Africatown Juneteenth City Council Candidates Forum Friday June 19, 2014

Still we rise…

As we witness and mourn the continued atrocities and tragedies of this week (and those before) we can clearly see the need for us to be vigilant in our pursuit of full humanity, freedom justice and equality and let none of our losses be in vain.

We also must continue to live our lives to the fullest and come together in celebration of our beauty in it’s many facets knowing that none of our losses will .

The Africatown Juneteenth City Council Candidates Forum Friday June 19, 2014, tomorrow night will bring issues of importance to the Black community to the forefront. After tje forum we will head down to the Disguise: Masks & Global African Art Opening Night @ Seattle Art Museum.

There is also a #UnitedHood March happening tomorrow.

This weekend includes Festival Sundiata Black Arts Festival at Seattle Center. Stop by the Umoja/Africatown booth and spread some love. We’ll also be at the annual Black Love Softball Sundays Fathers Day Classic at Garfield High School.

On Tuesday, June 30th we will be honoring the outstanding women in our community at the Umoja Fundraiser & Crowning of Miss Umoja Fest Africatown Queen.

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This forum will bring issues of importance to the African American community to the forefront of the current candidates for City Council of Seattle. This is a historic election as it is the first time City Council will be elected by District. We invite candidates from District 3 (Central District), District 2 (Southeast) and at large seats 8 & 9.

Confirmed candidates include:

Position #2 (Southeast)
Kshama Sawant
Morgan Beach
Pamela Banks

Position #3 (Central District)
Bruce Harrell
Josh Farris
Tammy Morales

Position #8 (At-Large)
Jon Grant
Tim Burgess

Position #9 (At-Large)
Alex Tsimmerman
Alon Bassok
Bill Bradburd
Omari Tahir-Garrett

Event co-sponsors and supporters include Black Dollar Days Task Force, Umoja P.E.A.C.E. Center, Hydmo Cypher, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Africatown-Central District Preservation & Development Alliance, 206 Zulu, Brothas Buildin, African American Community Legacy Project and more.

This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

About African American Community Legacy Project:
The purpose of the African American Community Legacy Project is to engage the community in creating an action plan for improving the economic status of African Americans and preserving African Americans’ cultural identity in the Central District.

About the Young Voters League:
The Young Voters League exists to encourage political participation from younger voters (under 40), to facilitate dialogue with political candidates, and to assist young people in registering to vote and engaging in the political process.

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