Tuesday 29th May 2018
7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98144
Put on by Town Hall Seattle
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In this two-hour event curated by Inside/Out Neighborhood Resident Erik Molano, hear from storytellers exploring the history of the Central District’s Black, Asian, and Jewish communities, followed by a panel discussion on the future of the neighborhood. The evening closes with back-to-back hip-hop performances by CarLarans and Draze.

Seattle’s Central District has undergone changes of identity and witnessed the rising presence of many communities of color. But are these communities are thriving now, and who is welcome in today’s CD? Town Hall’s Inside/Out Neighborhood Resident Erik Molano invites us to explore these questions and more, as well as the Central District’s history with a diverse array of storytellers, panelists, and speakers.

Storytellers from the CD’s Asian, Jewish, and Black communities take the stage to recount the history of these populations and their growth within the Central District, and explore the neighborhood’s connection to Chinatown and Africatown. Then a panel of speakers convenes for a discussion and Q&A to unpack these connections and relate them directly to the needs of the communities in the Central District, as well as examining the impact of broader issues such as marijuana legalization on communities of color in the CD.

Take this opportunity to reflect on stories of the Central District, and to discuss the experiences and directions of communities of color and the future of this evolving neighborhood.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle with support from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and The Cloud Room as part of the Civics Series.

-via Town Hall Seattle