Community Events Calendar

To submit an event, email details to Ann Erickson. This calendar is provided as a service to the Greater Seattle community. Listing of an event does not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the Church Council of Greater Seattle.

Jan
26
Sun
Let’s Talk about Race @ First United Methodist Church, Bellevue
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm
Let's Talk about Race @ First United Methodist Church, Bellevue

Racism thrives in silence. Yet race is one of the most difficult topics to discuss in American society. With warmth and openness, renowned author and professor, Clyde Ford, leads a discussion on race in modern-day America with a heavy emphasis on audience participation. Meant for people of all races, participants will come away with tools for engaging in conversations about race in an honest, transparent, and meaningful way.
Presented in cooperation with Humanities Washington. FREE.

Jan
29
Wed
Homelessness Advocacy 101 @ University Congregational UCC
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness invites you to an engaging, fun, and inspiring Homelessness Advocacy 101 workshop to learn to speak up for smart policies and robust funding that will lead to a healthy and housed Washington.

  • Learn how to be an effective advocate – and help others speak up, too.
  • Refresh your 8th grade civics and put it to use.
  • Get good information about current proposals to create more affordable homes and help people while they are homeless.

We the people can influence our elected officials at every level of government to make housing, safety, and justice top priorities. Right now is the time to contact state legislators in Olympia about real solutions for homeless people, and urge them to pass smart policies, fund good programs, and craft budgets that put people first.

The workshop is fun, free, and open to all! Friend of the Coalition Nancy Amidei (Civic Engagement Project) and local policy experts review how good ideas become laws and budgets and explain 3-4 key proposals. Come for simple actions, sample messages, and a chance to practice your skills. You will leave informed and inspired, with tools to engage your co-workers, classmates, clients, fellow congregants, and others to speak up and make a difference.

There are also workshops on Wednesday, February 5 in Bellevue and Saturday, February 8 in Kent.

Download flier. 

 

Feb
1
Sat
Faith Over Fear Ally Training @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Over Fear Ally Training @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Join Aneelah Afzali and Pastor Terry Kyllo to learn about countering Islamophobia

Each year anti-Muslim hate groups spend over $30 million dollars to make people afraid of Islam and American Muslims. The websites, You Tube videos, books, white papers, lobbying, and media stars of these hate groups turn the hearts and minds of people against one another, paving the way for a more divided, fearful future.

We don’t have to live in that future. Together we can build a future based on our shared values and vision for America! Yet Muslims and their allies are daily confronted with challenging questions by people captivated by fear, framed in ways that place them at a significant disadvantage. The Faith Over Fear four-hour Ally Training will give you tested strategies to use in response to these challenging questions – and the fears that underlie them.

Participants will learn about

• Islamophobia and Its Impacts

• Islam and American Muslims

• Effective, Values-Based Messaging

• How to Respond to Difficult Questions

Teachers:

The Rev. Terry Kyllo is the Executive Director the Treacy Levine Center, and the founder of Neighbors in Faith, a program of the Center. Terry focuses his pastoral career to counter dehumanization against Muslims and all of God’s diverse and valued children.

Aneelah Afzali is Executive Director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN) at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, who left her legal career 6 years ago to serve as an interfaith justice advocate. She is also on the Board of the Faith Action Network.

Sponsors: Dar Alarqam Islamic Center, Islamic Center of Mukilteo, Point of Grace Lutheran & Trinity Lutheran Church

Regional Sponsors: MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network), The Treacy Levine Center, Neighbors in Faith, The Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign, Faith Action Network, Council on American-Islamic Relations WA, Church Council of Greater Seattle, The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, The Northwest Washington Synod of the ELCA, The Southwestern Washington Synod of the ELCA & Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ

Feb
5
Wed
Homelessness Advocacy 101 @ Congregations for the Homeless Day Center
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness invites you to an engaging, fun, and inspiring Homelessness Advocacy 101 workshop to learn to speak up for smart policies and robust funding that will lead to a healthy and housed Washington.

  • Learn how to be an effective advocate – and help others speak up, too.
  • Refresh your 8th grade civics and put it to use.
  • Get good information about current proposals to create more affordable homes and help people while they are homeless.

We the people can influence our elected officials at every level of government to make housing, safety, and justice top priorities. Right now is the time to contact state legislators in Olympia about real solutions for homeless people, and urge them to pass smart policies, fund good programs, and craft budgets that put people first.

The workshop is fun, free, and open to all! Friend of the Coalition Nancy Amidei (Civic Engagement Project) and local policy experts review how good ideas become laws and budgets and explain 3-4 key proposals. Come for simple actions, sample messages, and a chance to practice your skills. You will leave informed and inspired, with tools to engage your co-workers, classmates, clients, fellow congregants, and others to speak up and make a difference.

There are also workshops on Wednesday January 29 in Seattle and Saturday, February 8 in Kent.

Download flier. 

 

Feb
6
Thu
Interfaith Advocacy Day @ The United Churches of Olympia
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Faith Action Network’s Interfaith Advocacy Day brings the voices of compassion and justice to our elected leaders. Meeting with your legislators and their staff on this day is putting your faith into action!

On Interfaith Advocacy Day, you will be able to:

  • Join workshops that will break down the issues on FAN’s 2020 Legislative Agenda
  • ​Learn how to most effectively advocate in today’s legislature
  • Meet with advocates from your legislative district to prepare for your legislative visits
  • Meet with your legislator! Once you register, FAN will set up an appointment for you and others from your district 
  • Lunch will be provided

Don’t miss this important day in Olympia! As of this year, we are limited to 250 participants due to regulations at The United Churches of Olympia. We encourage you to sign up early and pay ahead of time so that we can guarantee you a spot.

Feb
8
Sat
Homelessness Advocacy 101 @ Kent Library
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness invites you to an engaging, fun, and inspiring Homelessness Advocacy 101 workshop to learn to speak up for smart policies and robust funding that will lead to a healthy and housed Washington.

  • Learn how to be an effective advocate – and help others speak up, too.
  • Refresh your 8th grade civics and put it to use.
  • Get good information about current proposals to create more affordable homes and help people while they are homeless.

We the people can influence our elected officials at every level of government to make housing, safety, and justice top priorities. Right now is the time to contact state legislators in Olympia about real solutions for homeless people, and urge them to pass smart policies, fund good programs, and craft budgets that put people first.

The workshop is fun, free, and open to all! Friend of the Coalition Nancy Amidei (Civic Engagement Project) and local policy experts review how good ideas become laws and budgets and explain 3-4 key proposals. Come for simple actions, sample messages, and a chance to practice your skills. You will leave informed and inspired, with tools to engage your co-workers, classmates, clients, fellow congregants, and others to speak up and make a difference.

There are also workshops on Wednesday January 29 in Seattle and Wednesday, February 5 in Bellevue.

Download flier. 

 

Feb
23
Sun
Excluded, Inside The Lines @ The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Feb 23 all-day

Uncover the history of redlining and its impacts through individual stories. Beginning with the exclusion of Native people from Seattle, follow the ongoing confluence of interconnected financial, environmental, physical factors that have plagued people of color and the instrumental history of response through resistance, innovation, solidarity and creativity that has shaped Seattle. Runs through February 23, 2020.