Real Change, Town Hall and The Mahogany Project Present 
           The 12th Annual Urban Poverty Forum

Crucial Conversations: A Panel on Police Interactions in Communities of Color

The Urban Poverty Forum is an annual educational event that brings speakers together around a common theme: to open a dialogue about the systemic issues surrounding urban poverty.  Join community leaders in a panel discussion on the successes, challenges and perceptions around police de-escalation tactics. Unite with a diverse and caring community including faith-based organizations, non-profits, and concerned citizens in addressing problems faced by the poorest among us.

The Mahogany Project will open the forum with a performance of their new work "the Talk"

           Panelists: The Reverend Harriett Walden of Mothers for Police Accountability,                                     Educator and former candidate for State Superintendent Erin Jones,                                                     SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator Felicia Cross,                                                                                   Chester Earl of Justice For Jackie.                                                                                                      Moderator: Lisa Edge - Real Change Staff Reporter

​  Robin Dawn Cherry


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                                                         Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018                                                                                           Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI)                                                                               104 17th Avenue South, Seattle, 98144                                     LHPAI is conveniently located on the Southeast Corner of East Yesler Way and 17th Avenue South.

                                                          Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm   (Doors open at 12:30pm)                                                                                                              

The Urban Poverty Forum is free to the public

Parking Lot and Street Parking Available / Accessible by public transportation 

This event is presented and sponsored by Town Hall, Real Change,  and The Mahogany Project.                      Additional support for this project provided by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. 

The Mahogany Project
live the Experience and Tell the Story

We are proud to partner with Real Change Newspaper, Town Hall Seattle and Seattle Office of Arts and Culture Neighborhood and Community Arts on the Annual Urban Poverty Forum to discuss and explore

 Performances of the Talk


​Crucial Conversations: A Panel on Police Interactions in Communities of Color

 February 25, 2018 at 1 pm

​Location: Langston - 104 17th Ave South Seattle

(Doors open at 12:30pm)

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