Gathering of Neighbors 2013!!
You are receiving this email based on your involvement in our West Seattle/Delridge community.
We would like to invite you to participate in 2013 Gathering of Neighbors. We have identified a key group of neighbors, community organizers, public officials, and youth student leaders from various aspects of life in West Seattle and White Center. Our hope is to bring you and your fellow “connectors” from across our peninsula together for this unique annual event.
On Saturday, May 4th, at 9:00am at Chief Sealth International High School, VIEWS (Visualize Increased Engagement West Seattle), Southwest Youth & Family Services, the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council, and the Southwest District Council will present the 2013 edition of the Gathering of Neighbors. GON has also partnered with the City of Seattle, Seattle Public Utilities, Rainwise Program to offer Delridge residents the opportunity to learn how water barrels and rain gardens can help improve the environment. SPU and their contractors will be available to demonstrate and answer all your questions.
This year’s event will feature several planetary sessions that we hope will encourage residents, schools, agencies, and community leaders to create new partnerships to meet the changing and challenging needs in the community.
· 9:00am - Social/Refreshments
· 9:30 am - Welcoming Ceremonies
· 10:00am - Honoring our Northwest Native Indian Culture
· 10:20am - Planetary Sessions
Ø Should We Elect Our Seattle City Council by Districts?
Ø Rain Gardens and Other Creative Way to Improve and Keep Your Neighborhood Beautiful
Ø How Safe Are Our Youth and Community?
Ø Connecting Resources to Needs After a Major Disaster - Emergency Communication Hubs
Ø Diaries of White Center - A Historical Documentary
Ø History of the Duwamish Tribe
· 11:05 - Repeat Sessions
· Noon - The State of West Seattle/Wrap up
· Resource Fair/Entertainment
a. Speakers subject to change
During the afternoon the GON Resource Fair will feature neighborhood councils, non-profits and social service providers, a selection of representatives from various city and county departments, and local entertainment to celebrate the Gathering of Neighbors and the connections we have made. Will you join us?
Gathering Of Neighbors
Date: Saturday, May, 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Chief Sealth International High School, 2600 SW Thistle St.
What is VIEWS?
Visualize Increased Engagement West Seattle is a non-partisan community organization comprised of local, volunteer citizens – your neighbors – who have come together to create programming to educate, engage, and mobilize West Seattle citizens to sustain and improve the quality of life and services available across our peninsula. Visit our website at www.viewswestseattle.org for more information.