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Racism Evolution: History to Hope Forum Series

Forum Summary

Racism Evolution: History to Hope Forum Series presents a series of panels discussing their respective cultural perspectives. Each forum in this virtual series will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

Panels include the following:

September 15 Indigenous People
September 29 African-American
October 6 Asian and Pacific Islander
October 20 Latinx/Hispanic
November 3 New Immigrants
November 17 Hope (the Science of Hope and its Application)

Read about the speakers and moderators here

Register in advance below for each event.

September 15 - Indigenous People

7:00 - 8:30 pm, September 15, 2021

Racism Evolution: History to Hope series #1 - Indigenous People

See a recording of this forum at https://youtu.be/N6mY2PsUy4k.

Speakers:

Charlotte Basch, Historic Education Coordinator, Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Amber Sterud Hayward, Program Director, Puyallup Tribal Language Program

September 29 - African American

7:00 - 8:30 pm, September 29, 2021

Racism Evolution: History to Hope Series #2 - African American

Register for this forum at https://bit.ly/3xt1iY9.

Speakers:

Lynese Cammack, President, Tacoma-Area NAACP Youth Council

Corey Orvold, Managing Broker /Realtor, Coldwell Banker Danforth

Eric Pettigrew, Director of Suite Services and Community Ambassador, NHL Seattle

October 6 - Asian & Pacific Islanders

7:00 - 8:30 pm, October 6, 2021

Racism Evolution: History to Hope series #3 - Asian & Pacific Islanders

Register for this forum at https://bit.ly/3yuVn6a.

Speakers:

Lua Pritchard, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Cultural Center

Suzanne Pak, Director of Community & Behavioral Health, Korean Women's Association (KWA)

Lydia Faitalia (to be added)

October 20 - Latinx/Hispanic

7:00 - 8:30 pm, October 20, 2021

Racism Evolution: History to Hope series #4 - Latinx/Hispanic

Register for this forum at https://bit.ly/3is4LSk.

Speakers:

Patricia Flores, Advocacy Coordinator at WA Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs

Sara Irish, Educator and Advocate

Gloria Rodriguez, Vaccine Project Manager, Latinx Unidos of South Sound

Manny Santiago, Executive Director, WA State LGBTQ Commission

November 3 - New Immigrants

7:00 - 8:30 pm, November 3, 2021

Racism Evolution: History to Hope series #5 - New Immigrants

Register for this forum at https://bit.ly/3juyNEu.

Speakers:

Dara Bardelas, Case Manager and Support Group Facilitator, Korean Women's Association

Marcos Antonio Orellana Pineda (to be added)

Sandra Sych, Housing Coordinator, Pierce County Aids Foundation

November 17 - Hope

7:00 - 8:30 pm, November 3, 2021

Racism Evolution: History to Hope series #6 - Hope!

This panel discusses the science of hope and its application to the evolution of racism.

Register for this forum at https://bit.ly/2WU5nrC.

Speakers:

Wally Endicott, Executive Director of the Kids at Hope Northwest Resource and Training Center (KAH)

Jonathan Johnson, President, Tacoma-Area NAACP

Additional speaker information to be added soon.