Programs & Events
Virtual via Zoom: 6 to 7 p.m.
ASL & captioning services | All-ages | Free
Join us as we host author and social-impact consultant Jesse Leon for Igniting Change, Rising Together: Nurturing Intersectional Belonging, Inclusion, and Healing For A Better World. Jesse is the son of indigenous working-class Mexican immigrants whose journey took him from the harsh realities of child sex trafficking, street life, and substance abuse to reclaiming his life and eventually graduating from Harvard.
His talk will guide foundations, government agencies, universities, the criminal justice system, educators, and mental health professionals to see a new perspective on how to engage male and 2SLGBTQ+ survivors in policy and program work. Jesse will be available after his talk to sign copies of his book. View Jesse's Tedx talk Sex Trafficking: The Lost Boys.
This program is presented in partnership with the Gates Foundation employee resource group Latinos in Philanthropy.
Virtual program via Zoom: 6 to 7 p.m.
ASL & captioning services | All-ages
Join the Discovery Center and Rotary International for a hybrid event commemorating World Polio Day 2023 "Let's make polio history" This event will be an opportunity to celebrate progress in the fight against the disease and discuss the obstacles that remain to achieve a polio-free world. Learn about what gives us hope in the pathway to eradication, how polio eradication is supporting women on the frontlines, and how the program continues to innovate and adapt to changing situations. Engage with Ezra Teshome, a Rotarian who has been leading vaccination campaigns in Ethiopia for over 20 years, and Tehniyat Khan, from the Foundation's polio team in Afghanistan. Moderated by Penny Legate, former TV anchor for KIRO TV.