Please join us for a not-to-be-missed panel, Strategies for Community Healing, featuring the Whose Streets? Our Streets! (WSOS) Workgroup:
Saturday, January 16, 2:00-3:15p
On Zoom, free to attend. Register here for the link.
In this panel discussion, one of a dozen powerful workshops being offered this week by the MLK Jr Organizing Coalition in its 39th Annual MLK Jr Day celebration, activists will describe their innovative efforts to create new paradigms for BIPOC communities, especially Black communities, to thrive in Seattle.
As part of the panel, local organizers Phyllis Porter and Peaches Thomas of the Whose Streets? Our Streets! (WSOS) workgroup will introduce the WSOS slate of recommendations for how our streets can be safe, thriving places without the use of armed police. The majority-BIPOC workgroup’s recommendations were developed by using a pro-equity and anti-racist framework to review laws and policies governing the use of streets.
WSOS is honored to join the following groups on the Strategies for Community Healing panel:
- The Africatown Community Land Trust, formed to acquire, steward and develop land assets necessary for the Black/African diaspora community to grow in the Central District
- CACE21 – Wa Na Wari, which creates space for Black ownership, Black ownership, possibility, and belonging through art, historic preservation, and connection in the Central District;
- Nurturing Roots, focusing on sharing the truth about systematic oppression with an emphasis on food and environmental justice,
The panel discussion will be followed by Q and A.
ABOUT WHOSE STREETS, OUR STREETS
Whose Streets? Our Streets! (WSOS) is a Seattle-based, majority-BIPOC workgroup. Group members are dedicated to reviewing and recommending changes to street use design, laws, and policies in order to better meet the needs and support the lives of all street users, especially the BIPOC community.
For more information about the work of Whose Streets? Our Streets!, see this recent interview with two WSOS organizers, Phyllis Porter and Yes Segura:
ABOUT THE SEATTLE MLK JR ORGANIZING COALITION
Seattle’s MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition has mobilized for social justice every year for almost four decades, and this year is no exception. The Coalition comprises grassroots, labor, business, people of color, and progressive community organizations and volunteers from throughout the Puget Sound region.