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“Defeating Racism Today: What Does It Take?” with Eva Abram on April 11 at Edmonds Community College

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Eva Abram, Courtesy of Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau

03/25/15

Does the eradication of racist laws really combat institutionalized racism? How does subtle and sometimes hidden institutionalized racism affect the citizens, economy, and future of Washington state?

Join us for a presentation from Eva Abram on April 11 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Blackbox Theatre at Edmonds Community College, as she discusses the history of racism, and how it affects specific groups in our society today.

The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary coffee and refreshments will be served.

Abram will explore how the painful experiences of Jim Crow laws and slavery might ultimately support the pride and achievements of contemporary generations of African Americans. She also discusses how the invisible divide of racism — fed by both knowledge and ignorance — continues to exist despite progress to eradicate it made in recent decades.

Conversation and cooperation can inspire progress and action to defeat that divide, and during this discussion, Abram makes suggestions on how to achieve that goal.

Abram has performed in schools, theatres, and history museums throughout the Northwest. As an actor, public speaker, and avid lover of history, she writes and performs stories about people and events that have shaped our state and our nation.

Using the crafts of acting and storytelling, Abram creates dramatic presentations that explore race and race relations. She presents compelling, little-known stories of African Americans as well as stories that examine how business, government, and public policies affect social practices.

Abram holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Policy/Public Policy from the University of Washington. She currently lives in Seattle.

This presentation is hosted by the Edmonds SnoKing branch of the American Association of University Women and Edmonds CC. The Black Box Theatre on the Edmonds CC campus is located at 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Directions and campus maps are available at www.edcc.edu/campus.

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