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CBTU’s ‘Black History is Now’ celebration Feb. 27 in Tukwila

TUKWILA — The Puget Sound Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) will host “Black History is Now,” a Black History Month celebration and conversation with Black labor leaders, on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Teamsters Joint Council 28 Building, 14675 Interurban Ave S. in Tukwila. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with a program and panel to follow. Register now for this free event. Download and share the event flyer.

The panel will be moderated by Cherika Carter, Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and will feature:

●  April Sims, President, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
●  Jane Hopkins, RN, President of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
●  Janie White, Vice President, Washington Education Association
●  Sean Bagsby, Financial Secretary, IBEW Local 46

The CBTU consists of members from 77 international and national unions with 42 chapters across the country. CBTU seeks to fulfill the dream of those Black trade unionists, both living and deceased, who throughout this century have courageously and unremittingly struggled to build a national movement that would bring all our strengths and varied talents to bear in the unending effort to achieve economic, political and social justice for every American.

For more information about the CBTU Puget Sound Chapter, visit its Facebook page or contact Kevin Allen at 206-200-4910.

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