Urban Forum Northwest

What actions can the state take to protect our students and educators.

Thursday, June 9 on Urban Forum Northwest-

*Washington State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos, (D)-37th Chair, House Education Committee comments on the deadly school shootings and what actions can the state take to protect our students and educators.

*Carolyn Riley Payne, President, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. County NAACP invites you to join with them on Saturday, June 11 2:00-4:00 pm (PDT) in calling for changes to reduce/ eliminate gun violence. Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell will speak.

*Hayward Evans, Co Convener, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Committee (MLKCC) is co sponsoring the Saturday, June 11 2:00-4:00 pm (PDT) event calling for the elimination of easy access to weapons of WAR at Seattle’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South in Seattle.

*Reverend Dr. Leslie Braxton, Pastor Leslie Braxton comments on the progress he’s making on a Juneteenth event he has organized with the City of Seattle, Department of Arts and Culture:One Seattle Juneteenth Musical Celebration: Songs of Black Folk-Music of Resistance and Hope that will be held at Seattle’s McCaw Hall on Sunday, June 19 at 6:00 pm (PDT).

*James Conner will be a featured soloist at the One Seattle Juneteenth Musical Celebration:Songs of Black Folks-Music of Resistance and Hope. He has been a performer at Universal Studios since 2009. He is a Gospel and R & B recording artist, composer, conductor, pianist, dancer, and actor. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA.

*Kimi Ginn comments on her observation after reviewing a consultants report who investigated complaints of harassment of a Clover Park

School Board Member and the Clover Park School District Superintendent.

*Jamie Elmore, Founder, Alopecia Support Group and Editor of Bald Life Magazine talks about the magazine and the June 19 parade in Indianapolis. She will be joined by co author Melvin Dolberry Jr..