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Karen E. Salinas

Director of Outreach, ETS REACH

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Karen E. Salinas is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. Born and raised in a tight knit Salvadoran community, she first became interested in working for marginalized and vulnerable populations as a youth living in her own impacted community. After graduating from American University, becoming an EMT, and working with several community based organizations in the city, she moved to San Diego to pursue a MPH. She focused on working with folks who use drugs and engage in the sex trade and bringing a harm reduction perspective to public policy. Salinas has been in Seattle since 2018, where she works for REACH as an outreach provider.

When: 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now.

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Scheduled Appearances

Social Justice

We Are All Homeless

Crosscut Festival 2022
Tue May 3, 2022 | 1:00pm

Homelessness is growing in Seattle and in cities across the country. In a nation that has so much, we consider what it says about us that we are able to do so little. WATCH NOW

Thank you to our session sponsor, Amazon

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Featuring: Marc Dones, Karen E. Salinas, Josh Cohen

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About the Festival

The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

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Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.