Wednesday, November 13, 2013
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue (at Seneca Street), Seattle
The forum will include:
- King County’s legislative priorities in mental health and substance abuse for 2014.
- Key outcomes and innovations in the delivery of behavioral health services in King County.
- Personal stories of individuals recovering from mental illness and/or substance use.
- The perspectives and priorities of state and federal legislators representing our region.
- A chance to show legislators how much King County values behavioral health services
Please bring family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, clients, peers, allies, and advocates. Everyone is welcome!
As part of the ACLU’s work in support of efforts to promote police accountability, they wanted to let you know about an opportunity to contribute to the work of the Seattle Office of the Community Police Commission. The Commission is seeking opinions from community members about the Seattle Police Department. You can find out more about the work of the Commission here, and you can take the survey here.
Dr. Joy DeGruy author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome”
to Speak at the Edmonds School District Thursday 10/24, 7-9:30 p.mFrom Darlene Flynn, City of Seattle:
In collaboration with the Edmonds School District, The Hazel Miller Foundation, Communities of Color Coalition and Families of Color United In Service (FOCUIS), I am excited and proud to let you all know we will be hosting Dr. Joy DeGruy author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome” to Speak at the Edmonds School District Thursday October 24th 7-9:30 p.m.
This event is FREE and seating is limited.
The Edmonds School District is located at:
20420 68th Ave W Lynnwood, WA 98036 (just south of Edmonds Community College)
Dr. DeGruy is the foremost expert on Black historical trauma and its effects on the community today.
Dr. DeGruy’s presentation is a call for us all to identify the manifestations of trauma, a call to healing and a call to action.
We look forward to you seeing you Thursday October 24th from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Edmonds School District!
For more information on events like this, please join FOCUIS on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EAACH2012?ref=hl
Director of Families of Color United In Service (FOCUIS)
Juvenile Justice Zine release party thrown by WISH
(Washington Incarceration Stops Here),
Friday, 10/11 7-10pm, at Queer Youth Space (upstairs at 911 E. Pike Street).
Full invitation from WISH as follows:
“I am writing to let you know that WISH has just finished compiling a great zine – Plan A – featuring poetry, art, and articles presenting a vision for alternatives to the new youth jail and juvenile courts.
“We will be having a zine release party on Friday, October 11th, and would love it if you and your members (and anyone else you think may be interested) can attend. The party will be at Queer Youth Space from 7-10pm. It will feature a short program, including speakers discussing WISH and poetry from zine authors, followed by lots of music, dancing, and refreshments! Although we won’t have any formal tabling, please feel free to bring any materials from your organization that you would like to share. You can click on the links below to see the facebook event page and the new postings to WISH’s blog: https://www.facebook.com/events/219384354892998/, http://nonewyouthjail.wordpress.com/
The members of WISH
The Seattle Social Justice Film Festival is back! Films will cover all aspects of social justice but, in conjunction with their lead sponsor, Books to Prisoners, this year’s special festival focus will be on issues related to Prisoner Justice. More information here.
Mothers of Bedford
I will be presenting on the Prison Industrial Complex at this criminal justice workshop. Would love to see some folks there!