Recast | Political Events Panel Jan. 15 and MLK Celebration Jan. 22, 12-1:30 p.m.

From: “Saliba, Therese” <>
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 1:31 PM

Dear Community,

Martin Luther King stated, “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” The unprecedented events of last week, from the election of the first African American and Jewish senators in Georgia, to the violent assault on democracy in our national and state capitols, instill many with both hope and fear for our collective future.  Next week marks the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday and the inauguration of a new President and Vice President. 

As a community, we are providing opportunities to come together to analyze and discuss the historical precedents, racial and economic inequalities, and political polarization that brought us to this moment.  We will also explore the visionary possibilities that inspire our social justice values and promote peace. In this spirit, we invite you to join in two lunch-time events for learning and community conversations on Fridays, Jan. 15 and Jan. 22, 12-1:30. 

The Arc of History? Contexts and Consequences of the Assault on Democracy

 Fri. Jan. 15, 12-1:30

Faculty Panel and Community Discussion (Webinar format with Q&A)   

Zoom link: 

Gilda Sheppard (Sociologist and Filmmaker) Commentary and Moderator

Brad Proctor (US History) The Relevance of Reconstruction in the Assault on Democracy 

Savvina Chowdhury (Feminist Economics) Economic Inequality in the Trump Era

Zoltan Grossman (Geography / Native Studies) Militant Far-Right Movements and the Consequences of “Fascism Denial”

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 

We look forward to seeing you there!  Please spread the word.  

In peace and community, 


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