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African American Elders Day Celebration

September 10, 2023

In partnership with the Mayor’s Council on African American Elders and sponsored by AARP, join NAAM on Grandparents Day for a special celebration honoring our grandparents and the African American Elders in our community. The celebration will include the induction of four elders into the Elders Circle:

Dr. Mona Lake Jones – Educator, author and poet
Lyle Quasim- Leader of The Black Collective
Kibibi Monie – Storyteller and Director of NuBlack Arts West
Claude Burfect – Civic and union leader.
The event will also include a KIP Book giveaway, spoken word performances, a live interactive story time reading, free food, live music, and more. Complimentary admission for seniors. Other attendees will pay the standard museum admission fee of $10.

  • Date/Time
    September 10, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Cost
  • Location
    Northwest African American Museum, 2300 South Massachusetts Street
    Seattle, WA, 98144
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  • Host Organization
    Northwest African American Museum (NAAM)
  • Contact
    (206) 518-6000

Northwest African American Museum (NAAM)

2300 South Massachusetts Street
Seattle, WA, 98144
(206) 518-6000

The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) is housed in the historic Colman School building (built in 1909) which overlooks a beautiful, sprawling green park, named after rock legend, Jimi Hendrix, in the heart of Seattle’s Central District. See ongoing virtual series: Historians on Hope. Each week, NAAM features words of hope from notable African American historians in our #HistoriansOnHope virtual series. We invite you to share these graphics on your favorite social media platforms. Be sure to tag us at @naamnw!