This Weekend In South Seattle:Meaningful Movies Turns One, Juneteenth for Everyone, Superhero 5K

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, June 19th

Movies: Opening of DopeDetails: Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.Showings: 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Food: VFW Meat Raffle  Details: Win prime choices of dead cow! Time: 4:00pm- 7:00pm –Where:  Skyway VFW 7421 S 126th St South Seattle, WA- More Info: http://www.mywesthill.org

Community: United Hood March SeattleDetails: United Gang Member’s (active/un-active/affiliated) of Seattle have came together, and decided that they will peacefully march in solidarity with our brothers, and sisters, and other black organizations across the nation. We are Tired of waking up to black men, women, children dead because of violence in our community, or police brutality. Join us, and let’s let our voices be heard! United WE stand, divided WE fall! Time: 5:30pm- 8:00pm –Where: Seattle Police Department: 610 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98124 –More Info: Click here

Health: Roar Farm Stand and Live Music at the Hillman City P-Patch Details: Come listen to music, enjoy the beautiful weather, meet your neighbors and purchase some locally grown veggies! Roots of All Roads (ROAR) is a mobile farm stand connecting communities with locally grown produce, facilitating education and creating opportunities to come together through the shared experience of food and nourishment. Time: 5:00pm- 7:00pm –Where:  The Hillman City P-Patch 4613 S Lucile St Seattle, WA 98118- More Info: r.tefft@communityartscreate.org

Community: Juneteenth Celebration at the Rainier Beach Community CenterDetails: Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth. A day to remember and keep marching on.Time: 5:30pm- 8:00pm –Where: Rainier Beach Community Center (8825 Rainier Ave South) –More Info: asfc@atlanticstreet.org

Civics: Africatown Juneteenth Voter Education ForumDetails: Africatown Juneteenth Voter Education Forum presented by Young Voters League and other community groups scheduled to be held on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm at New Hope Baptist Church. This forum will bring issues of importance to the forefront of the current candidates for this historic City Council of Seattle. This is a historic election as it is the first time City Council will be elected by District. We invite candidates from District 3 (Central District), District 2 (Southeast) and at large seats 8 & 9.Event co-sponsors and supporters include Black Dollar Days Task Force, Umoja P.E.A.C.E. Center, Hydmo Cypher, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Africatown-Central District Preservation & Development Alliance, 206 Zulu, Brothas Buildin and more.Time:  6:00pm- 9:00pm –Where: New Hope Missionary Baptist Church: 124 21st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122More Info: Click Here

Movies: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies: Sweet DreamsDetails: Recovery from genocide takes many paths. One of them is sweet. Come celebrate our one year anniversary with free popcorn and drumsticks!- Showings: 7:00pm-Where: 2336 15th Avenue South Seattle- More Info: http://www.beacon-arts.org

Poetry: Poetry Night, presented by Nu Black Arts West TheatreDetails: Join us as we raise funds for the Summer Youth Arts Program brought to you by Nu Black Arts West Theatre. This event will be a great place to see some of the cities best poets do what they do best, breathe life into words. Come out and support a great cause and network with some of Seattle’s best poets, featuring: Imani Sims, Kilam Tel Aviv, Monique Franklin, Anthony “Tony” Harris, Rashuad Johnson, and Leija Farr, Seattle’s first youth poet laureate!Showings: 7:00pm-Where: 843 Hiawatha Place South Seattle, WAMore Info: Click Here

Health: Zen Buddhism and Meditation ClassesDetails: Free for all-Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm –Where: Buddha Jewel Monastery 7930 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98118-More Info: www.buddhajewel.org

Music: Eugenie Jones CD Release PartyDetails: With a lavishly-praised debut under her belt, songwriter/vocalist Jones returns to the stage with a knockout release – Come Out Swingin’. Enjoy an evening of hard swinging jazz, smoldering ballads and a searing touch of soul. Piano – Bill Anschell, Bass – Clipper Anderson, Drums – D’Vonne Lewis, Horn – Jay Thomas.-Time: 8:00pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com


Saturday, June 20th

Parks: Seattle Parks Mini-Summit to Help Shape the Future of Community CentersDetails:Seattle Parks and Recreation (Parks) is developing a Community Center Strategic Plan. We are considering options for future staffing and programs and need your input: What community center programs and services do you value most and why? How can we improve our programs and services? –Time: 10:00am- 12:00pm –Where:  305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109 More Info: cnelson@urbanimpactseattle.org

Civics: Community Briefing Campaign KickoffDetails: 
More than one in seven people in Washington State prisons is serving a life sentence. Many more are serving terms so long: 20, 30, or even 100 years, that they too have essentially been sentenced to die in prison. Washington’s rate of life sentences is historically and internationally unprecedented. The number of people 55 years old and older in our state prisons has almost doubled. The racial disproportionality that pervades Washington’s criminal justice system is just as severe with our lifer population. Public safety does not justify this tragic development. According to a recent Academy of Sciences report, increasingly long sentences are a primary cause of mass incarceration since the 1990s and ineffective at reducing crime. Nevertheless, and despite the multibillion dollar prison building boom that Washington State taxpayers have funded since we abolished parole in 1984, most lawmakers will not consider any bill supporting a review for people serving life sentences.
Time: 1:00pm- 5:00pm –Where:  Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 South Alaska Street S, Seattle, WA 98118 More Info: Click Here

Athletics: Urban Impact Presents: Superhero 5K Run to Benefit the Freedom School ProgramDetails:Calling all superheroes to run for truth, justice, and Freedom Schools! This run will benefit our summer CDF Freedom Schools program in partnership with Urban Impact. Join us at Genesee Park for a 5k run/walk, 1 mile kids’ fun run, award ceremony, and BBQ. Time: 8:30am- 1:00pm –Where: Genesee Park (31st Avenue South Seattle 98108) – More Info: Click here

Fitness: Yoga at Beer Sheva ParkDetails:Join Rainier Beach Yoga and Satmato Yoga Therapy outside this summer on the 3rd Saturday of the month! 10-11am yoga in the park. Rain or shine! Everyone welcome. Come celebrate our summer by moving our bodies and connecting to our community!Time: 10:00am- 11:00am –Where: Beer Sheva Park: 55th Ave S Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Click Here

Nature: Harvest Kickoff & CelebrationDetails:Join City Fruit to kick-off the 2015 harvest season! Between 10am and 2pm, we will gather at Meridian Playground for free food and drink, plus informational sessions on caring for your fruit trees during the summer season. If you’re a tree owner, you’ll have a chance to meet the harvester who will collect and donate your fruit. Joining us will be: 1) Seattle Public Utilities with games, prizes, and a kid’s cooking demo 2)Greater Good Granola with tasty samples to try 3)Seattle Tree Fruit Society with a demonstration on Spotted Wing Drosophilia control, plus answers to any other fruit tree questions you may have! 4)Missy Anderson, bee specialist 5) King Conservation District, performing soil tests! We will also have kid-friendly lawn games, crafts, and face painting, plus free homemade hard cider tasting for the adults!Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: Meridian Playground: 4898 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103 – More Info: Click Here

Community: The Station’s 5th Anniversary Block PartyDetails: We’re so excited to announce our 5th anniversary block party! We’ve spent the last five years serving Beacon Hill and supporting the most vibrant arts scene in Seattle. We think it’s time to celebrate everything we’ve done together and look forward to the great things we’ve got planned for the future! There will be great local food all day, stuff for kids and families to enjoy, locally brewed craft beer, and performances from a whole lot of amazingly talented artists! Come celebrate with us! Time: 2:00pm- 9:00pm –Where: 2533 16th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144- More Info: Click Here

Literature: Class Lives Story-Sharing SeattleDetails: Two class-diverse contributors to “Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide” – Tim Harris and Polly Trout – will read from their heartfelt pieces; Class Action trainers Alan Preston and Anita Garcia Morales will share their class stories and invite participants to share their own class stories as well. The authors will be available after the program to sign books. Refreshments will be served.Free and open to the public.Time: 2:00pm- 4:00pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory 5623  Rainier Avenue S Seattle, WA – More Info: Click Here

Community: Life Skills to Work: Career Readiness Training ProgramDetails: The Life-Skills-to-Work (LSW) process provides students with the Learn-to-Learn & Cognitive Behavior skill-sets needed for successful transition from prison & jail back to the community. The course work emphasizes practical skills development, assessment tools and application for successful education, training, employment and family reintegration student outcomes.-Time: 8:15am- 2:50pm –Where:New Holly Learning Center 7058 32nd Avenue S. – 2nd floor of the Learners Building
Seattle, WA 98118- RSVP: Joseph.Garcia@seattlecolleges.edu

Civics: Disabilities & IncarcerationDetails: A panel & discussion around the experiences of formerly incarcerated Black folks and how state violence creates and exacerbates ableism and white supremacy. Panel includes Mark Cook, Dorian Taylor,  and Bypolar Time: 3:00pm- 6:00pm –Where :Rainier Beach Library 9125 Rainier Avenue S Seattle, WA – More Info: Click Here

Technology: Young Geniuses Code LabDetails: In the Code Lab, youth and young adults are introduced to computer software development by working on fun projects including video games, websites, mobile apps and devices.Programming languages including Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML5/CSS, Python and other tools. Our coaches and mentors include working professionals who help youth develop fundamental skills as well as up to date perspectives being employed to create products and platforms that we see and use every day. –Time: 11:00am- 2:00pm –Where: Africatown Center for Education & Innovation 3100 S. Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98108-  More Info: http://www.africatowncenter.org

 Music: Urban Mix 101 presented by Itech 4 Life SolutionsDetails: An intro to the fundamentals of Digital Audio Recording and Music production. Students will be familiarized with the Protools(DigiDesign) work environment as well as the Reasons workspace. Students will also be introduced to an analog mixing console and learn how the digital and analog systems correlate in a typical recording environment. Students will be able to create a unified mix on CD with both vocals and instrumentation by the course’s end.-Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm –Where: Africatown Center for Education & Innovation 3100 S. Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98108-  More Info: http://www.africatowncenter.org

Music: African Music Nites Presents: Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke/ Afro GrooveDetails: Hot Senegalese drummer Thione Diop is back at the Royal Room and ready to rock the house! His high-energy percussion group Yeke Yeke plays some of the best traditional African music in the Northwest. Be prepared to dance! Thione’s Afro Groove ensemble fuses World musical sounds with rootsy percussion, a dynamic horn section, an urging rhythm section and spirited vocals.- Time: Shows 9:00pm and 11:00pm Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com


Sunday, June 21st

Community: Beacon Food Forest Community Work Party Details:  Come clean up with the community! Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: 1600 S Dakota Street, Seattle, WA 98108- More Info: r.tefft@communityartscreate.org

Music: Kim RicheyDetails:Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, Kim’s songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. And then there’s her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, it makes you take notice.- Time: 8:30pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

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