Urban Forum Northwest

Carolyn Riley Payne, President, Seattle Branch NAACP

*Carolyn Riley Payne, President, Seattle Branch NAACP will provide an update of the work and accomplishments in her short tenure as president. She will also comment on the priorities of the organization.

* Toshiko Hasegawa, Executive Director, Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs comments on the activities in Washington State for the Day of Remembrance. This day February 19, 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that gave the military the authority to remove all Japanese Citizens out of so called war zones in Washington, Oregon and California to internment camps.

*Michelle Merriweather, President/CEO, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle comments on the programs that agency offers such as housing, priority hire, Bridge Program, and the Young Professionals. CEO Merriweather gave testimony to a House Committee regarding a bill that would stop employment discrimination based on a woman’s hair style.