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Unjust Housing: Racism in Homelessness Panel

  • Northwest African American Museum 2300 S Massachusetts St Seattle, WA (map)

From United Way of King County and Northwest African American Museum, more details and RSVP at

Each year in January, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. As we reflect on his vision, we must also acknowledge the ways our community still falls short.

Homelessness is an injustice. A history of discriminatory housing practices means a disproportionate number of people of color experience homelessness. We can change that.

On January 24, we’ll explore how racism causes housing injustice in King County. You’ll hear from policy experts including Linda Taylor, Housing Director of Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, Diane Sugimura, former Director of the Seattle Department of Planning and Development, and Colleen Echohawk, Executive Director of the Chief Seattle Club. Join the discussion to address these disparities for a more equitable Seattle.

Light food and drinks are provided, plus time for Q&A. Bring your questions and bring a friend. Parking is free.

This event is open to all with a pay-what-you-can donation. Thanks to our event sponsor, Casey Family Programs, all proceeds support United Way of King County’s work to reduce inequities and move people into homes.

Earlier Event: January 19
Later Event: January 28
What It's Like to Be Homeless