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Something beautiful is happening in Rainier Beach and you should be a part of it.
WALK FOR CHANGE
Walking the HOT SPOTS of Rainier Beach for Change
Saturday, June 27; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rainier Beach Community Center & Plaza
This is an outdoor event
Objective: Changing the atmosphere of our community. Join us as we celebrate and embrace Fatherhood, Family and Community
Projected attendance: 500
King County Council member Larry Gossett
Seattle City Council member Bruce Harrell
James Lynch, moderator, news reporter
Frank Barrow, KRIZ/KZIZ radio personality
“Slick” and Donald Watts, Seattle SuperSonics and Watts Basketball
Rainier Beach Cheer Squad
S.O.S. (Styles of Stepping)
The Bubble Man
Fun, food, play
And so much more…..
9–10:30 a.m. Registration
10:30–11 a.m. Commencement of Walk for Change
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Walk for Change
12:30–1 p.m. Celebration Rally
1–3 p.m. Family Fun, Food & Play
Featuring a special showing of “I’m Committed,” a video documenting local fathers and their commitment to change. Directed by Rainer Beach’s own award-winning filmmaker and photographer Derek Johnson, this video is FAST’s message to the community and includes key neighbors like Jimmy from “King Donut” and others.
WHY DO WE WALK THE HOT SPOTS OF RAINIER BEACH FOR CHANGE?
No doubt, this community has been plagued with violent crimes, drugs and gang activity. We walk to increase the awareness of the issues affecting this community as we promote positive social change and participation. As an extension of the Father’s Day celebration, the Walk for Change will celebrate FATHERHOOD, FAMILY and COMMUNITY as we encourage, provoke and inspire all to view fatherhood as a powerful entity that is strong enough to invoke change. Our focus is on strengthening the relationships between fathers and sons. Fathers/mentors with their sons and families will walk together as a symbol of unity. Studies have shown that when a FATHER is present, positive and active in a child’s life, it increases the success of that child. Together We Are Strong. We are on a Mission to Succeed.
WHO ARE WE?
FAST is a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are a preventive versus an “intervention” organization designed to strengthen the relationship between a father and son.