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"Strengthening Roots, Building Our Future" at State of Africatown
The State of Africatown 2020

The seventh annual State of Africatown: The African American/African Diaspora Gathering of 2020 is held at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. The theme is Strengthening Roots, Building Our Future and features presentations on the dynamic work happening in the community and the path forward in 2020 and beyond.

Speakers include:

TraeAnna Holiday, Africatown Community Land Trust

Tim Lennon, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

Hon. Dawn Mason Wyking Garrett, State of Africatown

Elder of Distinction Award presented to Mr. Charles Jackson, CD Panthers

Baionne Coleman, Rainier Valley Leadership Academy

Dominique Davis, Community Passageways

Willard Jimerson, Credible Messengers

Erin Bryant-Thomas, Black Star Line Rites Of Passage

Sharon Nyree Williams, Historic Central Area Arts & Cultural District

Habtamu Abdi, Ethiopian Community Of Seattle

Hamdi Abdulle & Bilan Aden, African Community Housing Development

Nicole Bascomb, National Association of Real Estate Brokers

D'vonne & Keunna Pickett, The Postman

Kristi Brown & Damon Bomar, Communion

Debrena Jackson Gandy, Elevate Movement

Omari Salisbury, Africatown Media Network

Girmay Zahilay, King County Council


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