Urban Forum Northwest

Urban Forum NW 11 – 07 – 19

Eddie Rye with Co-Host Hayward Evans:

*Congressmember Karen Bass was re-elected to serve her fifth term representing California’s 37th Congressional District in November, 2018. She is the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) which now has 55 members. She is Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. she is also a member of the House Judiciary Committee. She also expressed alarm at the Approve 88 I-1000 vote to restore Affirmative Action in Washington State.

*Washington State Senator Bob Hasegawa represents the states 11th legislative district and was a leader in the senate in getting the Affirmative Action Law I-1000 passed through his chamber. Comments on his legislative priorities for the rest of the year for his district and the state.

*Reverend Dr. LaVerene C. Hall, Director, Dr. James W. Washington, Jr & Janie Rogella Washington Foundation invites you to a fund raiser and what would be DR. Washington’s 110th Birthday. the event will be held at Mount Zion Baptist Church on Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:00-8:00 pm.

*Tana Yasu, Treasurer, Seattle/King County Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition provides an update on the committee’s efforts for the January 20, 2020 Reverend Dr. martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebrations. The committee’s next meeting is Tuesday, November 12 6:30-8:00 pm at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.

*Tee Dennard a veteran of many performances at Black Arts West in the 70’s and 80’s as well as other venues in the Seattle and other cities in the country pays tribute to the Founder of Black Art West, Douglas Q. Barnett who passed away on October 22, 2019. A Celebration of Life for Doug will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2019 12:00-3:00 pm at the Mount Baker Community Club.