We’re so excited to welcome our supporters back to the Four Seasons Hotel for our 2024 Spring Benefit Luncheon!

Your $25.00 ticket includes lunch with dessert, and an inspiring program highlighting Team Read’s work in Seattle and South King County.

Doors open at 11:30 for social time, and the lunch program will begin promptly at noon.

Program speakers include King County Councilmember Jorge Baron, and Publisher and Author Marcus Harrison Green.

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Jorge L. Barón was elected to the Metropolitan King County Council in November 2023 and will serve as the representative for District 4. Previously, Jorge served as the Executive Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP). Jorge’s passion in advocating on behalf of immigrants and refugees is firmly rooted in his own immigrant experience: he is originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and immigrated to the United States at the age of thirteen. Jorge graduated from Duke University and received his law degree from Yale Law School. We look forward to hearing Jorge’s insights about the connections between literacy and social justice.
Marcus Harrison Green is the publisher of Hinton Publishing, the founder of the South Seattle Emerald, and a columnist with the Seattle Times. Growing up in South Seattle, he experienced first-hand the impact of one-dimensional stories on marginalized communities, which taught him the value of authentic narratives. After an unfulfilling stint in the investment world during his twenties, Marcus returned to his community with a newfound purpose of telling stories with nuance, complexity,  and multidimensionality with the hope of advancing social change. This led him to become a writer and found the South Seattle Emerald. An award-winning journalist, he was awarded the Seattle Human Rights Commissions’ Individual Human Rights Leader Award for 2020, and named the inaugural James Baldwin Fellow by the Northwest African American Museum in 2022.

Thank you to our generous 2024 event sponsors: