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Civil Rights and Social Justice Then and Now

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Civil Rights and Social Justice Then and Now

A Celebration of the Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Celebrating the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, we will hear presentations from Lois Watkins, author and educator; Trish Dziko, co-founder and Executive Director of Technology Access Foundation; Thrett Brown, Executive Director of numbers2names and Young Business Men and Women; and Just Speak, a student group using spoken word as a vehicle to examine identity and social justice.  Our afternoon will be emcee’d by Daemond Arrindell, poet, performer, and teaching artist.  Student art from the Harbor School and McMurray Middle School inspired by Dr. King’s work will be featured in the lobby following the presentation along with food, conversation, and community.  Please join us for this inspirational event and make a commitment to furthering the work of the visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

SPEAKERS – 4:00 – 5:00pm | Kay Hall

  • Lois Watkins – Author and educator
  • Trish Dziko  – Co-Founder and Executive Director, Technology Access Foundation
  • Just Speak – Student group facilitated by Daemond Arrindell and Tom Pruiksma using spoken word and poetry to examine identity and social justice
  • Thrett Brown – Executive Director, number2names and Young Business Men and Women

COMMUNITY – 5:00 – 6:30pm | VCA Atrium

  • Vashon Resettlement Committee
  • Vashon Maury SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)
  • Backbone Campaign
  • Vashon Youth and Family Services, Hispanic and Latino Services Department
  • Trish Dziko (promoting her new book, This is the Work: Insights for Social Innovation and STEM Education: Real stories and lessons from the Technology Access Foundation (TAF)
  • Lois Watkins (promoting her book, What It Was Like – Short Stories of Childhood Memories of Segregation in America)
  • Vashon Dove Project
  • VISD Racial Equity Team
  • Vashon Indivisible Immigrant/Refugee Rights Work Group


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Details

Date:
January 21
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Katherine L. White Hall
19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Phone:
1 206 463 5131

Details

Date:
January 21
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Katherine L. White Hall
19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
1 206 463 5131