Family Tim w/TUF (August 3rd)

From TUF:

“Come dance away the weekday doldrums with a rotating roster of TUF DJs, every first Wednesday at The Eagle!

+++++ IN THE NEST +++++

Ahold Of
Will Winston

w/ T.Wan

++++++++++++++++++++++

FREE + guaranteed good vibes~~~”

For the event page, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/228435670888753/

For more from TUF, click here: https://www.facebook.com/TUFseattle/ and here: https://www.facebook.com/TUFseattle/

BlackLivesMatter – March on Seattle (August 9th)

From Justice For Mike Brown-Seattle:

“BlackLivesMatter – March on Seattle

This year,–The police have killed 533 people this year.

POLICE Are murdering people with immunity because of A unconstitutional law.- We need to change that

do #BlackLives really matter to you? Then Join us in the Streets

THIS HAS TO STOP-TIME TO MARCH On Seattle AND PUT A END TO the POLICE BRUTALIZING PEOPLE AND The police MURDERING PEOPLE AND TIME TO END Racism and anti blackness

WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND BE UNITED AS ONE AGAINST injustice ,racism,oppression,police brutality and get JUSTICE FOR Alton sterling,philando castile, Freddie gray,Mike Brown,Tamir Rice,Tony Robison,Sandra Bland and hundreds of other unarmed people of color KILLED BY POLICE

people must gather and make a very visible and loud demonstration and do what it takes to get justice for Alton sterling,philando castile,Mike Brown and Freddie gray,Mike Brown,Tamir Rice,Tony Robison and hundreds of other unarmed people of color KILLED BY POLICE and find solutions Including How to HOLD the POLICE ACCOUNTABLE ect!!! Bring signs and banners, bring cardboard and markers so other people can make signs.

INVITE EVERYONE –Lets see who can invite the most to THIS EVENT

PLEASE RSVP IF YOUR GOING TO COME — come rain or shine

Family friendly— come rain or shine

Media relations-206-334-6007-Text Preferred”

Tuesday, August 9th at 6pm at Westlake Park, 401 Pine Street, Seattle, 98101

For the event page, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/261727184214508/

For more from Justice For Mike Brown-Seattle, click here: https://www.facebook.com/Justice4mikebrownSeattle/

Umoja Fest (August 5th-7th)

Via Umoja PEACE Center:

“Umoja Fest brings the soul to Seafair! Celebrating the best of the African American community and African Diaspora culture in northwest featuring Music, Food, Culture and family fun! Attractions include the Africatown Heritage Parade featuring dance troops and drill teams, Children’s Day & Family Fun Village, Soul N The Park, Afrobeat & Roots Stage, Heal The Hood Basketball Tournament & Hip Hop 4 Peace stage and deliciousflavors of the African diaspora from restaurants and food trucks, vendor marketplace and community resource Fair and more!”

For the event site, click here: http://umojafamilyfest.com/

For more from Umoja PEACE Center, click here: https://www.facebook.com/umojapeacecenter

StandTogether4LOVE! (August 5th)

Via NWDC Resistance/Resistencia al NWDC:

“We are thrilled to be working with 1Love Movement in this action to continue working to end detentions and deportations. Join us in Tacoma!‪#‎Not1More‬ ‪#‎Right2Return‬

“JOIN US, as organizers, activists, fighters and believers from around the country and across WA, converge in Tacoma to rally for love, family, and community at Northwest Detention Center!

We believe in our RESILIENCE.
We believe in our LEADERSHIP.
And we believe in our SOLIDARITY to one another.

We will gather at Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA at 5PM on Friday August 5th to show our collective power and demand #Not1Moredeportation and the #Right2Return of our deported communities.

This site is significant for many immigrant and refugee communities, because our people are locked up there, our people are separated from their families in there, and our people are deported from there. This site represents broken hearts, crushed dreams, and inhumanity.

We will STAND TOGETHER 4 LOVE here, and build unity and solidarity among us in this movement for our humanity, our dignity, and our lives. JOIN US!

If you’re unable to attend in person, please stay connected to the event through this page, and help share our posts with #Not1More #Right2Return to spread the word far and beyond!

Co-Sponsored By: 1Love Movement, FIGHT, Latino Advocacy, Northwest Detention Center Resistance, Families For Freedom, Immigrant Defense Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Immigrant Justice Network, Studio Revolt, National Immigration Project, Asian Law Caucus, National Immigration Law Clinic, Freedom Inc, PrYSM, US Human Rights Networkand ASPIRE”

For the event page, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1220482141309830/

For more from NWDC Resistance/Resistencia al NWDC, click here: https://www.facebook.com/NWDCResistance/

Re-Imagining Race-Based Conversation (August 4th)

From PARISOL//Pacific Rim Solidarity Network:

“As we venture into serious race-based conversations with friends, family members, or co-workers we should ask ourselves – are we truly ready?

Do we understand race and racial privilege – do we have the tools and the abilities to hold the space and move the conversations to a higher level?

For people of color confronting racism over the course of their lives, discussing hurtful and traumatic experiences can be painful.  How can people of color support one another?

How can white people start and continue their own journey?

For POC and white people without the ability to have productive conversations on race and racial privilege, individuals will continue to find it impossible to critically analyze racial ideologies, increase their compassion for others, address implicit bias, and dispel racial stereotypes and misinformation.

In this pilot workshop, participants will explore why race conversations are difficult, and learn practical techniques they can use to initiate quality conversations about race in family, community, and in workspaces. In mixed race trios and small groups we will explore our connection to race and race relations.  Through experiential activities we will integrate and envision new conversations.

Let’s deepen our understanding of race through connection and building community.”

Thursday, August 4th from 3:30pm-5:30pm at Douglass-Truth Library, 2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle, 98122

For the event page, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/219277948470704/

For more from PARISOL//Pacific Rim Solidarity Network, click here: https://www.facebook.com/parisolseattle/

Tacoma Stands Up at Ethnic Fest (July 31st)

From Tacoma Stands Up:

“Thank you to everyone who has offered to volunteer with us to do some canvassing for ‪#‎I_873‬ at ‪#‎EthnicFest‬ next Sunday. We are grateful for all of your support! At this time, we are not needing any additional volunteers, but hope you will stop by our table to say hi, collect some swag, and share your story as a part of our advocacy project which focuses on local experiences within health, education, and criminal justice systems.

Spread the word – see you all Sunday!”

Sunday, July 31st from 12pm-7pm at Wright Park, 501 S I Street, Tacoma, 98405

For the original posting, click here: https://www.facebook.com/TacomaStandsUp/posts/1724378631163218

For the event page, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/528511294004137/

For more from Tacoma Stands Up, click here: https://www.facebook.com/TacomaStandsUp/

Community Education Series Core Topic Extravaganza (July 30th)

From API Chaya:

“Join us for core topics review session on Satuday, July 30th!
Core Topics: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Community Organizing

Please RSVP by filling out this registration form: http://tinyurl.com/CESJuly2016

Note: Completion of the core topics is a prerequisite to attend our Natural Helpers Training on August 27th.”

Saturday, July 30th from 9am-5pm at 11215 5th Avenue SW, Seattle, 98146

For the event page, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1034316043326652/

For more from API Chaya, click here: https://www.facebook.com/APIWFSC/

Orlando: At the Intersections of Tragedy (July 28th)

Via Trikone Northwest:

“This is a great opportunity to hold space around the ‪#‎OrlandoPulse‬shooting, to share, process, and heal with community. This Thursday at 7 PM at the Redmond Library, hosted by the King County Library System.”

“Join us for a community forum to share, process, and heal. As details of Orlando massacre unfolded, so did varying layers of complexity. We learned that it took place at a popular Gay nightclub, putting the LGBTQ community on alert that a place of refuge was attacked. It occurred on “Latino Night” and later many of the victims’ names were notably of Latinx descent. In the aftermath of this tragedy, Muslim communities anticipated that they would all be labeled as terrorists. In addition to mourning and coping from another act of violence, various communities are grappling with issues of safety based on identity. Facilitated by Luzviminda “Lulu” Carpenter, Community Advocate and Radio Host of #LuluNation + Crew every Tuesday 7-9pm on hollowearthradio.org. Registration not required.”

Thursday, July 28th at Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th Street, Redmond, 98052

For the event page, click here: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/5776c2fe6daa23fa0b0c6fef?_ga=1.268883640.831842802.1465846022

For more from Trikone Northwest, click here: https://www.facebook.com/trikonenorthwest/

Farmworkers Walk Out

From Familias Unidas por la Justicia:

“For Immediate Release July 20, 2016

Farmworkers Walk Out of Sakuma Fields- Workers Ask for Fair Wages Again

Burlington, WA- Ramon Torres president of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), independent union, reported today close to 200 workers walked out of the Sakuma fields with growing frustration about the price per pound, and decreasing number of hours allowed to pick.

A smaller number of workers, members of FUJ, stayed behind trying to negotiate with Danny Weeden CEO of Sakuma Bros berries Farm. “Again we can’t say it often enough we need to negotiate a union contract to end the instability created by the piece rate wage process,” said Ramon Torres.

For Immediate Release July 21, 2016

Farmworkers Return to Sakuma Fields

Burlington, WA- Farmworkers at Sakuma Bros. Berry Farms that walked out from the fields yesterday morning due to with growing frustration about the price per pound, and decreasing number of hours allowed to pick, including members of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), independent union, went back to work today when asked to pick in a different field.

Even tough workers agreed to go back to work, they were asked to leave the fields after only 4 hours and half of picking. Workers reported there were still many berries to be picked.

Sakuma farmworkers are professional berry harvesters; they can scope out a field and know the quality and quantity of the berries.

“This knowledge comes from years of experience not just harvesting berries but all kinds of fruit and vegetables along the West Coast,” said Ramon Torres President of FUJ, “this is why we know how to negotiate a fair wage for us and the company and why we need a contract at Sakuma, to stop these work stoppages, we need to work.”

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FUJ is an independent farmworker union in Burlington WA with 500 members fighting for a union contract with Sakuma Farms to ensure living wage salaries, fair treatment, respect and dignity of farmworkers”

For more from Familias Unidas por la Justicia, click here: https://es-es.facebook.com/FamiliasUnidas/

We will not be divided: Connecting the struggles of Muslim and Queer communities (July 27th)

From API Chaya:

“Join us for July Community Education Series (CES) Special Topic – We will not be divided: Connecting the struggles of Muslim and Queer communities

Historically, people in power have worked to divide marginalized groups – pitting black folks versus asian folks, queer folks versus people of color – using systems to divide us and keep us struggling against each other, rather than coming together and working to dismantle the structural oppression that divides us all. Particularly, in this time of intense anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment, and in the wake of the shooting in Orlando, we want to build solidarity between our movements – particularly between Queer and Muslim communities – and recognizing that there are many folks who hold multiple of these intersecting identities.

Join us to discuss the historical implications of divided movements, the particular role of faith-based organizing in our current political time, and how to build between Queer and Muslim Communities. Join us in declaring, “We will not be divided!”

Childcare provided upon request. This space is wheelchair accessible. We will strive to accommodate accessibility needs such as interpretation, materials ahead of time, etc. to the best of our ability. We ask that you let us know your needs by the 3rd Monday of each month (priyan@apichaya.org).”

Wednesday, July 27th at 6pm-8pm at 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave South, Seattle, 98144

For the event page, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/875762425862721/

For more from API Chaya, click here: https://www.facebook.com/APIWFSC/