Crosstrain is a professional conference consisting of four full days of community and team building, equity training, and change leadership. FHDC’s resident leadership development coordinator, Anabel Mejia-Hernandez, attended all days in order to increase community collaboration and to further develop her knowledge of community development best practices.
The highlight for her included the planning and development of a mock press conference with other staff and community organizations. Two journalists from California and Oregon supported the press conferences efforts.
Day 1: Monday, August 19th (1:00pm – 6:00pm)
Day 2: Tuesday, August 20th (9:15am – 8:00pm)
Building a Team, Door Knocking Training, Actual Door Knocking & debrief
Movie Night: Reel Injun
Day 3: Wednesday, August 21st (9:00am – 9:00pm)
Guest Speakers: WaCAN staff Ashley Cormier & Xochitl Maykovich and Federal Way City Council Member Martin Moore, Mock Press Conference
Cultural Experience (visit the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center)
Guest Speakers: LELO (Legacy of Equality Leadership & Organizing), Board Members Garry Owens (founding member of Black Panthers of Seattle, seen below in photo) & Cindy Domingo (former KBP activist, seen in top photo).
Day 4: Thursday, August 22nd (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Anti-Oppression/Levels of Racism
Historical Timeline (focused around housing and rights)