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Seattle Human Rights Day - Amplifying Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples' Voices
Seattle Human Rights Day - Amplifying Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples' Voices
WhenThursday, Dec 12, 2019, 5 – 9 p.m.
WhereTown Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Event typesCeremonies, Exhibits, Special Events
Event sponsorsSeattle Human Rights Commission
Town Hall Seattle
UW Center for Human Rights

Join us for the annual Seattle Human Rights Day event with undergraduate student poster presentations and speakers who will be focusing on the theme of "missing and murdered indigenous people" (MMIP). A report published by the Seattle Indian Health Board identified 45 cases of missing or murdered indigenous women since 1943—more than in any other city studied. Read the report at this link.
5:00 - 6:00 pm - Pre-program: student human rights poster presentations and reception
6:00 pm - Main program

This event will take place in the evening at Seattle Town Hall (1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101). Please join us for an evening amplifying the voices of missing and murdered Indigenous people and the intersectional issues that contribute to our Native people going missing and being murdered at the highest demographic than any other ethnicity. It will be a night of amazing panelists and speakers touching on these topics, families speaking out about their experiences, and discussion of the work folks are doing to combat this issue of MMIP. 

Sacred Water Canoe Family
West Shore Canoe Family

MMIP Families:

  • Esther Smith Family
  • Alyssa McLemore Family
  • Stoney Chiefstick Family
  • Noohoox (Geraldine) Hendrickson Family
Guest Speakers:
  • Roxanne White
  • Rachel Heaton
  • Carolyn DeFord
  • Abigail Echo-Hawk
  • Deborah Parker
  • Matt Remle
  • Gyasi Ross
  • George Farrell
  • AJ Abrahamson
  • Wesley Roach
  • Mariah LaPointe-Stafford
Kathleen E. Poco

Ixtli White Hawk

Organizers: Roxanne White, Rachel Heaton, Ixtli White Hawk, Mazaska Talks, Unkitawa, Seattle Human Rights Commission

This event is free and open to the public.

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