Feb 1, 2010

Events in February

Library of Congress public domain photograph.
African American baseball players from Morris Brown College, with boy and another man standing at door, Atlanta, Georgia
1899 or 1900

As you know, February is Black History Month and Seattle has a unique African American history that is quite interesting. Black History Events.

The events of February are many and diverse and as usual if you have an event you would like us to post that has to do with the wide range of sustainability please send us an email at info@sustainableseattle.org or send a comment to this blog.

Special thanks to www.scn.org for the excellent collection of Peace and Justice Events in the greater Seattle area.

Sustainable Seattle's First Annual Film Festival.
February 11, 2010
Event Description

Join Sustainable Seattle for a feel-good evening celebrating positive actions in our community and other regions of the world. Featuring local biologist/filmmaker Shelly Solomon and panel discussion moderated by Sustainable Seattle's Executive Director Laura Musikanski.

What: Five compelling films celebrating positive environmental work followed by a discussion about sustainability awareness and action.

When: February 11th, 2010 - 6:00 - 9:30 PM

Where: 4649 Sunnyside Ave. North - The Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. The Center is served by Metro buses # 16, 26 & 44. Ample parking available if driving is required.

Why: Support Sustainable Seattle, local filmmakers & learn how a difference is being made and you can increase your impact!

Donation: $20 public and $5 students, under-/unemployed

Register at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/95063

Featured films:

Almost Lost (Part I) - Restoration of the only native oyster in Washington
Almost Lost (Part II) - Pinto abalone recovery in Washington
Community Shellfish Farming - Restoring water quality to Puget Sound
Organic Gardening the Tongan Way - Kingdom of Tongan
Starting a Water Quality Monitoring Program - Kingdom of Tongan

For questions or additional information see attached or go to www.sustainableseattle.org

Where 8008 35th Ave NE, Fireside room
Calendar SeattleCAN » Submitted
NeighborhoodByrant/Wedgewood, Green Lake, Lake City, Northgate/Meadowbrook, Ravenna, Sandpoint, U-District, Wallingford

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THROUGH FEB 9, Seattle voters are being asked to RENEW TWO EXPIRING SCHOOL LEVIES. The capital levy funds hundreds of projects that make our schools healthier and safer for our kids and the educators that guide their learning. The operations levy funds 23% of Seattle Public Schools' day-to-day budget, and it is especially critical at a time when state funding is being slashed. We need your support to ensure that voters renew both of these critically important school levies. Vote YES on Feb 9! Message from League of Education Voters. info info@educationvoters.org

**SAT FEB 6, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle; a clergy and lay leader training for all faiths, "From War Front to Home Front: Helping Veterans Heal." Clergy and pastoral staff are in a unique position to assist service men and women RETURNING FROM THE WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN and their families as they struggle with re-adjusting to life in the States. Come learn about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and suicide, divorce and family issues, military and veteran culture, and referral and pastoral resources. This free workshop features speakers who will give an overview of the issues, signs and symptoms, family dynamics, related issues and appropriate referrals. Lunch is included. A free will offering will be collected. Event sponsors include the Washington Department of Veteran's Affairs, Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, the Rauschenbusch Center for Spirit and Action, the Pacific NW Conference United Church of Christ, and the Washington Association of Churches. To register, contact Doris Waggoner doriswaggoner@juno.com or 206-748-7288. info wac@thewac.org or 206-625-9790

MON FEB 8, and subsequent 2nd Mondays, 6 - 8 pm, at Lutheran Community Services NW, 433 Minor Ave N, Seattle, one block east of Fairview Ave N and Republican St; The U.S. is the only country in the world that resettles refugee youth without an adult caregiver and only 18 cities in the nation - including Seattle - offer a child welfare program designed to aid these youth. If you live in King or Snohomish county and are interested in learning about this rare opportunity to provide long-term, short-term or respite foster care to a refugee youth who has fled civil war or persecution, please contact Erika Berg at eberg@lcsnw.org or 206-694-5780 to sign up for REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT FOSTER CARE INFO NIGHT. A monthly stipend covers all of the expenses of the refugee youth, and they receive full medical and dental coverage. info http://www.refugeechildren.net [confirmed 11/24/09]

*TUES FEB 9, and subsequent 2nd Tuesdays and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., Seattle; "The Transition Handbook" book group. Transition Initiatives are part of a vibrant, international grassroots movement that builds community resilience in response to the challenges of PEAK OIL, CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE ECONOMIC CRISIS. This summer we will begin a Community Discussion to explore The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency To Local Resilience by founder Rob Hopkins. This hands-on guide offers pragmatic and positive ways to help communities deal with the inevitable and profound changes ahead. Facilitated by Cecile Andrews. All are welcome! Meetings will be held twice month. Books can be purchased for a 15% discount at Santoro's Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N. info Anne 206-784- 1850, achelan@aol.com [updated 11/15/09]

SAT FEB 13, and subsequent 2nd Saturdays, 10 am, at Northwest Leadership Foundation, 717 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma; One America (formerly HATE FREE ZONE) FAMILY MEETINGS: Please join us for a family meeting for those who have been AFFECTED BY DETENTION AND DEPORTATION. Families are encouraged to share their stories and learn about their human rights. Meetings are meant to provide support for families and an opportunity to advocate for change. info Deena 206-723-2203 ext. 209 or deena@hatefreezone.org tollfree helpline 1-866-HFZONE1 (1- 866-439-6631) [added 11/7/07]

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