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American Dreams: Empowering new visions for a changing America
American Dreams: Empowering New Visions for a Changing America

The idea of the American Dream predates the founding of our nation. Its complex trajectory illuminates the contradiction, tension and potential contained within our individual and collective dreams and experiences. In celebration of the life, legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this Pecha Kucha Seattle event unites inspiring community leaders from across the region to explore their unique relationship to the American Dream and share their understanding of its relevance to our broader community, challenging us to reconsider what it means to be American as we reach the quarter-mark of the 21st Century.

Presenters include:

Colleen Echohawk, Executive Director, Chief Seattle Club

Youcef Bennour, Engineer/Civic Leader

Monserrat Padilla, Coordinator, Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network

Karen Okonkwo, Co-Founder, TONL

Dirk Van Velzen, President & Executive Director, The Prison Scholar Fund

Kurt Myers, Artist

C. Davida Ingram, Artist

Aurelio Valdez, Hip Hop Artist

Troy Osaki, Poet, Community Organizer, and Attorney

Sondra Segundo, Artist

Essam Muhammad, Artist and Community Organizer

Kimberly Corinne Deriana, Architectural Designer/Artist

Brian Carter, Executive Director, 4Culture

Pecha Kucha Seattle is presented in partnership with the Seattle Art Museum,4CultureArcadeAIA SeattleDesign in PublicHuman Condition Magazine and the Seattle Public Library.


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