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  • Langston welcomes Tim Lennon
    5:30 pm-7:30 pm
    01/02/2018

    104 17th Ave S Seattle 98144

    104 17th Ave S Seattle 98144

    LANGSTON is excited to welcome our first Executive Director, Tim Lennon! To celebrate, we are hosting an event for Tim to connect with the community and current and potential partners. Please join us for an opportunity to meet Tim and learn more about LANGSTON and his vision for the organization.

    5:30 – Wine, appetizers, mingling, music by DJ Riz

    6:00 – Spoken word performances by Logic Amen and Leija Farr

    6:15 – LANGSTON Board welcome and introduction of Tim Lennon

    6:30 – Networking, music by DJ Riz

    Appetizers provided by Def Chef

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  • Transit Equity Day
    All day
    05/02/2018

    Transit Equity Day is a collaborative effort of several organizations and unions to promote public transit as a civil right and a strategy to combat climate change.

    We are choosing Rosa Parks’ birthday because she is an iconic figure of the civil rights era who chose the tactic of refusing to give up her seat on the bus.[1] We want to make the connection to this act of resistance to highlight the rights of all people to high-quality public transportation powered by clean/renewable energy. This day of action will also help to enforce a broader strategy that promotes a “full spectrum” just transition from the fossil fuel economy (energy, energy efficiency, transportation, waste, agriculture…) to clean, renewable energy as part of confronting the climate crisis. Increasing, non-fossil fuel, public transportation is a foundation to achieving this transition.

    A just transition requires that we uphold worker and civil rights. This means that everyone should have the right and access to free (or at least affordable) public transportation regardless of age, race, or class. It also includes supporting the rights of workers to organize in the sectors that will build, operate and maintain public transportation infrastructure, as well as provide the services.
    We also want to promote the principle of public vs. private investment in public transportation – the need for public resources and infrastructure (public transportation, public regulation of our energy systems, a stronger public sector overall, etc.), to lead and administer the transition to fossil fuel free public transportation.

    [1] Rosa Parks’ Birthday is February 4 and falls on a Sunday. Because of this, we are choosing Monday, February 5 as the day of action.

    Download the toolkit here.

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  • Short film screening: A Central Vision
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    07/02/2018

    104 17th Ave S Seattle 98144

    104 17th Ave S Seattle 98144

    A Central Vision, a 30-minute documentary film by Inye Wokoma and City of Seattle’s Office of Planning and Development, takes a look at the history of the Central Area, current plans and policies addressing the rapid growth and change in the neighborhood, and the future stake of long-time residents. A panel discussion will follow.

    Panel participants:
    Wyking Garrett, Liberty Bank Project and Africatown
    Inye Wokoma, Ijo Arts Media Group
    Randy Engstrom, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
    Samuel Assefa, Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development
    Moderated by Vivian Phillips, Seattle Arts Commission

    Watch the trailer above or visit http://bit.ly/Central-Vision.

    More information about the screening can be found at www.seattle.gov/opcd.

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  • Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board meeting
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    14/02/2018

    Founded by a temporary resolution in 1993, the Pedestrian Advisory Board was made permanent bySeattle City Council Resolution 29532 in 1997. The Board is composed of 11 regular members – six appointed by the Mayor and five appointed by the Council. The Get Engaged: City Boards and Commissions program created an additional spot in the board specifically for a young adult (18-29) member.
    The Board has been chartered with four tasks:
    Advise the Mayor, City Council and all departments and offices of the City on matters related to pedestrians: including the impact which actions by the City may have upon the pedestrian environment;
    Contribute to all aspects of the City’s planning and project development processes insofar as they may relate to pedestrian safety and access;
    Promote improved pedestrian safety and access by evaluating and recommending changes in City design guidelines and policies;
    Prepare an annual report on the status of its work program and achievement of its goals to the Mayor and City Council.
    The Pedestrian Advisory Board also tracks implementation of the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan. The PMP Technical Update was adopted by the Mayor and City Council in 2017.

    Board meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in New City Hall on 5th Avenue between James and Cherry, Room L-280, Second Level. The public is welcome to attend.

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  • K-12 Education Funding and the Effects on Seattle Public Schools
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    27/02/2018

    135 32nd Avenue Seattle 98122

    135 32nd Avenue Seattle 98122

    Leschi Elementary PTA presents: an in-depth panel discussion on Basic Ed funding bills, school funding shortfalls, equity in schools, k-3 class size, capacity issues, boundaries and other issues facing our schools.

    Forum Panelists

    JoLynn Berge, Asst. Superintendent Business and Finance, SPS: “Seattle Public School Budget Implications”
    Zachary DeWolf, School Board Director District 5, SPS
    Jill Geary, School Board Director District 3, SPS
    Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilmember District 3
    Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Councilmember District 1
    Heidi Bennett, Seattle Council PTSA & WA State PTA Region 6 Leg. Chair: “Update on McCleary and the Basic Ed Bills”

    Pizza and drinks will be provided! Childcare available for k-5 kids (numbers limited).
    When: Tuesday,2/27/18, 6:00-8:00pm
    Where: Leschi Elementary Cafeteria, 135 32nd Ave, Seattle
    (Parking available in the playground – enter from Spruce St.)
    To request childcare email: leschiptafundingforum@gmail.com by February 13.
    All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to leschiptafundingforum@gmail.com.

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  • Seattle Transit Advisory Board meeting
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    28/02/2018

    The Transit Advisory Board was founded by Seattle City Council Resolution 31572 in March 2015. The Board is composed of 12 regular members – six appointed by the Mayor, five appointed by the Council, and one Get Engaged member. The board advises the Mayor, the City Council, and all departments and offices of the city “on matters related to transit and the possible and actual impact of actions by the City upon all forms of public transportation.”

    The Board shall:
    Be provided the opportunity to comment and make recommendations on City policies, plans, and projects as they may relate to transit capital improvements, transit mobility, and transit operations throughout the City
    Help facilitate City policies, plans, and projects that support local and region-wide transit mobility efforts, to help ensure a functioning and coordinated transit system throughout the City and region
    Function as the public oversight committee of revenues collected under Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Proposition 1, which was absorbed into the City of Seattle in June 2016

    The Board meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6 – 8 PM in City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Room L-280, Second Level. The public is welcome to attend.

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