In Memoriam, Delores Loann Winston


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Mon, 06/20/2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Photo of Delores Winston throwing her head back and laughing after she's just graduated from Seattle Central Community College, her grandson's head resting on her.

Desiree Hellegers memorializes — and we hear excerpts of archival audio of—Delores Loann Winston, a formerly homeless activist with Seattle's WHEEL-Women in Black , and a teenage volunteer in the 1970s with Seattle's Black Panther Breakfast program, who died in May, and whose story is featured in the oral history collection No Room of Her Own: Women's Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance. Special thanks to Delores' mother Bettye Owens, who joined me to offer reflections on Delores and to read excerpts from Delores' story.

Photo (by Hellegers) of Delores Winston at her graduation from Seattle Central Community College.

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