The sixth annual Urban Poverty Forum exists to open a dialogue around the systemic issues surrounding urban poverty, and to unite a diverse community of care—including faith-based organizations, nonprofits, and concerned citizens—in addressing problems faced by the poorest among us. This year’s forum, focusing on Northwest tribal members in Seattle and on nearby reservations who still face conditions of poverty after centuries of oppression, features Chris Stearns of the Seattle Human Rights Commission, who practices Native American law with Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker and helped co-found Native Vote Washington, and Cecile Hansen, the elected chair of the Duwamish Tribe, the great-great grandniece of Chief Si’ahl, and a founder and president of Duwamish Tribal Services. Presented by Real Change News and Mahogany Project with Town Hall.
Advance tickets are $5 at www.townhallseattle.org or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 12:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.
Other Civic, Special Programming Events
Seattle Human Rights Day
A Celebration Honoring the Seattle Human Rights Commission’s 50th Anniversary
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 7:30 – 8:40pm
Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5, suggested donation.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.