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Release Date: 12/07/2017

'Someday We'll All Be Free:' Community Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform at The Seattle Public Library Dec. 15

headshots of Patrisse Cullors and Luis Rodriguez

Join an interactive community dialog featuring Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors and Los Angeles poet laureate Luis Rodriguez from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.


Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.


This event closes out a year-long look at criminal justice. We'll have a video call-in with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder Black Lives Matter and a panel discussion Q&A. Our panel on criminal justice reform features local leaders and national advocates, including:


  • Luis Rodriguez, Los Angeles poet laureate and author


  • Michele Storms, deputy director for ACLU of Washington


  • Jerrell Davis, servant leader educator with WA-BLOC and youth and neighborhood engagement coordinator for Rainier Beach Action Coalition


  • Wesley Roach, co-producer of Breakdances With Wolves - Indigenous Pirate Radio


During this interactive program, we'll have a live tweet up - you can join the conversation by using the hashtag #criminaljustice and tagging @SPLbuzz.


Before or after the event, enjoy a book display and share the criminal justice reading list with a friend.

This event is presented in partnership with Creative Justice and Elliott Bay Book Company. Books by Luis Rodriguez will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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