Gathering of Neighbors tomorrow! Here’s the schedule

Hope to see you tomorrow at the Gathering of Neighbors – dozens of West Seattle organizations and businesses (including WSB) gathered in one place to meet neighbors including you! GON is scheduled for 11 am to 4 pm Saturday in the Galleria at Chief Sealth International High School (that alone is one reason to come visit – if you haven’t seen this brand-new facility yet), admission’s free. New this year, it’s more than just tables to visit (fun as those are) – workshops and speeches are planned too (including one we’re presenting) – here’s the schedule:

4 hour-long workshops happening simultaneously, presented twice, once at 11:30 am and once at 1:30 pm (these will be in TBA classrooms):

WORKSHOP #1: Social Media/Citizen Journalism – presentation & Q/A with WSB!
WORKSHOP #2: “Fresh” movie screening and DNDA Family Gardening coordinator discussion
WORKSHOP #3: Solar Energy education/employment opportunities, presented by Solar Epiphany
WORKSHOP #4: Family/Kid Zone with DNDA’s Resident Engagement Coordinator

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: At 1 pm, CSIHS principal John Boyd and former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice

FOOD: Pai’s Thai/Hawaiian truck will be parked at Sealth if you’d like to buy lunch. And DNDA’s Phillippia Goldsmith adds that, “Our very own Delridge Fresh Food Spot project will be facilitating a Multi-cultural Food Pyramid game complete with yummy snacks!”

Hope to see you there. P.S. This may sound kind of goofy but since the Online Journalism Award for “community collaboration” that we accepted last weekend is yours too – we’re bringing it to display at the WSB table in the Sealth Galleria. Again, 11 am-4 pm tomorrow, come meet West Seattle neighbors and new friends.

8 Replies to "Gathering of Neighbors tomorrow! Here's the schedule"

  • me on 28th Ave SW November 5, 2010 (12:23 pm)

    TR, I don’t think bring the award to display is goofy at all! Goofy would be if a bunch of us showed up with shaken bottles of champagne and sprayed them at each other while jumping up and down and screaming; hmmmm, actually that sounds kinda fun ; )

    • WSB November 5, 2010 (12:27 pm)

      Gathering of Neighbors Flash Mob!

  • Diane November 5, 2010 (12:37 pm)

    where is this located? just cross streets would be helpful; haven’t been there since prior to remodel, don’t remember how to get there

    • WSB November 5, 2010 (12:38 pm)

      2600 SW Thistle. There’s no exact cross-street. It’s a few blocks east of 35th SW and a few blocks west of Delridge.

  • Diane November 5, 2010 (12:40 pm)

    thanks; that’s exactly what I needed

  • ellenater November 5, 2010 (1:33 pm)

    Cool! I’m in favor of the flash mob and am hoping for spontaneous blogging to happen as 300 or so people drop to floor and whip out their laptops (in addition to the chamgpagne, of course).

  • Kevin November 5, 2010 (3:16 pm)

    TR, what will the Social Media/Citizen Journalism workshop cover?

    • WSB November 5, 2010 (3:20 pm)

      Still working on that. We tend toward the very basic. Here’s what Twitter’s about, here’s what Facebook’s about. In terms of Cit-J, for us, that’s more like “if I see news, what do I do?” and we can address how various news organizations deal with “tips,” photos, reports these days. But I am also very sensitive to who’s in the room – so we’ll probably ask for a show of hands as to who wants to hear about what. I am MOST interested always in Q/A, so usually go light on the blather and heavy on the Q/A. Hope that helps a little.

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