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Race, Justice & Democracy

Where Do We Stand?

March 23, 2016

Seattle has a reputation as a progressive city, but when it comes to matters of race and justice, how progressive is it? In partnership with the Seattle Channel, Seattle CityClub and Town Hall, KCTS 9 hosted a discussion between prominent panelists and the audience about where Seattle stands on racial issues. Watch the live recording of the event in the player above. 

Panel members include:
  • Nikkita Oliver, lawyer, poet, and Seattle Black Lives Matter activist 
  • Steven Gonzalez, Washington State Supreme Court Justice
  • Marcus Green, Executive Director of the South Seattle Emerald
  • Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle 

KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna will moderate the conversation. 

About the Moderator

The son of Mexican immigrants, Enrique Cerna was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. Enrique joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. He has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, and produced and reported stories for national PBS programs as well as local documentaries on such topics as juvenile justice, salmon recovery, and civil rights.

Enrique has earned five Northwest region Emmy awards and numerous other honors. In June, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle for his work as a television professional.

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