Advancing Racial Equity: Revisiting Dr. King's Lost Speech

Feb 13 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Rainier Arts Center
3515 South Alaska St., Seattle, 98118

Join us to celebrate Black History Month and for an evening of advancing racial equity in King County. Come, listen, learn, and take action!

One of Dr. Martin Luther King’s greatest lessons was simply to listen. Can we intentionally build this practice of listening and empathizing in our workplaces, places of worship, within our families, and across our networks?

In the latest installment of our Advancing Racial Equity Event Series, we’ll discuss excerpts from one of Dr. King’s speeches, a treasure that was nearly forgotten before being discovered on acetate film in 2008. Together, we’ll discover how they resonate with today’s realities for all of us across King County. Our panelists include:

  • Colleen Echohawk – CEO, Eighth Generation
  • Jorge L. Barón – King County Council, District 4
  • Marcus Boston – Glover Empower Mentoring
  • Gordon McHenry, Jr. – CEO, United Way of King County (moderator)

We’ll also enjoy performances by The Rhapsody Project, a community that explores and celebrates music and heritage through an anti-racist lens.

As part of our racial equity journey, proceeds from this event will go toward supporting and empowering The Black Community Building Collective, The Indigenous Communities Fund, and the Racial Equity Coalition.

If the ticket price is a barrier for you to attend this event, please email us at for a free ticket code. This event will not be recorded or offered virtually. 


Looking for other ways to connect with United Way of King County? Check out our next event on February 29 – Conversations for Change: Of Equity and Education.

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