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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
virtual

Tuesday, JUNE 28, 2022 | 5:30 PM PST | Zoom | FREE

Join friends near and far as you compete for prizes on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island themed trivia. Play from home via Zoom and Crowdpurr.

To play, you will need access to a computer and a mobile device. Or, if you are a dynamo, access to view split screens on your computer.

*Top winner receives a $25 gift card to a local business or a large surprise box of themed items. Other two runner ups will receive gift items or swag.

A Zoom link will be sent to your email after you register with extra information on how to connect on Crowdpurr. You will be able to interact with our staff during the program.

Free. Donations accepted.

Presented by the Tateuchi Foundation and IMLS.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle , WA
THURSDAY JUNE 2, 6:30–7:15 PM
THURSDAY JUNE 9, 6:30–7:15 PM
THURSDAY JUNE 16, 6:30–7:15 PM
THURSDAY JUNE 23, 6:30–7:15 PM
THURSDAY JUNE 30, 6:30–7:15 PM

Enjoy a 45‑minute non‑stop cardio party featuring fun, easy‑to‑follow dance moves and toning for your core and glutes. Classes are offered May through June: pre‑registration encouraged, drop‑ins welcome.

305 Fitness Dance Cardio

305 Fitness is a 45-minute non-stop cardio party featuring fun, easy-to-follow dance moves and toning for your core and glutes. No dance experience required. You’ve never had this much fun working out. With music mixes curated from NYC DJs, this class is perfect for music lovers and open to all levels. Get ready to sweat, shake, and smile for days! All you need is a pair of sneakers and an open mind. You don’t need to be a dancer to #MakeSweatSexy.

Jump in and dance, no equipment needed. For safety, participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Please arrive promptly to complete a waiver and secure your spot.

Fabienne Beard-Wright’s Power Soca classes, a unique Lift Off Special Programming creation, are also offered on Thursdays in June, 7:30pm – 8:15 at Pier 62. Learn more here.

Inclement weather notice: The May 5 session has been canceled due to heavy rain. The May 12 class has been moved up to May 11. Thank you. Staff regularly monitor waterfront conditions in coordination with instructors and will post to social media as well as notify any registrants via Eventbrite prior to event times whenever possible. Thank you for your time and consideration.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR: FABIENNE BEARD‑WRIGHT

Fabienne Beard-Wright is a powerhouse in the collective fields of education and the creative arts. As a native New Yorker brought up on the performing arts, she strongly believes in the arts as a catalyst for social change. Fabienne was trained in the dance styles of West African, Caribbean Soca, and Modern. She possesses over 15 years of experience and has shared the stage with The Harlem School of the Arts (1995-2000), The Bill-T Jones Company (2002), Boys and Girls Harbor Conservatory (2004), Gestures Dance Ensemble (2006), MARILYN & SEKOU SYLLA (Smith College 2010). Coming from a long line of educators, Fabienne attended college for Education and Performance Theater and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College. Shortly thereafter, she established Lift Off Special Programming, Inc. a means of dedicating her life to nurturing young minds of tomorrow through the arts, providing access to artistic resources, and enhancing the engagement of creative development. Fabienne’s programs are known for their level of intentionality and energy that is unmatched. She is the go-to for motivation and warmth: clients feel transformed after every class.

About Lift Off Special
Programming, Inc. and 305 Fitness

Lift Off Special Programming, Inc. is a Social Impact Agency that transforms the way people connect and work together by way of movement. Through our cultural-based programs participants gain enhanced self-awareness, empathy, and come to feel more at home in their own bodies. We focus on moving through life with purpose and intention to directly improve mental, physical, and emotional health.

305 Fitness exists to make fitness more inclusive, empowering, and fun. Movement is more than calorie counting or being the ‘best’ in the room. Movement is about radical self-love and self-expression!

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Inspire Washington
virtual

Inspire Washington is YOUR cultural state-wide advocacy organization working with a coalition of people across the science/technology, heritage, and arts fields to advocate for increased resources and support at the local, state, and federal level.

 

During this time of crisis, science, and arts organizations are in dire need of funding for financial recovery and to restart programming. You are invited to join your local partners for in-person Cultural Futures! At the Cultural Futures, we aim to provide you with news you can use. From funding sources to advocacy opportunities, Inspire Washington staff will share all the information you need to know right now.

Together we will work on messaging the importance of our cultural work at this crucial crossroads for our state and communities. We will use our combined voices to communicate these messages to our local and state representatives for the recovery, re-establishment, and growth of science, heritage, and the arts for all of our communities.

These meetings are free and open to the community. We’ve organized them by county, so you’ll be able to connect with other cultural leaders in your area. However, regardless of where you live, pick the meeting that works best within your busy schedule.

On the agenda:

  • Debrief of cultural success in the state’s legislative session, including new resources like $80 million for cultural programs and organizations
  • New legislation and funding opportunities, the federal government has provided cultural programming with tremendous support over the last 18 months. What’s on the horizon and how do you become an advocate?
  • Listening. What do you need and what should we ask for? And, how do you get involved? It will take a broad coalition to secure future funding.
  • More information about our coalition. Do you want to be more involved in policy development and advocacy or learn about membership? We’ll plug you into future activities so that your community is represented.

Join Inspire Washington for Cultural Futures In-Person or Virtual!

 

CF State Map stars only

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle , WA
WEDNESDAY JUNE 1, 7:15–7:45 PM
WEDNESDAY JUNE 8, 7:15–7:45 PM
WEDNESDAY JUNE 15, 7:15–7:45 PM
WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 7:15–7:45 PM
WEDNESDAY JUNE 29, 7:15–7:45 PM

You will be guided through a peaceful and healing 30‑minute meditation using words and sound to take you to a peaceful state of mind. Pre‑registration is encouraged, but drop‑ins are still welcome: Wednesdays, May 18 ‑ June 29.

Inclement weather notice: The May 18 session has been canceled due to a wind advisory. Staff regularly monitor waterfront conditions in coordination with instructors and will post to social media as well as notify any registrants via Eventbrite prior to event times whenever possible. Thank you for your time and consideration.

This class will provide a way for you to relax, unwind, de-stress and release energy that has been pent up so you can receive all the love and peace within. Energy healing will be infused throughout this time together.

You will be guided through a peaceful and healing 30-minute meditation using words and sound to take you to a peaceful state of mind. This class is for someone who is new to meditation or even those seasoned in meditation.

Meditation is known to help bring your mind and body into a parasympathetic state of mind (rest and digest) to help bring healing within you. Studies have shown that the more you are able to experience meditation and mindfulness into your life, you’ll experience being more present, able to handle stress better, decrease high blood pressure, feel more relaxed and improve brain function.

Sound Healing really touches upon the vibrational energy within us and relieves stress by drawing your body into a centered space. Some benefits of Sound Healing: provides instantaneous deep states of relaxation, turns off the ‘fight or flight’ mode and activates the ‘rest and digest’ mode, improves mental clarity and brain functioning, increases your level of physical energy and mental concentration, brings balance to brainwave activity, and enhances cell vitality, vascular flow.

Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. The class will be held outdoors. Waivers are required. Dress comfortably for the weather, bring a yoga mat or blanket (if desired), and water bottle. Chairs available on site.

Need more mid-week wellness? Come early for Yoga with Atlee Treasure, 6pm – 6:50pm (May 18 – July 13.).

 

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR: MARY ANN STANCEL

Mary Ann Stancel is a Nurse Intuitive Energy Practitioner and Founder of Ignited Soul LLC, who holds space for individuals or groups in support to heal the wounds of the past, and heart through the release of emotions/energy. Her practice and message speak and guide others to reclaim their power, their voice, their heart and learn how to hear their own soul and intuition speak through a foundation of love.

She’s also known to help individuals who’ve never meditated before to quiet the noise in their mind, and provide guidance to those seeking to learn more about their energy and more.

She channels energy healing through different modalities such as Usui Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, Mother Earth Energy, angels, elements, breathwork, intuitive messages, Sound Healing, oracle cards, light language and hypnotherapy.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle , WA
THURSDAY JUNE 2, 6:30–7:15 PM
THURSDAY JUNE 9, 6:30–7:15 PM
THURSDAY JUNE 16, 6:30–7:15 PM
THURSDAY JUNE 23, 6:30–7:15 PM
THURSDAY JUNE 30, 6:30–7:15 PM

Enjoy a 45‑minute non‑stop cardio party featuring fun, easy‑to‑follow dance moves and toning for your core and glutes. Classes are offered May through June: pre‑registration encouraged, drop‑ins welcome.

305 Fitness Dance Cardio

305 Fitness is a 45-minute non-stop cardio party featuring fun, easy-to-follow dance moves and toning for your core and glutes. No dance experience required. You’ve never had this much fun working out. With music mixes curated from NYC DJs, this class is perfect for music lovers and open to all levels. Get ready to sweat, shake, and smile for days! All you need is a pair of sneakers and an open mind. You don’t need to be a dancer to #MakeSweatSexy.

Jump in and dance, no equipment needed. For safety, participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Please arrive promptly to complete a waiver and secure your spot.

Fabienne Beard-Wright’s Power Soca classes, a unique Lift Off Special Programming creation, are also offered on Thursdays in June, 7:30pm – 8:15 at Pier 62. Learn more here.

Inclement weather notice: The May 5 session has been canceled due to heavy rain. The May 12 class has been moved up to May 11. Thank you. Staff regularly monitor waterfront conditions in coordination with instructors and will post to social media as well as notify any registrants via Eventbrite prior to event times whenever possible. Thank you for your time and consideration.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR: FABIENNE BEARD‑WRIGHT

Fabienne Beard-Wright is a powerhouse in the collective fields of education and the creative arts. As a native New Yorker brought up on the performing arts, she strongly believes in the arts as a catalyst for social change. Fabienne was trained in the dance styles of West African, Caribbean Soca, and Modern. She possesses over 15 years of experience and has shared the stage with The Harlem School of the Arts (1995-2000), The Bill-T Jones Company (2002), Boys and Girls Harbor Conservatory (2004), Gestures Dance Ensemble (2006), MARILYN & SEKOU SYLLA (Smith College 2010). Coming from a long line of educators, Fabienne attended college for Education and Performance Theater and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College. Shortly thereafter, she established Lift Off Special Programming, Inc. a means of dedicating her life to nurturing young minds of tomorrow through the arts, providing access to artistic resources, and enhancing the engagement of creative development. Fabienne’s programs are known for their level of intentionality and energy that is unmatched. She is the go-to for motivation and warmth: clients feel transformed after every class.

About Lift Off Special
Programming, Inc. and 305 Fitness

Lift Off Special Programming, Inc. is a Social Impact Agency that transforms the way people connect and work together by way of movement. Through our cultural-based programs participants gain enhanced self-awareness, empathy, and come to feel more at home in their own bodies. We focus on moving through life with purpose and intention to directly improve mental, physical, and emotional health.

305 Fitness exists to make fitness more inclusive, empowering, and fun. Movement is more than calorie counting or being the ‘best’ in the room. Movement is about radical self-love and self-expression!

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Inspire Washington
virtual

Inspire Washington is YOUR cultural state-wide advocacy organization working with a coalition of people across the science/technology, heritage, and arts fields to advocate for increased resources and support at the local, state, and federal level.

 

During this time of crisis, science, and arts organizations are in dire need of funding for financial recovery and to restart programming. You are invited to join your local partners for in-person Cultural Futures! At the Cultural Futures, we aim to provide you with news you can use. From funding sources to advocacy opportunities, Inspire Washington staff will share all the information you need to know right now.

Together we will work on messaging the importance of our cultural work at this crucial crossroads for our state and communities. We will use our combined voices to communicate these messages to our local and state representatives for the recovery, re-establishment, and growth of science, heritage, and the arts for all of our communities.

These meetings are free and open to the community. We’ve organized them by county, so you’ll be able to connect with other cultural leaders in your area. However, regardless of where you live, pick the meeting that works best within your busy schedule.

On the agenda:

  • Debrief of cultural success in the state’s legislative session, including new resources like $80 million for cultural programs and organizations
  • New legislation and funding opportunities, the federal government has provided cultural programming with tremendous support over the last 18 months. What’s on the horizon and how do you become an advocate?
  • Listening. What do you need and what should we ask for? And, how do you get involved? It will take a broad coalition to secure future funding.
  • More information about our coalition. Do you want to be more involved in policy development and advocacy or learn about membership? We’ll plug you into future activities so that your community is represented.

Join Inspire Washington for Cultural Futures In-Person or Virtual!

 

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle , WA
WEDNESDAY JUNE 1, 7:15–7:45 PM
WEDNESDAY JUNE 8, 7:15–7:45 PM
WEDNESDAY JUNE 15, 7:15–7:45 PM
WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 7:15–7:45 PM
WEDNESDAY JUNE 29, 7:15–7:45 PM

You will be guided through a peaceful and healing 30‑minute meditation using words and sound to take you to a peaceful state of mind. Pre‑registration is encouraged, but drop‑ins are still welcome: Wednesdays, May 18 ‑ June 29.

Inclement weather notice: The May 18 session has been canceled due to a wind advisory. Staff regularly monitor waterfront conditions in coordination with instructors and will post to social media as well as notify any registrants via Eventbrite prior to event times whenever possible. Thank you for your time and consideration.

This class will provide a way for you to relax, unwind, de-stress and release energy that has been pent up so you can receive all the love and peace within. Energy healing will be infused throughout this time together.

You will be guided through a peaceful and healing 30-minute meditation using words and sound to take you to a peaceful state of mind. This class is for someone who is new to meditation or even those seasoned in meditation.

Meditation is known to help bring your mind and body into a parasympathetic state of mind (rest and digest) to help bring healing within you. Studies have shown that the more you are able to experience meditation and mindfulness into your life, you’ll experience being more present, able to handle stress better, decrease high blood pressure, feel more relaxed and improve brain function.

Sound Healing really touches upon the vibrational energy within us and relieves stress by drawing your body into a centered space. Some benefits of Sound Healing: provides instantaneous deep states of relaxation, turns off the ‘fight or flight’ mode and activates the ‘rest and digest’ mode, improves mental clarity and brain functioning, increases your level of physical energy and mental concentration, brings balance to brainwave activity, and enhances cell vitality, vascular flow.

Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. The class will be held outdoors. Waivers are required. Dress comfortably for the weather, bring a yoga mat or blanket (if desired), and water bottle. Chairs available on site.

Need more mid-week wellness? Come early for Yoga with Atlee Treasure, 6pm – 6:50pm (May 18 – July 13.).

 

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR: MARY ANN STANCEL

Mary Ann Stancel is a Nurse Intuitive Energy Practitioner and Founder of Ignited Soul LLC, who holds space for individuals or groups in support to heal the wounds of the past, and heart through the release of emotions/energy. Her practice and message speak and guide others to reclaim their power, their voice, their heart and learn how to hear their own soul and intuition speak through a foundation of love.

She’s also known to help individuals who’ve never meditated before to quiet the noise in their mind, and provide guidance to those seeking to learn more about their energy and more.

She channels energy healing through different modalities such as Usui Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, Mother Earth Energy, angels, elements, breathwork, intuitive messages, Sound Healing, oracle cards, light language and hypnotherapy.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Portland, OR

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.

EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022

WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

* This event is free and open to the public.

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“New Models for Creating Thriving Black Communities and Inclusive Cities” is a 4 part virtual conversation led by Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) and featuring community leaders doing impactful work across the country to discuss how we can advance equitable development locally in Seattle and nationwide. These conversations will cover the historic policies and practices that have negatively impacted Black neighborhoods and the work of community organizations like ACLT to implement reparative solutions focused on land ownership, affordable housing, Black entrepreneurship, and arts and culture.

Funds from this campaign series will go towards key real estate projects to fight displacement; small business development programming at the WIlliam Grose Center; and the integration of public art to foster greater community wellbeing in the Central District.

 

Session 1- The Struggle for Land

June 16, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Shirley Sherrod, Co-Founder, New Communities, Inc., and Executive Director, Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc.

SESSION DESCRIPTION: The “Struggle for Land” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Shirley Sherrod (co-founder of what is recognized as the nation’s first community land trust) about the 50+ year history of the land trust movement and its origins in the Black freedom struggle; land ownership as a tool for Black liberation; and what is necessary to maximize the impact of land trusts to prevent the displacement and gentrification of Black communities.

 

Session 2 -Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing

June 23, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Christa Stoneham, CEO & President, The Houston Land Bank

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Christa Stoneham about how affordable housing development can be made more equitable; how it can be used to preserve the identity of historically Black communities; and how it can not only stabilize families but also promote wealth building in Black communities.

 

Session 3 -Building New Black Wall Streets

June 30, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Marimba Milliones, President & CEO, Hill Community Development Corporation

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Building New Black Wall Streets” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Marimba Milliones about how we can create new black economic and cultural meccas like Tulsa, Oklahoma; the importance of supporting Black entrepreneurship as a pillar for social change; and how we can overcome the challenges to economic development in Black communities.

 

Session 4 Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking

July 7, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Mama Shu, Founder & CEO, Avalon Village

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking”will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Mama Shu about the importance of integrating arts and culture in community development work; how art can be used as a development tool for healing in Black communities; and what resources and cross-sector partnerships are necessary for creative placemaking to strengthen Black communities.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle , WA
THURSDAY JUNE 2, 6:30–7:15 PM
THURSDAY JUNE 9, 6:30–7:15 PM
THURSDAY JUNE 16, 6:30–7:15 PM
THURSDAY JUNE 23, 6:30–7:15 PM
THURSDAY JUNE 30, 6:30–7:15 PM

Enjoy a 45‑minute non‑stop cardio party featuring fun, easy‑to‑follow dance moves and toning for your core and glutes. Classes are offered May through June: pre‑registration encouraged, drop‑ins welcome.

305 Fitness Dance Cardio

305 Fitness is a 45-minute non-stop cardio party featuring fun, easy-to-follow dance moves and toning for your core and glutes. No dance experience required. You’ve never had this much fun working out. With music mixes curated from NYC DJs, this class is perfect for music lovers and open to all levels. Get ready to sweat, shake, and smile for days! All you need is a pair of sneakers and an open mind. You don’t need to be a dancer to #MakeSweatSexy.

Jump in and dance, no equipment needed. For safety, participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Please arrive promptly to complete a waiver and secure your spot.

Fabienne Beard-Wright’s Power Soca classes, a unique Lift Off Special Programming creation, are also offered on Thursdays in June, 7:30pm – 8:15 at Pier 62. Learn more here.

Inclement weather notice: The May 5 session has been canceled due to heavy rain. The May 12 class has been moved up to May 11. Thank you. Staff regularly monitor waterfront conditions in coordination with instructors and will post to social media as well as notify any registrants via Eventbrite prior to event times whenever possible. Thank you for your time and consideration.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR: FABIENNE BEARD‑WRIGHT

Fabienne Beard-Wright is a powerhouse in the collective fields of education and the creative arts. As a native New Yorker brought up on the performing arts, she strongly believes in the arts as a catalyst for social change. Fabienne was trained in the dance styles of West African, Caribbean Soca, and Modern. She possesses over 15 years of experience and has shared the stage with The Harlem School of the Arts (1995-2000), The Bill-T Jones Company (2002), Boys and Girls Harbor Conservatory (2004), Gestures Dance Ensemble (2006), MARILYN & SEKOU SYLLA (Smith College 2010). Coming from a long line of educators, Fabienne attended college for Education and Performance Theater and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College. Shortly thereafter, she established Lift Off Special Programming, Inc. a means of dedicating her life to nurturing young minds of tomorrow through the arts, providing access to artistic resources, and enhancing the engagement of creative development. Fabienne’s programs are known for their level of intentionality and energy that is unmatched. She is the go-to for motivation and warmth: clients feel transformed after every class.

About Lift Off Special
Programming, Inc. and 305 Fitness

Lift Off Special Programming, Inc. is a Social Impact Agency that transforms the way people connect and work together by way of movement. Through our cultural-based programs participants gain enhanced self-awareness, empathy, and come to feel more at home in their own bodies. We focus on moving through life with purpose and intention to directly improve mental, physical, and emotional health.

305 Fitness exists to make fitness more inclusive, empowering, and fun. Movement is more than calorie counting or being the ‘best’ in the room. Movement is about radical self-love and self-expression!

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Join us to Celebrate Pride Month at INSIDE with Paint & Sip : Pride Night!

instagram: @aspaceinside

INSIDE is a black, queer, women owned business. we are thrilled to provide a space space for the LGBTQ+ community to come together & have a good time.

this night will be filled with a lot of love, laughs, good music, and all around good vibes

7pm: CHECK-IN

7:30pm – 9:00pm: PAINTING INSTRUCTION

9:00pm – Close: MINGLE, DRINK & DANCE

Includes step-by-step instruction, all paint supplies, canvas bags ( canvas optional too) brushes, aprons, and easels.

We offer specialty cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase throughout the event.

YOUR PRE-REGISTRATION TICKET INCLUDES 1 DRINK TICKET.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds. A minimum of 48 hours notice is required to reschedule for another event.

parking is available in the garage for $10 all night

(21+ only event)

Tickets sold at $45 at the door & does not include a drink ticket.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

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About this event

“New Models for Creating Thriving Black Communities and Inclusive Cities” is a 4 part virtual conversation led by Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) and featuring community leaders doing impactful work across the country to discuss how we can advance equitable development locally in Seattle and nationwide. These conversations will cover the historic policies and practices that have negatively impacted Black neighborhoods and the work of community organizations like ACLT to implement reparative solutions focused on land ownership, affordable housing, Black entrepreneurship, and arts and culture.

Funds from this campaign series will go towards key real estate projects to fight displacement; small business development programming at the WIlliam Grose Center; and the integration of public art to foster greater community wellbeing in the Central District.

 

Session 1- The Struggle for Land

June 16, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Shirley Sherrod, Co-Founder, New Communities, Inc., and Executive Director, Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc.

SESSION DESCRIPTION: The “Struggle for Land” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Shirley Sherrod (co-founder of what is recognized as the nation’s first community land trust) about the 50+ year history of the land trust movement and its origins in the Black freedom struggle; land ownership as a tool for Black liberation; and what is necessary to maximize the impact of land trusts to prevent the displacement and gentrification of Black communities.

 

Session 2 -Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing

June 23, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Christa Stoneham, CEO & President, The Houston Land Bank

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Christa Stoneham about how affordable housing development can be made more equitable; how it can be used to preserve the identity of historically Black communities; and how it can not only stabilize families but also promote wealth building in Black communities.

 

Session 3 -Building New Black Wall Streets

June 30, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Marimba Milliones, President & CEO, Hill Community Development Corporation

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Building New Black Wall Streets” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Marimba Milliones about how we can create new black economic and cultural meccas like Tulsa, Oklahoma; the importance of supporting Black entrepreneurship as a pillar for social change; and how we can overcome the challenges to economic development in Black communities.

 

Session 4 Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking

July 7, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Mama Shu, Founder & CEO, Avalon Village

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking”will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Mama Shu about the importance of integrating arts and culture in community development work; how art can be used as a development tool for healing in Black communities; and what resources and cross-sector partnerships are necessary for creative placemaking to strengthen Black communities.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle , WA
This FREE all levels class led by Kiné Camara will focus on Afro dance fundamentals: learning steps and grooves, gesturing and expression, and free-styling with improvisation through drilling and exercises.
Also see the July 29 FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1181879329317901
After class: stay for food and more rhythm with Beats & Eats, featuring DJs, food trucks, a beer garden, and a roller rink!
Class will be outdoors, please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. See event page listed above for more details and other programming on the waterfront.
This event can be found in the organizations Facebook
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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

Este Evento esta en Facebook

This Event is on Facebook

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PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Temple B'nai Torah
Bellevue, WA

SAVE THE DATE: We are so excited to announce that Jewish music star, Dan Nichols, will be sharing his special brand of ruach, live at TBT on July 1 at 7 PM! Please join us, in person, for an unforgettable evening of prayer and song. The event is free and open to all, so get ready to clap, sing, laugh, and celebrate Shabbat with one of the nation’s premier Jewish song-leaders.

This event can be found in the organizations instagram @templebnaitorah

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Join us for a 3 hour workshop on how to create your own paper peonies. All materials and tools will be provided. Registration is required, so make sure to secure your spot here! 

What is Coral Charm Peony?

It is a semi-double peony, a herbaceous plant that only blooms from mid-spring to early summer. The large flower is cup shaped and will bloom to be about 6-7” in diameter. When it first blooms, it is a deep persimmon color. As time goes on, it will change to a pink coral color, and then a cream color right before the petals fall off.

What you will learn in this Coral Charm Peony course:

How to color and dye your crepe paper.

How to construct a structural peony by wiring your petals, creating a look that is stately yet soft at the same time. I will teach you how to mieter in two different ways.

How to laminate your crepe paper to create lush and thick stamens.

Understand what a Coral Charm Peony is and be able to identify carpel, stamen, stigma, anther, filament, guard petals, sepals, leaves and stem.

How to change up your crepe paper to reflect the petal color change as the flower ages. (Did you know that a peony bloom lasts about 5 days, and within that time, it will change from a deep persimmon to coral to cream before its petals fall off?)

Using the same petal to create your petals, I will show you how to create your peony bract and leaves sets.

 

This is for an in-person workshop at Little Saigon Creative in Seattle, Washington

Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022

Location: Little Saigon Creative, 1227 South Weller St, Seattle, WA 98033

Time: 9 am to Noon, doors will be open at 8:30 am

Details:  All materials and tools are provided in this in-person workshop. There will be multiple tables, and they will be spaced out so everyone will be comfortable and have lots of room to make their Coral Charm Peony. There will be plenty of time for questions and individual help as Quynh shows you how to make this peony.

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

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Classes are now on SATURDAYS @ 11AM EST

This class is virtual

About This Class

This 60min. creative workshop balances the mind, body & soul through an artistic lens.

About Sarah Serrano-Esquilin

Sarah Serrano-Esquilin is a Brooklyn based artist, educator holding a license in Special Education Birth-6th, and a recent Master’s graduate at Pratt Institute in Creative Arts Therapy. She has been creating art and writing poetry for the last 6 years, and has worked with celebrities, brands, and galleries. Sarah believes in the therapeutic benefits of art and making it accessible to all. Sarah also helps her husband teach Salsa and Bachata classes, proving that two left can still learn and have a good time!

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About this event

“New Models for Creating Thriving Black Communities and Inclusive Cities” is a 4 part virtual conversation led by Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) and featuring community leaders doing impactful work across the country to discuss how we can advance equitable development locally in Seattle and nationwide. These conversations will cover the historic policies and practices that have negatively impacted Black neighborhoods and the work of community organizations like ACLT to implement reparative solutions focused on land ownership, affordable housing, Black entrepreneurship, and arts and culture.

Funds from this campaign series will go towards key real estate projects to fight displacement; small business development programming at the WIlliam Grose Center; and the integration of public art to foster greater community wellbeing in the Central District.

 

Session 1- The Struggle for Land

June 16, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Shirley Sherrod, Co-Founder, New Communities, Inc., and Executive Director, Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc.

SESSION DESCRIPTION: The “Struggle for Land” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Shirley Sherrod (co-founder of what is recognized as the nation’s first community land trust) about the 50+ year history of the land trust movement and its origins in the Black freedom struggle; land ownership as a tool for Black liberation; and what is necessary to maximize the impact of land trusts to prevent the displacement and gentrification of Black communities.

 

Session 2 -Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing

June 23, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Christa Stoneham, CEO & President, The Houston Land Bank

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Christa Stoneham about how affordable housing development can be made more equitable; how it can be used to preserve the identity of historically Black communities; and how it can not only stabilize families but also promote wealth building in Black communities.

 

Session 3 -Building New Black Wall Streets

June 30, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Marimba Milliones, President & CEO, Hill Community Development Corporation

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Building New Black Wall Streets” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Marimba Milliones about how we can create new black economic and cultural meccas like Tulsa, Oklahoma; the importance of supporting Black entrepreneurship as a pillar for social change; and how we can overcome the challenges to economic development in Black communities.

 

Session 4 Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking

July 7, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Mama Shu, Founder & CEO, Avalon Village

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking”will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Mama Shu about the importance of integrating arts and culture in community development work; how art can be used as a development tool for healing in Black communities; and what resources and cross-sector partnerships are necessary for creative placemaking to strengthen Black communities.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

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Consejo Hispano
virtual

Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN

Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.

REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…

FECHAS:
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am

Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256

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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

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About this event

“New Models for Creating Thriving Black Communities and Inclusive Cities” is a 4 part virtual conversation led by Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) and featuring community leaders doing impactful work across the country to discuss how we can advance equitable development locally in Seattle and nationwide. These conversations will cover the historic policies and practices that have negatively impacted Black neighborhoods and the work of community organizations like ACLT to implement reparative solutions focused on land ownership, affordable housing, Black entrepreneurship, and arts and culture.

Funds from this campaign series will go towards key real estate projects to fight displacement; small business development programming at the WIlliam Grose Center; and the integration of public art to foster greater community wellbeing in the Central District.

 

Session 1- The Struggle for Land

June 16, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Shirley Sherrod, Co-Founder, New Communities, Inc., and Executive Director, Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc.

SESSION DESCRIPTION: The “Struggle for Land” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Shirley Sherrod (co-founder of what is recognized as the nation’s first community land trust) about the 50+ year history of the land trust movement and its origins in the Black freedom struggle; land ownership as a tool for Black liberation; and what is necessary to maximize the impact of land trusts to prevent the displacement and gentrification of Black communities.

 

Session 2 -Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing

June 23, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Christa Stoneham, CEO & President, The Houston Land Bank

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Christa Stoneham about how affordable housing development can be made more equitable; how it can be used to preserve the identity of historically Black communities; and how it can not only stabilize families but also promote wealth building in Black communities.

 

Session 3 -Building New Black Wall Streets

June 30, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Marimba Milliones, President & CEO, Hill Community Development Corporation

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Building New Black Wall Streets” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Marimba Milliones about how we can create new black economic and cultural meccas like Tulsa, Oklahoma; the importance of supporting Black entrepreneurship as a pillar for social change; and how we can overcome the challenges to economic development in Black communities.

 

Session 4 Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking

July 7, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Mama Shu, Founder & CEO, Avalon Village

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking”will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Mama Shu about the importance of integrating arts and culture in community development work; how art can be used as a development tool for healing in Black communities; and what resources and cross-sector partnerships are necessary for creative placemaking to strengthen Black communities.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

View Event
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

View Event

About this event

“New Models for Creating Thriving Black Communities and Inclusive Cities” is a 4 part virtual conversation led by Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) and featuring community leaders doing impactful work across the country to discuss how we can advance equitable development locally in Seattle and nationwide. These conversations will cover the historic policies and practices that have negatively impacted Black neighborhoods and the work of community organizations like ACLT to implement reparative solutions focused on land ownership, affordable housing, Black entrepreneurship, and arts and culture.

Funds from this campaign series will go towards key real estate projects to fight displacement; small business development programming at the WIlliam Grose Center; and the integration of public art to foster greater community wellbeing in the Central District.

 

Session 1- The Struggle for Land

June 16, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Shirley Sherrod, Co-Founder, New Communities, Inc., and Executive Director, Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc.

SESSION DESCRIPTION: The “Struggle for Land” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Shirley Sherrod (co-founder of what is recognized as the nation’s first community land trust) about the 50+ year history of the land trust movement and its origins in the Black freedom struggle; land ownership as a tool for Black liberation; and what is necessary to maximize the impact of land trusts to prevent the displacement and gentrification of Black communities.

 

Session 2 -Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing

June 23, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Christa Stoneham, CEO & President, The Houston Land Bank

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Christa Stoneham about how affordable housing development can be made more equitable; how it can be used to preserve the identity of historically Black communities; and how it can not only stabilize families but also promote wealth building in Black communities.

 

Session 3 -Building New Black Wall Streets

June 30, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Marimba Milliones, President & CEO, Hill Community Development Corporation

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Building New Black Wall Streets” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Marimba Milliones about how we can create new black economic and cultural meccas like Tulsa, Oklahoma; the importance of supporting Black entrepreneurship as a pillar for social change; and how we can overcome the challenges to economic development in Black communities.

 

Session 4 Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking

July 7, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Mama Shu, Founder & CEO, Avalon Village

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking”will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Mama Shu about the importance of integrating arts and culture in community development work; how art can be used as a development tool for healing in Black communities; and what resources and cross-sector partnerships are necessary for creative placemaking to strengthen Black communities.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

View Event
Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

View Event
Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

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About this event

“New Models for Creating Thriving Black Communities and Inclusive Cities” is a 4 part virtual conversation led by Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) and featuring community leaders doing impactful work across the country to discuss how we can advance equitable development locally in Seattle and nationwide. These conversations will cover the historic policies and practices that have negatively impacted Black neighborhoods and the work of community organizations like ACLT to implement reparative solutions focused on land ownership, affordable housing, Black entrepreneurship, and arts and culture.

Funds from this campaign series will go towards key real estate projects to fight displacement; small business development programming at the WIlliam Grose Center; and the integration of public art to foster greater community wellbeing in the Central District.

 

Session 1- The Struggle for Land

June 16, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Shirley Sherrod, Co-Founder, New Communities, Inc., and Executive Director, Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc.

SESSION DESCRIPTION: The “Struggle for Land” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Shirley Sherrod (co-founder of what is recognized as the nation’s first community land trust) about the 50+ year history of the land trust movement and its origins in the Black freedom struggle; land ownership as a tool for Black liberation; and what is necessary to maximize the impact of land trusts to prevent the displacement and gentrification of Black communities.

 

Session 2 -Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing

June 23, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Christa Stoneham, CEO & President, The Houston Land Bank

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Christa Stoneham about how affordable housing development can be made more equitable; how it can be used to preserve the identity of historically Black communities; and how it can not only stabilize families but also promote wealth building in Black communities.

 

Session 3 -Building New Black Wall Streets

June 30, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Marimba Milliones, President & CEO, Hill Community Development Corporation

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Building New Black Wall Streets” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Marimba Milliones about how we can create new black economic and cultural meccas like Tulsa, Oklahoma; the importance of supporting Black entrepreneurship as a pillar for social change; and how we can overcome the challenges to economic development in Black communities.

 

Session 4 Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking

July 7, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Mama Shu, Founder & CEO, Avalon Village

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking”will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Mama Shu about the importance of integrating arts and culture in community development work; how art can be used as a development tool for healing in Black communities; and what resources and cross-sector partnerships are necessary for creative placemaking to strengthen Black communities.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

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Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

View Event
¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u mbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail umbeyer@adelantemujeres.org
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!
For more information you can go to :es.adelantemujeres.org/small-business-development
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Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

View Event
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

View Event
Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

View Event

About this event

“New Models for Creating Thriving Black Communities and Inclusive Cities” is a 4 part virtual conversation led by Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) and featuring community leaders doing impactful work across the country to discuss how we can advance equitable development locally in Seattle and nationwide. These conversations will cover the historic policies and practices that have negatively impacted Black neighborhoods and the work of community organizations like ACLT to implement reparative solutions focused on land ownership, affordable housing, Black entrepreneurship, and arts and culture.

Funds from this campaign series will go towards key real estate projects to fight displacement; small business development programming at the WIlliam Grose Center; and the integration of public art to foster greater community wellbeing in the Central District.

 

Session 1- The Struggle for Land

June 16, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Shirley Sherrod, Co-Founder, New Communities, Inc., and Executive Director, Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc.

SESSION DESCRIPTION: The “Struggle for Land” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Shirley Sherrod (co-founder of what is recognized as the nation’s first community land trust) about the 50+ year history of the land trust movement and its origins in the Black freedom struggle; land ownership as a tool for Black liberation; and what is necessary to maximize the impact of land trusts to prevent the displacement and gentrification of Black communities.

 

Session 2 -Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing

June 23, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Christa Stoneham, CEO & President, The Houston Land Bank

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Christa Stoneham about how affordable housing development can be made more equitable; how it can be used to preserve the identity of historically Black communities; and how it can not only stabilize families but also promote wealth building in Black communities.

 

Session 3 -Building New Black Wall Streets

June 30, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Marimba Milliones, President & CEO, Hill Community Development Corporation

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Building New Black Wall Streets” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Marimba Milliones about how we can create new black economic and cultural meccas like Tulsa, Oklahoma; the importance of supporting Black entrepreneurship as a pillar for social change; and how we can overcome the challenges to economic development in Black communities.

 

Session 4 Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking

July 7, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Mama Shu, Founder & CEO, Avalon Village

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking”will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Mama Shu about the importance of integrating arts and culture in community development work; how art can be used as a development tool for healing in Black communities; and what resources and cross-sector partnerships are necessary for creative placemaking to strengthen Black communities.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

View Event
Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

View Event
Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
View Event
Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

View Event
Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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University of Washington Language Learning Center
Seattle, WA

The Seattle Cuban Dance Fest is the first and only festival dedicated to showcasing Cuban traditional dances. This year’s line-up includes some of the finest Cuban dance instructors in the West Coast.

Join us for three days of high intensity workshops with the instructors and live percussionists, performances, live Cuban bands, and social parties.

THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP INCLUDES SOME OF THE FINEST CUBAN DANCE INSTRUCTORS IN THE WEST COAST.

KATI HERNANDEZ

Kati brings to the USA her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati’s knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally. A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition, and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive.

Kati will be joined with over 6 other instructors!

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

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About this event

“New Models for Creating Thriving Black Communities and Inclusive Cities” is a 4 part virtual conversation led by Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) and featuring community leaders doing impactful work across the country to discuss how we can advance equitable development locally in Seattle and nationwide. These conversations will cover the historic policies and practices that have negatively impacted Black neighborhoods and the work of community organizations like ACLT to implement reparative solutions focused on land ownership, affordable housing, Black entrepreneurship, and arts and culture.

Funds from this campaign series will go towards key real estate projects to fight displacement; small business development programming at the WIlliam Grose Center; and the integration of public art to foster greater community wellbeing in the Central District.

 

Session 1- The Struggle for Land

June 16, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Shirley Sherrod, Co-Founder, New Communities, Inc., and Executive Director, Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc.

SESSION DESCRIPTION: The “Struggle for Land” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Shirley Sherrod (co-founder of what is recognized as the nation’s first community land trust) about the 50+ year history of the land trust movement and its origins in the Black freedom struggle; land ownership as a tool for Black liberation; and what is necessary to maximize the impact of land trusts to prevent the displacement and gentrification of Black communities.

 

Session 2 -Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing

June 23, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Christa Stoneham, CEO & President, The Houston Land Bank

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Affordable Housing” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Christa Stoneham about how affordable housing development can be made more equitable; how it can be used to preserve the identity of historically Black communities; and how it can not only stabilize families but also promote wealth building in Black communities.

 

Session 3 -Building New Black Wall Streets

June 30, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Marimba Milliones, President & CEO, Hill Community Development Corporation

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Building New Black Wall Streets” will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Marimba Milliones about how we can create new black economic and cultural meccas like Tulsa, Oklahoma; the importance of supporting Black entrepreneurship as a pillar for social change; and how we can overcome the challenges to economic development in Black communities.

 

Session 4 Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking

July 7, 12-1:30pm PDT

Speaker: K. Wyking Garrett, President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust

Guest Speaker: Mama Shu, Founder & CEO, Avalon Village

SESSION DESCRIPTION:: “Healing and Building Community Through Art and Creative Placemaking”will feature a conversation between K. Wyking Garrett and Mama Shu about the importance of integrating arts and culture in community development work; how art can be used as a development tool for healing in Black communities; and what resources and cross-sector partnerships are necessary for creative placemaking to strengthen Black communities.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

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Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle , WA

Walking Tours with HistoryLink. Join historian Jennifer Ott as she tells the stories of piers and people, ships and railroads, and Seattle’s ever‑evolving landscapes.

The central Seattle waterfront has layers of stories, many of them hidden from view like the beach that once welcomed Coast Salish canoes. Join HistoryLink historian Jennifer Ott on a one-mile walking tour across time to explore the piers and people, ships and railroads, and ever-evolving landscape of the waterfront.

This walking tour starts at Occidental Park, makes its way along the waterfront, and finishes at Pier 62. See Eventbrite ticketing for more details. Recommended age: 4 years and older.  Group size is limited, register on Eventbrite to reserve free tickets. The entire session will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Arrive 15 minutes early for check-in. See our Visit Pier 62 page for tips on getting to the waterfront and frequently asked questions.

Are all tour dates on Eventbrite currently marked as sold out?

You can still catch a self-guided tour curated by Jennifer Ott here.

ABOUT JENNIFER OTT

Jennifer Ott is an environmental historian with a particular interest in Seattle’s history of moving dirt, rerouting waterways, and leveling hills. She is a senior historian for HistoryLink.org, and has written for Seattle magazine and the Oregon Historical Quarterly. She is the author of Olmsted in Seattle: Creating A Park System for a Modern City (2019), general editor and contributor to Seattle at 150: Stories of the City Through 150 Objects from the Seattle Municipal Archives (2019), co-author of Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal (2017).

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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University of Washington Language Learning Center
Seattle, WA

The Seattle Cuban Dance Fest is the first and only festival dedicated to showcasing Cuban traditional dances. This year’s line-up includes some of the finest Cuban dance instructors in the West Coast.

Join us for three days of high intensity workshops with the instructors and live percussionists, performances, live Cuban bands, and social parties.

THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP INCLUDES SOME OF THE FINEST CUBAN DANCE INSTRUCTORS IN THE WEST COAST.

KATI HERNANDEZ

Kati brings to the USA her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati’s knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally. A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition, and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive.

Kati will be joined with over 6 other instructors!

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

View Event
Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

View Event
Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
View Event
Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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House our Neighbors
Seattle , WA

We did it! We filed our signatures and are well on our way to the ballot to win social housing. Join us on Friday, July 8 6pm-9pm at the AIDS Memorial Pathway (near Cal Anderson Park) to celebrate the next steps to ending our housing crisis. The event will include musical performances, Dj Jus Moni, food, speakers, vendors, art-making stations, and so much more!

Black text at the top reading “House our Neighbors Celebration” Image of a brown femme person with black hair and wearing striped overalls stand-in next to a pink and gray blue animated house smiling. Back ground is white and light green and pink. Pink lettering reads “music – food – speakers – BIPOC vendors.” Black lettering reading “July 8th 6pm-9pm AIDS Memorial Pathway (by Cal Anderson Park)” Pink lettering reads “Celebrating the next step to ending our housing crisis!” Black lettering reads “Pad for by Real Change

 

This event can be found on the organizations instagram

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

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African Community Housing and Development
Seattle, WA

2022 Season Starts MAY 14th!
See you there!

2nd & 4th Saturdays
May through October
10am – 2pm

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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University of Washington Language Learning Center
Seattle, WA

The Seattle Cuban Dance Fest is the first and only festival dedicated to showcasing Cuban traditional dances. This year’s line-up includes some of the finest Cuban dance instructors in the West Coast.

Join us for three days of high intensity workshops with the instructors and live percussionists, performances, live Cuban bands, and social parties.

THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP INCLUDES SOME OF THE FINEST CUBAN DANCE INSTRUCTORS IN THE WEST COAST.

KATI HERNANDEZ

Kati brings to the USA her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati’s knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally. A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition, and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive.

Kati will be joined with over 6 other instructors!

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

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Polish Festival Seattle
Seattle , WA

Polish Festival Seattle is a family-oriented event for the Greater Seattle multicultural community. We are a place for Polish Americans to explore their heritage, and for all visitors to learn about their Polish neighbors. We believe that through cultural awareness, we build understanding and friendship.

Polish Festival Seattle returns to the Seattle Center!
This year we welcome our Ukrainian neighbors featuring dance and other shared traditions.

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Portland Mercado
Portland, OR
For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrea Guedes aguedes@haciendacdc.org | ‪971.200.0581‬
This event can be found on this organizations Facebook
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HACIENDA CDC’S PORTLAND MERCADO INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE SUMMER FEST!
The Portland Mercado, the hub Latin-American culture in the heart of Portland’s Foster-Powell neighborhood invites the community to join us in a fun-filled summer celebration on July 9th from 12-7PM.
The Portland Mercado, known for its delicious cuisines from around the world has become a center for Latin-American culture. Summer Fest will celebrate the Latinx youth voice here in Portland with performances from Friends of Noise artists, local makers, community partners, a piñata making lesson, and fun water activities for the kids!
This is a family-friendly event perfect to beat the heat and join in fun festivities where neighbors, families, friends, and the broader community come together to enjoy live music, drinks, makers, and diverse flavors from across Latin-America. Join us!
All ages. All backgrounds. ‪12PM – 7PM‬
CONFIRMED BANDS/ACTIVITIES
12:00:00 PM DJ Buena Suerte‬
3:00:00 PM Piñata making class
5:00:00 PM Oleada
5:45:00 PM Refugio
6:30:00 PM Alta Vocez
– Food from over 9 Latin-American countries
– Latinx musicians
– 10+ BIPOC vendors and makers
– Pinata making lesson and competition!
About the Portland Mercado
The Portland Mercado, the hub of Hacienda’s Empresarios program, has supported hundreds of local small business owners since it was founded in 2015. Hacienda’s business advising initiative began in 2006 and expanded to the Portland Mercado where BIPOC and low-income entrepreneurs can access the resources they need most like, our sliding-scale commissary kitchen, affordable commercial space, and educational programming to start or scale their business.
The Portland Mercado is an initiative of Hacienda CDC and is more than just Portland’s only Latino Market.
• We’re a thriving community of 19 permanent businesses, bringing together diverse cultures through food, art, and entertainment.
• We’re a fully licensed, affordable, and accessible incubator commercial kitchen, supporting 60+ food businesses as they craft, create, and sell a wide array of culinary creations across the region.
• We’re a diverse team of bi-lingual, bi-cultural business advisors, financial coaches, and marketing professionals, all working together to support new entrepreneurs as they dream, grow, and embark on the journey of starting their business.
About Hacienda CDC
Hacienda CDC was formed in 1986 to provide necessary housing and supportive services in a low-income, predominantly Latino community. At that time, NE Portland’s Cully neighborhood was home to the largest Latino population in Oregon. Since then, Hacienda has grown to provide affordable housing in 10 communities in Northwest Oregon and provide supportive services to over 1500 individuals, children, and families.
As Portland’s Latino population has grown rapidly, Hacienda continues building capacity to offer our bicultural services to Latinos and other low-income families. Hacienda embraces a holistic approach, providing culturally specific services that provide opportunities to access needed resources like growing or start a business, and buying a first home. We have grown to become Oregon’s largest Latino-led, Latino-serving housing organization and remain a trusted name in the community.
About the performers:
DJ BUENA SUERTE (AKA DIANA SUAREZ OF NOCHE LIBRE):
Artist Diana Suarez has been building a DJ practice since 2011, working to highlight the art and music of artists who have messages to share about liberation, self-determination, and collective activism. She has been a member of the Noche Libre DJ Collective since 2017, and has hosted radio programs on XRAY.fm in Portland OR as well as KALX Berkeley in Berkeley, CA. She has gone by the monikers June Gloom, Tita, No Manches, Tia Bruja, Cuan the DJ and most recently, Buena Suerta. She often mixes classic cumbias, hip hop gems, international psych, chichas and more.
OC NOTE OF ALTA VOCEZ:
“Orange County producer/rapper ‘OC Note’ is a member of the Chicano-Chilean Rap-Duo, ‘Alta Vocez.’ Speaking both English and Spanish, OC Note uses his skill to tell their stories as well as the stories of others! Born from immigrants, OC Note is set on stamping the Spanish and English rap scenes, all while representing his home town and Chicanos just like him.”
OLEADA:
Oleada, named for the Spanish word for tsunami, are an instrumental trio based in Portland, Oregon, playing a unique blend of Chicha-style cumbia grooves, surf guitar, post-rock, jazz, and dub. Since 2015, Oleada have washed over the Pacific Northwest, like the large waves that are their namesake, performing everywhere from traditional venues and restaurants, to Latin American cultural events and park concerts. The group have released two EPs and two singles, with a full-length album in the works.
REFUGIO:
21 year old hip hop artist Refugio strives to uplift his community and those whose perspectives need platforms through his music. Refugio shares stories, perspectives and his often conflicted understanding of the world around him inspired by his Mexican upbringing.
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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle , WA
https://waterfrontparkseattle.org/event/africatownsoul/
This event is hosted in partnership with Africatown and Friends of Waterfront Seattle. See the event page link above for more vendor and program details as they are announced!
Are you looking for something special for someone you love? Are you looking for a way to support small business and local artists in our community?
Treat yourself and your loved ones this summer at Africatown’s Soul on the Water market! Featuring dozens of Black-owned businesses selling amazing locally produced gifts and products, along with food trucks, music, and more! Bring your friends and family to Pier 62 to celebrate the summer with great gifts and good vibes.
Follow Africatown and Friends of Waterfront Seattle on social media for updates
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Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda)
Seattle , WA

About this event

Seattle Chinatown International District

Preservation and Development Authority

(SCIDpda) Presents:

OUTDOOR PARTY IN CANTON ALLEY

On Saturday, July 9, 1PM to 6PM, join the SCIDpda for OUTDOOR PARTY IN CANTON ALLEY, a daytime street activation with DJs and live music, dancing, and refreshments in a unique part in the Chinatown International District.

This is a freeall-ages event! RSVP to let us know you are coming!

This event aims to welcome folks back into the neighborhood for a communal experience and fun summer day in a unique part of the CID neighborhood!

The programming for this event was built around various DJs and performers in the neighborhood’s extended community of talent — as well as Seattle’s broader music and dance scenes — to help bring life and energy to the alley.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

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BUILD is excited to bring back the BUILD Block Party for 2022. In partnership with the Columbia City Beatwalk, get prepared to bring your friends and family out for an afternoon of fun in the community. This year, the event will feature the talents of DJ Mr. Nyice Guy, Ya Girl Ness, and DJ Supreme La Rock.

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Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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University of Washington Language Learning Center
Seattle, WA

The Seattle Cuban Dance Fest is the first and only festival dedicated to showcasing Cuban traditional dances. This year’s line-up includes some of the finest Cuban dance instructors in the West Coast.

Join us for three days of high intensity workshops with the instructors and live percussionists, performances, live Cuban bands, and social parties.

THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP INCLUDES SOME OF THE FINEST CUBAN DANCE INSTRUCTORS IN THE WEST COAST.

KATI HERNANDEZ

Kati brings to the USA her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati’s knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally. A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition, and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive.

Kati will be joined with over 6 other instructors!

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

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Polish Festival Seattle
virtual

Polish Festival Seattle released our “Dressed for Celebration” 2021 video on July 10. You can watch it again on our YouTube channel or Facebook page.

2021 T-shirts are still available too! Scroll down to purchase.

This Event is Virtual

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

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Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

View Event
Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

View Event
Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

View Event
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

View Event
Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

View Event
Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

View Event
Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

View Event
Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
View Event
Seattle Arts and Lectures
Seattle , WA

We’ve announced our 35th Anniversary line-up! Next year’s SAL season will include incredible authors such as Abdulrazak Gurnah, Masha Gessen, Pico Iyer, John Irving, Celeste Ng, Maggie O’Farrell, Krista Tippett and Isabel Wilkerson & many more! Head to lectures.org to see the full line-up.

All series subscriptions on sale now! Will we see you there?

Mark your calendars for July 11, when SAL Presents single tickets and Create Your Own Series subscriptions go on sale; all remaining single tickets will go on sale August 8 as space allows.

 

These eents are posted on the organizations Instagram and Facebook

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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

View Event
Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

View Event
Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

View Event
Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

View Event

Welcome to our 2022 Gathering Grounds Series! This year we are continuing our sessions on tribal public health capacity and Opioid Use Disorder prevention and treatment efforts. Join to learn about other tribal community efforts, share your own stories, and connect with folks across the country and beyond.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 10am PT / 1pm ET: Closing Strengthening Tribal Public Health Session

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

View Event
Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

View Event
Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

View Event
Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

View Event
Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
View Event
Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

View Event
Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

View Event
Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

View Event
Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

View Event
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

View Event
Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

View Event
Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

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Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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Whatcom County New Volunteer Online Orientation- World Relief Western WA

About this event

This is an online orientation for volunteers who wish to come alongside new refugees in vulnerable situations in Whatcom County. We will be learning about who we serve, what the journey and resettlement process looks like for refugees, and how the local community can come alongside in support and care.

All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and complete the required new E-Learning Course on The Workshop before receiving the code at the end of the course to secure a spot at this orientation.

The Zoom link and meeting info will come up on your Order Confirmation page once you register here on Eventbrite and it will be emailed out again on the day of the training in case you miss it.

There are a limited number of spots available for this training.

For more information about volunteer roles, please visit our volunteer page or email infowhatcom@wr.org.

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Taproot Theatre Company
Seattle, WA

The formula for a secret weapon has been stolen, and that isn’t the only mystery in the Amory house! When Sir Claude discovers the theft, he locks his family in the library. Moments later there’s a dead body, a room full of suspects, and a Belgian sleuth at the door. Witness the famous Hercule Poirot untangle a jumble of deceptions to discover whodunit.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Native Action Network is proud to present our 18th Annual Native Women’s Leadership Forum: Weaving Our Future – Claiming Our Seat At The Table

DETAILS

Registration includes: Welcome Reception with food and drinks on July 14 Breakfast and Enduring Spirit Honoring Luncheon on July 15 Hotel rooms are $139 July 13 & 14, and $249 for July 15. Call 888.272.1111 to make reservations, let them know the event name to receive our room rate. The Native Women’s Leadership Forum is an annual event full of workshops, breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and panels. The forum is designed with our mission in mind and encourages participants to make a positive impact in their community. Each spring, the forum takes a new theme, and with it new educational and training opportunities. Feedback tells us that attendees leave feeling empowered, recharged, and renewed. In conjunction with the forum, we host a special luncheon to celebrate our Enduring Spirit Award honorees, a Youth Academy, and other affiliated programs each year. Anyone interested in issues impacting Indian Country and uplifting Native women leaders is welcome to attend. The forum is open to the public, and registrants come from many gender identities, cultural backgrounds, and professional affiliations.

TICKETS Selected during registration

Early Bird General Registration

$300.00 (1 Attendee)

Early Bird rate available until June 13th

Early Bird Student Registration

$225.00 (1 Attendee)

High School/College student rate

Early Bird Elder Registration

$225.00 (1 Attendee)

55+ years old

General Registration

Unavailable

Student Registration

Unavailable

Elder Registration

Unavailable

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

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Rena Priest is a poet and an enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She has been appointed to serve as the Washington State Poet Laureate for the term of April 2021-2023. She is the 2022 Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguished Writing Fellow, a Vadon Foundation Fellow, and recipient of an Allied Arts Foundation Professional Poets Award. Her debut collection, Patriarchy Blues, was published by MoonPath Press and received an American Book Award. Her second collection, Sublime Subliminal, was published as the finalist for the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. She is a National Geographic Explorer (2018-2020) and a Jack Straw Writer (2019). Rena Priest holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.
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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

View Event
Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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Whatcom County New Volunteer Online Orientation- World Relief Western WA

About this event

This is an online orientation for volunteers who wish to come alongside new refugees in vulnerable situations in Whatcom County. We will be learning about who we serve, what the journey and resettlement process looks like for refugees, and how the local community can come alongside in support and care.

All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and complete the required new E-Learning Course on The Workshop before receiving the code at the end of the course to secure a spot at this orientation.

The Zoom link and meeting info will come up on your Order Confirmation page once you register here on Eventbrite and it will be emailed out again on the day of the training in case you miss it.

There are a limited number of spots available for this training.

For more information about volunteer roles, please visit our volunteer page or email infowhatcom@wr.org.

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Taproot Theatre Company
Seattle, WA

The formula for a secret weapon has been stolen, and that isn’t the only mystery in the Amory house! When Sir Claude discovers the theft, he locks his family in the library. Moments later there’s a dead body, a room full of suspects, and a Belgian sleuth at the door. Witness the famous Hercule Poirot untangle a jumble of deceptions to discover whodunit.

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Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Native Action Network is proud to present our 18th Annual Native Women’s Leadership Forum: Weaving Our Future – Claiming Our Seat At The Table

DETAILS

Registration includes: Welcome Reception with food and drinks on July 14 Breakfast and Enduring Spirit Honoring Luncheon on July 15 Hotel rooms are $139 July 13 & 14, and $249 for July 15. Call 888.272.1111 to make reservations, let them know the event name to receive our room rate. The Native Women’s Leadership Forum is an annual event full of workshops, breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and panels. The forum is designed with our mission in mind and encourages participants to make a positive impact in their community. Each spring, the forum takes a new theme, and with it new educational and training opportunities. Feedback tells us that attendees leave feeling empowered, recharged, and renewed. In conjunction with the forum, we host a special luncheon to celebrate our Enduring Spirit Award honorees, a Youth Academy, and other affiliated programs each year. Anyone interested in issues impacting Indian Country and uplifting Native women leaders is welcome to attend. The forum is open to the public, and registrants come from many gender identities, cultural backgrounds, and professional affiliations.

TICKETS Selected during registration

Early Bird General Registration

$300.00 (1 Attendee)

Early Bird rate available until June 13th

Early Bird Student Registration

$225.00 (1 Attendee)

High School/College student rate

Early Bird Elder Registration

$225.00 (1 Attendee)

55+ years old

General Registration

Unavailable

Student Registration

Unavailable

Elder Registration

Unavailable

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

View Event
Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

View Event
Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

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United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF)
Seattle, WA

Save the date: we are coming back in 2022! Although we had to put our 2020 and 2021 Seafair Indian Days Powwow on hold, we are excited to come together with you once again for the 2022 Powwow, which will be held July 15th-17th, 2022 at Daybreak Star.

Friday, July 15th: 4pm-10pm
Saturday, July 16th: 10am-10pm
Sunday, July 17th: 10am-8pm

Vendors: vendors@unitedindians.org
Volunteers: volunteers@unitedindians.org
Specials: info@unitedindians.org

United Indians’ Seafair Indian Days Powwow is held annually on the third weekend in July, in conjunction with Seattle Seafair, at our Powwow Grounds adjacent to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Attendance over the 3-day event ranges from 7,000-10,000, including visitors, dancers, musicians, vendors and tourists.

This proud tradition brings Native Americans of all tribes and cultures together to celebrate. UIATF has held the 3 day long celebration in conjunction with Seafair for the past 30 years.

The Powwow showcases traditional Indian cooking, jewelry-making, music, and especially dancing. Throughout the day, tribes from the United States and Canada dance in full tribal regalia.

All are welcome, Native and non-Native alike! If this is your first time attending a Powwow, we invite you to look at our FAQ page for information and best practices.

Each year, a Powwow Princess is chosen from applicants around the region. Learn about our 2018-19 Powwow Princess here!

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Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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Whatcom County New Volunteer Online Orientation- World Relief Western WA

About this event

This is an online orientation for volunteers who wish to come alongside new refugees in vulnerable situations in Whatcom County. We will be learning about who we serve, what the journey and resettlement process looks like for refugees, and how the local community can come alongside in support and care.

All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and complete the required new E-Learning Course on The Workshop before receiving the code at the end of the course to secure a spot at this orientation.

The Zoom link and meeting info will come up on your Order Confirmation page once you register here on Eventbrite and it will be emailed out again on the day of the training in case you miss it.

There are a limited number of spots available for this training.

For more information about volunteer roles, please visit our volunteer page or email infowhatcom@wr.org.

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Taproot Theatre Company
Seattle, WA

The formula for a secret weapon has been stolen, and that isn’t the only mystery in the Amory house! When Sir Claude discovers the theft, he locks his family in the library. Moments later there’s a dead body, a room full of suspects, and a Belgian sleuth at the door. Witness the famous Hercule Poirot untangle a jumble of deceptions to discover whodunit.

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Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

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United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF)
Seattle, WA

Save the date: we are coming back in 2022! Although we had to put our 2020 and 2021 Seafair Indian Days Powwow on hold, we are excited to come together with you once again for the 2022 Powwow, which will be held July 15th-17th, 2022 at Daybreak Star.

Friday, July 15th: 4pm-10pm
Saturday, July 16th: 10am-10pm
Sunday, July 17th: 10am-8pm

Vendors: vendors@unitedindians.org
Volunteers: volunteers@unitedindians.org
Specials: info@unitedindians.org

United Indians’ Seafair Indian Days Powwow is held annually on the third weekend in July, in conjunction with Seattle Seafair, at our Powwow Grounds adjacent to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Attendance over the 3-day event ranges from 7,000-10,000, including visitors, dancers, musicians, vendors and tourists.

This proud tradition brings Native Americans of all tribes and cultures together to celebrate. UIATF has held the 3 day long celebration in conjunction with Seafair for the past 30 years.

The Powwow showcases traditional Indian cooking, jewelry-making, music, and especially dancing. Throughout the day, tribes from the United States and Canada dance in full tribal regalia.

All are welcome, Native and non-Native alike! If this is your first time attending a Powwow, we invite you to look at our FAQ page for information and best practices.

Each year, a Powwow Princess is chosen from applicants around the region. Learn about our 2018-19 Powwow Princess here!

View Event
Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
View Event
Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple
Virtual

This event will be available online.

Live Stream Link

www.youtube.com/SeattleBonOdori

Facebook/Instgram/Twitter

@SeattleBonOdori

View Event
Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

View Event

Whatcom County New Volunteer Online Orientation- World Relief Western WA

About this event

This is an online orientation for volunteers who wish to come alongside new refugees in vulnerable situations in Whatcom County. We will be learning about who we serve, what the journey and resettlement process looks like for refugees, and how the local community can come alongside in support and care.

All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and complete the required new E-Learning Course on The Workshop before receiving the code at the end of the course to secure a spot at this orientation.

The Zoom link and meeting info will come up on your Order Confirmation page once you register here on Eventbrite and it will be emailed out again on the day of the training in case you miss it.

There are a limited number of spots available for this training.

For more information about volunteer roles, please visit our volunteer page or email infowhatcom@wr.org.

View Event
Taproot Theatre Company
Seattle, WA

The formula for a secret weapon has been stolen, and that isn’t the only mystery in the Amory house! When Sir Claude discovers the theft, he locks his family in the library. Moments later there’s a dead body, a room full of suspects, and a Belgian sleuth at the door. Witness the famous Hercule Poirot untangle a jumble of deceptions to discover whodunit.

View Event
Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

View Event
Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

View Event
Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

View Event
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

View Event
Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

View Event
Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

View Event
Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

View Event
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF)
Seattle, WA

Save the date: we are coming back in 2022! Although we had to put our 2020 and 2021 Seafair Indian Days Powwow on hold, we are excited to come together with you once again for the 2022 Powwow, which will be held July 15th-17th, 2022 at Daybreak Star.

Friday, July 15th: 4pm-10pm
Saturday, July 16th: 10am-10pm
Sunday, July 17th: 10am-8pm

Vendors: vendors@unitedindians.org
Volunteers: volunteers@unitedindians.org
Specials: info@unitedindians.org

United Indians’ Seafair Indian Days Powwow is held annually on the third weekend in July, in conjunction with Seattle Seafair, at our Powwow Grounds adjacent to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Attendance over the 3-day event ranges from 7,000-10,000, including visitors, dancers, musicians, vendors and tourists.

This proud tradition brings Native Americans of all tribes and cultures together to celebrate. UIATF has held the 3 day long celebration in conjunction with Seafair for the past 30 years.

The Powwow showcases traditional Indian cooking, jewelry-making, music, and especially dancing. Throughout the day, tribes from the United States and Canada dance in full tribal regalia.

All are welcome, Native and non-Native alike! If this is your first time attending a Powwow, we invite you to look at our FAQ page for information and best practices.

Each year, a Powwow Princess is chosen from applicants around the region. Learn about our 2018-19 Powwow Princess here!

View Event
Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
View Event
Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple
Virtual

This event will be available online.

Live Stream Link

www.youtube.com/SeattleBonOdori

Facebook/Instgram/Twitter

@SeattleBonOdori

View Event
Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

View Event

Whatcom County New Volunteer Online Orientation- World Relief Western WA

About this event

This is an online orientation for volunteers who wish to come alongside new refugees in vulnerable situations in Whatcom County. We will be learning about who we serve, what the journey and resettlement process looks like for refugees, and how the local community can come alongside in support and care.

All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and complete the required new E-Learning Course on The Workshop before receiving the code at the end of the course to secure a spot at this orientation.

The Zoom link and meeting info will come up on your Order Confirmation page once you register here on Eventbrite and it will be emailed out again on the day of the training in case you miss it.

There are a limited number of spots available for this training.

For more information about volunteer roles, please visit our volunteer page or email infowhatcom@wr.org.

View Event
Taproot Theatre Company
Seattle, WA

The formula for a secret weapon has been stolen, and that isn’t the only mystery in the Amory house! When Sir Claude discovers the theft, he locks his family in the library. Moments later there’s a dead body, a room full of suspects, and a Belgian sleuth at the door. Witness the famous Hercule Poirot untangle a jumble of deceptions to discover whodunit.

View Event
Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

View Event
Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

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Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
View Event
Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

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Whatcom County New Volunteer Online Orientation- World Relief Western WA

About this event

This is an online orientation for volunteers who wish to come alongside new refugees in vulnerable situations in Whatcom County. We will be learning about who we serve, what the journey and resettlement process looks like for refugees, and how the local community can come alongside in support and care.

All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and complete the required new E-Learning Course on The Workshop before receiving the code at the end of the course to secure a spot at this orientation.

The Zoom link and meeting info will come up on your Order Confirmation page once you register here on Eventbrite and it will be emailed out again on the day of the training in case you miss it.

There are a limited number of spots available for this training.

For more information about volunteer roles, please visit our volunteer page or email infowhatcom@wr.org.

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Taproot Theatre Company
Seattle, WA

The formula for a secret weapon has been stolen, and that isn’t the only mystery in the Amory house! When Sir Claude discovers the theft, he locks his family in the library. Moments later there’s a dead body, a room full of suspects, and a Belgian sleuth at the door. Witness the famous Hercule Poirot untangle a jumble of deceptions to discover whodunit.

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Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

View Event
Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

View Event
Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

View Event
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

View Event
Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

View Event
Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

View Event
Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

View Event
Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
View Event
Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM

Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.

View Event
Taproot Theatre Company
Seattle, WA

The formula for a secret weapon has been stolen, and that isn’t the only mystery in the Amory house! When Sir Claude discovers the theft, he locks his family in the library. Moments later there’s a dead body, a room full of suspects, and a Belgian sleuth at the door. Witness the famous Hercule Poirot untangle a jumble of deceptions to discover whodunit.

View Event
Event
Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

View Event
Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

View Event
Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

View Event
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

View Event
Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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More so than most cities, Seattle has shaped itself to suit its needs. Seattle has removed hills, filled tide flats, and created a completely new downtown shoreline. Join author David B. Williams on a 1.5 mile walking tour to explore the last vestiges of the former downtown bluffs, trace the lost island of Seattle, and examine how the subterranean fill still affects the modern landscape.

This walking tour starts at the intersection of Alaskan Way and Lenora Street along the waterfront and ends at Occidental Park. The tour is planned to occur the third Wednesday of each month running March through August. Recommended age: 4 years and older. Group size is limited, register on Eventbrite to reserve your spot for free. See our Visit Pier 62 page for tips on getting to the waterfront and frequently asked questions.

ABOUT DAVID WILLIAMS

David B. Williams is an author, naturalist, and tour guide whose new book, Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound is a deep exploration of the stories of this beautiful waterway. He is also the author of the award-winning book Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography, as well as Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City and Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology. Williams is a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum.

 

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

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Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
Taproot Theatre Company
Seattle, WA

The formula for a secret weapon has been stolen, and that isn’t the only mystery in the Amory house! When Sir Claude discovers the theft, he locks his family in the library. Moments later there’s a dead body, a room full of suspects, and a Belgian sleuth at the door. Witness the famous Hercule Poirot untangle a jumble of deceptions to discover whodunit.

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Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

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Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
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Center for Ethical Leadership
Virtual

Hello CEL Community!

Happy Spring, hope you all are as well as can be. Sharing a resource – please share with others who would benefit with some additional ways to reach their goals. 🙂

It takes intentionality to work on how we relate with each other in the workplace, at home, and in the community. It is natural for us to have disagreements based on our diverse experiences and perspectives. The Center for Ethical Leadership offers workshops to help navigate the complexity of human interactions. It takes leaders to step up and help steward these relationships in healthy ways. Learn more and register for the workshop(s). https://www.ethicalleadership.org/events-workshops.html

“Not only did I enjoy this, but I would recommend it, and usually I do not find these informative or helpful at all. I will use many of these techniques with my teams. Thank you.” – Workshop Attendee

A little about CEL: Since 1990, the Center for Ethical Leadership inspires and prepares diverse people to lead collaboratively with a commitment to personal integrity and social justice for all. We help transform individuals and communities through our holistic approach that includes personal leadership development, frameworks for people to live and work well together, and processes to restore relationships in pursuit of the common good.

Register: https://www.ethicalleadership.org/events-workshops.html

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

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Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.

While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.

BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.

GOALS

  1. Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
  2. Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
  3. Improving life outcomes for Black youth

 

PARTNERS

  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meeting Schedule (2022)

4th Sunday of each Month

2pm to 3:30pm

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA

About the Class

Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!

This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.

Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.

This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.

See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact info@adefuacenter.org

View Event
Pizza Klatch
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at info@pizzaklatch.org for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
this event is found on this Organizations Facebook
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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Virtual

PART 2: Thursday, July 21, 2022 | 7:00-8:30 PM PDT | VIRTUAL | FREE

(Part 1 will soon be available online – check back for updates!)

The Wing Luke Museum continues an exploration of regional history and colonialism with personal stories from the early AANHPI communities – panelists who trace their ancestry back to the 1800s and early 1900s – on the theme “why we are here.” Through these personal narratives, we can better understand both the contributions of AANHPI labor and intellect, as well as the roots of racism that still impact us today.

Panelists for Part 2:

  • Lilly Kodama (Japanese ancestry, whose family came here in the early 1900s)

  • Pio DeCano, II (Filipino ancestry, whose parents were pioneers/activists in the Pacific Northwest)

  • Viren Kamdar (South Asian ancestry, whose father came to this area in the 1940s)

The events will be moderated by the Wing Luke Museum Executive Director, Joël Barraquiel Tan.

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Taproot Theatre Company
Seattle, WA

The formula for a secret weapon has been stolen, and that isn’t the only mystery in the Amory house! When Sir Claude discovers the theft, he locks his family in the library. Moments later there’s a dead body, a room full of suspects, and a Belgian sleuth at the door. Witness the famous Hercule Poirot untangle a jumble of deceptions to discover whodunit.

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Organization
Location
Hilltop Artists
Tacoma, WA

Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.

Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.

Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!

LEARN MORE AT TACOMAARTMUSEUM.ORG.

Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
  • WHERE:
    Fifth Floor
  • TICKETS:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
    A Project by Borderland Collective
    February 5 – October 16, 2022

    All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

    Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

    The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

    In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

    When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

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Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA

Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!

If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org

View Event
Mano A Mano Family Center
Salem, OR

Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana🗓
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja 📦 de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar ☎️ a los números que aquí aparecen.

Wishing you a great start to the week

We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!

Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer

503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location

503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location

View Event
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA

This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.

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Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.

View Event
Tacoma Urban League

About

The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Bla