6th Annual State of Africatown Approaching

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The Africatown Seattle initiative to honor the past, envision and build our future of the Black community in the Central District had a big 2018 and even bigger plans for 2019!

Join us on January 12th for the 6th Annual State of Africatown: The African & African Diaspora gathering featuring presentations on the accomplishments of the last year as well as the vision, opportunities, and challenges facing our community in 2019.

Not only will you find out about powerful work happening in our community but you will have the opportunity to get connected and strategize with others around education, business development, housing and other important issues.

Africatown 2019! Register now here if you haven't already done so. Full schedule overview below:

9:45 Doors
Welcome: Tim Lennon - Executive Director, Langston

Opening Remarks: Hon. Dawn Mason

MC: Dr. Rene McCoy

Elders of Distinction Award Presentation
Dr. Norwood Brooks
Muriel Softli

“I Am Africatown” Youth Artists 

Dr. Marcia Arunga - Africatown Education Plan

Marjon Heru & Black Starline Rite of Passage Inaugural Cohort 

Cashayla Rodgers - Africatown Youth Ambassadors

Mr. Kwadwo Oware Jr. - Washington Coalition of African Leaders

Dr. Benjamin Danielson - Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

Dr. Orisade Awodola - Healing from our Traumas Rebuilding Our Community

Omari Salisbury - "Telling Our Stories" Africatown Media Network Launch

Theo Martin -  Elevate Movement/Direct Impact Dollars Initiative

Evelyn Allen - Black Community Impact Alliance/Central Area Collaborative

K. Wyking Garrett - State of Africatown

Remarks by Mayoral Jenny Durkan

Reception to follow

Register to attend here.

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