Events: Someday We’ll All Be Free: Patrisse Cullors and Luis Rodriguez; Webinar: Tent City, USA

Tonight: Someday We’ll All Be Free: Patrisse Cullors and Luis Rodriguez
 Date: Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Where:  Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

What is the role that libraries can play in imagining a future without prisons? Join an interactive community dialog featuring local leaders and national advocates on criminal justice reform to close out our year-long meditation on criminal justice. Our presenters include:

• Luis Rodriguez (Los Angeles poet laureate, author, mentor)
• Michele Storms (ACLU of Washington)
• Jerrell Davis (Rainier Beach Action Coalition; Wa-BLOC)
• Wesley Roach (Breakdances With Wolves – Indigenous Pirate Radio)

We’ll have a video call-in with Patrisse Cullors (co-founder Black Lives Matter). The evening will include a panel, a live tweet up and Q&A.

More info here.

Webinar: Tent City, USA: The Growth of America’s Homeless Encampments and How Communities are Responding
Date:  Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This webinar introduces the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty’s new report on homeless encampments or “tent cities”. Confirming anecdotal evidence, the report documents a dramatic increase in the number of encampments reported across the country. It also addresses how communities are responding with both constructive and destructive policies, including multiple case studies of promising and innovative solutions.

Speakers include:

  • Mike O’Brien, Seattle City Councilor
  • Maurice Young, advocate currently experiencing homelessness
  • Don Sawyer, advocate and documentary producer, a Bigger Vision Productions
  • Nicole Martinez, Executive Director, Mesilla Valley Community of Hope
  • Carol Sobel, Civil Rights Attorney
  • Major Wendy Stiver, Central Patrol Operations Division, Dayton Police Department
  • Eric Tars, Senior Attorney, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register here.