Past events

THE PEOPLE'S PUBLIC FORUM

This was our chance to have a REAL conversation with local county (including the mayor!) and state official. During the forum, we asked panelists non-combative questions and allowed them to provide a deeper understanding of how government systems work, steps to implement law & policy change, and the impact their roles, duties, and responsibilities have on our community.

 

Questions and concerns posed to the panel were derived from the community through a submission form. Missed it, no worries! We streamed it live and saved the videos on Facebook and Instagram. Go check it out!
 

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JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION & MARCH

We gathered with the community to celebrate the historical freedom day and protest Pierce County police reform as a first step toward unifying modern day civil rights activists and grassroots organizations across Pierce County.  The event began with a blessing from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, discussed the history of Juneteenth and it's correlation to modern day slavery, then segued into a peaceful protest through Downtown Tacoma. During the march, LegallyBLACK. Board Members spoke to the community about the exact demands we're working to change: 1-the institution of body cameras for all Pierce County law enforcement, 2-Revoke qualified immunity, 3- Reform law enforcement recruitment and training programs 4- Publicize misconduct reports and 5- Adopt '8 Can't Wait' policies. We were joined by guest speakers Dr. John “Push” Gaines, Antonio McLemore (Tacoma Urban League) Commissioner Will Hauser, (WA State Commission on African American Affairs), Mayor Victoria Woodards, many other fantastic Kings, Queens, & Royalty, and a dope group of LegallyBLACK. Angels (volunteers)!

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