North Honors Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time when we consider our history and re-affirm our commitment to civil rights and social Justice. North commemorates this month of reflection and re-affirmation with an Open Community Forum hosted by the President's Diversity Inclusion Council for Equity in partnership with the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 

What: Guest speaker and activist Aaron Dixon: My People Are Rising

When: Feb. 25, 3 - 4:15 p.m.

Where:  North Seattle College campus, College Center building Room 1161

To secure your parking, please RSVP to D'Andre Fisher at dandre.fisher@seattlecolleges.edu or call (206) 934-4620.

Background: Aaron Dixon co-founded Seattle’s chapter of the Black Panther Party with his brother Elmer in 1968. Aaron then led the chapter as chapter captain for the next 10 years. He later worked with at-risk and gang-involved youth for 30 years and founded North Seattle’s Central House transitional housing program. In 2007, he ran for U.S. Senate.

Aaron now spends much of his time speaking to youth and college students weaving his activist history into talks that encourage young people to learn their history and the importance of reading and pursuing a higher education. He also talks to young people about the importance of community and why it is important to be involved in helping to shape the world into a place that is sustainable for all living things.

Posted on: February 20th, 2019 at 15:17:39

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