Do not accept what is; confront it and move toward what should be. This page will present examples of what LWV-TC and other like-minded organizations are doing to move toward a truly diverse and inclusive community.
LWVWA Endorses Initiative 1000 -- Equality through Affirmative Action
For a personal perspective on Affirmative Action and other aspects of being a person of color living in Seattle, you will want to read the interview with Ijeoma Oluo on Privilege, Power, And Race, entitled White Lies.
Let's Start Now to Learn About Others Through an Embracing Diversity Event:
Read the book: If Beale Street Could Talk
This novel by American novelist and social critic James Baldwin is a love story set in 1970s Harlem.
Have you started reading yet?
See the movie: If Beale Street Could Talk
Barry Jenkins, director of the Academy Award winning movie Moonlight, wrote and directed the film adaptation of this novel. The film will be release on November 30, 2018.
Trailers are now available at this site.
Join LWVTC members and friends for post-movie dinner and talk.
As soon as If Beale Street Could Talk is showing in a local theater, a date and time will be set for this event. Start reading, check this site again for further details, and join the conversation.
AND: You can go to an exhibit where you can see paintings of a well-known African-American pioneer, George Bush, by a renowned African-American artist, Jacob Lawrence. Both have strong local ties. The exhibit runs through January 20, 2019, at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma. While there is paid admission, entrance is free on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
During the 2018 Convention in Chicago, the National League of Women Voters(LWVUS) held several workshops to introduce their new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy: LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice.
IMMIGRATION RELATED MATERIAL
The LWVUS priority statement related to Immigration is: Immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; market economic, business and employment needs; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises.
11/28/18 -- Peter Carrs is a Seattle film maker who recently released a film entitled SO CLOSE TO AMERICA that looks at US immigration policy particularly as it relates to migrant farmworkers. The film is 23 minutes in length and can be found HERE.
(url: https://vimeo.com/299093446 )