Facing Forward: Essential Workers, Essential Stories

Join the Gates Foundation Discovery Center and Civic Commons as we continue “Facing Forward,” a virtual series that highlights our exhibit “Enduring COVID-19: Stories from our Transforming World.” This event will feature essential workers, as they share stories and insights about how they are helping to meet the needs of their communities during the pandemic.

For far too long, it was easy to overlook the roles essential workers play in daily life. But when the Covid pandemic hit, we saw the importance not only of medical professionals but grocery-store employees, daycare providers, and bus drivers. Join us for a virtual conversation with essential workers as we hear how they managed being on the frontlines of a crisis that upended their own lives, as well as the lives of their customers, clients and passengers.

This discussion will be moderated by local storyteller Rosette Royale (he/she/they). Speakers include: Jaimée Marsh (they/she), executive director, FEEST Lois Martin (she/her), director, Community Day Center for Children Shawn Thurman (he/him), registered nurse, Seattle Indian Health Board

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