Monday, March 23, 2009

City Council Process Demystified

*WEDS APRIL 29, 6:30 - 8 pm, at EOS Alliance Offices, 650S. Orcas St., Suite 220, Seattle; Be The Change! Workshop:Seattle CITY COUNCIL PROCESS DEMYSTIFIED. Learn how toeffect change within the City of Seattle. City CouncilPresident Richard Conlin will present an overview of theCity Council process and how to provide input on cityordinances and resolutions. The workshop will discuss theformal and informal rules of taking part in the CityCouncil process. Free! info and to register visit

Get Engaged: You know you want to!

Hey folks,

Here is a great program to get civicly engaged in Seattle, I just happen to run it haha. Nah but really, please consider applying !

Mayor Nickels Seeks Young Adults for City Boards & Commissions

SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is looking for people aged 18-29 interested in making a difference through public service. As part of the YMCA’s Get Engaged program, Nickels will appoint people in this age group to 13 of the city’s boards and commissions this fall.

The Get Engaged program aims to give young adults a voice in city government & foster long-term citizen participation in government. Participants serve on boards and commissions that advise city government on a variety of issues including human rights, historical preservation, city planning and the arts.

In addition to being appointed to a year-long term as voting commissioners, participants join a group of inspired young adults who are dedicated to making Seattle a better place to live through community building and leadership development. Get Engaged is an innovative program that is a partnership between the City of Seattle and the Metrocenter YMCA. The program’s goal is to cultivate the next generation of leaders by highlighting the importance and value of young adults in community affairs.

If you are an adult between the ages of 18-29, reside in the city of Seattle and are interested in applying to the Get Engaged program or want more information, please visit or contact Alexandra Davis, Metrocenter YMCA, at (206) 382-5005, or via email at

All application materials and instructions are at:

The application deadline is April 19, 2009



Alexandra Davis | Civic Engagement Programs Director
Metrocenter YMCA| 909 Fourth Avenue| Seattle, WA 98104
Office 206.382.5005| Fax 206.382.7894 |
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Environmental Justice from a Native Perspective- Free Event

This is a great event worth going to and it is free. She is a wonderful speaker and it is a great topic to learn more about.

WINONA LADUKE Environmental Justice from a Native Perspective
DATE TIME: Thursday, March 19, 2009 7 p.m.
LOCATION: The Bush School New Gym

Writer and activist Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is known not only for her work fighting for Native American and women’s rights but also the protection of the earth. She will discuss a range of issues - including climate change and sustainable energy, genetic food modification, freedom of religion for Native Americans, and the role of women in politics.

LaDuke graduated from Harvard in 1982 and is the founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. She also serves as the co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network and program director of Honor the Earth. In 1996 and 2000, LaDuke ran for Vice President of the United States on the Green Party ticket headed by Ralph Nader. For more information, go to

UPCOMING: YONG ZHAO Rethinking Education in The Age of Globalization DATE TIME: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 7 p.m. LOCATION: The Bush School Community Room ABOUT THE DIVERSITY SPEAKER SERIES The Bush School Diversity Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Unless noted, events will be held at: The Bush School 3400 E. Harrison St., Seattle CONTACT: Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Director of Diversity 206-326-7731 SPONSORS: ACLU - Associated Recreation Council Cross-Cultural Connections, LLC Edward E. Ford Foundation Epiphany School FTS Counseling, PS KBCS 91.3 fm - King County Civil Rights Commission Mount Zion Baptist Church North Seattle Community College Puget Sound ESD The Safe Schools Coalition Seattle Office of Civil Rights Seattle Public Schools Seattle University Starbucks SPS CLOCK HOURS: Participants who attend a one-hour pre-lecture workshop and the lecture/discussion are eligible for three clock hours at a cost of $6 ($2/hour). Please bring a check made out to Seattle Public Schools. We are unable to offer clock hours for the lecture only. Contact Raymond C. Williams, Equity and Race Relations Specialist, at 206-252-0238 or with questions.