Community Event: For Charleena: Amplifying Black Womxn’s Voice (Part 1)

June 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
WA 98106
Puget Sound Socialists (ISO)

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Sponsored by Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

In June 2017, Seattle’s Charleena Lyles’ life was taken by SPD. For Charleena: Amplifying Black Womxn’s Voice is a two-part series designed to center and uplift the voices of Black womxn, who use music, dance, poetry, fashion, painting, storytelling, teaching and more to speak back to injustice and honor a beautiful life that was stolen.

Friday, June 1st:
An evening of arts immersion and performance, featuring some of Seattle’s most brilliant artists:

*Aramis Hamer
*Le’Ecia Farmer
*Stephany Hazelrigg + Special Guest
*Carlynn Newhouse
*Shakiah Danielson
*Azura Tyabji
*ChrisTiana ObeySumner
*Mujale Chisebuka
*And More!

We will be graced with the presence of Charleena’s sister, Monika, and other Lyles family members, at this event.

All are welcome!

Saturday, June 9th:
Wellness Workshops (stay tuned for more information)

Suggested donation of $5. No one turned away for lack of funds. A portion of artists’ and vendors’ proceeds will be gifted to the Lyles family, and donations to Delridge Neighborhoods Development Assn. will help offset costs of event and space at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

This event is a collaboration between artist Wynn Adele and Youngstown’s Erika Bell, inspired by Wynn’s piece ‘For Charleena’, which is on display now at Youngstown.

Guest parking is provided in the 54-stall lot on the North side of the building. Guest parking is prohibited in the residential lot on the East (back) side of the building. Unauthorized vehicles parked in this area will be towed at owner’s expense. More parking on Delridge Way SW, with access through SW entrance. ADA accessible.

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center is fully ADA accessible, including ramping and elevators for people with special mobility needs.

Want to volunteer? Want to contribute food or supplies? Email Erika at by Saturday, May 19.