This series of virtual conversations moderated by Enrique Cerna will explore the racial disparities and inequities in Washington’s public health and policing systems highlighted by COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. State lawmakers are beginning to convene to prepare for the 2021 state legislative session when these issues, and the budget, will be top priorities. Join us to learn how to put equity front and center in the Olympia debates.
The first event will feature Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman, Dr. Julian Perez of SeaMar Community Health Centers, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic CEO Carlos Olivares, and scholar and Yakama Nation Tribal Member Emily Washines for a conversation about the racially disparate impacts of COVID-19 in Washington’s communities and recommendations for how we move forward.
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Join me while I step you through some of the basics of making an Italian meal which is perfect for our hot summer evenings! Right now this announcement is for you to be able to mark your calendars. Stay tuned as we roll out details in the coming days. I promise this is even more interactive than Chilled Democracy and equally tasty.
Originally from Moses Lake and now living in Walla Walla, Danielle Garbe Reser is running to bridge the divides in our state between Eastern and Western Washington and our rural and urban communities.
She wants to hear from Benton and Franklin County residents about the issues that matter most in our communities. Please plan to join us by Zoom and bring your questions for Danielle about the bridges we can build in our region and state to create a bright future for all of us.
Join us on Saturday, Sept 19 from 4-5 pm via Zoom
This is a free event; the Zoom information will be sent after registration.
Thank You to Our Hosts: Former State Senator Valoria Loveland, Former Pasco City Council Member Rebecca Francik, Pasco City Councilmember Zahra Roach, Franklin County Democrats Chair Jeffrey Robinson, Benton County Democrats Chair Judith Johannesen, Diane Sundvik, and Martin Valadez
Learn more about Danielle and ways to help her campaign on her website: www.garbereser.com
Flights & Rights is our regularly scheduled community series featuring important civil rights issues and great beer in the KEXP Studios Gathering Space. During this strange hiatus, we build community virtually, so grab your beverage of choice and meet us online or via phone.
All students have a right to education, and we are working for more effective approaches to help students and build positive school environments. As we examine the role of police in our daily lives, it’s time we also reevaluate the need for police in schools. Students who are Black, Native American, Pacific Islander, and Latinx, are disproportionately disciplined, suspended, and expelled from school. Students with disabilities are disproportionately excluded. Students who have been suspended are three times more likely to be in contact with the juvenile justice system within a year.
Youth Policy Director Kendrick Washington (ACLU-WA), Sadé Smith (Chair of School’s Out Washington), Damian Davis NoOneElse (Team Child) and Kai Koerber (Student Activist; survivor of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida) examine the measures that need to be taken to make children succeed and be safer in schools.
Moderated by Executive Director Michele Storms (ACLU-WA)
The Tri-Cities Womxn’s March has accepted an invitation to collaborate with Blackformation in an event that ensures the upliftment of womxn leaders within the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas.
As voting deadlines approach, our intent is to educate ourselves without bias as it relates our political social, and economic power!Come prepared to be inspired by local womxn leaders, politicians and activist of our time, in every shade of womxn, as we address Anti-Blackness in our community and the importance of solidarity between all black & brown people and our allys.
Following the event a resource fair will be provided in support of our community needs.
Be prepared to be educated, empowered, and elevated with knowledge and tools to take your civil rights to the next level.
Please bring your personal protest signs and masks as social distancing is still required!
Justicia para Vanessa Guillen & Breonna Taylor
We look forward to keeping you up to date with local politics as we prepare to make an informed decision to fight oppression and rock the vote!