We Choose Love! We Choose Democracy! We Choose Community!

We are working to create a world where everyone can live and love freely without fear. Inspired by the We Choose All of Us campaign by the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, this year’s conference will explore what it means to choose love, choose democracy, and to choose community. Join us to get inspired and learn how to put these big concepts into action in your daily life and work.

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Tuesday, September 25 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Tuesday Plenary: We Choose Democracy!

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Democracy means more than just voting! Choosing democracy means growing opportunities for all of us to speak, be heard, and shape the institutions that influence our lives. Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González will share thoughts on democracy and civic participation drawn from her experience as an civil rights attorney, community advocate, and Seattle’s first Latinx City Councilmember.

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Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez

Councilmember, Seattle City Council
As one of two citywide representatives and the first person of Latino descent elected to serve the Seattle City Council, Councilmember M. Lorena González is a nationally-recognized civil rights leader and community advocate.As a civil rights attorney she represented people who were... Read More →
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Tamaso Johnson

Public Policy Coordinator, WSCADV
Tamaso Johnson serves as Public Policy Director for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV). In this role he leads WSCADV's legislative and policy advocacy efforts to increase safety and autonomy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, promote accountability... Read More →

Tuesday September 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am PDT