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Michael Bennett
Seattle NAACP King County
Published: 13 September 2017

Seattle NAACP and the Social Equality Educators will hold a rally at 11 a.m. Sept. 17 at 4th & Jackson, near Union Station and across from Bartells Drug, in advance of the Seahawks’ first home game. Michael Bennett’s brother, Rashaud Bennett will speak about the police brutality incident in Las Vegas. Demonstrators will gather in support of Michael Bennett and Colin Kaepernick, who was blackballed from the NFL after taking a knee during the National Anthem to protest police brutality.

Other confirmed speakers for this event include:

  • Gerald Hankerson – President, Seattle King County & WA State NAACP
  • Reshaud Bennett – Artist, Dreamer, Future Author, Do'er of all Things, brother of Michael Bennett
  • Katrina Johnson—Cousin of Charleena Lyles
  • Dave Zirin – The Nation magazine sports editor & co-author of Michael Bennett's forthcoming book, “ That Make White People Uncomfortable”
  • Jesse Hagopian – Social Equality Educators board member
  • Nikkita Oliver – Creative, teaching artist, attorney, & organizer

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