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Seattle Center Festál
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Seattle Center Festál presents CroatiaFest in partnership with CroatiaFest. The festival is held annually on the first Sunday of October. The festival presents Croatian culture through music and dance performances by the finest Croatian musicians, singers and dance ensembles from the Pacific Northwest, Canada and beyond. Museum quality exhibits tell the story of the Croatian American immigrant experience through historical photos, artifacts, traditional costumes and folk instruments. Croatian gifts and merchandise are available for purchase from a variety of vendors in the marketplace. Attendees can enjoy cooking demonstrations of traditional foods by Croatian chefs. Numerous booths feature authentic Croatian cuisine, crafts for kids, genealogy and informative lectures and craft demonstrations. Visitors can enjoy a tasting of wines from various Croatian American vintners from Washington and California in the CroatiaFest Wine Cellars. The office of the Croatian Consulate assists with passports, visas and official government documents. Festivities begin in the Seattle Center Armory with opening ceremonies at noon.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Virtual passes are on sale now for Activate | Refuge, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival, October 7-17.

Presented by the Social Justice Film Institute, Northwest Film Forum, and the Meaningful Movies Project, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival is a virtual celebration of the power of people and film to push for change within their homes and communities.

This year’s program runs from October 7-17 and features a competitive, curated selection of short and feature films that highlight many of today’s key human crises. Taken together, the genre-spanning films ask how we activate and create refuge in response to crisis.

*** As of September 16, 2021, the Social Justice Film Festival has made the difficult decision to be online-only this year. ***

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Virtual passes are on sale now for Activate | Refuge, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival, October 7-17.

Presented by the Social Justice Film Institute, Northwest Film Forum, and the Meaningful Movies Project, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival is a virtual celebration of the power of people and film to push for change within their homes and communities.

This year’s program runs from October 7-17 and features a competitive, curated selection of short and feature films that highlight many of today’s key human crises. Taken together, the genre-spanning films ask how we activate and create refuge in response to crisis.

*** As of September 16, 2021, the Social Justice Film Festival has made the difficult decision to be online-only this year. ***

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Seattle Center Festál
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Seattle Center Festál presents Turkfest in partnership with the Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington (TACAWA). The festival boasts a lively marketplace, food, music, dance, and more.

Turkfest is an annual cultural festival in Seattle, whose mission is to foster friendship, to highlight the diversity and richness of Turkish culture and Turkish speaking countries, and cooperate throughout the greater community by organizing educational, entertaining, and engaging cultural programs that celebrate Turkish and Turkic cultures and heritage.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Virtual passes are on sale now for Activate | Refuge, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival, October 7-17.

Presented by the Social Justice Film Institute, Northwest Film Forum, and the Meaningful Movies Project, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival is a virtual celebration of the power of people and film to push for change within their homes and communities.

This year’s program runs from October 7-17 and features a competitive, curated selection of short and feature films that highlight many of today’s key human crises. Taken together, the genre-spanning films ask how we activate and create refuge in response to crisis.

*** As of September 16, 2021, the Social Justice Film Festival has made the difficult decision to be online-only this year. ***

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Seattle Center Festál
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Seattle Center Festál presents Turkfest in partnership with the Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington (TACAWA). The festival boasts a lively marketplace, food, music, dance, and more.

Turkfest is an annual cultural festival in Seattle, whose mission is to foster friendship, to highlight the diversity and richness of Turkish culture and Turkish speaking countries, and cooperate throughout the greater community by organizing educational, entertaining, and engaging cultural programs that celebrate Turkish and Turkic cultures and heritage.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Virtual passes are on sale now for Activate | Refuge, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival, October 7-17.

Presented by the Social Justice Film Institute, Northwest Film Forum, and the Meaningful Movies Project, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival is a virtual celebration of the power of people and film to push for change within their homes and communities.

This year’s program runs from October 7-17 and features a competitive, curated selection of short and feature films that highlight many of today’s key human crises. Taken together, the genre-spanning films ask how we activate and create refuge in response to crisis.

*** As of September 16, 2021, the Social Justice Film Festival has made the difficult decision to be online-only this year. ***

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Seattle Indian Health Board
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Seattle Center Festál presents Indigenous People Festival in partnership with Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB). The festival provides a venue for Native people to celebrate their unique cultures through song, dance, performances, art, food, and the sharing of indigenous knowledge.

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Virtual passes are on sale now for Activate | Refuge, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival, October 7-17.

Presented by the Social Justice Film Institute, Northwest Film Forum, and the Meaningful Movies Project, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival is a virtual celebration of the power of people and film to push for change within their homes and communities.

This year’s program runs from October 7-17 and features a competitive, curated selection of short and feature films that highlight many of today’s key human crises. Taken together, the genre-spanning films ask how we activate and create refuge in response to crisis.

*** As of September 16, 2021, the Social Justice Film Festival has made the difficult decision to be online-only this year. ***

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Seattle Indian Health Board
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Join us for a celebration of Indigenous creativity and brilliance!

Indigenous People Festival is a free annual event that creates space for Indigenous people to celebrate artistry and traditions and for all attendees to learn about Indigenous cultures from a lineup of contemporary talent.

Virtual Performances by NDN Artists

This year, we’ll present four exciting days of virtual performances and panels featuring locally and nationally recognized Indigenous artists and advocates.

In partnership with Seattle Center, the event will be streamed live on our Facebook and YouTube.

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Virtual passes are on sale now for Activate | Refuge, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival, October 7-17.

Presented by the Social Justice Film Institute, Northwest Film Forum, and the Meaningful Movies Project, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival is a virtual celebration of the power of people and film to push for change within their homes and communities.

This year’s program runs from October 7-17 and features a competitive, curated selection of short and feature films that highlight many of today’s key human crises. Taken together, the genre-spanning films ask how we activate and create refuge in response to crisis.

*** As of September 16, 2021, the Social Justice Film Festival has made the difficult decision to be online-only this year. ***

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Seattle Indian Health Board
virtual

Join us for a celebration of Indigenous creativity and brilliance!

Indigenous People Festival is a free annual event that creates space for Indigenous people to celebrate artistry and traditions and for all attendees to learn about Indigenous cultures from a lineup of contemporary talent.

Virtual Performances by NDN Artists

This year, we’ll present four exciting days of virtual performances and panels featuring locally and nationally recognized Indigenous artists and advocates.

In partnership with Seattle Center, the event will be streamed live on our Facebook and YouTube.

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Virtual passes are on sale now for Activate | Refuge, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival, October 7-17.

Presented by the Social Justice Film Institute, Northwest Film Forum, and the Meaningful Movies Project, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival is a virtual celebration of the power of people and film to push for change within their homes and communities.

This year’s program runs from October 7-17 and features a competitive, curated selection of short and feature films that highlight many of today’s key human crises. Taken together, the genre-spanning films ask how we activate and create refuge in response to crisis.

*** As of September 16, 2021, the Social Justice Film Festival has made the difficult decision to be online-only this year. ***

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Seattle Indian Health Board
virtual

Join us for a celebration of Indigenous creativity and brilliance!

Indigenous People Festival is a free annual event that creates space for Indigenous people to celebrate artistry and traditions and for all attendees to learn about Indigenous cultures from a lineup of contemporary talent.

Virtual Performances by NDN Artists

This year, we’ll present four exciting days of virtual performances and panels featuring locally and nationally recognized Indigenous artists and advocates.

In partnership with Seattle Center, the event will be streamed live on our Facebook and YouTube.

View Event

Virtual passes are on sale now for Activate | Refuge, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival, October 7-17.

Presented by the Social Justice Film Institute, Northwest Film Forum, and the Meaningful Movies Project, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival is a virtual celebration of the power of people and film to push for change within their homes and communities.

This year’s program runs from October 7-17 and features a competitive, curated selection of short and feature films that highlight many of today’s key human crises. Taken together, the genre-spanning films ask how we activate and create refuge in response to crisis.

*** As of September 16, 2021, the Social Justice Film Festival has made the difficult decision to be online-only this year. ***

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Organization
Location
Seattle Indian Health Board
virtual

Join us for a celebration of Indigenous creativity and brilliance!

Indigenous People Festival is a free annual event that creates space for Indigenous people to celebrate artistry and traditions and for all attendees to learn about Indigenous cultures from a lineup of contemporary talent.

Virtual Performances by NDN Artists

This year, we’ll present four exciting days of virtual performances and panels featuring locally and nationally recognized Indigenous artists and advocates.

In partnership with Seattle Center, the event will be streamed live on our Facebook and YouTube.

View Event

Virtual passes are on sale now for Activate | Refuge, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival, October 7-17.

Presented by the Social Justice Film Institute, Northwest Film Forum, and the Meaningful Movies Project, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival is a virtual celebration of the power of people and film to push for change within their homes and communities.

This year’s program runs from October 7-17 and features a competitive, curated selection of short and feature films that highlight many of today’s key human crises. Taken together, the genre-spanning films ask how we activate and create refuge in response to crisis.

*** As of September 16, 2021, the Social Justice Film Festival has made the difficult decision to be online-only this year. ***

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Virtual passes are on sale now for Activate | Refuge, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival, October 7-17.

Presented by the Social Justice Film Institute, Northwest Film Forum, and the Meaningful Movies Project, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival is a virtual celebration of the power of people and film to push for change within their homes and communities.

This year’s program runs from October 7-17 and features a competitive, curated selection of short and feature films that highlight many of today’s key human crises. Taken together, the genre-spanning films ask how we activate and create refuge in response to crisis.

*** As of September 16, 2021, the Social Justice Film Festival has made the difficult decision to be online-only this year. ***

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Virtual passes are on sale now for Activate | Refuge, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival, October 7-17.

Presented by the Social Justice Film Institute, Northwest Film Forum, and the Meaningful Movies Project, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival is a virtual celebration of the power of people and film to push for change within their homes and communities.

This year’s program runs from October 7-17 and features a competitive, curated selection of short and feature films that highlight many of today’s key human crises. Taken together, the genre-spanning films ask how we activate and create refuge in response to crisis.

*** As of September 16, 2021, the Social Justice Film Festival has made the difficult decision to be online-only this year. ***

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Seattle Center Festál
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Diwali (Festival of Lights) is a major cultural celebration observed throughout India every fall. It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Light is a metaphor for knowledge and consciousness. During Diwali in India, houses and business locations are brightly illuminated with lamps, diyas (oil lamps), and candles. Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, is worshiped for prosperity. Diwali is celebrated with families and friends, wearing new clothes, partaking in family feasts, enjoying delicious sweets, sharing gifts and most importantly, setting off firecrackers!

Seattle Center Festál presents Diwali: Lights of India in partnership with Northwest Share. This year’s virtual festival features music, dance, visual art, martial arts, a cooking demonstration and more.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Seattle Center Festál
virtual

The Hmong people are an ethnic group who have maintained their own language, customs and ways of life, while adopting the ways of the country they live in, since the Hmong do not have a country of their own. The Hmong New Year Celebration was created to give thanks to ancestors and welcome a new beginning. This is the biggest festive holiday celebrated where Hmong communities exist. Traditionally, this celebration lasts for ten days, but has been shortened in the U.S. Everyone dresses in traditional Hmong clothing and enjoy traditional food, dance and music. One very popular part of the Hmong New Year is, ‘Pov Pob’ tossing ball between two people, a form of courtship

Seattle Center Festál presents Hmong New Year Celebration in partnership with Hmong Association of Washington (HAW). The festival celebrates the end of the harvest season with intricate clothing, dance, food, and more.

This event is free and open to the public.

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