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By Natalie Kahn
Beacon Reporter 

Edmonds creating system to catalog actions motivated by hate

Community leaders gather for discussion at Edmonds-Woodway


Last updated 7/15/2021 at 8:43am

Natalie Kahn

From left are Superintendent Gustavo Balderas, Diversity Commission member Nikki Glaros, Diversity Commission youth representative Caitlin Chung, NAACP Snohomish County Chapter Vice President Louis Harris, Acting Chief of Police Michelle Bennett, and Mayor Mike Nelson.

School's out for summer, but Edmonds-Woodway High School became a site for learning and educational discussion once again on Monday, as the City of Edmonds held its first in-person community meeting since the start of the pandemic. It took place in the school's outdoor courtyard.

The Anti-Hate Town Hall event was first announced by Mayor Mike Nelson in May as part of the City's response to the report of swastikas being spray-painted on multiple trees in Southwest County Park.

During the event, a panel of city officials and local activists spoke about the different steps being taken to com...

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