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Kol Ami & MLK Day Seattle: A new partnership

Updated: Jan 6, 2023


Show your solidarity. Young and Old alike.

Help make the Jewish community visible at this event.

“I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizens Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner but the White moderate who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice.” In 1963
“Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This year Kol Ami. is a proud co-sponsor of Seattle MLK Community workshops. We donate $1500 of our matching corporate fund program for translation services for these community workshops. We will gather at noon on MLK Day 1/16/23 at Garfield Highschool to march under the Kol Ami banner. There are in-person workshops before the march that look incredible. No cost or pre-registration is required.

Now more than ever is the time to dedicate this holy day to strengthening our democracy and our relationships with our neighbors. MLK Day IS THE DAY to show up. You could go skiing, shopping, and hiking...but when was the last time you stood in solidarity with Black and Brown people in our society? When was the last time you marched for justice? When was the last time you made a personal investment in social justice by prioritizing community and collective organizing for a better world? Let this month, this year, and this MLK holy day be one of many ways you live your values this year!

Check out what we are helping to put on in our community, and by the community I mean the greater Seattle area. We might be a little community, Kol Ami, but our impact is huge. And this is because we lead with love. We lead with compassion. We lead with our highest values.

The 2023 MLK Community Workshop Series offers 15 free workshops for all ages on social and

economic justice topics.

• Seven online workshops packed with information and updates on community topics.

• Eight highly interactive in-person workshops that engage attendees in discussion and


• MLK Community March noon on 1/16/23 at Noon. Text 360-280-5372 to get the exact meeting location in the Garfield High School Parking Lot. We will have a banner. Wear something Jewish: kippah, tallit, star of David.

In-Person Workshops at Garfield High School Jan. 16th, 2023, 9:30 – 10:50 a.m.

• Making the Case for Reparations: How to Talk to Your Friends and Neighbors

• Storytelling: Telling Your Story When the World Tells You No!

• Four Black Women Talking; Strategies for Community Healing

• Community-Led Advocacy Update with Whose Streets? Our Streets! and Seattle Solidarity


• Bystander Intervention

• Meet the NAACP Youth Council: The Youth Tell The Truth About Racism In Schools!!

• Realtime Huskies Talking Social Racial Justice

• Dreaming of Possibility, Belonging & Ownership

Virtual Workshops

• Sankofa Without Borders: Oppression at Home and Abroad Tues., Jan. 10th, 5 p.m.

• Building a Reparations Movement in Seattle Tues., Jan. 10th, 7 p.m.

• Know Your Rights: a Workshop for Immigrants Wed., Jan. 11th, 7 p.m.

• Lake Washington Boulevard Community Engagement Wed., Jan. 11th , 5 p.m.

• Media Literacy: Becoming Anti-Racist News Consumers Sat., Jan. 14th, 10 a.m.

• Cuba's Family Laws: A Reflection of MLK's Vision of a New Social Order Sat., Jan. 14th, noon

• Anti-Racist Practice in Early Childhood Education Sat., Jan. 14th, 2 p.m.

From Mass Incarceration to Mass Liberation: A Special Event with the Black Prisoners Caucus

Washington Hall, Thursday, January 12th, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

• A community dialogue on mass incarceration and how to support Black and Brown men who

went inside as kids and came home as men, after long stints in prison.

• Panelists: the Black Prisoners Caucus, Whose Streets? Our Streets!, Kids Are Kids, 350 Seattle

and the Annual MLK March and Rally.

• All ages welcome. Community meal included. No charge for event.

For More Information, Contact Katie Harris 617-975-2001

• All in-person workshops take place from 9:30 am - 10:50 am.
• No pre-registration is required.
• There is no charge to attend.
• The Seattle MLK Coalition will follow the COVID guidance of the Seattle-King County Health
Department. Whatever the guidance, we urge attendees to wear masks and practice social
• We are committed to accessibility and will be live-captioning 4 of our most popular workshops.
• You’ll receive a brochure on-site with descriptions and room assignments for each workshop.
• Questions? Please email

Location: Garfield High School
400 23rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

Special event: a community dialogue on mass incarceration and supporting Black and Brown men who were incarcerated as children and reentered the community as adults


• Virtual (online) workshops will take place between Tuesday, January 10th and Saturday,

January 14th.

• In-person workshops will take place on MLK Day, January 16th, from 9:30 – 10:50 a.m.

• Community dialogue on mass incarceration on Thursday, January 12th, 5:30 – 8 p.m

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