Renewal and Transformation Series: Dissent

Sponsor: Renewal and Transformation Series
Sat, 11/20: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Washington State Convention Center 
Room: Ballroom 6B - Sixth Level 
This session will be live streamed, more information is available here:

In the wake of George Floyd's murder in May of 2020, protests broke out in Minneapolis and quickly spread across the country. These protests added to the calls for justice in Louisville, Kentucky, where police officers killed Breonna Taylor only months earlier. Spreading first across the country, from Los Angeles to Atlanta to Tulsa, and later into the streets of Vancouver, Paris, Berlin, and London, calls to make Black lives actually matter quickly spanned the globe.
This panel focuses on the protests and dissent that happened in Seattle, Washington during the summer of 2020. We engage with activists that were on the ground and get their perspectives on the direct actions that took place as they stood in opposition to the systemic racism, police brutality and violence directed at people of color in their city and beyond.

Andre E. Johnson, University of Memphis
Amanda Nell Edgar, University of Memphis

Osagyefo Sekou, noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and musician.
Nikita Oliver, Seattle-based creative, community organizer, abolitionist, educator, and attorney.
Edward Donaldson, Director of Liturgy and Worship for the School of Theology and Ministry of Seattle University and Senior Pastor of Kingdom Family Worship Center International.
Eli Goss, Senior Policy Manager at OneAmerica, an immigrant and refugee advocacy organization in Washington State, organizing with and advocating for diverse communities including Latinx, African, and Asian.


Andre E. Johnson, University of Memphis  - Contact Me
Amanda Nell Edgar, University of Memphis  - Contact Me


Edward Donalson, III, Seattle University and Kingdom Family Worship Center International  - Contact Me
Eli Goss, OneAmerica  - Contact Me
Nikkita Oliver, Attorney and Community Organizer  - Contact Me
Osagyefo Sekou, Independent Scholar  - Contact Me


Renewal and Transformation Series