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Pam Emerson

Pam Emerson has worked at the intersection of ‘environment’ and ‘justice’ within local and Federal government agencies for close to 25 years. She is currently a green infrastructure planner and policy advisor with Seattle’s public water utility.

In addition, she founded and co-convenes her agency’s antiracist white caucus practice space and supports work teams and executives striving to build a more relational culture.  Pam brings grounded community/volunteer experience as a
Womxn’s March organizer, a board member and pro-bono communications strategist with immigrants’ rights organizations, and as a grassroots music producer.

Pam has sought out inner healing in service to collective liberation within a range of communities and frames, including the wisdom containers of her own Jewish lineage, applied integral theory groups, Earth-based soul tracking practices, and systemic family constellation work with Lisa Iversen and the Whiteness Is Not an Ancestor project.  She owes an immeasurable debt of gratitude and reciprocity to Black, Dine, Lakota, Comanche, Chicana, Desi, Ashkenazi, and many other feminist thought-leaders, colleagues, and teachers across time,

Pam’s north star is a simple question:  “What would racism want us to do here?”  (Let’s try something else!)   This gem was given to her by one of her first mentors, an environmental justice pioneer in Seattle, Michael Davis. 

Events with Pam Emerson

Dare to Connect WE-LAB
August 17 - 21, 2022

  This interactive workshop with the Solfire Relational Institute will create a space to explore and support our capacity for a “we-space” that embraces our differences and maximizes our practice in connecting with each other across those differences with curiosity and fierce love.  The workshop begins on Wednesday afternoon, August 17 with arrivals before dinner and ends at noon on Sunday, August 21, with lunch available before departure.    Are you drawn to engaging with others across racial, generational, ethnic, gender, religious, and class differences in ways that account for inequitable power relations and structures?  Do you desire to experience…