We The Future:
Young Leaders of Social Change

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Program Highlights

The Discovery Center hosted public programs during We the Future that highlighted the issues featured in the exhibit and amplified the voices of young leaders who are working for social change.

Both the exhibit and our programs are a call to action: to join and connect with others in unity to build a more equitable world. All We the Future programs were presented in partnership with Amplifier. See videos of these powerful programs below.

Discovery Center After Hours: Reclaiming Space & Making Change

October 17, 2019

The No Blueprint Podcast co-hosted a community conversation featuring activists, media-makers, and musicians as they explored opportunities in creating and cultivating space within our community.

Panelists included the No Blueprint Podcast host, Dominque Meeks, Sylvia Hadnot, Entrepreneur & Social Activist, Ben Yisrael, Political lecturer and organizational strategist, and Casey Carter, KUBE 93.3 late-night host.

Partner Organization: Freedom Project WA & YouthCare

bit.ly/Reclaimingspace

A Conversation with Artist & LGBTQ+ Activist Lindsay Amer

November 7, 2019

See Lindsay Amer, one of the Young Leaders featured in the "We the Future" exhibit, in a discussion with local youth leaders on the LGBTQ+ community, identity, allyship, and diversity in education and media.

Lindsay is a queer activist, artist, and storyteller from New York City. They create and host Queer Kid Stuff, an LGBTQ+ educational web series for all ages. Lindsay’s work conveys a wide range of LGBTQ justice topics in ways that are accessible for everyone, including young children. Panelists include: Evana Enabulele (they/them), Queer the Land, Nakita Venus (they/them), The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, and SuYoung Yun (they/them), APACE (Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment),

Partner Organizations:
Entre Hermanos, Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Network(GLSEN), Gender Justice League, Oasis Youth Center, Outright Action International, Queer the Land, and The Northwest Network

bit.ly/LindsayAmerConversation

Supporting Our Refugee Communities

January 23, 2020

The United Way Emerging Leaders 365 and Young Professionals of Seattle’s YP Impact co-hosted a powerful conversation with Isra Chaker, an advocate for refugee rights and one of the young leaders featured in the Discovery Center’s "We the Future" exhibition.

Partner Organizations:
CAIR Washington State, Eat with Muslims, Muslim Student Association at Ballard High School, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Oxfam, Refugees Northwest a program of Lutheran Community Services NW, Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA), and World Without Hate.

bit.ly/refugeecommunities

The Gun Violence Prevention Movement

February 27, 2020

The Discovery Center hosted a powerful evening centered around ways we can all take action to end gun violence and uplift youth voices in the movement. The event included two young leaders, Paul S. John and Winter BreeAnne, who are featured in the exhibit "We the Future: Young Leaders for Social Change."

Partner Organizations:
Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Black and Brown Minds Matter - Rainier Beach High School Choose 180, Community Passageways, Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, Seattle. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Washington Chapter, Seattle Community Police Commission, and Students Demand Action, Washington Chapter.

bit.ly/PaulandWinter

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