45th Anniversary Gala – Saturday, September 30, 2017 at The Westin Seattle

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Building the Beloved Community Gala

Founded in 1972, El Centro de la Raza will hold its annual Building the Beloved Community Gala on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at The Westin Seattle. This is our largest fundraiser of the year to support the children, youth, families and seniors in our programs. Please call Gloria Gutierrez at (206) 957-4649 or email events@elcentrodelaraza.org for more information.


Keynote Speaker: john a. powell
Sponsored by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights

john a. powell is “an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, structural racialization, racial identity, fair housing, poverty, and democracy.” He is the Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and a Professor of Law, Ethnic Studies, and African American Studies at UC Berkeley and frequently speaks about conceptions of race, self, and belonging. Click here to learn more about him!


First Course:
Butter lettuce & spinach salad with basil aioli, candied walnuts, cranberries, carrot curls and raspberry vinaigrette

Second Course:
Black pepper & honey glazed chicken, merlot demi, Boursin new potato & fava beans, seasonal vegetables (GF)
Edamame & quinoa rice cake, eggplant ragout, roasted butternut squash & maple charred brussel sprouts (VEG)

Third Course:
Pastel de mango, meringue & strawberry puree
Chocolate dulce de leche parfait with fresh raspberries


Saturday, September 30, 2017
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Seattle Westin (Directions)
Reception & Silent Auction
Dinner, Awards & Live Auction
Regular Ticket Price is $150 after September 16, 2017 it is $175

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