Community Activism and the International District – Thursday, May 15, noon – 1 p.m.

To celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Program, King County is hosting a lunch and learn discussion for employees with Bob Santos called “Community Activism and the International District.”

Robert “Bob” Santos is the most publicly-recognized spokesperson and leader of the movement that began in the 1970s to preserve Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. He served as president of the Catholic Interracial Conference, HUD Regional Director, and was Executive Director of Inter*Im from 1972 to 1989, and 2002 to 2006.

Santos will describe the local civil rights movement related to the Asian American Community in Seattle and will talk about the International District – the history, current demographics, and culture. He will also address the previous threats of large public projects to the ID such as stadiums and freeways.

Thursday, May 15, noon – 1 p.m. Chinook Building, Room 123, 401 Fifth Ave, Seattle
Register here and then save it to your Outlook calendar. Bring your lunch and learn more.

The Equity and Social Justice Series seeks to raise awareness and understanding by creating a safe place where employees can come together to learn and ask questions about different people, cultures, perspectives and social issues.