Below, see the schedule of events taking place throughout Seattle for Womxn Act on Seattle at HUBs and stand-alone events. To see a map of event locations, go here. All events are on Sunday, January 21 unless otherwise specified.
Click on a HUB in the list below to see it’s programming schedule, or go here to browse the full list. To see a map of the HUBs, go here (HUBs are marked with red pins). For stand-alone events, go here.
- Amplifier Impact Hub – Pioneer Square
- Casa Latina – Central District
- Central Washington University – Sammamish
- City Hall – Downtown
- Crossroads Mall – Bellevue
- Muslim Association of Puget Sound – Redmond
- Phinney Neighborhood Association – Greenwood
- The Riveter – Capitol Hill
- Seattle Center – Lower Queen Anne
- Stand-alone events
Amplifier Impact Hub – Pioneer Square
220 Second Ave S, Seattle WA 98104
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. – BLACK HAIR PRODUCT DRIVE. Led by Eleanor Elizabeth Institute for Black Empowerment (EEIBE)
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. – POWER TO THE POLLS VOTER REGISTRATION
12 – 12:30 p.m. – FILM SCREENING: WOMXN’S MARCH ON SEATTLE
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. – FILM & PANEL: THE DIGITAL STORYTELLING TOOLS OF DISABLED WOMXN ADVOCATES. Presented by Rooted in Rights. A short film screening and panel discussion with staff members of Rooted in Rights, a Seattle-based national disability rights advocacy program.
MODERATOR: Jordan Melograna, Program Director, Rooted in Rights
- Emily Ladau, Editor in Chief, Rooted in Rights Blog
- Cuquis Robledo, Coordinator, Rooted in Rights Storytellers Series
- Vanessa Link, Rooted in Rights, Creative Production Intern
- Courtney Cole, Rooted in Rights, Creative Production Assistant
2 – 3:30 p.m. – STORYTELLING: INDIGENOUS WOMEN – STORIES OF LEADERSHIP AND RESILIENCE. Presented by Chief Seattle Club. Join us for an afternoon of stories from resilient and powerful Indigenous women. Native women, resisting the colonial mindset and forging new pathways that are rooted in the ancient traditions of our ancestors. Modern expressions of the visions of those who have gone before, reclaiming what was lost and reframing for the generations to come. Co-hosted and curated by Colleen Echohawk-Hayashi and Abigail Echo-Hawk.
4 – 4:30 p.m. – NORTHWEST COMMUNITY BAIL FUND
12 – 4:30 p.m. – POSTCARDS FOR A CAUSE. Presented by Rooted in Rights and Amplifier. Help a small organization make a big impact while basking in the glory of the Women’s March on Washington artwork at Amplifier.
Casa Latina – Central District
317 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – POWER TO THE POLLS VOTER REGISTRATION
10 – 11 a.m. – PANEL: INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM. Presented by Seattle Womxn Marching Forward. Understanding the intersectionality of our movement is basic to moving beyond oppressive practices as we strive for unified voice to address the real marginalization that our communities are facing in 2018. Intersectional feminism examines the overlapping systems of oppression and discrimination that womxn face, based not just on gender but on ethnicity, sexuality, economic background and a number of other axes.
MODERATOR: Fleur Larsen
- Kalayan Domingo, Public Health King County
- Natasha Marin, writer, performer, and multimedia designer
- Nourah Yonous, executive director of the African Women’s Business Alliance
- Kimisha Turner, artist and Product Adoption Consultant
- Diana Falchuck, artist and Manager of Arts and Racial Equity at City of Seattle Race and Justice Initiative
11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – CLASS: SELF-DEFENSE CLASS. Taught in Spanish. Presented by Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu. For femme-identifying people. Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu is a non-profit martial arts and self defense school teaching self defense and Kajukenbo in the Seattle community for 36 years.
11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. – WORKSHOP: MEN CONFRONTING SEXISM. Downstairs Art Studio (accessed from elevator in the main space or the street level). Led by Burke Stansbury. For masculine-identifying people.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – WORKSHOP: NARRATIVE IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT FOR WHITE ALLIES. Presented by Christina Obey Sumner. This workshop seeks to guide White Allies through the foundations of narrative identity development – establishing who one believes they are intrinsically, how much of that identity is impacted by conditioning and socialization in a Eurocentric society, and if there is congruence with who one is and who they wish to be. This will be used to apply to the ally’s framework for social justice involvement in a more intentional and mindful way.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – DISCUSSION: IMMIGRANT WOMXN DISCUSSION CIRCLE. Women who have immigrated to the US share their stories. Immigrant womxn speak, all others listen, all are welcome. There will be a chance for group discussion the last 15 minutes of the session.
1 – 3 p.m. – PANEL: MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMXN. They are not forgotten. They are sisters, mothers, aunties, daughters, cousins, grandmothers, nieces, granddaughters, wives, and partners. They have been cared for, they have been loved, and they are gone but they have not been forgotten. The intent of this panel is to present information & create awareness on the topic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and the direct link to human trafficking. Panel followed by Q&A, and a short training.
MODERATOR: Teresa Jones
- Calina Lawrence, Social Justice Activist and Musical Artist
- Roxanne White, Indigenous Outreach Coordinator
- Carolyn DeFord, Puyallup Tribe Victim Advocacy Program
MODERATOR: Jeri Moomah, executive director of Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative (IHTC)
1 – 2 p.m. – LEARN HOW TO REGISTER SOMEONE TO VOTE
3:30 – 4:45 p.m. – PANEL: WOMXN ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Presented by Ventures. This panel will discuss issues facing womxn, womxn of color, and womxn who’ve Immigrated to this country, who are entrepreneurs or becoming entrepreneurs.
- Nourah Yonous, executive director of African Women’s Business Alliance
- Beto Yarce, Ventures
- Sarah Schneider, the Badassery project
- ChrisTiana Obey Sumner, the Eleanor Elizabeth Institute from Black Empowerment
- Rosie Alarcon, El Cuento Preschool
5 – 7 p.m. – FIESTA! Music from Correo! Potluck, discussion, and more
Central Washington University – Sammamish
120 228th Ave NE, Sammamish WA 98074
To benefit the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank
12 – 4 p.m. – POWER TO THE POLLS
12 – 1 p.m. – WELCOME. An overview and introduction to Womxn Act on Seattle and Power to the Polls. Presented by Cathia Geller, Sammamish Hub Manager, and Barbra Chevalier, League of Women Voters.
1 – 1:55 p.m. – BREAKOUT SESSION: WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND HOUSING. Presented by Refugee Women’s Alliance, The Sophia Way, All Home, and the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.
1 – 1:55 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION: HOMELESSNESS ON THE EASTSIDE. Presented by Refugees NW, The Safe Parking Program at Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County, and the Issaquah Schools Foundation.
2 – 2:55 P.M. – BREAKOUT SESSION: DIGNITY IN HOUSING. Presented by Refugee Women’s Alliance, The Sophia Way, All Home, and the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.
2 – 2:55 p.m. – BREAKOUT SESSION: CHALLENGES FACING REFUGEES. Presented by Refugees NW, The Safe Parking Program at Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County, and the Issaquah Schools Foundation.
3 – 4 p.m. – SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: THE ROAD TO NICKELSVILLE. Meet filmmaker Derek Armstrong McNeil and discuss award-winning film “The Road to Nickelsville”.
City Hall – Downtown Seattle
600 4th Ave, Seattle WA 98104
10 a.m. – BLESSING of Womxn Act on Seattle by Cecile Ann Hansen, Chairwoman of the Duwamish Tribe
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – PANEL: WOMXN POWER SEATTLE: A CONVERSATION FOCUSED ON THE INTERSECTIONS OF RACE AND GENDER. We will hear from a diverse panel of powerful womxn about what it is like to run for office; lead communities; and build intersectional, interdependent coalitions. What is the difference between power grounded in people versus power grounded in position and privilege? How can we protect, uplift, and support each other in the near term while educating for the long term?
MODERATOR: Kirsten Harris-Talley, Program Director with Progress Alliance of Washington
- Mijo Lee, ED for Social Justice Fund
- Mo!, Young Leaders Organizer with Got Green
- Teresa Mosqueda, City Council Member
- Lorena Gonzalez, City Council Member
- Rebecca Saldaña, State Senator
- Colleen Echohawk, ED for Chief Seattle Club
Crossroads Mall – Bellevue
15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98007
MODERATOR: Megan Ferland, CEO of Girl Scouts Western Washington (GSWW)
- Ebony Smith, Community Engagement Manager for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, GSWW
- Claire Robinson, Community Engagement Manager for Membership, GSWW
- Senior & Ambassador girl members
1 – 2 p.m. – PANEL: HELPING AT-RISK YOUTH FROM FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS
A panel discussion about available services that help youth navigate and succeed during challenging circumstances.
MODERATOR: Megan Ferland, CEO of Girl Scouts Western Washington (GSWW)
- Elaine Morse, Chief Financial and Administration Officer, GSWW
- Joy Wilcox, Staff Lead Program Manager, GSWW
- Jeane Allison, Lake Hills School/Bellevue School District
- Miran Hothi, Community Advocate, Bellevue International Community Health Services
2 – 4 p.m. – WORKSHOP: BEHIND THE BALLOT WORKSHOP FOR SENIOR GIRL SCOUTS. Presented by the Eastside League of Women Voters
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – MAKE AN IMPACT: CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES POSTCARD WRITING ACTIVITY. Led by Girl Scouts
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – COLLECTION BOX AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY. Led by local Girl Scouts. Benefiting Mary’s Place.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – COLLECTION BOX AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY. Led by local Girl Scouts. Benefiting Childhaven.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – COLLECTION BOX AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY. Led by local Girl Scouts. Benefiting Treehouse.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – POWER TO THE POLLS VOTER REGISTRATION. Led by Eastside Indivisible and Girl Scouts.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT FOOD LIFELINE. Led by Seattle Womxn Marching Forward and local Girl Scouts.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – POWER TO THE POLLS VOTER REGISTRATION AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY. Led by Eastside Indivisible and local Girl Scouts.
Muslim Association of Puget Sound – Redmond
17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052
Have a legal question or problem? We can help! Sign up to receive a free 30-minute consultation with an attorney about issues related to immigration, family law, employment, housing, discrimination, or other: http://mcrcseattle.org/?p=1459. This quarterly legal clinic is offered by MAPS-MCRC in collaboration with King County NLC and MELAW. Open to all.
3 – 6 p.m. – FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT FOOD LIFELINE
3 – 6 p.m. – POWER TO THE POLLS VOTER REGISTRATION
3 – 6 p.m. – TOUR & PRESENTATION: MEET YOUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS AND LEARN ABOUT ISLAM! MAPS invites you to tour our mosque and community center (especially if you have never visited a mosque), learn about Islam through an Islam 101 presentation, observe (and if you wish, participate in) an Islamic prayer, have your questions answered about Islam/Muslims, and enjoy a small meal with your Muslim neighbors! All for free, as our guest. All are welcome, but registration required. Sign up here.
Phinney Neighborhood Association – Greenwood
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – POWER TO THE POLLS VOTER REGISTRATION. Led by Indivisible Seattle.
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – TRAINING: ANTI-RACISM, CHAPTER 1. The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (CARW). In this training, participants will examine language and history, develop a shared understanding of structural racism, practice talking about race and racism with family and friends, learn about CARW and ways to get involved in multi-racial organizing in Seattle, and discuss upcoming opportunities for collective action
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. FIXING DEMOCRACY: CREATING A MORE FAIR AND REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT FOR ALL. Classroom 31. Presented by Cindy Black. Creating a vibrant Democracy is essential to all we care about. Join us for an in-depth look at the issues and solutions surrounding our current political system and how to get active in promoting pro-democracy policies. Adults.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – MALE ALLYSHIP TRAINING AND DISCUSSION. Classroom 32. Presented by Trevor Willet.
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION: BETWEEN AMERICANS – THE POLITICS OF LONELINESS. Classroom 36. Presented by Boting Zhang with special guest Representative Noel Frame, D-36th. After the 2016 presidential election, Boting Zhang, a Seattle-based writer and researcher, facilitated a year-long conversation among 24 participants living around the country. Half had voted for Clinton, and the other half for Trump. The session will begin with a presentation on the project, interwoven with personal anecdotes as a Chinese immigrant. Most of the session will be a group discussion on the intersection of loneliness and politics. Are ordinary Americans lonely? If so, are our admirable ambitions in fact pulling us apart?
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – TALK: UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE INITIATIVE. Classroom 35. Presented by Whole Washington. Learn how to gather signatures locally and lobby representatives nationally.
1 – 2:30 p.m. – DISCUSSION: FROM YOUTH ACTIVISTS TO KICKASS WOMXN SCIENTISTS. Classroom 36. Presented by 500 Women Scientists. How do we engage young activists in science and prepare them for scientific careers? This discussion will be facilitated by youth activists, scientists, educators, and organizers with the goal of building connections between science, activism, and scholarship laying the groundwork to begin to foster a new generation of public scholarship.
Jamie Margolin, a high school sophomore, is the founder and executive director of Zero Hour, a movement of youth using mass mobilization to address the climate crisis. She is also a plaintiff on the Youth v. Gov case in WA State done by Our Childrens Trust, and a Climate Justice Ambassador with Plant for the Planet.
1 – 2:30 p.m. KID’S ACTIVITY – MAKE YOUR OWN PROTEST SIGN. Classroom 31. Presented by 500 Womxn Scientists. To be held concurrently with Youth Activism panel. Ages 3+
2 – 3:15 p.m. – DISCUSSION: AUSTERITY IS NOT OUR ONLY OPTION – ECONOMICS FOR A NEW ERA. Classroom 32. Presented by 350 Seattle and 1 Sustainable Planet. To ensure that our economic policy works for all Americans, not just the wealthiest, we need to understand how the system works. Vendana Whitney and Randy Mandell, both activists and organizers in Seattle, will discuss Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), which is not an alternative theory but a currency analysis of our monetary system as it operates today. MMT that refutes the notion that deficit spending is irresponsible and privatization inevitable.
3 – 4 p.m. – TALK: FOOD SUSTAINABILITY – THE FOOD CHALLENGE. Classroom 36. Presented by Faith Action Climate Team. New research shows that what we do with our food ranks in the top 5 most effective ways of combating climate change. Research also shows that womxn are, by and large, responsible for the food purchasing and cooking in their homes. Come hear what you can do—an activist in your own home—to help make a difference. (appropriate for children 10 and up who enjoy talks.)
2 – 4 p.m. – WORKSHOP: WHY DIRECT ACTION? Classroom 25. Presented by the Neighborhood Action Coalition. What is direct action, why is it necessary, and how can you engage in it? Direct action is the strategic use of immediately effective acts to achieve a social or political end and challenge an unjust power dynamic. This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about direct action in order to be ready to engage in it when moved to do so. Ages 10+.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – PANEL: INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM. Community Hall. Presented by Seattle Womxn Marching Forward. Understanding the intersectionality of our movement is basic to moving beyond oppressive practices as we strive for unified voice to address the real marginalization that our communities are facing in 2018. Intersectional feminism examines the overlapping systems of oppression and discrimination that womxn face, based not just on gender but on ethnicity, sexuality, economic background and a number of other axes.
MODERATOR: Fleur Larsen
- Ligarya Domingo, director of education at SEIU 1199
- Regent Brown, coach and consultant for racial equity and inclusivity
- Andrea Lising, public school recruiter for educators of color
- Tami Farber, VP of Equity, Advancement and Global Engagement at the YMCA Snohomish County
- Erica Sklar, legislative session aide for ACLU Washington
The Riveter – Capitol Hill
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – POWER TO THE POLLS VOTER REGISTRATION
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – TRAINING: WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Presented by Dona Sarkar. Dona Sarkar wishes she’d been born as a cat so she could have had nine lives. Failing that, she’s decided to live nine lives in this one…and help others do the same. She’s the engineering leader of the Windows Insider Program at Microsoft; a multi-published author; a fashion designer; co-founder of STEM & style blog Fibonacci Sequins; a public speaker and a mentor and coach to thousands of amazing humans who want to #DoTheThing.
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – TALK: MEN’S EXPERIENCES WITH BOUNDARIES AND CONSENT. Presented by Galen Erickson. Men’s experience with boundaries and consent will dive into cultural norms that lead to rape and sexual abuse. We will look at the ways that both men and women suffer from these unhealthy norms in both severe and subtle ways.
11 – 11:45 a.m. – YOGA WITH APRIL
11:45 – 12:45 p.m. – PANEL: WOMXN ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Presented by Seattle Womxn Marching Forward.
MODERATOR: Sarah Schneider of the Badassery Project
- Nancy Jensen, co-founder of The Swing Shift, which hosts a career enrichment series for women returning or pivoting in the workplace
- Nourah Yonous, Executive Director of the African Women’s Business Alliance
- Ximena Juarez, entrepreneur and immigrant business owner
- Teresa Belmont, entrepreneur and immigrant business owner
1 – 2 p.m. – PANEL: INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM. Presented by Seattle Womxn Marching Forward. Understanding the intersectionality of our movement is basic to moving beyond oppressive practices as we strive for unified voice to address the real marginalization that our communities are facing in 2018. Intersectional feminism examines the overlapping systems of oppression and discrimination that womxn face, based not just on gender but on ethnicity, sexuality, economic background and a number of other axes.
MODERATOR: Fleur Larsen
- Cara Bilodeau, associate director at Win Win Network
- Aparna Rae, Director of Programs at the Women’s Funding Alliance
- Patty Julio, consultant and in-house executive in affordable housing and community development
- Dalya Perez, community organizer, practitioner, and facilitator
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. – YOGA WITH REBEKAH.
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. – PRESENTATION: WOMXN, SCIENCE, AND LEADERSHIP: RECLAIMING PUBLIC SERVICE FOR OUR PEOPLE AND OUR PLANET. Presented by Sarah Myhre, Ph.D. Dr. Myhre is a leading voice in the field of climate science, science communication, and academic-boundary partnership. She is also an uncompromising advocate for women’s voices and leadership, both in science and society.
3 – 3:30 p.m. – MEDITATION. Led by Jenna Walenga Wellness. Leading an intention setting exercise to create a clear vision for the future and solidify a commitment to reaching it, including a meditation for women around the world.
3:30 – 4:45 p.m. – FLASH TALKS. Presented by Seattle Womxn Marching Forward and Shelby Healy.
- Social Media for Small Businesses – Mary Beth King
- Be Bold for Change / International Women’s Day – Nickie Smith
- Starting a Business – Kate Isler
- Empowerment to Make a Difference – Kate Mensah
Seattle Center – Lower Queen Anne
All day – KEXP.ORG WILL PLAY WOMXN MUSICIANS
Seattle Children’s Theater
201 Thomas Street, Seattle WA 98109
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – POWER TO THE POLLS VOTER REGISTRATION. Led by Seattle Indivisible.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – PANEL: WOMXN IN THEATRE – HOW TO GET INTO THE ARTS. Presented by Seattle Childrens Theatre. This is a panel discussion led by career professionals for young girls interested in the arts and their caregivers. Panelists will share personal stories, take questions, and lead a simple activity. Continental breakfast provided. Please RSVP by Thursday 1/18 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Michelle Habeck, Lighting Designer for The Little Prince
- Tiffany Maltos, Education Outreach Manager at Seattle Children’s Theatre
- Beth Spencer, Associate Production Manager for Seattle Children’s Theatre
Theatre Puget Sound
Seattle Center Armory, 4th floor, 305 Harrison St, Seattle WA 98109
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – PANEL: WOMXN IN THEATRE – SEXUAL HARASSMENT + THE ARTS. Panel 2 – Creators: Womxn performers and designers. Presented by Theatre Puget Sound.
2 – 3 p.m. – PANEL: WOMXN IN THEATRE – SEXUAL HARASSMENT + THE ARTS. Panel 3 – Leaders: Womxn executive team members. Presented by Theatre Puget Sound.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – SCREENING & DISCUSSION: FILMING THE WOMXN’S MARCH ON SEATTLE. Presented by Reel Grrls. Watch footage from the Womxn’s March on Seattle as filmed Reel Grrls, who partnered with the Womxn’s March to gather exclusive interviews and comprehensive footage. Reel Grrls will host a discussion after the viewing.
Center House Theatre
Lower Level of Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St, Seattle WA 98109
To see a map of the stand-alone events, go here (stand-alone events are marked with blue pins).
Bonfire Gallery – Downtown
603 S. Main St, Seattle WA 98104
Community Acupuncture Project of West Seattle – West Seattle
4545 44th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116
Gethsemane Lutheran Church – Downtown Seattle
911 Stewart Street, Seattle WA 98101
Gift of Grace Lutheran Church – NW Seattle
2102 N 40th St, Seattle WA 98103
Hilltop Children’s Center – SE Seattle
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144
Horizon Books – Central Seattle
1423 10th Ave, Seattle WA 98122
2 – 2:30 p.m. – INTRODUCTION. MC, Erin Fox, gives an introduction to the Seattle Chapter of CascadiaNow. Learn more & get involved.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – BOOK READING & SIGNING. Ryan Moothart reads from “Towards Cascadia,” and signs copies.
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. – TALK: WELCOME TO THE BIOREGION. Marty Kenney talks about the watersheds and mountain ranges that define the Cascadia bioregion.
4:15 – 5 p.m. – TALK: PRINCIPLES FOR MOVEMENT BUILDING. Brandon Letsinger talks about Principles for Movement Building. The theory of change through bioregionalism.
5 – 6 p.m. – ONE-ON-ONE DISCUSSION. Hook in and get involved! Talk one on one with chapter members about your interests, projects you’d like to see, projects to plug into, and any questions you may have!
Food and Drinks provided!
King County Democrats – Auburn
Pantsuit 5k Run/Walk – NW Seattle
Greenlake, Seattle WA 98103
Photographic Center NW
900 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii – Central Seattle
2001 E Madison, Seattle WA 98122
At the end of this fun and interactive 90 minute workshop, participants will be able to help create culture of consent in their communities, workplaces, and family and friend circles. Participants will define consent, apply skills to accurately gauge consent, and practice skills be a bystander who can step in when witnessing non-consensual activities.
12:15-1:30pm – WORKSHOP: HOW TO LOBBY
With a new progressive majority in both chambers of the state legislature, it’s time to make our voices heard at the capitol. We’ll share our best practices, tips and tricks for being an effective advocate when you visit your legislator, as well as highlight several promising pieces of legislation under consideration this session.
Powerful Voices – Central Seattle
1620 18th Ave, Seattle WA 98122
Real Rent Duwamish / Duwamish Solidarity Group of CARW – Delridge
As part of our on-going Real Rent effort, and in acknowledgement of the 163rd anniversary of the (unhonored) Treaty of Point Elliott, Real Rent Duwamish is hosting a potluck followed by a free screening of the documentary ‘Princess Angeline’. The film tells the story of the Duwamish, and highlights the life of Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle. The film is just under an hour long. For more information, go here.
The Samctuary at UW – University District
4525 19th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105
Spa Eir – Kirkland
268 Central Way, Kirkland WA 98033
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – PRESENTATION: NAVIGATING THE WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATIVE WEBSITE. Learn how to: locate your legislative district; identify your representatives; search for and find bills that have been introduced to the legislature; and comment on bills that interest you.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – DISCUSSION. Group discussion of several bills that are currently in legislative process. Particular focus will be made for bills relating to women’s topics.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – PRESENTATION: VOTER DEMOGRAPHICS. Who votes most? Who votes least? We’ll brainstorm about ways to engage and empower disenfranchised voters.
Washington Progressive Response is a weekly group offered by Spa Eir to help educate people about the legislative process, encourage participation in our state democracy, and explore ways for us all to be more politically informed and involved at a local level. The group is moderated by Jennifer Bowes, a small business owner and career mental health professional.
Spa Eir is a wholistic practice in Kirkland that provides services to help heal and restore the mind/body connection, creating more balance and engagement within self. Services are designed to enhance the relationship with self, including massage, reiki, yoga, Groove Movement dance, and more.
Third Place Books – SE Seattle
5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle WA 98118
12 – 3 p.m. – THE POSTCARD PROJECT. The Postcard Project fosters political and civic engagement through art and the written word. Write postcards to your local, state, and federal representatives about issues you care about. We’ll have a welcoming space complete with all supplies (including artist designed postcards from the Postcard Project, blank postcards, pens, stamps, and writing prompts) needed to contact your elected officials.
Tom Douglas Seattle Kitchen – Downtown
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – CLASS: SELF-DEFENSE. Taught by Gina Mares, the Executive Director of Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu. Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu is a non-profit martial arts and self defense school teaching self defense and Kajukenbo in the Seattle community for 36 years.