“Taking Lessons From Chinatown International District”

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post

China TownPlease join the Rainier Beach Merchants Association for a very special event, Thursday, October 23rd at 4:30 pm (and an opportunity to check out the newly renovated Rainier Beach Community Club venue- 6038 S. Pilgrim St, Seattle 98118) – a discussion with community activist, author, and Rainier Beach resident “Uncle Bob” Santos, about preserving culture, avoiding displacement, and moving forward with economic growth in a positive, community-directed way – all extremely relevant to development in South Seattle today.

From Seattle Civil Rights and History Project:

Robert “Bob” Santos, is the most publicly recognized spokesperson and leader of the movement that began in the 1970s to preserve Seattle’s Chinatown/ International District (ID).

From 1972 to 1989, Santos served as Executive Director of the International District Improvement Association (Inter*Im). In this position, he was a pivotal liaison between community activists, private businesses, and government agencies in developing and overseeing ID preservation plans. Through Santos’s leadership in the ID, he helped mentor a generation of young Asian activists in Seattle, earning him the nickname “Uncle Bob.”

Event space generously donated by Rainier Beach Community Club.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

More info at: http://www.rainierbeachmerchants.com/?p=2037