via the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition:

I’m excited to let you know about our upcoming MLK Community Workshop Series, taking place virtually between January 11th – January 15th. We have a stellar lineup this year, reflecting this year’s theme, “Truth in Education Now!”, along with workshops on issues centering BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) communities and strategies for community healing.

  • Defending Democracy in Schools introduces you to a tool kit that empowers educators and community members who want to safeguard truth in education. Tuesday, January 11th at noon.  Registration Link
  • In BIPOC and Transportation Equity, learn about Seattle’s BIPOC groups leading      transportation work impacting communities of color.  Panelists will describe their coalition building around climate justice, mobility justice, unjust traffic enforcement and legislative advocacy to build a transportation future rooted in equity. Tuesday, January 11th at 5 p.m.  Registration Link
  • Labor Solidarity Across  Communities of Color. With “Striketober” and other labor militancy, how will workers of color be better represented in the labor movement?  Learn how constituencies of color are working together to advance our common interests. Tuesday, January 11th at 7 p.m.  Registration Link 
  • The Fog Beyond the Mountains will take you on a virtual tour of events that have defined and perpetuated systemic racism in the Northwest. Wednesday, January 12th at noon.  Registration Link
  • The Power of Healing Circles explores the power of the indigenous use of circle dialogue to increase mutual understanding and practice restorative justice. Wednesday, January 12th at 5 p.m.  Registration Link
  • In Reproductive Justice: A Survival Issue for BIPOC, Labor and Oppressed People, activists from different communitiess will discuss issues of reproductive justice and their intersection with racism, class, freedom from violence, and opposing far-right misogyny, with an emphasis on Black maternal health.   Wednesday, January 12th at 7 p.m.  Registration Link
  • Learning From the Past / Organizing for the Future offers strategies to resist against big fossil fuel and construction companies, especially in campaigns that displace communities of color. Thursday, January 13th at noon. Note: Film associated with workshop can be viewed beforehand.  Registration Link
  • Organizing for Immigrant Justice by Centering Deportation Defense will explore how the institution of citizenship and the detention/deportation machine create racialized experiences, singling out immigrants. It will highlight resistance efforts and how we can create systemic change.  Registration Link Thursday, January 13th at 5 p.m. 
  • Assault on Dr. King’s Vision: The Rise of the Far-Right and the Attack on Democracy will explore recent trends and threats posed by anti-democratic movements, unpack the rhetoric and discuss new ways to defend democracy.  Thursday, January 13th at 7 p.m.  Registration Link
  • Lessons from Cuba – Reproductive Justice is a Human Right explores how reproductive rights have been key to advancing Cuban women’s rights. Friday, January 14th at 5 p.m.  Registration Link
  • Chicago Footwork: A Strategy for Education and Community Mental Health shares an approach to community healing developed by black youth in Chicago. Chicago Footwork uses dance, music and culture to foster black identity rooted in confidence and connection. Saturday, January 15th at 10 a.m.  Registration Link
  • Many Fires This Time: We the 100 Million” follows poet and activist, A Scribe Called Quess?, as he connects with activist poets and communities they represent, fighting for equity and justice, from Chicago, Kentucky and Oakland to his hometown of New Orleans.  Saturday, January 15th at noon. Note: Film associated with workshop can be viewed beforehand.  Registration Link
  • Abolish Auto-Decline references state laws that allow the juvenile system to decline its jurisdiction over children charged with serious offenses, who are then tried in adult court. This webinar discuss strategies and solutions to ending Auto-Decline.  Saturday, January 15th at 2 p.m.  Registration Link

We hope you’ll join us for these offerings! Workshops will take place from Tuesday through Saturday of next week, January 11th – 15th.

Questions? Most questions can be answered by clicking through the detailed description of each workshop. If you have additional questions, please email mlkseattleworkshops@gmail.com.

Workshops can also be found here: https://www.seattlemlkcoalition.org/workshop-topics-2022

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