Sold Out - Social Justice Fund Annual Dinner 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 5:45pm
Block 41, 115 Bell Street, Seattle, WA, 98121







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Social Justice Fund Annual Dinner 2017

October 7, 2017
5:45 pm - Reception

7pm - Dinner, Dance Party
Come as you are or dress to impress. Wheelchair accessible. Please limit perfumes, fragrances.

We are thrilled to announce that some of Seattle's most visionary artists and activists will be sharing their brilliance with you! C. Davida Ingram, Shontina Vernon and Lara Davis and DJ Riz Rollins will all be there to help celebrate with you.



Dinner Keynote Speaker:

C Davida Ingram

C Davida Ingram is an award-winning artist who is passionate about beauty and social justice. Her primary muses are race, gender and social relationships. Ingram’s impulse is to imagine tactics to get free–not further prescribing Otherness. With this in mind, she uses unorthodox mediums–Craigs List ads, hypnosis, drones, cell phone videos among other things to reshape what is possible in her own identification with being a black queer woman. Her art has been shown at the Frye Art Museum, Northwest African American Museum, The Evergreen State College, Bridge Productions, Intiman Theater, Town Hall and more. Her writings have been included in Arcade, Ms blog, James Franco Review and The Stranger. Ingram received the 2014 Stranger Genius Award in Visual Arts. She is a 2016 Neddy art award finalist. She is a current Kennedy Center Citizen Artist fellow and was recently voted one of the 20 most talented people in Seattle by Seattle Magazine.

Dinner Musical Guests:

Shontina Vernon and Lara Davis

About Shontina Vernon: Shontina Vernon is an artist and social justice activist most noted for her genre bending storytelling and performance style. Working across forms, using live music, choreography, multimedia, and poetic narrative, she tells the stories of marginalized communities, unapologetically privileging the lens of people of color and women. She is a 2017 Herb Alpert/MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Robert Rauschenberg "Artist as Activist" Fellow, and a MAP Fund 2017 Grantee.

About Lara Davis: Lara Davis is an artist, racial equity strategist, and arts administrator working at the intersection of culture, public education, and social justice. She has served as a Seattle arts commissioner and as program director for Arts Corps, a nationally recognized youth arts education organization. As arts education manager for the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Lara leads The Creative Advantage, a public/private initiative to reinvest in equitable arts education for all Seattle students. Lara is the inaugural co-chair for the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian/API Arab, Native American) Network, serves on the National Advisory Committee for the Teaching Artists Guild, is a 2017 Marshall Memorial Fellow, and the 2015 recipient of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leader Award. She knows firsthand the power of creativity necessary to build access, transform communities, and inspire systemic change.

Dinner DJ:

DJ Riz Rollins

From Seattle 100: "Riz is a DJ who has become a Seattle institution in and of himself. His weekly night at Re-Bar has held—as long as anyone’s been counting—the title of the longest running club night in Seattle history. Electronic, hip-hop, reggae, drum ’n’ bass: you name it, he spins it. He is truly an icon of Seattle’s nightlife and possibly the most versatile DJ this city has ever known."


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