#BlackBlueBrown—Let's Talk About Structural Racism and Injustice
“Young people need to know that we didn’t always have the freedoms we use,” says Filipino American National Historical Society executive director and founder Dorothy Cordova.
How do we still see race in America today? Why do black issues matter to others? What is the historical connection between black and brown peoples? (The blue in the equation is a reference to the police.) In observance of Black History Month, Wednesday's symposium, #BlackBlueBrown, aims to explore the answers to these questions and more.
Sponsored in part by Seattle University's United Filipino Club, the panel will tackle the history of race relations through inviting the perspectives of both panelists and audience members. Some hot topics include exploring the ways in which relations between black and brown people can be harnessed to enact transformative change. Join in to offer your perspective, or to learn a new one.
"What’s going on today is history repeating itself,” says Cordova. “We don’t always learn from the past. Racially motivated killings are happening all the time.... They just happen in different ways.”
To find out more about the panel and FANHS, visit the #BlackBlueBrown event page or check out the International Examiner's announcement.
#BlackBlueBrown—Let's Talk About Structural Racism and Injustice, Wed, Feb 25, 5pm, Seattle University Bannan Auditorium, 901 12th Ave, Free
Cured of HIV
Timothy Ray Brown was the first person in the world cured of HIV. Gero Hütter was the first doctor in the world to cure someone of HIV. Even though he is known as "the Berlin Patient," Brown is actually a Seattle native, and both he and Dr. Hütter are in town to share personal testimony and information on the experiments that led to the cure.
As doctors and scientists continue to seek out new therapies to combat HIV/AIDS, Brown's recovery marks a fascinating success. He has since launched the Cure for AIDS Coalition, a group dedicated to, you guessed it, finding approaches to cure or manage HIV/AIDS.
Cured of HIV, Thu, Feb 26, 6pm, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Free
Advance Notice for March 3
Sawant's Town Hall Meeting: End Hate Crime Against LGBTQ People!
Council member Kshama Sawant wants to address the continuing pattern of hate crime committed against members of the LGBTQ community in Capitol Hill. Hate crime has been on the rise in Capitol Hill, an alarming fact given the neighborhood's status as a LGBTQ cultural hub within the city.
The town hall discussion will include testimony from individuals directly affected by such instances, as well as public safety representatives, activists, and housing justice advocates.
End Hate Crime Against LGBTQ People! Tue, Mar 3, 7pm, All Pilgrims Christian Church, 500 Broadway E, Free