Thanks to all who joined us for our Building Community Event! If you missed it, you can still experience the wisdom and love of MC Eva Walker with presenters Forest Ember, Colleen Echohawk, and Erin Jones – plus the incredible vocal stylings of Maya Marie and Stephanie Anne Johnson. It’s also not too late to DONATE to support Solid Ground’s work to help our community overcome barriers to social justice!BACK TO TOP
Speakers & Musicians
Colleen Echohawk (she/her) – CEO of Eighth Generation, Colleen previously led Chief Seattle Club and YouthCare, two nonprofits that have made profoundly positive impacts addressing poverty in our community.
Forest Ember (she/her) – After working with our legal team to secure her rightful state benefits, Forest began hosting events that build community through puns and raise money for Solid Ground. She’ll share her story and punny humor.
Shalimar Gonzales (she/her) – Solid Ground’s dynamic CEO will share the vision of our developing strategic plan.
Erin Jones (she/her) – Award-winning educator and Champion of Change, Erin is known for inspiring students and school communities to achieve their dreams.
Stephanie Anne Johnson (they/them) – With vocal prowess and passionate songwriting expressing pain of the past and roots of the down home, Stephanie spreads passion, joy, and connection wherever they sing. A Tacoma, WA resident, they were featured on Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice.
Maya Marie (she/her) – Maya’s powerhouse vocals sway from soul to rock ‘n’ roll, drawing you into her painfully honest lyrics. She taught herself to play guitar when she was only nine years old to accompany her unique voice. Music continues to be her passion and motivation through life.
Eva Walker (she/her) – Eva returns to host our show with her singular combination of curiosity, charisma, and commitment to our work. Thanks to Eva for curating the Afterparty concert performers!
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