Panel discussions: addressing inequities through King County’s COVID-19 recovery

King County Executive Dow Constantine will join several Community Leaders in a panel discussion to explore how King County’s COVID-19 recovery work can best address many of the persistent challenges that perpetuate inequities in our communities.

The panels will look at issues of economic inequality, racism, healthcare, climate, jobs and small business recovery, housing, education, childcare, food access, and transportation, and will ask the question: How can we make our region’s post-COVID future better than the pre-COVID past? 

Panel discussion details 

Framing the issues
Thursday, September 10
5-6 pm
Speakers include: Dr. Ben Danielson of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Estela Ortega of El Centro de la Raza, Gordon McHenry of the United Way of King County, and Harpreet Dha, a second-generation restaurant owner in South King County. 

Unlocking solutions 
Tuesday, September 15
5-6 pm
Speakers include: Washington Environmental Council President Alyssa Macy, Neumos/Barboza/Life on Mars event booker Steven Severin, MLK Labor Council Secretary Treasurer Nicole Grant, and Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County Chair Emeritus Sakara Remmu. 

How we make change happen
Thursday, September 17
5-6 pm
Speakers include: Lisa Daugaard of the Public Defender Association, April Sims of the Washington State Labor Council, Brian Carter of 4Culture, and Ana Mari Cauce of the University of Washington. 

You can sign up to attend any or all of the three events by visiting this link: