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!*

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.

Seattle Mayor candidates forum on homelessness @ online
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The City of Seattle has the 18th largest population in the United States, yet has the third highest number of individuals experiencing homelessness, with over 10,000 people.

The present discussion around the topic of homelessness is at its most contentious point in recent memory. Exacerbated by the pandemic and the subsequent impacts to the shelter system, the prevalence of unsheltered homelessness and its increased visibility has fueled a noticeable rise in tension around the subject and a public yearning for a governmental solution. The next Mayor will arguably be decided based on their stance toward folks experiencing homelessness and their policies for housing displaced individuals in our community.

In this special event hosted by Resolution to End Homelessness, we will be joined by the 2021 Mayoral finalists of the City of Seattle– Lorena Gonzalez & Bruce Harrell — to discuss the most urgent issue facing our region. We will hear their thoughts about the state of homelessness and their proposals for policies that will ensure that every person in our region has access to adequate housing. This event is open to the public. Anyone that is interested in learning more about homelessness and hearing the solutions proposed by our mayoral candidates to address the crisis are encouraged to attend. Registration is limited, so sign up today. If you are unable to attend the discussion live, a recording of the conversation will be shared after the event.

Where: Virtual via Zoom Webinar. Register at: bit.ly/SeattleMayor2021 or (https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uM2C96d7QeSDr31Pb2uSjQ).

When: Wednesday, September 29th at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Seattle Mayor candidates forum on racial equity @ online
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm

Racial equity is one of the burning issues of Seattle’s 2021 mayoral contest. Ask the candidates your questions in our Zoom forum! Each candidate will be given 40 minutes. They will speak briefly regarding their experiences and priorities related to racial equity. The remainder of the time will be devoted to Q&A. The questions will come from you! Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.

City Council Candidate Forum in West Seattle @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WHAT: A forum featuring candidates for two at-large seats on the Seattle City Council, Teresa Mosqueda and Kenneth Wilson for the Position 8 seat, and Nikkita Oliver and Sara Nelson for the Position 9 seat.

WHEN: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the Walmesley Center, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 3410 SW Myrtle St., Seattle. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters Seattle-King County and the Westside Interfaith Network. It will give voters a chance to hear the candidates’ positions on a variety of issues. If you have specific issues you would like to have addressed, please complete this survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YQYZF68.

Face masks covering nose and mouth are required for in-person attendance. The forum will also be live-streamed at https://vimeo.com/olgseattle and https://www.facebook.com/olgparishseattle/

City Council Candidates Forum in West Seattle @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm

City Council Candidate Forum in West Seattle on October 18. The event is being hosted by the Westside Interfaith Network amd the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County. The forum will consist of the four candidates who advanced through the primary to the General Election.

Position 8
Teresa Mosqueda
Kenneth Wilson

Position 9
Nikkita Oliver
Sara Nelson

It will be at the Walmesley Center at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at the corner of 35th and Myrtle (3410 SW Myrtle St). The event will be at 7:00 PM.