Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At Sound, we realize it is not enough to be merely non-racist. It is imperative that we are an Anti-Racist organization, transforming words into action that serve our clients, team members, partners, and the community. #BlackLivesMatter

Sound Team Members and Clients to Give Feedback Regarding Seattle Police Response to Protests

Several Sound team members and clients will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual listening session sponsored by the Office of Inspector General on August 13, from 9:30 am – 11 am. The primary goal of this event, which is called a “Sentinel Event Review,”  is to hear from diverse, unheard voices usually not present at these kinds of events. These voices are vital when it comes to creating policies related to law enforcement. Sound team members and clients interact often with local law enforcement at various sites. Furthermore, police play an important role in de-escalation and the handling of other types of complex situations involving team members and clients. Having positive interactions with the police is critical to the welfare of Sound’s team members and clients.

Sound Sharing Circles Provide Safe Zones for Team Members

Sound’s Diversity & Inclusion program has developed virtual Sharing Circles, safe zones for team members to express their feelings and listen and learn from others within the group. For African Americans, these circles have become a much-needed outlet for their emotions and concerns.