Live Tweets From "Black In Seattle" At Washington Hall
In late October, KUOW aired Tonya Mosley’s radio series “Black in Seattle,” which sparked a rich online discussion. So Historic Seattle/Washington Hall and KUOW 94.9 hosted a community forum "offline" to continue the conversation. Here are highlights from the evening, Tweeted by KUOW and attendees:
- First, let's introduce the panel:(from left)Trish Millines Dziko, founder of Technology Access Foundation.Tonya Mosley, creator/producer of "Black in Seattle" radio series and event moderatorFelicia Loud, soul singer and performer. Member of hip-hop crew Black StaxShaun Scott, independent filmmaker from SeattleSandra Jackson-Dumont, deputy director education and public programs at Seattle Art MuseumSharon Williams, managing director at Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas
- While Tonya also had questions prepared, we asked participants as they came into the room to write down topics/questions they were interested in hearing about throughout the discussion. We'll also use this feedback for future events.
- The house was packed - and the vibe was warm and energetic. Community members were clearly eager to engage and listen.
- A rep from Washington Hall (generous co-sponsor of the evening) gave a little bit of history, as to why the venue was relevant to the conversation. Did you know WA Hall was once located in a "Red Line District?" It was also where some notable black artists have performed:
- Once (almost) everyone had a chair, the discussion got started.What follows is by no means a complete or verbatim transcript, but represents a selection of highlights from the evening.
- Shaun replied:
- Tonya points out:
- And opens it up to the audience. Should there be a black center in Seattle?
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