Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wow life is busy

Hey there,

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:

Interfaith Leadership Summit What: NICO’s sixth annual Interfaith Leadership Summit “The Fourth Way: Hope for Compassionate Living” When: Monday October 13th, 2008 Where: Seattle Center (contact John Hale to confirm location) Cost: Free The Seeds of Compassion program culminated in an inspiring Day of InterSpirituality on April 15, 2008. NICO was represented on the Seeds of Compassion Executive Planning Team and we now have the opportunity to continue our collaboration in support of the Seeds of Compassion sustainability initiative called CAN, Compassionate Action Network. Specifically, NICO, CAN and Camp Brotherhood will jointly co-sponsor NICO’s Sixth Annual Interfaith Leadership Summit at the Seattle Center. The theme for this year’s summit is The Fourth Way: Hope for Compassionate Living Learning is Healing; Healing is Learning. This will allow the energies created in April to widen the circle of friends acting compassionately for a better world. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact John Hale at 425-865-0659 Warm for Winter 08 Once again the Warm for Winter: 1000 Handmade Hats and Scarves Interfaith project is running strong. We are asking for beautiful handmade hats and scarves collected on or by 11/16/08. Last year 5,000 handmade hats and scarves were collected and distributed into 4 local counties to the homeless and needy. Start an Interfaith Knitting bee! Get your congregations together for a gift making session. Bring together people of all ages and faiths and create wonderful handmade gifts for our brothers and sisters in need. Pacific Fabrics will also be collecting for Warm for Winter at their 6 stores throughout the month of October. We are encouraging all faith communities to hold their own “Blessing of the Hats and Scarves” Service. Ask your minister and or Faith Leader if this is possible by the Sunday before the 16th of November. Many of you arranged this last year and the congregations really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful gifts from their own local faith communities. contact Janice Tufte: 206-675-2672 Web:
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 &&&&&& or by contacting Seattle Alumnae by phone at (206) 666-9782 or via email at
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
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://


Anna-Beth said...

Thanks for mentioning the Warm For Winter drive! Thos hand-made hats and scarves are good for body and spirit.

The Involved Seattleite said...

Happy to post, let me know of other interesting things and I would love to put them on the blog!

Anonymous said...

Thank all of you for participating in the Warm for Winter Project. The beautiful gifted Handmade Hats and Scarves are a first line of defense against the cold during the long Autumn and Winter Season for many homeless individuals. Lets work on safe, afforadable housing for all!

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