Friday, November 20, 2020 - 6:00pm to Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 3:00pm
Join us as we celebrate Indigenous brilliance and explore our shared joys and struggles—all on Native Land.
The Indigenous People Festival is a time for Native people to celebrate our unique traditions and visions for the future. This year, we acknowledge what is and always will be Coast Salish land and imagine a future guided by Indigenous knowledge and excellence.
Join ACLU-WA Equal Justice Works Fellow Crystal Pardue and leaders of Indigenous youth serving organizations for a conversation on cultural connections needed for Indigenous youth to thrive. Learn about creative ways of overcoming the particular barriers Indigenous youth encounter. Topics include food sovereignty; physical, mental, and spiritual health; education and school discipline; and the arts.
This series of virtual conversations moderated by Enrique Cerna will explore the racial disparities and inequities in Washington’s public health and policing systems highlighted by COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. State lawmakers are beginning to convene to prepare for the 2021 state legislative session when these issues, and the budget, will be top priorities. Join us to learn how to put equity front and center in the Olympia debates.
We did not learn this history in school. Robinson will discuss how Confederate monuments came to adorn our country and what it means that they still stand today. We MUST face the truth of our history to chart a course forward.