‘Amplifying Black Liberation and Progressive Movements in the Pacific Northwest’ set for May 25 at 4 pm | Western Today – Western Today

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WWU will host Travonna Thompson-Wiley and Larry E. Gossett at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, for "Black Lives Still Matter: Amplifying Black Liberation and Progressive Movements in the Pacific Northwest" via Zoom and livestream.

Exactly one year after the police murder of George Floyd, what is the potential for systemic antiracist change and Black liberation here today? What can we learn from the black power movement and the cross-ethnic solidarity of the 1960’s in the PNW? What would a broad-based regional/national progressive coalition led by black & brown communities look like? Join two dynamic leaders from different generations as they share stories and perspectives and engage audience questions.

Thompson-Wiley has been on the ground protesting police brutality and systemic oppression since May 29, 2020. She works with Black Action Coalition, Decriminalize Seattle, and Defend The Defund.

Larry Gossett’s activism in the PNW includes co-founding the UW BSU; 15 years directing Seattle’s oldest anti-poverty program; fighting in solidarity as one of Seattle’s “Gang of Four,” and serving as a King County Councilmember for 25 years, always rooted in the Central District. In 2021 he will receive UW’s highest award, Alumnus Summa Laude Dignitarus.

All are invited to attend this event!

Direct to zoom: https://tinyurl.com/fxcz47fu

Live stream https://wp.wwu.edu/live/

Sponsored by Western's Huxley College of the Environment; Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies; Center for Community Learning; Education and Social Justice program; American Cultural Studies program; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program; Center for Law, Diversity, and Justice; funded by the Western Washington University Associated Students Sustainability, Equity and Justice Fund.

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