West Seattle Event Calendar

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Hot Topics for Seniors: Washington State’s Tax Structure @ Southwest Library
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors. Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch Library as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms

West Seattle Meaningful Movies presents ‘A Concerned Citizen’ @ Neighborhood House High Point
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Concerned Citizen

“Provides the viewer with both a history of how we got into this environmental mess as well as a roadmap for how to move forward. . . . Highly recommended!” –Anne Miller, South Seattle Climate Action Network

This film documents the work of Dr. Riki Ott, a whistleblower who predicted the Exxon Valdez oil spill hours before it happened and came to the aid of her Alaskan community in their battle to get compensation for their loss of health and income.
Recognizing the power of money in politics, she advocated for a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood and reform campaign finance laws.

Taking the lessons she learned as an activist, she is now spearheading “Ultimate Civics,” a complete civics curriculum that empowers students to participate in their democracy.

“It is my hope that as people’s health, livelihoods, and property are harmed by these extreme oil activities, people will understand the need to shift off oil to safer energy options and take action to achieve true energy independence. This is the movement that I see growing in all regions of our country.” —Dr. Riki Ott

Directed by Bo Boudart; 2019
41 minutes
Trailer: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/ccit.html

We will also be showing a 7-minute animated video about the Green New Deal: “A Message from the Future, with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”

6:30 – doors open for refreshments
7:00 – movie, followed by optional facilitated discussion

At High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle 98126

Bus numbers 21 and 128

NO CHARGE, but donations gratefully received.


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.