West Seattle Event Calendar

*NOTE: We’ve ramped the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

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Apr
14
Wed
34th District Democrats’ April meeting @ online
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm

In April we will begin our Membership meeting with a special program. April is the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During this time, it is important to bring awareness to sexual violence and educate the community on prevention tactics. Sexual assault is a major public health, human rights, and social justice issue, and it requires everyone’s help to bring it to an end.

This program will be presented by Riddhi Mukhopadhyay (she/her), who is currently the Executive Director at the Sexual Violence Law Center and has been with SVLC since 2012. Riddhi was as a sexual assault and hospital advocate prior to her legal career. Before joining SVLC, Riddhi practiced criminal defense and is a former Berkeley Law Foundation Legal Fellow and attorney with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) where she represented immigrant detainees with mental health and competency issues. She currently serves by appointment on Washington State’s Gender and Justice Commission and the City of Seattle’s Immigrant & Refugee Commission. She is on the board for the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence and is adjunct faculty at the University of Washington School of Law. Riddhi received her Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.

The program will begin at 6:15 pm and will be followed by a Q&A session which will end at 7pm, when our monthly meeting will be called to order. This event is open to the community. Join via Zoom: zoom.us/j/98150692239

Come learn about the challenges survivors of sexual violence face in our court system, the legislative rights survivors are gaining, and how the Sexual Violence Law Center works to uphold those rights and support survivors.
If you or someone you know have witnessed or been victim to an assault, please call 911; your local assault hotline; the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at 1-800-656-HOPE; or the National Center for Victim or Crime Victim Service Helpline at 1-800-FYI-CALL or 1-800-211-7996.

34th Website: https://34dems.org/sexual-assault-awareness-month-program-4-14

Apr
29
Thu
Grow [Ing] Up: A Literary Series About Growing Pains @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for the second in a series of events, curated by writer D.A. Navoti, that examine the highs and lows of growing up. Registration required. Click here to register.

In the second of this new five-part series, writer D.A. Navoti welcomes readers of all ages to consider the pains of growing up. Tonight’s program focuses on the teen years.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

D.A. Navoti is a member of the Gila River Indian Community and a nonfiction and poetic prose writer. His work has appeared in Homology Lit, Spartan, Indian Country Today, Cloudthroat, and elsewhere. He produces the literary series We the Indigenous and co-created Fight For Our Lives, a reading series supporting communities targeted by divisive politics. He is a 2020 Radical Imagination grant recipient from the NDN Collective and was a 2020 CityArtist from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Navoti lives in occupied Duwamish territory (Seattle, WA). Visit his website www.danavoti.com.

ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library program