Equity and Inclusion


June 2021 Cultural Celebration Month: LGBTQ Pride Month

Purpose

The Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center belongs to the nonprofit Sound Generations, advocating for the wellbeing of older adults. At Sound Generations we embrace the belief that racial and other social identities should be respected and affirmed. We’ve built a culturally responsive organization that strives to be equitable and inclusive by providing our team of staff, volunteers and board members with the tools needed to address institutionalized racism and other forms of oppression.

How Our Mission Moves Us

The mission of Sound Generations directs us to promote the emotional, social, and physical well-being of all older adults and we are committed to building a team of staff, board members and volunteers who are culturally responsive and committed to equity and inclusion. Our services are more culturally accessible and relevant to individuals of diverse backgrounds and are recognized as such in the community.

Four Equity & Inclusion Goal Strategies

Sound Generations has established an Equity & Inclusion Organizational Goal that aligns with the organization’s overall mission. Our strategy involves working across departments to focus on four key Equity & Inclusion Goals:

  1. Building a common language and a long-term commitment throughout the organization
  2. Improving accountability to the community
  3. Creating a more welcoming environment
  4. Encouraging systemic change at the institutional level

The Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center’s Heritage Celebration Months

2021 monthHeritage Celebrated
  January  Native American (First Nations) History    
  February  Black History Month
  March  National Women’s History Month
  April  National Deaf History Month
  May  Asian Pacific American Heritage,    
  June  LGBTQ+ Pride Month
  July    American Immigration Month
  August    Shoreline History Month
  September  National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month
  October  National Italian and German American Heritage Month
  November  Native American (First Nations) Heritage Month  
  December  Jewish American Heritage Month