America finds itself in a unique period of protests, civil unrest and a renewed focus on police violence. This is occurring in the middle of a public health crisis and an economic contraction unlike anything in generations.
So, on Juneteenth, the holiday remembering the end of slavery, the Wire will host a virtual convening on racism, the protests, and how Washington State policymakers should think about a policy response. The conversation will center around the ongoing structural racism and systemic inequities of our society.
While we recognize that this is a national conversation, we hope to create a “safe table” for our panelists to discuss these issues at our state level, too.
Date: Friday, June 19, 2020
Time: 10:00 – 10:55 PST
- April Sims, Secretary Treasurer, Washington State Labor Council
- Lee Lambert, Executive Director, City Year Seattle/King County
- Rep. Jesse Johnson, Member, Washington State House of Representatives
Stay tuned for more information on registration! (Original post, here) It would be honor to have you with us for this conversation.
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