Urban Forum Northwest

Dream Unfinished: Continuation not Commemoration discussion

Thursday, August 24 on Urban Forum Northwest:

*Hayward Evans, Co Convener, Seattle King County Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Committee (MLKCC) “Dream Unfinished: Continuation not Commemoration”. He will comment on the logistics of the full weekend of events.

*Raymond Miller, NAACP, Area Conference (Alaska, Oregon, Washington) Chair, Armed Services and Veteran Affairs Committee is one of the organizers for the Snohomish County observance of the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington DC for Jobs and Freedom.

*Tana Yasu, organizer of the Youth/ Young Adult Saturday program of “Dream Unfinished:Continuation not Commemoration” at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) 10:00 am-5:00 pm. She will be joined by youth leader/speaker Lincoln Wilmore and Chardonnay Beaver the keynote speaker for the event. The Simply Soulful Brunch will be served at 10:15 am.

*Stan Shikuma, President, Japanese Americans Citizens League (JACL) the oldest Asian American Civil Rights and Human Rights organization in the country. JACL was in Selma, Alabama with African Americans in 1965 and in 2015 for the 50th Anniversary.

*Dr. James Carter, Director, Seattle Breakfast Group Project Mister Program, he comments on the historical significance of “Dream Unfinished:Continuation not Commemoration” and what role his organization will play in the 60th Anniversary observance this weekend.

*Dr. Traci Harrell has played a significant role in interviewing individuals who were around during the August 28, 1963 March on Washington DC. She has scheduled interviews for Friday, August 25 10:00 am-5:00 pm at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Baptist Church in Renton.

*Clyde Merriwether and Roger Evans of the Seattle Griot Project are videoing and conducting interviews to chronicle the Seattle King County events that will be held to observe the 60th Anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington DC.

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