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Recording of Zoom Conference Celebrating Dr. Maxine Mimms

Dr. Maxine Mimms, founder of Evergreen College Tacoma, is the spotlight of this film produced by Dr. Gilda Sheppard. Dr. Mimms discusses the cultural importance of hip-hop music, her musical inspirations, and her father's encouragement of her pursuit of knowledge in spite of growing up in a segregated community.

Interview with Erin Jones: "The Conversation"

Erin Jones discusses her defeat in the running for Superintendent of Public Instruction in the 2016 election, the issues surrounding the 2016 Washington teacher's strike, and her role as a player and chaplain for the women's basketball team the Seattle Storm.

Interview with Marilyn Strickland: "The Conversation"

Marilyn Strickland, former Mayor of Tacoma, introduces herself as the President/CEO and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and discusses the Taber 100 business meeting she is attending. Strickland discusses the Chamber's push against the proposed "Head Tax," officially the "employee hours tax" that would tax businesses to generate funds for homeless services.

Paul Jackson Interviews Superintendent Candidate Erin Jones

Videographer Paul Jackson interviews Erin Jones, candidate for Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction in the 2016 election. Jones discusses her adoption, growing up in the Netherlands, and her adulthood in the United States. Jones has been working to advocate for children marginalized in public education since she was nineteen years old.

Jasmine and Paul Jumped the Broom - 2020 Wedding Video

Slideshow video of pictures from Paul Jackson and Jasmine Brown's wedding. "Jumping the broom" is a tradition within the Black community to signify a couple's commitment to each other, and dates back to the enslavement of Black people in the United States who were barred from legally recognized weddings.

Billy Ray Shirley Sculpture February 14, 2022

This sculpture, created by Jasmine Brown took 3 years to produce thanks to COVID. Billy Ray Shirley III was a resident in Tacoma's Eastside and dedicated volunteer in his community. His homicide in 2011 prompted the building of the new Eastside Community Center, which opened in 2018. The bronze statue was created by Jasmine Iona Brown, and was unveiled in October of 2021.

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