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Mayor, Councilmember Harrell to Help Kick-Off Black History Month Saturday

City of Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/16/2015

Mayor, Councilmember Harrell to Help Kick-Off Black History Month Saturday

SeattleMayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Bruce Harrell will address attendees of the first major event celebrating Black History Month in 2015, “Through the Eyes of Art – The Value of Black Life.” The Mayor and Councilmember will acknowledge and celebrate black contributions to American history and culture, then join with attendees to appreciate work from regional artists and photographers in The Value of Black Life art showcase.

Derrick Wheeler Smith, the former National Director of Youth Engagement at World Vision, will keynote the event, which will include music from hip-hop artists Talib Kweli and Draze, appearances from several former Seahawks players, and showcased art from black artists.

The event is $20 and tickets are available at empmuseum.org.  Suggested ages are 13 and up.

WHAT:         Black History Month Kickoff Event: Through the Eyes of Art – The Value of Black Life

WHEN:         Saturday, February 7, 2015, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE:       EMP Museum
                      325 5th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

WHO:           Mayor Ed Murray
                      Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell

                     
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