Urban Forum Northwest

Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition and more

Thursday, December 29 on Urban Forum Northwest:

*Erin Lopez Nielsen, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director, Washington State Department of Financial Institutions comments on the progress she has made in the past year and talks about the agency’s commitment to inclusion.
*Jonte’ M. Robinson, Sound Transit’s Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer talks about her department and how her department is insuring that the goals of the agency is being met.
*Bob Armstead, President, Washington State Chapter-National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) and the architect of the November 23, 2022 Washington State Civil Rights Coalition Civil Rights Complaint regarding discrimination against African Descendants of the United States Enslaved in Washington State. The complaint has the support of Congressman Adam Smith and Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (his letter is attached).
*Bishop Reginald Witherspoon Sr. was one of the 22 Clergy, Civil Rights Leaders, and Individuals that signed on to the November 23, 2022, Civil Rights Complaint.
*Claude Burfect, First Vice President, Seattle NAACP and Labor Leader was one of the signatories to the November 23, 2022 Washington State Civil Rights Coalition complaint to the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.
*The following individuals are Interns with the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition. They will comment on their experience with the Coalition.
*Keimani Leonard 10th Grade Tahoma High School
*Brian Watson 12th Grade Garfield High School
*Kobe Williams 10th Grade O’Dea High School
*Brooklyn Brooks 11th Grade Garfield High School
*Naomi Haileselassie 11th Grade North Creek High School
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