Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Events and Trainings worth checking out

So I have lots of information to share today, there are so fabulous events and trainings going on this city. A few of these are today but others are in the next few weeks!
These folks below are happy because they are out and involved, why not you?

The Middle East: The Recent Past, the Likely Future, and the Challenges Facing the New Administration An Evening with Imad Mostepha, Syrian Ambassador to the US and Edward Peck, Former US Ambassador and Middle East Expert Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 7:00 PM; Registration begins at 6:15 PM Location: University of Washington: Kane Hall 220 (Seattle) What is the future of Iraq as the U.S. elects a new administration? What is Syria’s role in advancing peace and security in the region, and what are the impacts of Syria’s recent peace efforts? Is a U.S. war with Iran inevitable, or is there still room for diplomacy? To register please call 206-441-5910 or visit http://www.world-affairs.org/calendar.cfm

Seattle Public Forums on the Digital TV Transition featuring FCC Commissioner JONATHAN ADELSTEIN Thurs. Oct 23, 6-7:30pm at Asian Counseling and Referral Service (3639 Martin Luther King Way S, Seattle) * with Congressman Jim McDermott * or Thurs, Oct 23, 3-4:30pm at Seattle Downtown Library info: http://www.reclaimthemedia.dtv/

Digital Television is coming soon. On Feb. 17, 2009, all over-the-air broadcast TV will switch to a new digital format. Millions of viewers will need to install a special digital DTV converter box in order to keep watching free TV. Now is the time to get the information you need to make the switch. Who will be affected by the transition? If your TV is more than two years old, and is connected to an antenna instead of cable or satellite, you will need a digital TV converter box. What do I need to do to get ready? Order a free coupon from the government, good for $40 off the price of a DTV converter box (most boxes cost between $40 and $80). Order coupons online at http://www.dtv2009.gov/ or by calling 1-888-DTV-2009. Get your coupon as soon as possible it will take three weeks for the government to respond. Also, order an extra coupon even if you don't need it they're free (limit 2 coupons per household). You can donate your extra coupons to elders, shut-ins, group home residents, prisoners or others who may have special difficulty time preparing for the Feb. 17 transition. How can I get more information? Attend a public meeting on Oct. 23, when FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein will come to Seattle to answer our questions about the transition (details above). News and information about the DTV transition, links to the best online resources, and media-related issues and events in the Seattle area, can be found at http://www.reclaimthemedia.org/dtv. Call 1-888-DTV-2009 with any questions about coupons or the Feb. 17 DTV transition. -

Earshot Jazz Festival 2008 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center http://www.earshot.org/ :: (206) 547-9787 http://www.earshot.org/Festival/festival.html

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 8 PM Priester's Cue / Hadley Caliman Quartet For over half a century Julian Priester has worked in a broad range of musical settings, from Muddy Waters to Herbie Hancock to Sun Ra. The trombone legend is accompanied here by pianist Dawn Clement, drummer Byron Vannoy, and bassists Geoff Harper. Sharing the bill is the tenor saxophone great, Hadley Caliman. $14 general Special Email Promotion: Save $4/ticket, buy online3 <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producerevent/42933?prod_id=9678> , discount code = Jazz_at_Hughes

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 8 PM Peter Apfelbaum & New York Hieroglyphics featuring Abdoulaye Diabate Apfelbaum's tentet performs the original piece Aural Histories, composed with a Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Charitable Foundation grant. In each of the piece's sections, a band member improvises over a composed background while Malian griot Abdoulaye Diabate sings a narrative of that particular musician's life. Not to be missed! $18 general Special Email Promotion: Save $4/ticket, buy online4 <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producerevent/42935?prod_id=9678> , discount code = Jazz_at_Hughes

Invitation to Bobbie and Jerome from the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center Runs now through October 26 The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center presents the world premiere production of Bobbie and Jerome, by Daniel W. Owens. Set in the stone yard of a gothic Harlem cathedral, this drama opens a lens into the lives of two men struggling to save the Stone Yard and settle a past score. Directed by Jacqueline Moscou. Tickets $15-$24 Special HALF PRICE Earshot Jazz Discount: buy online5 <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/43790> , discount code = Jazz_at_Hughes


Local Female Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Speak at Community Cinema LIONESS event at SIFF Cinema – The new documentary, LIONESS, screens for free at SIFF Cinema this Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (doors at 2:00 PM). The film will be followed by a discussion featuring Lourdes E. "Alfie" Alvarado-Ramos, Deputy Director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and Jan Buchanan, Women Veterans Program Manager for VA Puget Sound. Female soldiers from the 4th Stryker Brigade at Fort Lewis will also share their personal stories. On the Federal side, a benefits expert from the VA Puget Sound Health Care System Women's Clinic will be tabling in the lobby to help local vets on a more personal basis. Students from the UW ROTC will also be on hand to answer questions. SIFF Cinema is located in the Nelsholm Family Lecture Hall on the lower level of Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center in the heart of Seattle's theatre district.

LIONESS, a new film by Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers, tells the untold story of a group of female Army support soldiers who became the first women in American history to be sent into direct ground combat. These women are rarely —if ever— mentioned in news accounts of those battles. Community Cinema Seattle was named "Best Film Series In Seattle" by Seattle Metropolitan magazine in July 2008, and we're still 100% free. PLEASE INCLUDE IN YOUR Special free screening of LIONESS with discussion WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 2:30 PM (doors at 2:00 PM) WHERE: SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer Street (McCaw Hall) Seattle, 98109 WHO: ITVS, KCTS, KBCS FM, SOCR, WA VA, VA, & SIFF HOW: Free. For more information visit http://communitycinema.org/ ___________________________________________________

2008 Latino Community Fund Summit Working across sectors (business, academic, government and non-profit) to strengthen community leadership 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 Help to guide cross-sector efforts in: 1. Early Childhood Education and Childcare 2. Criminal Justice 3. Education 4. Employment/Job Training 5. Healthcare 6. Housing 7. Immigration 8. Safe and Healthy Communities Time and space are running out. Do not get left behind! Hurry and register! http://www.latinocommunityfund.org/summit08/ ________________________________________________ .

...VOTE, THEN WHAT? YOU ARE INVITED TO TWO CONVERSATIONS WITH CYNTHIA MCKINNEY 12 YEAR CONGRESSWOMAN, LEADER OF THE 2008 GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL TICKET AND ADVOCATE FOR A BLACK LED RECONSTRUCTION PARTY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26TH 3 PM UMOJAFEST PEACE CENTER 2314 E SPRING ST (JUST EAST OF THE 23RD AND UNION POST OFFICE) Strategies for community organizing, greening and reconstruction: What do we do the day after the election? MONDAY, OCTOBER 27TH 11 AM BROADWAY PERFORMANCE HALL AT SEATTLE CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (HOSTED BY THE BLACK STUDENT UNION) The power of student movements for change: How to use your campus as a tool to change the world! votetruth08.com legacy.runcynthiarun.org mckinney2008.com rosaclemente.com aahmcc.org *Power To The People Campaign *Green Party *Umojafest Peace Center *SCCC Black Student Union *Lagniappe Caravan/Seattle Common Ground *The Organizer Newspaper *AAHM&CC _______________________________________________________ LADIES FIRST, NOVEMBER 1, 2008 @Hidmo (20th & Jackson) 8pm - open mic // 9pm – features * INVINCIBLE (Detroit, IL) * GOOD SISTA/BAD SISTA (Portland, OR) * CRISTINA ORBE * DJ B-GIRL More information on artists: http://www.emergencemusic.net/bgirlmedia.com http://www.myspace.com/goodsistabadsista http://www.myspace.com/cristina http://www.cristinaorbe.com/ For more information about Ladies First: http://www.cara-seattle.org/ladiesfirst.html http://myspace.com/seattleladiesfirst * For more information about Hidmo Entertainment: http://www.hidmo.org/ __________________________________________________

Training of Trainers What: Popular Education Methodology Where: Camp Brotherhood Mt. Vernon, WA When: Thurs, 11/13/08 - Sun, 11/16/08 Training of Trainers Institute in Washington This TOT Institute prepares people to design and lead engaging and interactive workshops and presentations which support efforts to reduce economic inequality. It is right for you if you are: An educator, activist, organizer, trainer, or teacher seeking to improve your skills in designing, leading, or facilitating workshops and presentations; Engaged in raising awareness & moving people into action for economic justice and want to learn from others and share what you know. This Institute will give you the opportunity to: Practice designing presentations, workshops, activities and materials that will engage, teach, and motivate your audiences; Practice and receive constructive feedback on how to lead, facilitate, & manage participatory activities & discussion; Network and build movement and solidarity with others working for economic justice. Schedule and Program: Participants should arrive at Camp Brotherhood on Thursday, November 13, between 3:00 and 5:00 pm; the program begins after dinner on Thursday and concludes after lunch on Sunday. Sessions will be conducted in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings in English and Spanish. Breaks will be provided during the day to allow participants to relax, catch their breath, and network with other participants. The program includes: Exploration of key principles and practices of popular education; Time for small teams of participants to plan and practice presentations and activities that they've brought with them; Opportunity for constructive feedback; Sessions on how to respond to challenging questions and difficult participants; Problem-solving discussions on how to adapt popular economics education workshops and materials for your communities; Demonstrations of activities from UFE workshops. Portions of the program, including practice presentations and feedback, will be conducted in separate Spanish and English tracks. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCT. 31st Click here to register or e-mail Adrian Boutureira at adrian@faireconomy.org or call 617-423-2148 x118. Scholarships are available (must complete registration first) for participants representing community and grassroots organizations with limited financial resources. We also welcome contributions and sponsorships from well-funded organizations and individuals to help facilitate the participation of less well-funded groups. Follow the link below and be sure to select for your donation to go toward the Training of Trainers Institute. http://www.faireconomy.org/tot/waes08

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