NSC will host Nikkita Oliver Feb. 4

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NSC Hosts Nikkita Oliver on “Political Participation at the State- & Local-Level” 

Thursday, February 4, noon - 1:15 pm   
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96507588165?pwd=Y3RiMkdSdEJJSWZmMm82VUNzVktjUT09 
Meeting ID: 965 0758 8165 
Passcode: engage 
300-person maximum, first come first served  

There is no denying that we are living in extraordinary political times. Many citizens are hungry to share their voices and help facilitate productive political change, but they do not necessarily know how to do so. Building on our fall event featuring former White House staffer Eric Liu, we focus Winter quarter on civic engagement on the state- and local-level and welcome Nikkita Oliver!   

Nikkita Oliver (they/them) is a Seattle-based creative, community organizer, abolitionist, educator, and attorney. Working at the intersections of arts, law, education, and community organizing Nikkita strives to create experiences which draw us closer to our humanity and invites us to imagine what we hope to see in the future. Nikkita is the co-executive director of Creative Justice, an arts-based alternative to incarceration and a healing engaged youth-led community-based program.Nikkita was the first political candidate of the Seattle Peoples Party running for Mayor of Seattle in 2017 narrowly missing the general election by approximately 1,100 votes; coming in third of 21 candidates.

The Seattle College’s Chancellor Shouan Pan and North Seattle College's Interim President, Dr. Chemene Crawford, will welcome participants. Then, Nikkita Oliver will speak for approximately 45 minutes, followed by Q&A facilitated by the North Seattle College Ad Hoc Civic Engagement Committee. This event is open to faculty, staff, students, all Seattle Colleges and our Seattle neighbors. ASL interpreters will be provided. A recording will be available after the event. Please contact Jill Lane, Political Science Faculty, @ jill.lane@seattlecolleges.edu, Cristobal Borges, History Faculty, @ cristobal.borges@seattlecolleges.edu or Deepa Bhandaru, Social Justice/Intersectional Studies, @ deepa.bhandaru@seattlecolleges.edu 

This event is sponsored by: 

  • The Seattle Colleges’ Offices of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion 
  • The North Seattle Office of the Vice President of Instruction, Faculty Development 
  • The North Seattle College ad hoc Civic Engagement Committee  
  • North Seattle College Student Leadership 
  • The Seattle Colleges’ Political Science Programs 
  • The North Seattle College History Program 
  • The North Seattle College Social Justice/Intersectional Studies Program