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Our mission is to advocate, educate, and activate our community. It is an opportunity to support our work, moving forward – some of our past successful programming includes advocating for community input, large-scale gentrification conversation, homelessness outreach, expansion of LEAD and MDT, and very soon we’ll have a city-wide Renters’ Commission. Supporting us helps us continue this work and expand our possibilities.
We have reviewed all of the input on what to prioritize on this year from the open house and would like to thank our neighbors for participating. We will be focusing on these topics throughout the year.
Yes To SCS: Use Your Creative Superpowers to Advocate for SCS
Join us August 10th! Steve Lambert and the Center for Artistic Activism have worked with communities around the world to draw out their creative superpowers in the service of surprising and sustainable artistic activism. This year VOCAL-WA, the C4AA, and you (you’ll join us, right?) will be teaming up to continue the fight for Safe Consumption Spaces in Seattle/King County. At this special event, co-sponsored by the Capitol Hill Community Council and VOCAL-WA, Steve will share some lessons he’s learned in how to make activism that hits the sweet spot; innovative, fun, and (most importantly) effective. Then we’ll play together: accessing our own superpowers to brainstorm and conceptualize exciting new ideas for tactics to hone and roll out in the campaign!
Steve Lambert has an unusual background: a conceptual artist, comedic performer, professor of new media at the State University of New York, and the co-founder of the Center for Artistic Activism (C4AA). The C4AA is an unique organization working around the world helping communities create exciting and impactful campaigns for social change. The C4AA has worked with over 1000 artists and activists since 2008, including undocumented youth immigration activists in South Texas, Sex Work advocates in South Africa, Muslim-American activists in New York, Iraq War Veterans in Chicago, mothers of incarcerated youth in Houston, transgender activists from Eastern Europe, public health advocates in Kenya, Macedonian Queer and Roma artists and activists, and dissident artists from Russia, Pakistan and China.
This is a special opportunity to work with Steve and the C4AA to help continue to develop this exciting campaign in Seattle. We’ll building to some exciting actions this fall, and we hope you’ll join us in this creative strategy session to start it off.
Event Doors: 6:00
Event Begin: 6:30
Location: Gay City — Calamus Auditorium
517 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
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Capitol Hill is vibrant, diverse community of bustling activity and peaceful abodes. Part hip and urban, part wooded and stately, it is a community that often feels like a small town in itself, one that a huge variety of businesses – and people from all walks of life – call home.
Highlights include the Broadway Farmers Market, a seasonal fiesta of food, flowers and music; Cal Anderson Park, which is full of dog walkers, Frisbee players and children dipping their toes in the streaming fountain; and the Pike/Pine Corridor’s vintage clothing stores, furniture shops and coffeehouses.
There’s also plenty of green. At the north end of Broadway sits Volunteer Park, a large, forested urban oasis, replete with a glass conservatory built in 1912, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and a water tower with splendid 360 degree views of downtown Seattle and neighborhoods near and far. From here, all the favorite Seattle landmarks are visible, from the Space Needle to Lake Washington’s floating bridge to Husky Stadium.