Thursday, September 4, 2008

Today is Thurs. The week is moving quickly

Hey folks!

Its sunny which always makes life better. So today I have some cool opportunities to get involved and some cool events to look forward to :)

One America (formerly Hate Free Zone)
OneAmerica advances the fundamental principles of democracy and justice at the local, state and national levels by building power within immigrant communities in collaboration with key allies. OneAmerica operates under the fundamental premise that voices spoken together are stronger. That's why we work to build coalitions between immigrant communities and mainstream communities. Although the burden of policies that erode constitutional and civil rights is falling primarily on immigrant communities, we know that all people are affected.

Civic Engagement Volunteer needed for Canvassing and Phone Banking at various dates and times. In this position, a student will engage in the following activities/roles/tasks: Voter outreach, which will be done through phone calls and door-to-door canvassing Voter education Get-out-the-vote work through visibility events and Election Day publicity.

Contact: Erin Haick
206.723.2203 ext209
1227 S Weller St Seattle, WA 98144
Running coach for girls
learn dream live run Join us. Have an unforgettable fall...Coach a Girls on the Run program! As a lead or co-coach, you'll work with one to two other women to guide a group of 3rd to 5th grade girls through an established curriculum that uses active running games to teach healthy living lessons.
Together, explore issues like body image, media awareness, nutrition, emotional health, positive communication, and more. You can coach either one or two afternoons - a weekly total of 2 or 4 hours.
Dates: Coach training is September 13 Programs meet twice weekly and most start September 29 or 30. We culminate with the WonderGirl 5k on December 6.

Locations: Tukwila, White Center, Rainier Valley, West Seattle, Queen Anne, Greenwood, Shoreline, Bothell, Bellevue, and Redmond (that's right - we're growing!)
Get information: Go to to get the details, sign up, or check out other volunteer opportunities.
Questions? Call 206-528-2118 or e-mail
PUGET SOUND CONNECTIONS© A Multicultural Network for New-To-The-Area Professionals PUGET SOUND CONNECTIONS© is designed to enhance the employment experiences of newcomers by making them feel welcomed, connected and valued in the community. Through quarterly events, we help professionals who are new-to-the-area connect with established business and civic leaders, and learn about ways to become involved. Please join the Urban Enterprise Center for an evening of networking at September's PUGET SOUND CONNECTIONS© hosted by Seattle Art Museum. Discussion topics vary at each event; this session will focus on education resources in the Puget Sound area. Date: Wednesday, September 24 NEW TIME: 5:30- 7:45 p.m. NEW VENUE: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 The new museum entrance is located on First Avenue on the corner of Union Street. Cost: FREE, Please register by Wednesday, September 17 Register: Online or contact Chesca Ward If you cannot attend, please send your regrets here. Parking: WaMu Parking Garage. Entrance is below the SAM building on Union Street between First and Second Avenues. The Puget Sound Connections Team
I am writing to invite you to an initiating meeting to form the SCAN Advisory Board planned for Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Reception at 5:30 PM Orientation at 6:00 PM Crossroads Mall Community Room 1, between Pzazz Hair Design and Shoe Pavillion N.E. 8th & 156th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, WA 98004 At this meeting you will learn more about the vision of the new SCAN Community Media and how you can participate in creating new possibilities in building awareness of neighborhoods and communities in King County. This new citizen board will offer guidance for the board of directors and SCAN staff in identifying programs, both channel programming and community service programs that help our community discover more about itself and create new solutions to community issues through media. SCAN Community Media is a non-profit, 501(c)3 that provides media resources to enable communities to promote and build their communities. SCAN operates a community television channel, provided on Comcast 77 and Broadstripe 23 throughout Seattle and King County. The channel is also streamed live at In addition to managing a community media channel under a contract with the City of Seattle, SCAN has studio and field production resources as well as instructional programs to assist all members of the community to effectively use video as a communications and information utility. To more effectively serve the varied communities of our region, SCAN is creating a local Community Advisory Board, which will meet twice a year to provide feedback and input into planning processes and to connect SCAN to local citizens and groups that can be served through media programs. For more information about SCAN, please visit our webpage at: RSVP to MaSanda LaRa Gadd @ or (206) 522-4758 ext. 105. Ann Suter Facilitator FYI: Light refreshments will be served. _____________________________________________________
CARW Anti-Racist White Organizing Institute Wednesdays, October 1 to November 19th 6-9:30pm Seattle’s Cascade People’s Center CARW is excited to present “Anti-Racist White Organizing Institute 2008”. The institute is an interactive, dialogue based anti-racist workshop for white folks by white folks. It will be centered on strengthening analysis and skills in challenging institutional racism and white privilege while we strengthen relationships among white folks committed to racial justice. A key goal of the Institute is to organize white folks into racial justice campaigns supporting people of color-led organizations. Applications are due by September 16th, though accepted up until the first day of the Institute (see more details in attachment). We will be accepting 20-25 folks. We will select folks based on many factors including attempts to increase diversity for our learning community and to decrease isolation among folks who are not only white, but members of communities targeted by oppression (i.e trans, poor/working class, women, Jewish, disabled and/or queer). Come learn more about what CARW is up to as well as details about the Organizing Institute and our 2009 campaigns: Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 6-9pm (Potluck and Socializing from 6pm to 6:30) Cascade People’s Center (309 Pontius Ave N, Seattle) Cascade People’s Center is handicap accessible. If you have any questions please contact us: E-mail: (mary) Call: Duncan (206) 708-5065 or Leah (206) 427-3184 In solidarity, CARW’s Organizing Collective Duncan Autrey Lambert Rochfort Leah Mena Joan Lind Mary Shaw Scott Winn Zeke Spiers

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