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Seattle City Council
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Councilmember Harrell to keynote
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
1/31/2014  11:45:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Vinh Tang, Councilmember Harrell's Office, 206-684-8804
Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


Councilmember Harrell to keynote "Gentrification Through the Eyes of Art"

Seattle - Kicking off the recognition of Black History Month, Councilmember Bruce Harrell will keynote an event that uses art to inspire a discussion of gentrification in Seattle neighborhoods. The evening will feature an art exhibit from local painters, sculptors, photographers and hip-hop artists illustrating the impact of gentrification.

What are the impacts of policy decisions and investments by local government? What role does class and education play in the discussion? As a native of Seattle, Councilmember Harrell will speak on the causes and effects of gentrification.

"I have witnessed the disenfranchisement of minorities, elderly and the working class as renters and owners have been driven out of the city they call home," said Councilmember Harrell. "Our policy decisions must embrace a balanced approach of development while retaining low-income households. We must make our neighborhoods more inclusive to residents of all economic backgrounds."

WHAT:
Through the Eyes of Art (Event Organized by The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle)

WHEN:
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:
EMP Museum
325 5th Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109

WHO:
Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell
Local Artists

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