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Africatown Seattle is building a richer, fuller future for the African American Diaspora in Seattle and beyond!

Africatown Seattle is building a richer, fuller future for the African American Diaspora in Seattle and beyond!
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Africatown Seattle is building a richer, fuller future for the African American Diaspora in Seattle and beyond!

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English


Episodes

Fighting Poverty and Building Futures with Leon Garnett Of Byrd Barr Place

1/14/2019
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The CEO of Byrd Barr Place, Leon Garnett has had a front row seat and a major hand in the to the fight to lift the community to better circumstances. With their move to the Liberty Bank Building, Garnett is looking forward to operating surrounded by the community he serves, working to fight displacement and poverty.

Duration:00:21:17

A Conversation for Entrepreneurs with Curtiss Calhoun Of Black Dot Seattle

1/8/2019
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Among the new tenants in the Liberty Bank Building is Black Dot Seattle, a co-working space and resource center for Black entrepreneurs. Operations Manager Curtiss Calhoun gives us the rundown and talks about the excitement of being part of this historic effort.

Duration:00:19:34

Talkin Cuts, Community and The Liberty Bank Building w. Earl of Earl's Cuts & Styles

12/31/2018
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TraeAnna Holiday sits down with Earl Lancaster of Earls Styles & Cuts to talk 30 years of cuts, community building and the future of the CD with the Liberty Bank Building.

Duration:00:25:01

Community Building Against Gentrification with Wyking Garrett of the Africatown Land Trust

12/28/2018
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One of the most passionate advocates of the Liberty Bank Building, Wyking Garrett has been a lifelong proponent of Black business ownership and Black excellence. He joins the show to speak on the reasons behind this push to claim a part of the Central District as something for and by Black folks!

Duration:00:24:14

Discussing the Liberty Bank Building Project with Christopher Persons of Capitol Hill Housing

12/17/2018
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The Lease Up! welcomes one of the central figures in the rebirth of the Liberty Bank Building into a community-focused and -centered project to the show! Christopher Persons has been instrumental in securing and directing the process that has lead to the success of the Liberty Bank Building's efforts to become a piece of the African American dream in Seattle's Central District.

Duration:00:22:27

Cooking Up Community with That Brown Girl Cooks

12/11/2018
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The Lease Up! is proud to welcome Kristi Brown and Damon Bomar of That Brown Girl Cooks to the show to discuss their upcoming move into the Liberty Bank Building as one of their anchor tenants representing Black-owned businesses as they stake their claim to the historic Central District in the face of gentrification.

Duration:00:23:13

The Business Behind the Movement with Lawyer And ACLT Board Member Sherry Collier

11/26/2018
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The Lease Up Podcast sits down with Sherry Collier, lawyer and boardmember for the Africatown Community Land Trust, the developers behind the Liberty Bank Building and the 115 low-income housing units in the building, along with retail and community space. Find out about how the ACLT operates, who has input and what the organization's longterm goals are!

Duration:00:21:25