Past Seattle Event: VOL 66

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VOL 66

November 02, 2015
@ Seattle University Pigott Auditorium

MORAL MONDAYS at SU, the #BlackLivesMatter initiative at Seattle University, the Northwest African American Museum, the Seattle Public Library, and the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Race and Social Justice Initiative are thrilled to co-present PKN SEA vol. 66: #BlackLivesMatter: The Movement for Black Lives.

The #BlackLivesMatter movement, co-founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, began as a hashtag on Twittter after George Zimmermans's 2013 acquittal for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and gained momentum after the shooting of Michael Brown, the shooting of John Crawford III, and the death of Eric Garner. No longer a moment, but a movement, #BlackLivesMatter affirms the lives of black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all black lives along the gender spectrum.

PKN SEA vol. 66: #BlackLivesMatter - The Movement for Black Lives will feature presenters representing various perspectives, insights, and facets of the movement and explore the past, present and future impact of the movement in Seattle, across the United States, and around the world. The event will also be an opportunity for those in attendance to engage, network, and reflect on the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Tyrone Brown
Founder, Artistic Director, Brownbox Theater in Seattle
La Rond Baker
ACLU of Washington Foundation in Seattle
Lola E Peters
Writer, eLearning Developer, Happily Retired! in Seattle
Nikkita Oliver
Spoken word artist / Advocate, 4Culture Creative Justice in Seattle
Zorn B. Taylor
Photographer in Seattle
Brett Hamil
Comedian in Seattle
Lael Echo-Hawk
Tribal Attorney, Garvey Schubert Barer in Seattle
Mara Jacqueline  Willaford
Activist, #BlackLivesMatter Seattle Chapter in Seattle
Marissa Johnson
Activist/Co-Founder, #BlackLivesMatter Seattle Chapter in Seattle
Sarra Tekola
Climate Justice Organizer in Seattle
Banaa Abera
in Seattle
Angel Mitchell
Owner, Angel's Royal Academy, Central Area Arts and Cultural District in Seattle
Natch Ohno
Jesuit, Seattle University in Seattle
Cheyenne Brashear
High School Student, The Bush School in Seattle