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June 6 Events

June 6, 5:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

Know Your Vote: What is Democracy in America? - Online Event

Join the Northwest African Museum (NAAM) and MOHAI for a virtual dialogue about democracy in the United States. Gennette Cordova, writer and founder of the nonprofit Lorraine House, will explore the topics of voter suppression, demographics that are included and excluded from the voting process, how to sift through candidate information, including their personal reflections on participation/non-participation, and the historical significance of those choices. Please join us for this important conversation, moderated by NAAM’s Public Programs and Community Engagement Coordinator, Moni Tep.

About NAAM: At the heart of the African American experience in the Northwest is the story of our journey to this region, the establishment of our vibrant community, and the ways in which we have survived. To tell this ever-unfolding story, Northwest African American Museum’s exhibitions and programs feature the visual arts, music, crafts, literature and history of African Americans in the Northwest. Cognizant of the black community’s continuous evolution, NAAM focuses on African Americans whose route to the new world was through slavery as well as recent immigrants arriving from places such as Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia. NAAM’s mission is to spread knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of the histories, arts and cultures of people of African descent for the enrichment of all.

How to Register: Participation is open to the first 500 registrants. Click the link below and provide your name and email address.

Cost: Free

May 26 - June 20, South Lake Union

OUR HEARTS LIVE HERE Initiative - 2020 Graduation

At KCTS 9, we believe that our COMMUNITY is our greatest strength in times of adversity.  The novel coronavirus has significantly changed the ways we interact with our family, friends and neighbors. In an effort to spread some joy during the difficult moment we’re all living in, we’re launching the OUR HEARTS LIVE HERE initiative.

Graduation season is upon us, and we want to celebrate and honor all of the grads from pre-school to law-school and everything in between, who are missing out on this year’s ceremonies.

Submit a photo of your graduate (or yourself!) below for us to feature on-air on KCTS 9 and on our social media channels. You can also use #OurHeartsLiveHere to submit photos and share your grads with your neighbors.

Congrats to the class of 2020!

Want to see photos from our decorating or Mr. Rogers sweater challenges? Click here.

Finally, please share this with your family, friends and neighbors! The more people who participate the more we show we’re all in this together.

Here’s how to participate:

1) To submit your photo(s), fill out this form and include your name, e-mail and photo of your graduate(s). Use the hashtag #OurHeartsLiveHere to share your work with the community.

2) Follow all social distancing guidelines and stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who doesn’t live in your residence.

Our favorite submissions will be featured in spots aired on KCTS 9.

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Be Safe, Mask Pup: Downtown Dog Lounge is open for business in South Lake Union. >>link in profile
Sheltering in (a Special) Place: Mary's Place Family Center in The Regrade is helping families during COVID-19. >>link in profile

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