Recast | MLK Celebration Jan. 22, 12-1:30 pm, and Toshi Reagon Feb. 20, 1-3 pm

From: “Saliba, Therese” <>
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 2:35 PM

Dear Community,

Happy Inauguration Day!  As we move together into a new era, it is important to remember the struggles that have gone before and the visionary possibilities ahead.  As Martin Luther King said, we are tied together “in the single garment of destiny.”  As a community, we continue to provide opportunities to come together to honor past struggles for Black liberation, racial and economic justice, and the future of our planet under climate change.  

Please join us for two upcoming community events:  Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, January 22, 12-1:30 and Toshi Reagon on Parable of the Sower, Saturday, February 20, 1-3 pm. 

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, January 22, 12-1:30 pm
Zoom Link:

Lunch & Learn with student reflections on King’s quotes (see attached flyer)

Keynote address by Kwabi Amoah-Forson, 2015 Tacoma alum and creator of the Peace Bus
A collaboration of Evergreen Tacoma and First Peoples Multicultural Trans & Queer Support Services, with special thanks to Carl Forbes, Merrill Pusey, and Marcia Tate-Arunga 

Toshi Reagon on Parable of the Sower

Evergreen’s Unsoeld Lecture 
Saturday, February 20, 2021, 1-3 pm

Free and Open to the Public
Zoom link will be announced the week before the event

TOSHI REAGON is a talented and versatile singer, composer, and musician with a profound ear for sonic Americana—from folk to funk, from blues to rock. She has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall and the Paris Opera House to music festivals and local clubs, and collaborated with many well-known artists.

Toshi will be performing excerpts from the opera Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, which she created with her mother Bernice Johnson Reagon. She will also discuss the role of the artist in times of crisis, including the pandemic, the climate crisis, and the ongoing struggle for racial and social justice. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga, Dean of Evergreen-Tacoma.

This program is a collaboration between Evergreen’s Climate Justice & Resilience Series, Evergreen Tacoma, and Inclusive Excellence & Student Success, with thanks to the Unsoeld family.

Stay tuned for more details on Black History Month and other upcoming events. In the words of our first national youth poet laureate, Amanda Gorman, “For there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.”

In community,


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