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RSJI Summit

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day Celebration

January 16, 2023

Watch the Replay

Get ready for the 2023 RSJI Summit by watching the MLK Unity Day Celebration! It featured a sneak peek of the Summit, performances from songstress Josephine Howell, and remarks from:

  • Mayor of Seattle Bruce Harrell
  • Seattle City Councilmember Tammy Morales
  • Seattle Office for Civil Rights Director Derrick Wheeler-Smith

Save the Date for the RSJI Summit

March 23-24, 2023

The Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) will present our annual Summit event once again in March 2023! This year's edition will feature two days of anti-racist learning, celebration, and restoration. We’ll explore how Seattle can recover from the pandemic while centering racial equity.

This free event will be open to both in-person and virtual attendees. Community members can stream select sessions online and join us in person on March 24.

We’ll be sharing more info about the 2023 RSJI Summit in coming months. Be on the lookout for more updates from RSJI and check this page for up-to-date information.

The 2023 RSJI Summit is presented by the Race and Social Justice Initiative, Seattle Office for Civil Rights, and Seattle Center.

2023 Schedule

Monday, January 16: MLK Unity Day Celebration | 10-11am

  • Virtual programming featuring Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Tammy Morales giving remarks on the 2023 Summit theme of pandemic recovery.

Thursday, March 23: City of Seattle Employee Day | 11am-2pm

  • Racial equity education, workshops, and gatherings for City of Seattle employees. Seattle Public Library and Seattle Housing Authority staff members are also welcome.

Friday, March 24: Community Day | Time TBD

  • Presentations, workshops, and restorative gatherings open to everybody in the community. Learn more about racial equity work happening in the City of Seattle, and hear from local racial justice organizers.

Past Summits