On September 30, 2017, professor powell gave a keynote address for El Centro de la Raza’s annual Building the Beloved Community Gala, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the organization’s founding. Attended by El Centro members, community members, and local organizers, john’s keynote address focused on Othering and Belonging in Seattle and in the United States, expanding the circle of human concern, and moving toward structural inclusion—recognizing these as key parts of the model of doing social justice laid out by El Centro 45 years ago.

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