Organizers say the “overwhelming response” to the event has prompted a move to a larger venue for Thursday’s Pecha Kucha Seattle vol. 58: #BlackLivesMatter.
The move is good one for Capitol Hill-area neighbors — Mount Zion at the corner of E Madison and Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney Ave will host Thursday night’s forum. Pecha Kucha events typically feature 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each in a format designed for concise and lively presentations.
Thursday night’s presentation will examine Seattle’s response to the issues of race and social justice raised by Ferguson and incidents like Eric Garner’s death. A wave of rallies and protests beginning in late November started on and crossed Capitol Hill and have continued into winter.
Monday marks the 29th anniversary of the first official observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the country.
Pecha Kucha Seattle vol. 58: #BlackLivesMatter – Examining American Identity in the 21st Century, will be held on Thursday, January 15 from 5:30-9pm at the Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. The event will bring together voices from across our community to illuminate the landscape of activism shaping our regional and national conversation around race and to provide tools and resources to inspire change. The evening will be emceed by the poet, artist and activist Barbara Earl Thomas.
- Elmer Dixon – President of Executive Diversity Services & Co-Founder of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party
- Tracy Rector – Executive Director/Co-Founder, Longhouse Media
- Robin DiAngelo – Director of Equity & Inclusion at Seattle Senior Services
- Darlene Flynn – Policy and Development Lead, City of Seattle Office for Civil Rights
- Tim Lennon – Events Coordinator, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
- Daveda Russell – Illumination & Manifestation Strategist, Nyawela Consulting
- Luzviminda Carpenter – On-Call Counselor , YouthCare Seattle
- Evan Flory-Barnes – Bassist | Composer
- Naomi Ishisaka – Seattle Journalist
- Ijeoma Oluo – Writer, Blogger
- Christopher Shaw – Ceramicist, Artist, Engineer