Monday, November 10, 2008

Fun times in the city

After a week hiatus, I am back and I have lots of interesting events and things to report.

The coolest community radio station that I recently got to take a tour of is having a birthday bash, consider attending, its fun, inexpensive and a great night of dancing. If you can't attend, consider listening to some of their programs and/ or attend a free workshop.

Saturday, November 15th, 2008 7:30 PM, Town Hall Seattle performances by Laura Love ( / ( Correo Aereo ( / ( Gabriel Teodros ( Cristina Orbé ( / ( Nefasha Ayer ( Tickets: $15-$25 on a sliding scale All proceeds benefit KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio Purchase tickets in advance at:

Immigration Policy Debate on Voices of Diversity, Wednesday, November 12th, 6 p.m. KBCS 91.3 FM or KBCS.FM As the U.S. awaits a new administration, what changes might take place in our immigration policy? How does our current policy affect not only immigrants, but American citizens? We’ll consider these and other questions with Carlos Marentes of El Comite, Ira Mehlman of The Federation for American Immigration Reform, and Marc Mazique of Which Way Forward. We also appreciate listener calls at 425-564-2424.

WEDS NOV 12, 7:30 pm, at the KBCS studios, Bellevue;
RADIO JOURNALISM. This workshop covers the basics of radio
journalism. We'll go over our approach to media in
community radio, ethical standards, libel, First Amendment,
and the elements of a good story. A free public affairs
workshop, but we do ask you commit to using your newfound
skills to help make community journalism happen at KBCS.
To get involved, come to one of our 1st Wednesday monthly
public affairs volunteer orientations. Directions at, RSVP to Joaquin Uy 425-564-6195, or
Some board positions to look where you can lend your quality professional skills and make a difference!

URGENT! Serve on the Children’s Response Center Advisory Board and make a difference in the lives of children who are victims of sexual assault and trauma. The Children’s Response Center (CRC) is a well-established non-profit organization serving children and families on the Eastside for over 20 years. Originally launched by police and other community agencies, CRC is dedicated to meeting the needs to children dealing with very difficult circumstances. Advisory Board members oversee fundraising events and assist with raising awareness throughout the Eastside community about sexual assault prevention. ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WITH A PASSION FOR THE WORK ARE WELCOME. For more information please visit our website or call Sally Martinez, Community Affairs Director, at (425) 467-3390.

Annual Report Copy Editor Needed. The Children’s Response Center seeks a skilled writer/editor to pull all information together (which is currently available in files) and put it in readable, interesting format for annual report. Report to be posted on website. Call Sally Martinez, Community Affairs Director, at (425) 467-3390.

Website Content Expert needed: Children’s Response Center is looking for a skilled person to keep the content on our website updated. Estimated time is three hours per month for the first three months. Then one hour a month. Call Sally Martinez, Community Affairs Director, at (425) 467-3390.

I am partial to UW Bothell and I am super excited they have started to offer a Master's in Cultural Studies. This should be a very cool event!
Toby Miller: “Green Cultural Citizenship.” Wednesday, November 12, 6:00-8:30pm, North Creek Events Center at UW Bothell. FREE. Toby Miller, Professor of Media & Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside, will point to limitations in how cultural citizenship is theorized in cultural and media studies. He will argue for a “green” model of cultural citizenship, one that places demands for more media, speech, and publicity in the context of the disastrous environmental impact of an emphasis on growth as an end in itself. Miller’s lecture marks the launch of the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS) program at University of Washington Bothell. MACS offers an integrative approach to the study of culture across diverse locations. MACS prepares students for diverse careers in social, cultural, and arts fields or for further interdisciplinary graduate education across the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. To learn more about MACS, see: A reception will follow Toby Miller’s lecture. The event is FREE, and all are welcome. To RSVP, or for more information, contact Lisa: or 425.352.3136. For directions, see:

Dancing is a great way to celebrate and get involved in the Seattle Community, this is a pretty rad way to get involved!

Please join Bahia in Motion for another exciting workshop series coming up next weekend
, Saturday, November 13th! In addition to Daniel's Afro-Brazilian class, we have a special guest joining us, Dennis Richards, who will teach a Cuban Rueda class!!! (salsa danced in a group in circle form). Afterwards, for those interested, we'll head to Century Ballroom DOWN THE HALL, to settle into some of the latin moves we just learned from Dennis! It will be an evening full of sumptuous Afro-Latin dancing AND.... EACH CLASS COSTS ONLY $5 + your generous food donation to NW Harvest. This workshop is dedicated to those in need over the holidays. So, come on out to DANCE AND DONATE!! Bring your friends and family!! Start your holiday season by infusing your body and soul with the enchanting movements and sounds of Cuba and Brasil. Here are the details: Afro-Brazilian/Afro-Cuban Workshop When: Saturday, November 15th Afro-Brazilian Class: 6pm-7:30pm Instructor: Daniel Pitta (Bahia in Motion) Cuban Rueda Class: 7:30pm-9pm Instructor: Dennis Richards Where: Velocity Dance Center (Capitol HIll) MAINSPACE 915 E. Pine Street (2nd Floor) Cost: $5 per class plus a food donation Please give a call or send an email with any questions!! We hope to see you next Saturday!! Axe! (A-shay) Aileen and Daniel Bahia in Motion 206-518-3421
This is a cool workshop to focus on peace and justice skill building, check it out!

TUES NOV 11, evening, in Seattle; COMPASSIONATE
LISTENING: Healing our World from the Inside Out - an
introductory session with Susan Partnow and Andrea Cohen.
The Compassionate Listening Project teaches powerful skills
for peace building in our daily lives, in our families,
communities, in the workplace, and among nations; speaking
and listening from the heart, even in the heat of conflict.
info or 206-523-6018

Want to see the Executive Director of Real Change talk about Homelessness:

**WEDS NOV 12, noon, in the second floor conference room
of the Plaza Building at 6th & Stewart, just across
Westlake Avenue from the Westin Hotel, downtown Seattle;
Metropolitan Democratic Club board meeting with program
speaker Tim Harris, Executive Director of RealChange News,
who will talk to us about the PROBLEM OF HOMELESSNESS IN
OUR COMMUNITY and the ten-year plan to end it. feel free
to bring your lunch. info

Ok thats all for today! Enjoy!

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