Seattle University: Pigott Auditorium @ 901 12th Avenue, Seattle University, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
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Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 12:30-5:30pm
@Seattle University: Pigott Auditorium @ 901 12th Avenue, Seattle University, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
Come collaborate on the critical issues of our time! Learn, connect with groups working on the issues, make art, and develop a better understanding of what we all can do to be part of the solution. Where else in Seattle, can you connect with others doing racial justice, climate action and Compassionate Action in the same event? This is a Seattle 1st!! 350 Seattle will talk about the realities of climate change, and the need for collective action. Compassionate Seattle will challenge us to come from a place of compassion and healing intent in all our actions. And Backbone Campaign will host The Canopy Collective, an eco-feminist cooperative, to provide anti-oppression trainings that build capacity for collaboration and collective liberation. Registration: (available soon – please check back!) Schedule*: 11:30-12:30: pre-event art, mingling and tabling 12:30-1:30: Lunch and Program with welcome, music/art/performances, blessing, speaker 1:45-2:40 First set of 55 min workshops (or 2 hour workshops continue over both slots) 2:50-3:45 Second set of 55 min workshops 4:00-5:10 World Cafe (multiple small group breakouts) 5:10-5:30 Interactive Closing 5:30-6:30 post-event art, mingling and tabling (Check back for additions and details.) *Anti-oppression training workshops run all day 9-5 except during the lunch/program Keynote speaker: Kathleen Dean Moore Inspiring Performers: including youth from Unleash the Brilliance Anti-Oppression Workshops by the Canopy Collective of Bellingham, and Sweetwater Nannauck with Idle No More. These may start earlier than the event and continue in the afternoon – details TBD. Workshops and Breakout Sessions including: homelessness and housing, at-risk youth, compassionate education, health, alternative economies, and other facets of economic justice, as well as a dozen topics about the many levels of what we can do locally about the climate emergency, and what climate justice is all about. Art Projects at the Compassion Activation Station No skills needed, artists will show you how, kids welcome accompanied by an adult: LOVE WINS banner, Fish puppets for the Salish Sea/ Protect the Sacred, Batik Hearts for Compassion Games, MIGRATION IS BEAUTIFUL banner for immigration march (May 1), Butterfly prayer flags (for “Migration is Beautiful”), wearable tall signs for WAmend, and one TBD for climate. What to Bring: Bring your own reusable water bottle, mug, utensils, and a lunch, or buy (there will be a cafe open or a food truck parked outside – check back for details), so that we can eat together. The space can be quite warm, so dress in layers so you can be comfortable.