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Did you Know?

Did you know that a land acknowledgment is a good first step in recognizing and honoring our Indigenous friends and neighbors? It’s important to understand the history of our home, and the tribes who took care of the land before they were forced to leave. Land acknowledgments aren’t the only way to celebrate Indigenous peoples and their culture, so we encourage you to support and learn more about the Tribes who live near you!

Learn more about the importance of Land Acknowledgments with Aunty Lena and Possum, from Look, Listen, and Learn TV.

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Did you know that call and response is a style of singing that has roots in African music? It was introduced to the Americas by enslaved peoples who brought their music and traditions with them. Now you can find call and response in all types of music from pop, gospel, folk or even jazz. In this style, a singer will sing a phrase, and the audience will respond with a new phrase, or answer a question, creating a song together!

Join Sumayya for a journey through the African Diaspora with dance, movement, drum rhythms and song!

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Did you know that the Chinatown-International District is home to smaller neighborhoods such as Japantown, Filipino Town, and Little Saigon as well as Chinatown? It’s a place rooted in Asian American history and culture that still thrives today.

The ABCs of the CID celebrates the unique stories of the neighborhoods from A to Z!

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Did you know that the Ballard Locks has a special ladder to help salmon to pass through to get to their breeding grounds? Every year from July through October, you can see the salmon swim by!

Maxx at Push/Pull Gallery celebrates this special trip with an art project you can make using materials found at home and outside!

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Did you know that there was an elementary school in the Rainier Valley called the African American Academy? The special after school arts group called the Nubian Posse was a group of scholars that participated in performing arts celebrating African American art and culture.

Hear Afua Kuyate tell a story about her time teaching at this special place.

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Did you know that many spices used in Indian cuisine can be grown in your own backyard? Herbs like fennel, cloves, peppermint, and cardamom can all be grown in small gardens, like the one we see at Northwest Share in Redmond.

Watch Harry Terhanian of Northwest Share give a garden tour, and then learn how to mix your own spice blends!

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FOCS: Talking to kids about Race and Identity with Christine Tang

Christine is in a blue and red striped shirt and grey jacket, with black hair, smiling in front of green foliage

Families of Color Seattle

2:00-2:45PM

Join us for a discussion for parents and caregivers with Christine Tang, Executive Director of FOCS, around talking to kids about race and identity. Questions from participants are strongly encouraged! 

About FOCS: Families Of Color Seattle (FOCS) is a non-profit organization that is connecting parents to build a loving community of families of color. Our programs include parent groups, community resources and events, and racial equity consulting. We equip parents and educators with tools to talk with children on identity, racism, inclusion & equity, and trauma-informed practices. FOCS has connected 4,000+ families into an intercultural and interethnic community, employed and trained 50+ parent educators to facilitate parent and affinity groups, and provided dozens of parent & educator workshops to community organizations, public and independent schools, and preschools.

Christine Tang, LL.B & LL.M, serves FOCS as the Executive Director, and has been involved with the organization in various roles since 2015. She has two school-age children, and, as a Nigerian-Romanian immigrant, she found in FOCS the support and understanding she needed as a mother of children with intersectional identities. Before moving to Seattle, Christine was the Director of the Sustainability Office in New Haven, CT. Christine also worked in Washington, DC and New York City in Corporate Social Responsibility consulting, environmental policy and government relations. She is passionate about issues pertaining to intersectionality, environmental justice, racial equity and inclusion in education.

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As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Families of Color Seattle to https://www.focseattle.org/donate/ 

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