EASTSIDE RACE AND EQUITY SUMMIT
Eastside Race and Equity Summit: Bridging History and Story: Building the Next Chapter for Racial Equity
Saturday, September 26, 2020: 9:30am – 12:30pm
“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
– James Baldwin
Join us for an East King County virtual community summit to explore historical legacies and learn about local anti-racism efforts. What stories will connect, sustain, and guide us into our next chapter? What actions can we commit to taking within our community circles?
- Use history and stories to increase awareness and provide context for racial equity and the Black Lives Matter movement here in East King County
- Foster connections and share ways for participants to take action within their circles of influence.
- Encourage participants to think systemically and holistically about anti-racism work by bringing people together from different parts of the community.
Keynote Speaker: Delbert Richardson
Mr. Delbert Richardson is a Community Scholar, Ethnomuseumologist, Second Generation Storyteller, and Creator of the National Awarding Winning American History Traveling Museum: The “Unspoken” Truths. With the use of authentic artifacts, storyboards, and the ancient art of storytelling, Mr. Richardson teaches American History through an Afrocentric lens. His work is broken into four sections: Mother Africa, which focuses on the many contributions by Africans in the area of science, technology engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.); American Chattel Slavery – the brutal treatment and psychological impacts on African Americans of the Diaspora; The Jim Crow era – the racial caste system that focused on the creation and enforcement of legalized segregation; and Still We Rise, which focuses on the many contributions in the Americas by Black inventors/inventions.