Power. Privilege. Racism. Lean in as our panelists answer some of the tough and uncomfortable questions you’ve asked about racism, bias, equity, and inclusion. Through frank discussion, this Uplift Kitsap provides an aperture for understanding how to encourage open dialogue about race and what people of color are looking for in an ally. Join this conversation to gain clarity and understanding about disrupting racism in our workplaces and beyond.


Ken Riley 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.  He serves as one of the lead pastors at Newlife Church on the Peninsula as well as Adjunct Faculty at Northwest University in Kirkland WA.

Valarie Harris is the Founder and President of Varris Marketing and the Soul Intensified Entrepreneur.  Valarie is a Certified Business, Branding and Marketing Coach.  Valarie’s passion is Empowering and creating a Purposeful and Soul driven plan of action, to help businesses Worldwide build their Brand’s Story.  Val does this through a variety of coaching techniques with the aid of online digital marketing.  

James Donaldson completed a 20-year professional basketball career in the spring of 2000. In January of 1990, shortly after a career-threatening knee injury, he established The Donaldson Clinic. Mr. Donaldson is a staunch advocate for minority and/or woman-owned business enterprises (MWBE) and is very involved with various Chambers of Commerce. He understands what it takes to sustain a strong business environment that is conducive to the success of businesses overall.