Imagine Justice 2018


There's no question we're living through a time of extreme division in our country where the communities we serve are constantly under attack by policies and rhetoric coming from the most powerful in Washington, D.C. The good news is we're telling a remarkably different story here in Washington State. Fifty years strong, Columbia Legal Services continues to stand with our client community and allies to achieve tangible wins that move the needle toward justice.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 5:00pm

Impact Hub Seattle  
220 Second Ave South
Seattle, WA 98104

In just the last year, we have won several impact cases and settlements and helped pass new laws in Seattle and Olympia that will benefit people across the state. At our annual fundraiser we invite supporters, allies, and new friends to support our work at a fun and dynamic benefit in Seattle. Join us for an evening of camaraderie, client stories, food and drinks, plus the opportunity to invest in an inspiring future.
Each year, Columbia Legal Services honors a Visionary of the Year at our annual Imagine Justice event, someone who has an inspiring and transformative vision, a proven impact, commitment to race equity, and aligns with our mission, vision, and values.

We are excited to announce Mary Flowers as our 2018 Imagine Justice Visionary of the Year! Mary is co-founder of the Village of Hope - which builds upon the strength and wisdom of community to form a network that promotes healthy and thriving Black individuals, families, and community. The Village organizes to undo racism within a broad multi-racial, multi-generational network of organizations. Through her work with organizations that include the People's Institute, The Black Prisoners' Caucus, Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR), UIR Youth Service Providers Collaboration, the King County NAACP, and Africa Town Mary strives with others to build community, hold institutions accountable to community members, and ultimately to shift power back into the hands of the people.
Mary has been an active partner with Columbia Legal Services as our relationship with and accountability to community have deepened. She helped to connect and engage impacted people with our efforts as we worked on issues such as Legal Financial Obligations, healthcare concerns for incarcerated people, and juvenile "auto decline" into the adult system. She works in the City of Seattle Human Services Department in homeless services and organizes with others there to interrupt practices that fuel oppression and racial disparities within and across systems and institutions. She is a mother and a grandmother and values and loves her extended family.

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Carey Lillevik     |     Davis Wright Tremaine     |     Fenwick & West LLP     |     Lowe Graham Jones PLLC  
Opus Law Group   |   Sea Mar
Frank Freed Subit & Thomas     |     Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.     |     Michele Storms  
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