Sunday, February 24, 2013, 1:00 – 2:30pm

2013 Urban Poverty Forum: Pacific Northwestern Tribal Poverty

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Civics, Special Programming

The sixth annual Urban Poverty Forum exists to open a dialogue around the systemic issues surrounding urban poverty, and to unite a diverse community of care—including faith-based organizations, nonprofits, and concerned citizens—in addressing problems faced by the poorest among us. This year’s forum, focusing on Northwest tribal members in Seattle and on nearby reservations who still face conditions of poverty after centuries of oppression, features Chris Stearns of the Seattle Human Rights Commission, who practices Native American law with Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker and helped co-found Native Vote Washington, and Cecile Hansen, the elected chair of the Duwamish Tribe, the great-great grandniece of Chief Si’ahl, and a founder and president of Duwamish Tribal Services. Presented by Real Change News and Mahogany Project with Town Hall.
Advance tickets are $5 at or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 12:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.

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  1. Posted February 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    The Duwamish Tribe will have a table at the forum. Please drop by and visit. If you are not able to attend the forum please visit the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center at 4705 W Marginal Way in Seattle. There is free admission and parking Mon-Sat from 10-5pm. More information at

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