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KNKX and Tacoma Arts Live present:

Inside The Walk Home Podcast

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Theater on the Square
Tickets: FREE Community Event with Registration
The Walk Home Podcast
KNKX's Special Projects Team and The Seattle Times investigative team have created The Walk Home, a multi-part podcast chronicling the life and death of Manuel Ellis — and the revelations that came to light afterward.

The Walk Home unfolds across eight episodes. The podcast marshals The Seattle Times' investigative heft and KNKX's storytelling prowess to give a national audience a close-up, emotional, fresh, and insightful view of policing, race, and poverty in America - ahead of what promises to be one of the highest-profile trials in Pacific Northwest history.

From the team that brought you Outsiders, The Walk Home podcast stands out from other audio documentaries on police violence by exploring not only the actions of individual officers over a few minutes, but also decades of macro forces that contributed to Ellis dying on a darkened residential street. Subscribe here or wherever you get your podcasts. Support for The Walk Home podcast is provided by Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, movetotacoma.com, and Heartfelt Mental Health.

KNKX and Tacoma Arts Live present Inside The Walk Home Podcast
On Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m., KNKX and Tacoma Arts Live present a free event in conjunction with The Walk Home podcast. The Walk Home is a co-production of KNKX and The Seattle Times. KNKX's South Sound reporter Kari Plog, Special Projects reporters/producers Mayowa Aina and Will James, The Seattle Times Senior Investigative Reporter Patrick Malone, and musician Marcel E.C. Augustin will go behind the scenes of the podcast, adding new details and insights to Manuel Ellis' story and previewing the final episodes. The event includes an audience Q&A. KNKX will record and videotape the event. Registration is required. Tickets are required for this free event. Walk-ups are welcome if space is available.

About Manuel Ellis
On March 3, 2020, Manuel "Manny" Ellis, a 33-year-old Black man, died while in the custody of Tacoma police officers. They said Ellis attacked them, then died suddenly and for no apparent reason. For months, that's all residents of Tacoma knew. None of this sounded right to Ellis' little sister, Monét Carter-Mixon, who hit the streets like a detective, tracking down videos from witnesses that showed his encounter with police. Carter-Mixon's investigation would set a chain of events into motion that would bring a reckoning about racism and policing to Tacoma and change Washington State law. Ellis' story offers a window into the racial justice movement of 2020 — what really changed and what remains unresolved two years later.

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