Fight Back For Affirmative Action

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Freedom Socialist Party - Seattle Branch says
Fight Back for Affirmative Action
A game plan for jobs, education & freedom

Friday, Feb. 19, 7:00pm

Eighteen years after affirmative action was overturned in Washington State, unemployment has surged and wages and educational opportunities have plunged for African Americans and other people of color. Now is the time to strategize how to build a movement to reinstate and expand affirmative action.

Speakers:
•Kevin Allen, Vice President, Puget Sound Chapter of Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. Member of Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) Local 843 and the WFSE Statewide Executive Board.

•Dr. Norwood Brooks, longtime political activist who is currently heading up the Seattle/King County NAACP's campaign to reinstate affirmative action. Helped establish this state's first programs for minority businesses and hiring.

•Val Carlson, civil rights and civil liberties lawyer. Former Affirmative Action Officer for the Bellevue School District and member of National Lawyers Guild. Was lead attorney on Clara Fraser's discrimination case vs. Seattle City Light.

•Nikkita Oliver, lawyer, community organizer, poet. Writer in Residence at Seattle Arts & Lectures: Writers in the Schools Program and Mentor Artist/Case Manager at 4Culture: Creative Justice.

Door $3, students and unemployed folks $1 • Doors open at 6:30pm
Desserts and snack plates with vegan options $2.50 - $7.00

New Freeway Hall 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 bus line. Near Columbia City light rail station. To arrange childcare or work exchanges, please call two days in advance. For more info: 206-722-2453 or FSPseattle@mindspring.com

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By: Freedom Socialist Party - Seattle Branch

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