Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Big time event week!

It's all about the events today, here we go:

Discuss race and politics Thursday! CD Forum presents... Which Way Seattle? Series: Black Elected Officials Thursday, October 23, 2008 7pm at Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University *Cost: Pay-What -You-Can Address how racial politics impact a candidate's platform. Discuss the impact of Black elected officials on their constituents. Explore whether or not Black representation makes a difference to issues faced in the community. Moderator: Christian M. Halliburton, Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. Panelists: Rosalund Jenkins, Executive Director of the WA State Commission on African-American Affairs; Darryl Smith, former president of the Rainier Chamber of Commerce; and Eric Pettigrew, (D) Representative for the 37th Legislative District.For more info, please contact the CD Forum 206.323.4032 ______________________________________________________
** Dress for Success launches Y.E.S.! **Thurs, 10/23 6-8pm ~ Downtown Banana Republic, 5th Ave and Pike StreetNo rsvp necessary - just stop on by! Dress for Success Seattle is excited to announce the launch of Young Executives for Success (Y.E.S!). Y.E.S! is a volunteer branch of Dress for Success geared toward young professional women and offering a fresh new approach to networking and fundraising in Seattle. It is where business and philanthropy come to meet and mingle through exciting events that "raise the fun" while "raising funds" for the organization. Their launch event will feature a fabulous night of shopping at 30% discount, networking and fundraising to celebrate the mission of Dress for Success. Want to learn more? Contact Lindsey Myer - Lindsey.Meyer@microsoft.com
Money Wise Women Business Conference Educating and Empowering October 25, 2008 Keynote Speakers: Creating a Healthy Financial Life for Yourself & Your Business -- Marcia Brixey, author of The Money Therapist: A Woman’s Guide to Creating a Healthy Financial Life The Moxie Sauce – 9 Strategies for Taking Your Business by the Horns -- Ann Tardy, author of LifeMoxie! Ambition on a Mission: 9 Strategies for Taking Life by the Horns The Details for the Day: WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm WHERE: North Seattle Community College, Seattle WA REGISTRATION INFO: Online at . For more info contact Marcia Brixey by email or phone at or (360 204-0982. REGISTRATION FEE: $79.00 (includes all sessions, materials, lunch & a copy of Marcia’s book The Money Therapist). After October 17, 2008 the registration fee is $89.00. BRING A FRIEND SPECIAL: Register yourself & a friend for $138.00 ($69.00 each--$10.00 off) _________________________________________________
Latino Community Fund Summit Please Contact: Carmen Esparza 206-829-8895 Details and registration at Are you ready to make a difference in the Latino Community? Are you ready to connect with and be part of Latino community leadership? Are you ready to find cross-sector solutions to improve the lives of all Washingtonians? The Latino Community Fund (LCF) in partnership with WA State Commission on Hispanic Affairs (CHA) and the University of Washington College of Education Invite you to the 2008 Latino Community Fund Summit Working across sectors (business, academic, government and non-profit) to strengthen community leadership Saturday October 25th, 2008 8:00 am to 2:30 pm Spirit of Washington Event Center 233 Burnet Ave. S Renton, WA 98055 (Breakfast and Lunch included) **The Latino Community Fund is a Public Foundation created by Latinos to invest in the well being of Latinos in Washington State. Details and registration at
Please join us on Sunday October 26 for a televised town hall event— Live From Main Street Seattle: Beyond Hockey Moms and Palin Politics - Women on Real National Security Sunday October 26, 2008, 4pm –5:30pm at MOHAI Join us, less then two weeks before the election, as we move beyond lipstick and hockey pucks to investigate what real national security looks like at Live From Main Street Seattle. In this nationally televised town hall hosted by GritTV's Laura Flanders, an all-women panel will examine how issues of national security impact our daily lives and ask the tough questions about how to build a better future. Does the solution lie in our military or social policies? What are women doing to ensure security in their communities and in the world at large? And how does the militarization of our budget affect security in other areas of our lives? Get ready for a conversation you haven't heard before and share your voice! RSVP for preferred seating here:

Panelists include: Commissioner Gael Tarleton, Commissioner at the Port of Seattle Erin Solaro, Author of Women in the Line of Fire: What you should know about Women in the Military Carol Kessler, Director of Center for Global Security for Pacific Northwest National Lab and Co-chair of Women in International Security Rep. Maralyn Chase, Washington’s 32nd District and The Washington State Director for the Women Legislator’s Lobby Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director of Mom's Rising Rosalinda Guillen, Co-founder of and Executive Director for Community to Community Development Martha Burk, Author and Money Editor at Ms. Magazine Sarah Van Gelder, Executive Editor at YES! Magazine Arrive early for free swag and books courtesy of The Media Consortium and the Progressive Book Club

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KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio Highlights for October 26-November 1, 2008 Hossein Omoumi on The Old Country: Exploring Roots in Music, Sunday, October 26th at 7 p.m. A recent Town Hall Seattle performance of 'Trance of Devotion: Sufi Poetry and Persian Music' featured Hossein Omoumi renowned Persian ney (reed flute) player and Sufi singer. Vocalist Jessika Kenney, who is a student of Dr. Omoumi's, as well as four other master musicians perform this week. Locally produced at KBCS, The Old Country: Exploring Roots in Music offers listeners an exploration of music from around the world via discography, in-studio performances, and recorded concerts. If you have an idea for The Old Country, contact Barbie-Danielle DeCarlo through the KBCS website: or by email at

The Hayburners on Lunch With Folks, Tuesday, October 28th at 1 p.m. The Hayburners are a classic folk duo partnership which combines the songwriting talents and acoustic guitar work of Jennifer Spector and David Tieman. They appear at Egan’s Ballard Jam November 1st. Exploring the fringes of our two-party political system on Voices of Diversity, Wednesday, October 29th, 6 p.m. With the media attention focused on the Republicans and Democrats, we speak with minor party candidates, scholars and voters about other models. What did the founding fathers think of political parties? Why do "third parties" develop? What obstacles do they face? Guests include Cornell University Professor Theodore Lowi, Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Rosa Clemente, Washington State Constitution Party Chairman Glenn Freeman and Founder of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense Aaron Dixon - who also ran for Senate with the Green Party. Local Stories

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