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The Urbanist Monthly Meetup with Council Member Lorena González

  • Elephant & Castle 1415 5th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98101 United States (map)

From The Urbanist:

This monthly social event is free and open to everyone. Come by if you want to meet other people who care about our city, network, or hear from an inspirational speaker at a local pub. You can find us in the billiards room on the lower level, and our guest speaker starts at 6:30 PM.

Our guest speaker this month is Council Member Lorena González, one of two at-large (citywide) representatives and the first Latina/o elected to serve the Seattle City Council. She has a decade of experience as a civil rights attorney and community advocate. She is a nationally-recognized civil rights leader and recently served as legal counsel to a former Seattle Mayor.

Before joining the Mayor's Office, Councilmember González was a partner at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, the region's largest plaintiff's law firm. Her practice focused on representing people who were victimized by those in authority positions. She primarily represented workers in wage theft and anti-discrimination cases as well as representing victims of police misconduct.

Born and raised in Washington's lower Yakima Valley to a Spanish-speaking migrant farmworker family, Council member González earned her first paycheck at the age of 8, alongside her parents and five siblings. She relied on scholarships and worked 3 jobs to attend community college and later Washington State University. She moved to Seattle in 2002 to attend Seattle University Law School, where she graduated with honors in 2005.

Councilmember González was endorsed by The Urbanist in the 2015 and 2017 elections.

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