Urban Forum Northwest

Town Hall on the status of Black Owned Businesses

Thursday, September 2 on Urban Forum Northwest:

*Lewis Rudd, Owner, Ezell’s Famous Chicken comments on his Initiative to support and empower Black Owned Businesses in the Seattle area.

The following individuals will participate in a Town Hall on the status of Black Owned Businesses by examining the problems, offering solutions that include a Justice Department Civil Rights investigation into discrimination against Blacks and the ongoing advocacy to restore Affirmative Action in Washington State.

*Lyle Quasim, Chair Tacoma Pierce County Black Collective

*Bob Armstead, Washington State Civil Rights Coalition

*Attorney Karama Hawkins, Equity Now Coalition

*Bill Dickens, Economic Development Committee, Tacoma Pierce County Black Collective

*Attorney Jesse Wineberry, Equity Now Coalition

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