March Updates

March was a busy month for Omari. The March events began on March 2nd, 2019, with “Unlocking the Future: Life After Incarceration” at the Washington State History Museum, which was a discussion panel featuring formerly incarcerated educator Christopher Johnston, formerly incarcerated youth development specialist Shaun Worthy, formerly incarcerated attorney and advocate Tarra Simmons, formerly incarcerated educator Dr. Christopher Beasley, and DOC Secretary Stephen Sinclair. Omari moderated the discussion which received rave reviews from members of the audience and museum staff.

On March 6th, Omari visited Hubbard Radio as a guest on the show “Spotlight with Gary Shipe”. The 30 minute interview aired on Movin’ 92.5, 98.9 The Bull, AM 880 KIXI, and 1150 AM KKNW. You can listen on PodcastOne at the following link: https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Spotlight-with-Gary-Shipe-03102019.

On March 7th, Omari visited the Parkland/Spanaway branch of the Pierce County Library where he presented “From Crime to the Classroom: How Education Changes Lives.” The event was well attended and had a strong formerly incarcerated presence.

On the 26th of March, Omari was joined by Shaun Worthy, Shajuanda Tate, Michelle Jenkins, and others at the University of Puget Sound for an engaging classroom discussion. They were invited to share their perspective as it relates to Mass Incarceration.

On March 30th, Omari was joined by Thrett Brown, Chanel Rhymes, and Brian Skiffington on a panel at the Lakewood branch of the Pierce County Library. The topic of the day was housing justice, with Omari speaking about how societal issues such as addiction and criminal history intersect with homelessness.