with Seattle MLK Jr Organizing Coalition
Date January 12th, 12pm-1pm PST
This place-based virtual workshop is intended to increase awareness of events that have defined and perpetuated systemic racism in the Pacific Northwest. We will create historical context through a "visit" to six locations, provide opportunities for participants to self-reflect and dialogue, and explore ideas on how to take action and make meaningful contributions to resist racism. Stops will include: Mukilteo, WA - Treaty of Point Elliott, Coos Bay, OR – Lynching, Minidoka, ID - Japanese Exclusion, Seattle, WA - Gang of Four, Pasco, WA - Police Brutality, Portland, OR – Gentrification. Sankofa Impact confronts our shared history of racism and resistance by bringing people together for place-based learning experiences.
About the Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition
The Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition is an all-volunteer organization composed of grassroots, labor, business, people of color, and progressive community organizations and volunteers from throughout the Puget Sound region. Annually, these groups come together and organize our community's largest tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - the only geographic jurisdiction named in Dr. King's honor. Learn More here.
Sankofa Impact confronts our shared history of racism and resistance, bringing people together for place-based learning experiences. Our immersive experiences transform participants and inspire everyday activism at home, in the workplace, and all social spaces. For more information visit Sankofa Impact.
Presenter Felicia Ishino, Nathan Bean, Jorge Rivas and Amanda Castro