Monday, August 25, 2008

Museums are neat.... so is getting involved

The Wing Luke Museum in the International District is awesome. It just opened in the last few months in its new home after an extensive remodel. Check out two cool exhibits that have to do with Civic Engagement displayed there:

Our Voice. Our Democracy: Civic Engagement in the Asian Pacific Islander American CommunityAug. 20-Oct. 26. New Dialogue Initiative Gallery at the new Wing Luke Asian Museum. (719 S. King, Seattle). This New Dialogue Initiative exhibition examines voting and civic engagement in the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) community and dialogues around the question: "What does it mean to be actively engaged in our democracy?" Photographs, artifacts and multimedia about civic participation are featured.
Mixed Race and Mixed EthnicitySept. 5-March 14. Wing Luke Asian Museum. (719 S. King, Seattle). This exhibit examines the diversity and complexity of community and identity from a mixed Asian Pacific Islander American perspective.
Here are some opportunities to get involved with transportation, education and environmental issues in Seattle.

Help plan future bus serviceKing County Metro Transit and Sound Transit are looking for a diverse group of community members from Southeast Seattle, Skyway/West Hill, Tukwila, Burien and SeaTac to help plan changes to local bus service for 2009 and beyond. Application deadline is July 31. For more information about serving on the Transit Connections sounding board: or call Sarah Luthens at 206.684.1154.

Become a Master Home Environmentalist VolunteerDeadline Aug. 31. The American Lung Association of Washington is now accepting applications for the Master Home Environmentalist Fall 2008 Volunteer Training. Classes are held Sept. 9-Nov. 11 at our Seattle office. This free 35-hour training meets Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., and occasional Saturdays. Volunteer applications due Aug. 31. For an application or more information, contact Casey Coulombe at 206/441-5100, or visit

Family and Community Engagement grants Highline Public Schools is seeking grant proposals from community members and organizations to increase academic achievement and family and community engagement in Highline schools. 206.439.4447

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