West Seattle Event Calendar

*11/28/20 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!*

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/etc. to be listed here? Please send basic info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing./question.

Mar
18
Thu
Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Civic Coffee Hour @ Online (see listing)
Mar 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a live, online conversation with Tanya Kim, from the City of Seattle Human Services Department and Lan Pham from the Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Click here to enter live stream.
Enter as “Anonymous.” Or by phone: 206-686-8357; Conference ID: 224 689 164#

Language: Русский, 中文, English, Español, Tiểng Việt

Meet Tanya Kim, Deputy Director of the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD). Tanya will introduce the new Supporting Safe Communities division in HSD.

Also meet Lan Pham, Manager of the Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Lan will speak on how the office addresses public safety via investments in prevention and intervention, city-wide coordinated systems response to address domestic violence and sexual assault, and direct support for victims/survivors of coercive control and violent crimes.

Civic Coffee Hours bring community elders closer to local government officials to explore topics of interest. Learn how decisions are made, how to get involved, and how to take advantage of programs and services.

Closed captioning is provided in Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Presented in partnership with Age Friendly Seattle – Seattle Human Services.

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 programs.

Mar
21
Sun
Jourdan Imani Keith Presents “Womxn & Whales First, Poetry In A Climate Of Change” @ Online (see listing)
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:10 pm

Join Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith and six other poets who will read work that shows how protecting endangered womxn will protect endangered whales. Registration required. Click here to register.

Celebrate World Poetry Day with seven Black, Indigenous, Womxn of Color reading original poetry that explores the intersectionality of womxn’s health, healing, and the endangered Orca whales of the Salish Sea. Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith says, “As Black Indigenous Womxn of Color in Seattle, we share the urban wilderness of the Salish Sea with the endangered Killer Whales. Our bodies face the same cumulative risks of environmental toxins and the harms of objectification, yet we both survive and are revived by the cumulative benefits of matrilineal wisdom, tradition and community. Our brilliance and wellness is entwined with the need for healthy and protected social and natural ecosystems.”

Join Keith, along with 6 other local poets, who will perform original pantoums developed through workshops facilitated by Keith over the last few months as part of her larger project, Womxn & Whales First, Poetry in a Climate of Change. After the reading, Keith and the other poets will hold a conversation with the digital audience.

The event is presented in partnership with The Seattle Public Library Foundation, the Office of Arts & Culture, and Seattle City of Literature. This event is supported by the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

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 programs.

Mar
27
Sat
The Elephant in the Democratic Party – Racism in Political Institutions @ online
Mar 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

March 27 (Saturday, 10:30-noon) we are presenting a special program called The Elephant in the Democratic Party – Racism in Political Institutions.

Our webpage: 34dems.org/the-elephant-in-the-democratic-party-racism-in-political-institutions/

Racism is alive and well in the Pacific Northwest and in liberal spaces. Join us for a 90-minute presentation which will cover the history of systemic racism in political institutions and Progressive policies, and how it continues today. As members and leaders in the Democratic Party, we will gain new tools on how we can listen, reflect, and engage in important conversations that are necessary as we continue the fight against racism.

Presented by Olgy Diaz, who serves as a PCO in the 29th Legislative District as well as on the Boards of Casa Latina, Institute for a Democratic Future, and the National Women’s Political Caucus of WA.

This is a FREE presentation offered to the community by the 34th Democrats.

ZOOM: bit.ly/Anti-Racist-34th

Apr
5
Mon
Modern Monetary Theory @ online
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is not actually a theory rather it is a currency analysis of the Federal Reserve accounting system. Stephanie Kelton, the leading thinker and most visible public advocate of MMT, dramatically changes our understanding of how we can best deal with crucial issues ranging from poverty and inequality to creating jobs, expanding health care coverage, fighting climate change, and building resilient, climate supporting infrastructure. With its important new ways of understanding money, taxes, and the critical role of deficit spending, MMT redefines how to responsibly use our resources so that we can maximize our potential as a society.

In this engaging presentation, Vandana Whitney will explain the basics of MMT and Randy Mandell will talk about the implications for funding Medicare for All, a federal jobs guarantee and the Green New Deal.

(Stephanie Kelton served as Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee for the Democratic staff in 2015. Her new book, “The Deficit Myth”, is a New York Times Bestseller.)

Presentation is Monday, April 5, 7-9pm. Zoom link: bit.ly/34th-36th-MMT
Senator Joe Nguyen will introduce the presenters.
Brought to you by the 34th District Democrats