Community Learning Session on
Sir Francis Drake Boulevard History Tonight at 6:00 p.m.
A public online learning session about Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, one of Marin’s primary thoroughfares, is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. tonight.
The educational video-conference was prompted by a grassroots effort to have Sir Francis Drake Boulevard renamed because of its namesake’s documented history as a 16th century slave trader. The Marin County Free Library, which is hosting the session, has just created a history resource webpage on the subject.
The session will be moderated by Chantel Walker, Assistant Director of the Marin County Free Library.
WAYS TO WATCH:
: Viewers may watch the webcast live on the County’s main Facebook
page and the Community Media Center of Marin’s Education Channel
: TV subscribers may watch on COMCAST Channel 30 or AT&T 99. Video of the session will later be placed on the library’s website.
3) ZOOM Webinar:
or call 669-900-6833.
Meeting ID: 924 8372 9278
Attendee ID: #
Spanish interpretation, ASL/CDI interpretation is available via Zoom.
The August 17 learning session will feature current and historic perspectives from:
• Tribal Vice Chair Lorelle Ross, Cultural Resources Specialist Matthew Johnson, and Tribal Heritage Preservation Officer Buffy McQuillen, all of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo);
• Dr. Jordan Lieser, Dominican University of California history professor, and;
• Author and Historian Dewey Livingston, who has spent 35 years researching and telling stories of Marin’s past.
After the presentations, the panelists will answer emailed questions submitted prior to yesterday's deadline.
Zoom participants can use the Q&A feature to ask questions during the Zoom session. These questions will be addressed following the presentations.