West Seattle Event Calendar

*3/28/20 NOTE: As the COVID-19 situation continues, the calendar isn’t of much use, but we’re adding known online events, so let us know if you’re scheduling one!*

(original introduction) Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance 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, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Jan
21
Mon
Restorative Justice and Healing @ Youngstown Theater
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for Restorative Justice and Healing, our MLK Day of Service event in partnership with United Way of King County. Childcare and community dinner are provided.

In honoring Dr. King on this day of service, DNDA will engage Delridge and surrounding communities in constructive conversation about how race and justice influence each other in modern-day America. In examining what it means to have justice, this event will bring together neighbors of all ethnicities and races to bridge our differences and communicate through a restorative justice approach.

Utilizing the peacemaking circle, participants will engage in a non-hierarchical discussion and learn through the collective wisdom embedded in the stories and lived experiences of all participants.

This event will include a screening of the film Healing Justice, which explores the causes and consequences of the U.S. justice system and its effect on marginalized communities.

Local service-based organizations will be invited to participate and advocate for the resources they provide—including organizations like Hate Free Delridge and Young Women Empowered. Following the event, all participants and volunteers will be invited to continue discussing over a community dinner.

Please register here by Jan 18, 2019.

Feb
19
Tue
Never Again Is Now – Day of Remembrance @ South Seattle College
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

At South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

This year’s Day of Remembrance event will feature a panel discussion featuring South staff and faculty impacted by the incarceration, and a keynote address from Mark Mitsui, President of Portland Community College. Join us as we discuss parallels with the current climate of hate, the immigration ban, border crisis and the separation of families. How does resistance to discrimination differ now compared to 75 years ago? All students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome to attend.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
Time: 10:30-1 p.m.
Location: South Seattle College, Jerry Brockey Student Center, Room A (campus map)

For more information please contact Monica Lundberg, at monica.lundberg@seattlecolleges.edu.

Feb
28
Thu
Exploring Our Collective Memory: An Invitation to Reflect on U.S. History @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe Immigrant Ministry is excited to host Professor Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, PhD from the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture at Seattle University on Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the School Hall.

Together, we will explore our collective memory with regards to our immigration history. Most of us in the U.S. today are either immigrants or the descendants of immigrants. With the exception of our Native American brothers and sisters and the descendants of enslaved free peoples from Africa, many of us or our forebears immigrated to this country seeking a better future and freedom from persecution, violence, or poverty. Reflecting on the history of U.S. immigration in light of Catholic Social Traditions can remind us why fighting for policies that honor the dignity of our migrant brothers and sisters is a matter of faith and a matter of justice.

Mar
24
Sun
On Being Gendered: A Workshop for Everybody @ Admiral Church
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This free workshop series is designed for friends, family, and others who want to better understand how gender relates to everyone whether trans*, gender fluid, cis-gender, non- binary, etc.

Find more information at admiralchurch.org.

Mar
26
Tue
Harvest of Empire Film Screening @ Fauntleroy Church
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Harvest of Empire examines the role of the United States military and economic interests in Latin American countries. It documents the relationship between United States’ intervention in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, and the surge of migration from those nations. It links this exodus to the present massive Latino population in the United States.

Mar
31
Sun
On Being Gendered: A Workshop for Everybody @ Admiral Church
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This free workshop series is designed for friends, family, and others who want to better understand how gender relates to everyone whether trans*, gender fluid, cis-gender, non- binary, etc.

Find more information at admiralchurch.org.

Apr
7
Sun
On Being Gendered: A Workshop for Everybody @ Admiral Church
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This free workshop series is designed for friends, family, and others who want to better understand how gender relates to everyone whether trans*, gender fluid, cis-gender, non- binary, etc.

Find more information at admiralchurch.org.

Apr
14
Sun
See ‘Trickle Down Town’ at Tibbetts @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Apr 14 @ 11:30 am

Free movie by local filmmaker – ‘Trickle Down Town’ @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 14 @ 11:30 am

This 113 minute movie by local filmmaker Tomasz Biernacki is a thought-provoking documentary about the homeless crisis in Seattle. There is deft interweaving of in-depth stories of community members who are living the crisis on the streets with interviews of political leaders and community advocates, vivid images of the current state of affairs and a poignant examination of the roots of homelessness in the region. Biernacki paints a picture of a city struggling to come to grips with an unprecedented emergency.

You’ll find this production offers an alternative viewpoint to recent broadcasts and through the crisis it finds a few glimmers of hope. It features Camp Second Chance in West Seattle, a community that is successfully stabilizing the lives of its residents so they can work on moving forward.

Tibbetts is located at 3940 41st Ave SW. Light snacks will be available during the movie; we welcome all and encourage you to invite your family and friends!

The filmmaker has made Trickle Down Town available for free to any Puget Sound organization or group that wants to host a private or public screening. If you’re unable to attend the showing at Tibbetts or would like to see the trailer and more information, go to the Filmmaker’s website http://www.pechara.com/

For more details and to see the trailer, go to https://www.tibbettsumchurch.org/news

Apr
27
Sat
Earth Day Walk @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

Celebrate Earth Day 2019! Everyone is welcome!

Join us either at Holy Rosary or Our Lady of Guadalupe Church to walk to the Rotary View Point totem pole (35th Ave. SW and SW Alaska St.–near West Seattle Stadium) where we will celebrate God’s creation and pray for its protection.

If possible, please bring gloves as we will be collecting litter as we go.

Posters and signs are welcome.

This event is co-sponsored by Holy Rosary Church and OLG Green Ministry.

Earth Day Walk @ Holy Rosary Church
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

Celebrate Earth Day 2019! Everyone is welcome!

Join us either at Holy Rosary or Our Lady of Guadalupe Church to walk to the Rotary View Point totem pole (35th Ave. SW and SW Alaska St.–near West Seattle Stadium) where we will celebrate God’s creation and pray for its protection.

If possible, please bring gloves as we will be collecting litter as we go.

Posters and signs are welcome.

This event is co-sponsored by Holy Rosary Church and OLG Green Ministry.

May
8
Wed
An Evening with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ @ Walmesley Center
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Experiencing Kinship on the Margins: Changing the Way We Look for Happiness

All are invited to an Evening with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ at Our Lady of Guadalupe on Wednesday, May 8 from 7-9pm in the Walmesley Center (7000 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126).

Fr.”G” is founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world.  He is also a best-selling author of two books, Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir. In his talks, Fr. G shares stories and much wisdom about difficult realities, humanity, restorative justice, community and God’s boundless love and compassion.

Learn more and get tickets at https://frgatolg.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are also on sale at OLG parish, school and after weekend Masses.  Contact Jennifer with questions: jibach@olgseattle.org.

May
19
Sun
Bystander Intervention Workshop–Anti-Hate Alaska Junction @ Admiral Congregational Church
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Anti-Hate Alaska Junction works to reduce hate in our neighborhood by providing Bystander Intervention Workshops.

The leader reviews brain science, including the reality of emotional responses, their effects on brain chemistry, and the resulting triggering of our fight/flight/freeze survival responses. Participants apply new knowledge and practice new skills by running scenarios of hate-based interactions with the goal of de-escalating the situations. Working as an aggressor, a target, or an intervening bystander, participants learn by doing, not by listening.

There will also be an opportunity to have an extra practice session on Sunday, June 2 at 2:00 pm.

The workshop is FREE, but donations are accepted. To register, email antihate3@gmail.com or just walk in. Visit our website at www.antihatealaskajunction.wordpress.com

This workshop will be the third of four scheduled to take place in 2019.

Aug
25
Sun
Highline Premier Football Club and West Seattle Food Bank Food Drive @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the date for a special event to “Fill the Goal” for the West Seattle Food Bank and Highline Premier Football Club.

Plan to bring a non-perishable food item and enjoy fun soccer-related games and activities with Highline Premier coaches and players. The event will be at Walt Hundley Playfield from 5 to 8 PM on Sunday, August 25th.

See you there!

Sep
15
Sun
Bystander Intervention Workshop @ Admiral Congregational Church
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Anti-Hate Alaska Junction works to reduce hate in our neighborhood by providing Bystander Intervention Workshops.

Visit our website at www.antihatealaskajunction.wordpress.com for information about hate in Seattle and in the US.

In this session, the bystander intervention workshop leader reviews brain science–including the reality of emotional responses, their effect on brain chemistry, and the resulting triggering of our fight/flight/freeze survival responses.

Participants apply new knowledge and practice new skills by running scenarios of hate-based interactions with the goals of de-escalating the situations and supporting the target. Working as an aggressor, a target, or an intervening bystander, participants learn by doing, not by listening.

The next workshop is Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 2 to 4 pm at Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 SW Hill Street, Seattle. There will also be an opportunity to have an extra practice session on Sunday, October 6.

The workshop is FREE, but donations are accepted.  To register, email antihate3@gmail.com or just walk in.

Nov
4
Mon
South Seattle College SAP Speaker Series: Tim Wise @ Jerry M. Brockey (JMB) Center, Conference Rooms A & B
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Timothy Jacob Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer. Since 1995, he has given speeches at over 600 college campuses across the U.S. He has trained teachers, corporate employees, non-profit organizations, and law enforcement officers in methods for addressing and dismantling racism in their institutions.

Tim will join us for a 50-minute talk followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public! Community members are welcome! Doors open at 11:00 a.m. The speaker begins at 12:00 p.m. (50 minute talk followed by a 30 minute Q&A.)

Sponsored by the Student Activities & Programs Committee (SAP).

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Jan
30
Thu
Race and Culture Dialogue Series (part 2) @ South Seattle College
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Is it possible for people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and economic status to live in real community? Yes it is.

Join us as we engage in positive dialogue aimed at breaking down social barriers and stereotypes in order to build bridges to a more unified Seattle.

Part 2 of our six-part series takes place on January 30th. Doors open at 6pm and the forum beings at 6:30pm sharp?
Panelists Include:

The event will be hosted by Bishop Ray Rogers, Senior Pastor at Pacific Northwest Regional Covenant Fellowship Churches.

Future Series Dates and Locations:

  • South College, February 13th
  • Garfield Community Center, March 13th
  • Rainier Valley Cultural Center, April 16th
  • North Seattle College, May 14th

Provided in partnership with the Seattle City Department of Neighborhoods.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]