We must go on a journey together. Racism isn’t just something that happened way back then or way over there. It’s something that continues to happen—everyday experiences, the hurt, the pain, the injustices, and the micro-aggressions. Talking about racism is a beginning. While it’s not necessarily easy or comfortable to unpack the issues, we’re starting the conversation within the Kitsap Business Forum. We hope you will join in.

Takeaways

  1. The foundations for talking about race
  2. Business leaders and workplace managers must build capacity to have crucial conversations around differences

Ken Riley was born and raised in Southern California. In 1996 he joined the United States Navy and relocated to Bremerton WA, where he presently resides. Ken is a community leader serving as one of the lead pastors at Newlife Church on the Peninsula as well as Adjunct Faculty at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA. He is also a Board Member for Catalyst Public Schools in Bremerton and Sports Beyond of Kitsap County.

Ken holds a Master of Divinity from Seattle University and Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate degree in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Ken has been married to his wife Kimberly for over 20 years, and they have three wonderful teenage daughters.