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Dismantling Racism: A Forum for Southeast Seattle

Jul 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Intersectionality: A Panel Discussion of Queer People Of Color

The shootings at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando were a direct assault on a community, and a direct assault on multiple identifiable communities. The panel will begin with an exploration of intersectionality, and move on to discuss the impact of terrorism and fear on the various communites, as well as the aftermath and resulting private and public conversations. The panelists will discuss how homophobia and racism are related, and also distinctly differentthey relate to one another. The moderated discussion will be followed by a community forum with participation open to anyone in attendance.

All are welcome. The event is FREE to the public,
suggested donation $10 per person.

Luzviminda Uzuri “Lulu” Carpenter
aka #LuluNation

Ray Corona: LGBT Commission & Dreamers (Undocu-Queers, Immigration, Latinx)
Naomi Ishisaka: SEIU 775 Benefits Group, Director of Communications
Jade: House of Marco Marco (Homelessness, Sex Work, Economics)
Christopher Peguero: Seattle City Light, Environmental Equity Advisor
Denechia Powell: LGBTQ Allyship & EPIC Center (Focus: Economics, Labor, Unions, Housing, etc.)
Luis Viquez: Project Manager at Gay City Health Project//POCAAN

“Dismantling Racism: a community forum for Southeast Seattle” is a monthly event co-sponsored by Rainier Valley Historical Society SouthEast Effective Development, and South Seattle Emerald.

#LuluNation + Crew Talk Show

Luzviminda Uzuri Carpenter has been working at the intersections of communities for the past 20 years in the state of Washington as Lulu, #LuluNation, Ms. Lulu, and Ate “Big Sister” Lulu, is an artist, educator, consultant, cultural worker, producer, community organizer, youth worker, and community strategist who lives and works in Seattle, WA as a Queer Mixed Race AfroPinxy. Currently, she works as the Seattle Girls School Performance Studies Teacher & Resident Artist; the Hollow Earth Radio Youth & Young Adult Program Coordinator & Anti-Oppression Consultant as well as a Radio Host of #LuluNation + Crew every Tuesday from 7-9pm discussing community issues from an LGBTQ of Color lens. She is also the Co-Chair of the City of Seattle LGBT Commission to advocate for marginalized communities and is an Ambassador for On the Boards (OtB) to bridge art and community. Lulu acquired her MA in American Studies at Washington State University in 2005 and wrote her thesis, “Whose Mix?” focused on the intersections of identities, communities, history, and liberation as it lands upon mixed and multiracial bodies. She has shown her commitment and love towards Duwamish territory (where Seattle resides) through space-making and place-making projects locally that develop art and artists locally and nationally focused on marginalized communities, voices, images, anti-violence, and visibility with Uzuri* Consulting & Productions. Lulu weaves together the intersections of community, non-profits, business, and organizing to always strategize and organize around the possibilities of resilience, resistance, and collective liberation through Green Bodies & WonderLab. You can find Lulu on social media as @LuluNation206 or #LuluNation.


Jul 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Rainier Valley Cultural Center Theater
3515 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98118 United States

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