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Public Forum: Presentation on Drake Boulevard History - August 17

Join the County of Marin for a public online learning session about Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, one of Marin’s primary thoroughfares, has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, August 17. 

The educational videoconference was prompted by a grassroots effort to have Sir Francis Drake Boulevard renamed because of its namesake’s documented history as a 16th century slave trader.

The August 17 learning session will feature current and historic perspectives from:

  • Tribal Vice Chair Lorelle Ross, Cultural Resources Specialist Matthew Johnson, and Tribal Heritage Preservation Officer Buffy McQuillen, all of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo);
  • Dr. Jordan Lieser, Dominican University of California, and;
  • Author and Historian Dewey Livingston, who has spent 35 years researching and telling stories of Marin’s past.

After the presentations, the panelists will answer questions.

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