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Join Us for the Virtual 2021 Seattle Equity Summit

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"SES 2021, themed “Art > Activism > Revolution: Are U About This Life?” is a Community Collaboration Between Creatives From Seattle, WA and Detroit, MI. Presenters and performers will share their stories as artists/activists or “artivists” who have been on the forefront of movements for social justice.

2021 Summit Overview

 
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SES 2021Virtual Summit will support systemic social change through use of artistic and cultural expression, identify ways that corporate and philanthropic organizations may participate in social change by engaging with artivists, and showcasing the work of artivists. The summit will bring together upwards of 400 Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), along with white allies/partners while centering the arts.

"SES 2021, themed “Art > Activism > Revolution: Are U About This Life?” A Community Collaboration Between Creatives From Seattle, WA and Detroit, MI. We have already begun to schedule presenters who will share their stories as artist/activists or “artivists” who have been on the forefront of movements for social justice. SES 2021 will support systemic social change through use of artistic and cultural expression, identify ways that for-profit companies and philanthropy may participate in social change by engaging with artivists, and showcase the work of artivists.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

In Community,

SES 2021 Collaborative

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SES Equity Statement

Equity is an ardent journey toward well-being as defined by the affected. Equity demands sacrifice and redistribution of power and resources in order to break systems of oppression, heal continuing wounds, and realize justice. To achieve equity and social justice, we must first root out deeply entrenched systems of racism. Equity proactively builds strong foundations of agency, is vigilant for unintended consequences, and boldly aspires to be restorative. Equity is disruptive and uncomfortable and not voluntary. Equity is fundamental to the community we want to build.

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When is the Summit: 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 8:00am - 5:30pm PST / 12:00pm - 8:30pm EST

Day 1

Important Note: Day 1 of the Summit is designed for and open to  everyone.

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 8:00am - 5:30pm PST / 12:00pm - 8:30pm EST

Day 2

Important Note: Day 2 of the Summit is designed for and open to  BIPOC only.

 
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Where will the Summit Take Place:

The Seattle Equity Summit will take place virtually on the Hubilo and Zoom Platforms.

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How to Register & Attend:

  • No Fee to Attend.

  • Register here by July 21.

  • The first 50 youth or young adults registered ages 25 years or younger will receive attendance incentives!

 
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Event Schedule

Day 1 - July 21st, 2021

Times Shown are in PDT

8 AM

Yoga with Anthony Williams, Mindwell LLC

9 AM

Grounding and Centering Ceremony

Victoria Santos, The Center for Healing and Liberation

Land Acknowledgement

Teo Rank and Tatiwyat Buck, The Northwest School

Spoken Word

Dillon Ashton Brown, City of Detroit - Civil Rights, Inclusion & Opportunity 

Overview of the Day and Purpose of the Convening

Rochelle Riley, City of Detroit

C’Ardiss Gardner Gleser, Satterberg Foundation

9:30 AM

Opening Plenary - Reflections from the Art Born Out of the Summer of 2020

Panelists will discuss the wave of artistic expression and activism that resulted following the killing of a number of unarmed Black people around the country, most notably George Floyd whose murder was witnessed by millions.

TraeAnna Holiday, King County Equity Now

jessica Care moore, Black WOMEN Rock!, Moore Black Press

Rochelle Riley, City of Detroit

Inye Wokoma, Wa Na Wari

Omari Salisbury, Converge Media (Moderator)

11:30 AM

Edutainment - Art and Culture Showcase, Part One

Debra White-Hunt, Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy

Anna Banana Freeze, Massive Monkees

Aleca Gleser, Rap for Change Org. & Rap for Change Records (Moderator)

12:30 PM

Creative Revolutions (Luncheon Plenary):

A Conversation with "Artivists" of the Front Lines led by Creative Justice

A Conversation with "Artivists" of the Front Lines led by Creative Justice Toni Cade Bombara taught us, “The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.” Youth, artists, cultural workers, storytellers, painters, dancers, chefs, documentarians—artists on the forefront of social change. They help us see what the world is, believe in what it could, and manifest the world we most need through creativity.  Gloria Steinem says, “Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.” Creative Justice youth artists and teaching artists will share the birth, the work, and the hope of Creative Justice through art and dialogue.

 

Youth Artivists from Creative Justice

Nikkita Oliver, Creative Justice (Moderator)

Note: You will need the following items if you'd like to follow along with the demonstration at the time of the session: Paper, pen, pencil, markers, glass of water, scissors, and tape.**

2:00 PM

Mid-Day Yoga with Randi Williams, Love Energy Flow Yoga

2:30 PM

Edutainment - Art and Culture Showcase, Part Two

This is an opportunity to get up close and personal with two phenomenal artists, Hiawatha D. and Veronica Very. During this session, they will share some of their work and discuss their motivation behind their various works of art.

 

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Veronica Very, Wonder of Women, International

Rochelle Riley, City of Detroit (Moderator)

3:15 PM

Recap of the Day and Call to Action

Nichole Maher, Group Health Foundation

Hope Tyson, A Visual Approach

Closing Remarks

Rochelle Riley, City of Detroit

C’Ardiss Gardner Gleser, Satterberg Foundation

3:30 PM

Virtual Marketplace of Artivists’ Work

3:30 PM

A Cultural Celebration

DJ Tsunami

 
 

Thank You 2021 Sponsors

SES Collaborative

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Thank You 2020 Sponsors

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Event Production by

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Thank You 2019 Sponsors

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