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2004 Black History Month Celebration

Vote For The Future

Feb 2-13: African Market in Bank of America Tower
What: Afro-centric Ethnic Products
Where: 700 4th Ave, Lobby Level 2, at tunnel entrance
When: Daily, 9am - 5pm
Products: Ethnic clothing, art, sculptures, paintings, crafts, books, information

Feb 2, 9, 17, 23: Lobby Entertainment
What: Talking Drums, Steel Drums, Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Spoken Word, Talking Drums, Afro-fusion
Where: Key Tower, City Hall Lobbies, Bank of America Food Court
When: 11:00am - 1pm
Specific performer information to be announced

Feb 3: Kickoff Luncheon
Where: Arctic Building, Dome Room, 700 3rd Avenue, Seattle
When: 11:30am - 1pm
Welcome/Proclamation: Mayor Greg Nickels
Key Note Speaker: Professor Carl Livingston, Political Science, SCCC
Entertainment: Ceremonial Blessing, Afro-fusion music and dance, poetry
Lunch and reserved seating: $10; additional seating if available

Feb 4: Presidential Nomination Process
Where: City Hall, Bertha Landes Room
When: 11:30am - 1pm
Speaker: Javier Valdez (Democrat), Republican, and others parties invited

Feb 5: Washington State's Tax Structure
Where: Key Tower 4050/60
When: 11:30am - 1pm
Speaker: David Goldstein (www.horsesass.org), Hugh Spitzer (Vice-Chair Gates Sr. Tax Structure Committee)

Feb 9: Artist Reception
Where: Bertha Landes Room, City Hall
When: 10am - 1pm
Who: artists: Local/national artists
What: lectures, displays, reception, refreshments
For more details, see ourArt Events page.

Feb 10: The History of Voting in Africa
Where: Bertha Landes Room, City Hall
When: 11:30am - 1pm
Speaker: Prof. Bernard-Thompson Ikegwuoha, BA., MA/M.Phil., Ph.D.

Feb 11: The Art of Quilting
Where: Bertha Landes Room, City Hall
When: 10am - 1pm
What: history, demonstrations, City employees' works displayed, audience giveaways
Featured artists: City of Seattle Quilters
For more details, see ourArt Events page.

Feb 12: Restoring the Vote to Ex-Felons
Where: Boards & Commissions Room, Level 2, City Hall
When: 11:30am - 1pm
What: Impacts of ex-felons being denied the vote
Speakers: King County Council Member Larry Gossett, Genevieve Aguilar of ACLU, Lisa Daugaard of Public Defender's Office; SPD and King County Prosecutor invited

Feb 17: Journey From Africa
CANCELLED

Feb 18: African Bite Luncheon
Where: Dome Room, Arctic Building, 700 Third Ave (at Columbia), Seattle WA
When: 11:30am - 1pm
MC: Isiah Anderson Jr.
Keynote: Marcia Arunga
Food: Food: Ethnic cuisine from East and West Africa, $7
Entertainment: TTAAPP Central, New Black Arts West, T.O.S.S - Steppers (free lesson)
Awards: Youth PC Building Awards from Black Data Processing Associates
Attendance is free

Feb 19: Public Transportation
Where: Key Tower 4050/60
When: 11:30am - 1pm
What: Status and future of vote-related transportation planning
Speakers: Ven Knox of Elevated Transit (Monorail), Mark Keller of SDOT, Ron Lewis of Sound Transit, Victor Obeso of Metro
Bring your lunch, learn, and enjoy.

Feb 20: South Service Center Festival
Where: 3613 Fourth Avenue South, South Service Center
When: 10am - 5pm
Luncheon: 11:30am - 1pm
Food: La Louisiana cuisine
Entertainment: Tuskegee Airmen, TTAAPPS Central, Steel Drum Band

Feb 24: Our Common Identity
Where: Bertha Landes Room, City Hall
When: 11:30am - 1pm
Speaker: To be announced

Feb 26: Disparate Law Enforcement
Where: Key Tower 4050/60
When: 11:30am - 1pm
What: Racial differences in arrests, prosecution, and sentencing
Speakers: Andy Ko of ACLU, Lisa Daugaard of Public Defenders, SPD Chief Kerlikowske


The Celebration is a showcase of visual art, live performances, and information with respect to Black history, heritage, and culture. Attendance and partcipation at all events, workshops, and activities are free of charge.

The Black History Month Committee is a collaboration of City of Seattle employees from many departments who are dedicated to providing an enjoyable celebration for the entire community. Together we work to make each Black History Month Celebration a special presentation of Black heritage and culture.

We invite the entire community to attend all our events. Please print our flyer PDF Document for a conventient listing of our calendar of events.

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