Eighth Annual State of Africa Town Address 2021

2021 State of Africatown Program

February 20th, 2021 @ 10am – 2pm

 

10:10     Welcome – TraeAnna Holiday

10:15     Opening Remarks – Hon. Dawn Mason

10:25     Libations – Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga

10:35     ELDERS OF DISTINCTION AWARD PRESENTATION – Hon. Gus Newport

10:45     Guest Presentations (7 mins.)

Girmay Zahilay, King County Council

Vanessa Smith Garrisson, Co-Founder GirlTrek

Erica Ford, Founder LifeCamp NYC

Katura Bryant, Zola Experience

Domnique Davis, Community Passageways

Majestic Lane, Deputy Chief of Staff, City of Pittsburgh

Emijah Smith, King County Equity Now

Inye Wokoma, Wa Na Wari

Yordanos Teferi, Eritrean Community Seattle/Multi Cultural Center

Munira Mohamed, East African Community Services

Dr. Keisha Scarlett, Seattle Public Schools

Cashayla Rodgers

Elijah L. Lewis

12:30     K. Wyking Garrett, State of Africatown

12:50     Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley – Response to the State of Africatown

1:05        Breakout Session – Rooms

  • Education and Youth – Hosts: Room #1 Dominique Davis, Community Passageways and Room #2 Dr. Kiesha Scarlett, Seattle Public Schools
  • Community Peace & Safety – Host: Room #1 Erica, Founder LifeCamp NYC
  • Business & Economic Development – Host: Room #1 Elijah Lewis
  • Arts and Culture – Hosts: Room #1 Inye Wokoma, Wa Na Wari and Room #2 Vanessa Smith Garrison, Co-Founder GirlTrek
  • Housing and Community Development – Hosts Room #1 Munira Mohamed, E. African Community Services and Room #2 Yordanos Teferi, Eritrean Community Seattle/Multi Cultural Center and Room #3 Munira Mohamed, East African Community Services
  • Policy and Advocacy – Hosts: Room #1 Emijah Smith, King County Equity Now and Room #2 Majestic Lane, Deputy Chief of Staff, City of Pittsburgh and Room #3 Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley

Health and Wellness – – Hosts: Room #1 Vanessa Smith Garrison, Co-Founder GirlTrek and Room #2 Katura, Zola Experience

The Address and Program will air on Time for an Awakening Media 1:00pm -4:00 pm EST

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