What a busy week, there are so many great Seattle community events happening, its really inspiring/ time consuming but I love every minute of it. Today I went to the Seattle Race Conference which was a great opportunity to dialogue with folks about current issues of race and culture in Seattle. Really fantastic!
Here are some fantastic opportunities in the next week or so to invest your time in:
The Seattle Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. cordially invites you to "A Celebration of Reds and Whites- A Wine Tasting Experience" featuring some of the most exquisite wines from the State of Washington and across the world. Also, the sorority celebrates its 2008-2009 year of service and the warm community supporters who have helped us throughout the years. View the work of local artists from C. Art Gallery as you sample various red and white wines and delightful cheese and chocolate pairings. A local expert from Pete's Winery will be on hand to offer wine tasting lessons and insight. Date: October 18th 2008 Time: 730-10pm Location: C Art Gallery- Community Room 843 Hiawatha Place South Seattle, WA 98144 Tickets are available for $25.00+service charge through &&&&&&http://www.
Living Voices Presents: The Right To Dream, written by Rachel Atkins October 23, 2008 Come enjoy an entertaining and thoughtful live theatrical performance at the Northwest African American Museum! The struggle and sacrifice for civil rights in America is witnessed in this compelling story. The Right to Dream recreates a young man's coming of age as an African American in Mississippi during the 1950's and 1960's. This program illuminates the issues of civil rights, leading audiences to understand how the fight against prejudice has shaped our history. Free to the Public Thursday, October 23, 2008 6:30pm-7:30pm Northwest African American Museum 2300 S. Massachusetts St. Seattle, WA 98144 206.518.6000 http://www.naamnw.org
Human Rights Observers Needed in Guatemala – The national organization, Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA), Guatemala Accompaniment Project (GAP) is recruiting qualified candidates to be human rights accompaniers. NISGUA is one of many organizations around the world that employ accompaniment as a vital tool in the global struggle for the respect of human rights. In the Guatemalan context, accompaniment creates a non-violent response to the threats, harassment, and violence faced by those who speak truth to power. They accompany survivors of Guatemala's 36-year-long civil war, grassroots organizations working for justice, and indigenous communities combating destructive mega-development projects on their land. For the first time ever, testimony from genocide survivors is being heard in Guatemalan courts. Please join us in supporting this historic process! Application Deadline: December 1, 2008; Next training: January 11-17, 2009; Six-month minimum commitment required. For more details: http://http://www.nisgua.org/