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Wed 9/29, 2021, 7:30pm
Event Format:In-Person Attendance + Livestream
Marcus Harrison Green with Michele Matassa Flores
Readying to Rise
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 7:30PM

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The Great Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue)
Seattle, WA 98101
A livestream of this event will also be available.

It’s been a watershed year. Social justice, and all that may mean to us all, is both in our grasp and slipping through our fingers. Seattle journalist Marcus Harrison Green knows this well. Growing up black in south Seattle, Green, a dear friend and frequent collaborator with Town Hall Seattle, has seen both the sharp rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and the murk of police brutality in tandem.

Readying to Rise is a new collection of essays, highlighting where things break down and what comes from the brokenness. Based on experience, Green offers sharpness and clarity in regard to racism as it pervades all aspects of our society – from the classroom, to the police patrolled streets, to the newsroom. He also writes about religion, mental health, human morality, and what his beloved grandmother taught him, and will now teach us all.

Marcus Harrison Green is a columnist for The Seattle Times. A long-time Seattle native, he is the founder of the South Seattle Emerald, which focuses on telling the stories of South Seattle and its residents.

Michele Matassa Flores is executive editor of The Seattle Times.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle.

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