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Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, July 18, 5 p.m.
Tacoma Beer and Justice
Harmon Tap Room, 204 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma
Join the Campaign for Equal Justice for the Tacoma Beer and Justice event supporting civil legal aid for low-income families. The Campaign for Equal Justice supports Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, TACOMAPROBONO, and TeamChild in Pierce Co. each year. Featured speaker is Hon. Helen Whitener of the Pierce County Superior Court. Prior to her appointment, Judge Whitener served on the Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and as a pro-tem judge in Pierce County District Court and City of Tacoma Municipal Court. Born and raised in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Judge Whitener is the first immigrant-born judge of her court, the second black woman on her bench, and the first openly black LGBT judge in Washington. RSVP to Leanne@LegalFoundation.org. There is no cost to attend and there will be a chance to donate at the event. All proceeds benefit legal aid and the Campaign for Equal Justice.
Info: facebook.com/events/187548061900331

Sunday, July 22, 11 a.m.
Summer Garden Party at Guadalupe House
Guadalupe House, 1417 S. G St., Tacoma
Guadalupe House is doing a midsummer fundraiser garden party to raise money for new windows on Guadalupe House. Storytellers and poets will share their gift of words and inspiration. Come visit the urban gardens at the height of their beauty. Guadalupe House will have live local musical artists, storytellers and food, including Tacoma’s best BBQ and a fancy hot dog bar. Come see the what’s new in the garden (meditation garden, greenhouse, native foods garden, etc.) and see what Guadalupe House is up to in the community. The cover charge is only $10 per person (kids 15 or under are free).
Info: tacomacatholicworker.weebly.com

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Candidate Forum
Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1115 S. 56th St., Tacoma
Join Indivisible Tacoma as we host candidates from two crucial races on the ballot: Mary Robnett and Stephen Gonzalez. Justice Gonzalez is running for reelection to Washington State’s Supreme Court. He is the first person with a Latino surname elected to this office, and he encountered significant racially motivated opposition in his last election.
Robnett is running for Pierce County prosecutor. She is currently an assistant attorney general and previously served for 18 years as a prosecutor in the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office. Robnett wants to bring a non-partisan, professional demeanor to the office and restore the community’s trust after years of turmoil and scandal, and more than $1 million of wasted taxpayer money.
Each candidate will share their ideas and take questions from the audience. This event is free and open to the public.
Info: facebook.com/events/484310092027007

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