Seattle Growth Podcast 6.8: Empowering youth and underserved communities

“Community” is essential to people of all ages.

As season six of the Seattle Growth Podcast continues to explore how Seattleites are building or finding a sense of community in a city that is growing and changing so rapidly, episode 6.8 introduces two people who are committed to building communities of young people in underserved communities.

Jeff Shulman interviewing Eric Pettigrew.

State Representative Eric Pettigrew and Orlando Morales, director of education and outreach at the 5th Avenue Theatre, discuss their efforts to empower young people and underserved communities to play a greater role in shaping the region’s future.

Jeff Shulman with Orlando Morales.

For business leaders seeking to give back or cultivate relationships with previously underrepresented communities, Pettigrew and Morales offer lessons in effective community engagement that are applicable beyond the arts.

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The Seattle Growth Podcast is hosted and produced by Jeff Shulman, the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor of Marketing at the UW Foster School of Business.

Shulman is also the producer of On the Brink, the acclaimed documentary of history, hope and determination to save Seattle’s vanishing Central District. You can view the film at upcoming screenings August 15 at the Neptune Theater, September 21 in Los Angeles’ Leimert Park, and October 19 at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).

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