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‘Since I Been Down’: Film Screening and Community Conversation

Friday, June 30, 2023

We are honored to continue to amplify the powerful work of local director Dr. Gilda Sheppard and her award winning documentary, Since I Been Down on Saturday August 5th, 3-6pm at The Olympia Center. The film features Kimonti Carter, founder of the T.E.A.C.H. (Taking Education and Creating History), a prisoner-led higher-education program now at three… Continue Reading ‘Since I Been Down’: Film Screening and Community Conversation

Juneteenth Event

Friday, May 12, 2023

Please join us for our first summer Racial Justice Event of 2023! We will gather on Monday June 19th at Squaxin Park, Shelter #4 (the one near the playground), in celebration and remembrance of this historic day. This event will center the Black experience. Events will include a Nature walk and a BBQ. Please RSVP… Continue Reading Juneteenth Event

Justice for Timothy Green

Thursday, September 1, 2022

There are no words or wisdom we can give in this moment of grief for the death of Timothy Green. We center those most impacted by this and highlight their wishes and words: “On August 22, 2022, Timothy Joshua Green was shot by the Olympia Police Department Officers, in the midst of dealing with a… Continue Reading Justice for Timothy Green

The Whole System is Guilty

Monday, April 26, 2021

To Our Beloved Community: A few days ago we witnessed the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd. The world watched as Floyd’s life was stolen by Chauvin, caught on video by brave teen bystander Darnella Frazier. Throughout Chauvin’s trial we have watched again, in vigilance and anticipation,… Continue Reading The Whole System is Guilty