Performer to explore what it takes to defeat racism

Seattle performer Eva M. Abram will present “Defeating Racism Today: What Does It Take?” at 11 a.m. Feb. 28 at Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbor Point Blvd.

Eva M. Abram

The free, hour-long Saturday event is sponsored by Sno-Isle Libraries and Humanities Washington.

Abram will explore such questions as: Does the eradication of racist laws really combat institutionalized racism? How does subtle and sometimes hidden institutionalized racism affect the citizens, economy, and future of Washington state? She will talk about the history of racism, and how it affects specific groups in our society today. And she will discuss how the invisible divide of racism — fed by both knowledge and ignorance —  continues to exist despite progress to eradicate it made in recent decades.

Abram has performed in schools, theatres, and history museums throughout the northwest. Using the crafts of acting and storytelling, Abrams creates dramatic presentations that explore race and race relations. She presents compelling, little-known stories of African Americans as well as stories that examine how business, government, and public policies affect social practices.

About the sponsors

Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state. 

Sno-Isle Libraries serves 697,770 residents in Washington’s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.