A Reckoning on Race with Doug Baldwin & Shaun Scott
Seattle, WA 98109
One year after the murder of George Floyd, the reckoning over race in America continues. The mass protests that followed the killing of Floyd included calls for the end of policing as we know it and demanded that we reexamine systemic inequities. Activists worked to turn public outcry into political power. Corporations, media companies and sports leagues prominently joined a cascade of anti-racist commitments. Even the NFL, notorious for its resistance to social justice efforts, declared themselves allies. A year later, we look back with one of our region’s most famously frank athletes, and one of its most compelling young organizers, to ask the question: How much has actually changed in America?
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About the speakers:
Monica Guzman (moderator) is the host of the Northwest Newsmakers series. She is the co-founder of The Evergrey, is a recent fellow at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and Harvard's Nieman Foundation for Journalism, and is a former columnist at The Seattle Times and GeekWire. She is currently an advisor to Braver Angels and the author of an upcoming guide to staying curious in divided times. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Jason, and two kids.
Doug Baldwin Jr. graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Science, Technology and Society before signing with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. During his career, he has become a Super Bowl Champion and a 2-time Pro Bowler. In 2017, Baldwin helped establish and currently serves as a board member for the Players Coalition — an NFL player led organization advocating for criminal justice and education reform. In 2018, four out of five ballot initiatives supported by the Players Coalition were voted into Law, including I940 in the state of Washington. In 2018, Baldwin was also named a finalist for the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian award.
Shaun Scott, the policy & field campaign manager for the Statewide Poverty Action Network, is a Seattle-based writer, organizer, and filmmaker. A member of the Seattle Democratic Socialists of America and the Campaign Workers Guild, he is a former Washington State Field Director for Bernie Sanders 2020. He is the author of the book "Millennials and the Moments That Made Us" (Zero Books 2018).
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