accommodation, please let us know your needs two weeks in advance of the event by emailing renee.smith@gov.wa.gov or by phone at 360-764-3166.


Parking is available on the street around the building, next to the GA Building, and on the Diagonals on the Capitol Campus. The closest bus stop is directly across the street on 11th and Capitol Way.

All are welcome!

This meeting is an open, safe, and welcoming space for all. We want everyone to feel included in this conversation because we all have so much to learn from each other to make us more loving humans. Thank you and we look forward to you joining us!

Location: Helen Sommers Building, Washington State Capitol, 106-11th Ave SW, Room# G015 A,B,C, Olympia, WA 98504