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Feb 6th Dinner - 6pm:

STOP the Hate!

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Brandi Kruse

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Sheriff Paul Pastor

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Michelle Ogden

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Rabbi Kadden

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J. Manny Santiago

Please join us to hear these excellent panelists discuss the reasons of the growing hate in our community and what we all can do to stop this from continuing.


Brandi Kruse

Q13 News

Brandi Kruse a special project and investigative correspondent for Q13 News. Her job is to give viewers an in-depth look at issues affecting our communities. She specializes in covering policing and criminal justice, and is a nine-time Edward R. Murrow Award winner and an Emmy nominee.


Rabbi Kadden

Temple Bethel

Bruce Kadden has served as rabbi of Temple Beth El since July, 2004. A native of Oakland, California, he received his B.A. in Religious Studies from Stanford University with honors in Humanities. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1981. Rabbi Kadden served congregations in St. Paul, Minnesota and Salinas, California before coming to Tacoma.

Rabbi Kadden is on the board of the Fair Housing Center of Washington. He is a member and past president of Tacoma Sunrise Rotary and past president of the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis.

He is co-author, along with his wife, Barbara, of blessed memory, of three books: Teaching Mitzvot: Concepts, Values and Activities; Teaching Tefilah: Insights and Activities on Prayer; and Teaching Jewish Life Cycle: Traditions and Activities.  He is the father of two adult children and has two grandchildren.

Sheriff Paul Pastor

Pierce County Sheriff

Paul Pastor currently serves as Sheriff of Pierce County, Washington. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department consists of 329 law enforcement officers, 305 corrections officers and 145 civilian personnel serving in Washington State's second largest county. 
Prior to taking this position, he served as Chief of the Department's Operations Bureau in charge of all law enforcement operations (1996-2000), Undersheriff for the Clark County Sheriff's Office, WA (1993-1996) and Chief of Police for the City of Everett, WA (1991-1992). From 1986 to 1991, he served at the rank of inspector for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. In the early 1980's, he was in charge of state staff at the Washington Criminal Justice Training Academy, where he also managed the Loaned Executive Program and Washington Crime Watch.

Michele Ogden

Tacoma Urban League

Michele works for the Tacoma Urban League, a community based organization that advocates for culturally diverse individuals and families who are under-served economically and under represented in society.  Besides being the Office Manager for the Tacoma Urban League, Michele volunteers her time and energy for various activities and is a member of the Philo Affiliate of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.  Having been a volunteer probation case-aid for Pierce County Juvenile Courts, she understands the plight and barriers of young people who face hardships.  Michele responds to societal crisis with thoughtful conviction.

Michele is a powerful resource for anyone to have in their corner.  She empowers community members by providing assistance and clarification on difficult issues when needed. Michele is an asset to our community and everyone she comes in contact with.

J. Manny Santiago

Executive Director - Rainbow Center

J. Manny Santiago is the Executive Director of Rainbow Center, the LGBTQ community center in Tacoma. Manny graduated from Andover Newton Theological School in Boston, MA with a Master in Divinity (MDiv) degree, and was the first openly gay Latino to be ordained in his denomination, the American Baptist Churches. He served congregations and ministries in Puerto Rico, Boston, New York City, Seattle, and Madison, WI. Manny also has graduate studies in Public Administration and is currently finishing his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Manny is passionate about social justice, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, Latino/a rights, and intersectional work. As a queer theologian and advocate, he frequently writes and leads workshops on matters related to LGBTQ and Latino/a identity, queer spirituality, and their intersection. His writings have been featured in the Huffington Post, the Washington PostBelieve Out Loud, and other publications. 

Feb 6th, 2019


University of Puget Sound

Upper Marshall Room

1500 North Warner Street

Tacoma, WA 98406

No refunds will be issued after Monday, noon, prior to the program.



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STOP the Hate!




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