peace & justice events Seattle area starting Feb 6, 2012

Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Ongoing

Events new or changed since Jan 22 version are marked with (**), since Jan 15 version with (*)

A calendar compiled by Jean Buskin;  Additions or corrections e-mail bb369@scn.org, to receive this calendar by e-mail send a request to bb369@scn.org, specify text or RTF formatted or both, or notification of web posting only;  this calendar & future versions can be found on Seattle Community Network (telnet scn.org or dial 206-386-4199);  & World Wide Web http://www.scn.org/activism/calendar or (text version) http://www.scn.org/activism/PJ-cal.txt, and also at http://www.pjcal.org,  Other web sites with events in the Puget Sound area: Seattle http://www.seattleactivism.org/ ,  Tacoma http://www.ufppc.org and http://www.tacomapjh.org, Olympia http://www.tcpronet.org and http://www.OlyFOR.org, Puget Sound, Women in Black Vigils in Gig Harbor, Bellevue, Edmonds, Seattle, http://seattlewomeninblack.pbwiki.com, Bellingham http://www.whatcompjc.org/calendar.html, Eugene Oregon http://www.planeteugene.com/peace-events, Montana http://www.montanapeaceseekers.org, San Francisco Bay Area http://upj-bayarea.org/  Lots of Neighborhood Peace Groups, many formed at Garfield HS event Dec 8, 2002, holding vigils, leafleting, educational meetings, and more, see below

Event planners:  is your event accessible to people with disabilities?  Please look at the information compiled by Marla S. Nonken discussing making your event accessible and publicizing that fact.  Marla discusses ASL interpreters and setup arrangements for speechreading by people who are deaf and hard of hearing;  setup considerations for people who use wheelchairs and other people with limited mobility;  considerations for people sensitive to tobacco smoke and fragrances;  and more;  please see http://www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html

Changes in events may occur, confirmation of events is advised, especially for recurring events;  calendar may be passed on freely

Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Ongoing

February is Black History Month, info http://www.ls.cc.al.us/blackhistory/blackhistory.html

**Mon Feb 6, 2:30 p.m., at Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave between James and Cherry Streets, Seattle;  Seattle City Council Special Committee on the Library Levy meeting.  Council Meeting Listen Line: 206-684-8566,  info 206-684-8888

**Mon Feb 6, 3:30 pm, at South Puget Sound Community College, Bldg 26, Rm 102 Lecture Hall, Olympia;  The campaign to free Bradley Manning, alleged WikiLeaks Whistleblower.  Courage to Resist project director and Bradley Manning Support Network campaign organizer Jeff Paterson will provide a multi-media presentation to include:  An overview of US v. Bradley Manning; His report from the Fort Meade courtroom where Bradley had his first court hearing after 18 months of pre-trial confinement;  Updates on the international grassroots campaign;  An opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to Bradley's defense fund, which in addition to supporting public education efforts is responsible for 100% of Bradley's legal expenses;  Introduction to the new Courage to Resist book, About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War from Army Lt. Ehren Watada to PFC Bradley Manning, and two dozen other stories. Published by PM Press, September 2011.  info courage@riseup.net or http://www.bradleymanning.org

Mon Feb 6, and subsequent 1st Mondays, 4-5:30 pm, at NAC, 1618 S. Lane St. Suite 201, Seattle;  Free Grantwriting Clinics for Nonprofits.  A joint venture between the Nonprofit Assistance Center and the Puget Sound Grant Writers Association Nonprofit Assistance Center.  Up to 2 members from an organization may bring a RFP, application guidelines, draft proposal or a proposal not funded and an experienced grant writer will give you one-on-one guidance! Organizations must have budgets under $500,000.  Seen by appointment only, phone for appointment.  info 206-324-5850 ext 10 or http://www.nacseattle.org or info@NACSeattle.org [web confirmed 10/8/10]

Mon Feb 6, 5:30 p.m., at University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle;  Mayor's Town Hall.  info http://seattle.gov/mayor/Engage/access.htm

**Mon Feb 6, 7 pm, at Coffee Strong Cafe, 15109 Union Avenue SW Lakewood, Wa;  The campaign to free Bradley Manning, alleged WikiLeaks Whistleblower.  Courage to Resist project director and Bradley Manning Support Network campaign organizer Jeff Paterson will provide a multi-media presentation to include:  An overview of US v. Bradley Manning; His report from the Fort Meade courtroom where Bradley had his first court hearing after 18 months of pre-trial confinement;  Updates on the international grassroots campaign;  An opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to Bradley's defense fund, which in addition to supporting public education efforts is responsible for 100% of Bradley's legal expenses;  Introduction to the new Courage to Resist book, About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War from Army Lt. Ehren Watada to PFC Bradley Manning, and two dozen other stories. Published by PM Press, September 2011.  info courage@riseup.net or http://www.bradleymanning.org

**Mon Feb 6, and subsequent Mondays, 7-9 p.m., in Rainier Valley neighborhood, Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Mon Feb 6, and subsequent Mondays, 7:30-9 pm at 3314 Wallingford Ave. N. #2, Seattle;  Radical Women presents a Weekly Discussion circle on "Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State."  Why does sexism still thrive in this day and age?  Have males always dominated?  How will women's oppression be ended?  Join a roundtable conversation that will explore Frederick Engels' classic analysis of the causes of gender inequality.  Books will be available for sale. $2 suggested donation per session.  info 206-722-6057 or RWSeattle@mindspring.com  [added 10/14/11]

**Mon Feb 6, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Rebecca MacKinnon on The Struggle for Internet Freedom.  MacKinnon, author of Consent of the Networked, argues that it's time for us to demand that our rights and freedoms are respected and protected before they're sold, legislated, programmed, and engineered away.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Mon Feb 6, and subsequent Mondays, 8-9 pm, on Seattle Community Media TV, Public Access cable TV , channel 29/77 in King County or streaming live at http://www.seattlecommunitymedia.org/  Pirate TV challenges the media blockade by bringing you access to people and information unavailable on the Corporate Sponsor-ship.  This show TBA.  info Ed Mays http://www.edmaysproductions.net or 206-782-7605 or get on schedule list-serve via PirateTVSeattle@gmail.com [updated 9/25/11]

**Tues Feb 7, and subsequent Tuesdays, 7:30-9 a.m., at Woodland Park Aurora pedestrian overpasses, meet on the northernmost pedestrian overpass in Woodland Park 2 blocks south of N 59th St., Seattle, Access from Green Lake Way (turn by tennis courts) to the Upper Woodland parking lot;  Phinney Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Cover the one to three pedestrian overpasses in Woodland Park with Peace Signs and Banners, banner against the war.  We supply the banner.  Come by and wave to passersby and chat with neighbors.  info louandjoant@msn.com  [confirmed 8/10/10]

*Tues Feb 7, 9:30 a.m., at Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave between James and Cherry Streets, Seattle;  Seattle City Council Libraries, Utilities, and Center Committee meeting.  Council Meeting Listen Line: 206-684-8566,  info 206-684-8888

**Tues Feb 7, and subsequent Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Federal Building, 2nd & Marion, Seattle;  Peace Vigil.  Come join us every Tuesday.  Stand with Joe Colgan and members of "Military Families and Friends Speak Out" as we weekly protest the funding of our unjust wars and demand the return of all our troops.  (Joe is the father of Lt. Ben Colgan, KIA in Baghdad, Iraq, November 1, 2003.)  info joepatcolgan@comcast.net or 206-824-5368 [confirmed 10/11/10] 

**Tues Feb 7, noon, at The Evergreen State College, Lecture Hall 3, Olympia;  The campaign to free Bradley Manning, alleged WikiLeaks Whistleblower.  Courage to Resist project director and Bradley Manning Support Network campaign organizer Jeff Paterson will provide a multi-media presentation to include:  An overview of US v. Bradley Manning; His report from the Fort Meade courtroom where Bradley had his first court hearing after 18 months of pre-trial confinement;  Updates on the international grassroots campaign;  An opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to Bradley's defense fund, which in addition to supporting public education efforts is responsible for 100% of Bradley's legal expenses;  Introduction to the new Courage to Resist book, About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War from Army Lt. Ehren Watada to PFC Bradley Manning, and two dozen other stories.  Published by PM Press, September 2011.  Sponsored by SDS and the 'Re-Interpreting Liberation' program.  info courage@riseup.net or http://www.bradleymanning.org

*Tues Feb 7, 2 p.m., at Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave between James and Cherry Streets, Seattle;  Seattle City Council Economic Resiliency and Regional Relations Committee meeting.  Council Meeting Listen Line: 206-684-8566,  info 206-684-8888

**Tues Feb 7, 6-7:30 pm, at Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle;  Sustainable Ballard and SHCA Host Author Mark Winne, Author of Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cooking Mamas shares stories of folks all over the country who are fighting back to restore our precious food systems. Please consider a $5 donation at the door or purchase of Mark Winne's book for $15 with cash or check.

Tues Feb 7, and subsequent 1st Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, at Mosaic Coffee House, 4401 2nd Avenue NE, Seattle, located in the Church of the Nazarene, directly behind the Dick's Drive in on N. 45th in Wallingford, near bus routes 16, 26 and 44, parking is available behind Dick's Drive In;  meeting of Amnesty International Group 4, working to Protect Human Rights Worldwide;  this meeting, topic TBA.  info http://amnestyseattle.org/ or aigroup4@gmail.com or 206-622-2741  [updated 10/25/10]

**Tues Feb 7, and subsequent Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in Federal Way;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Tues Feb 7, and subsequent Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., in Greenwood neighborhood, Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Tues Feb 7, and subsequent Tuesdays except 3rd Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., in West Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

Tues Feb 7, and subsequent 1st Tuesdays, 7 p.m., phone for location, Seattle;  meeting of Citizens for Overt Action, educating the public about the threat to democracy here and abroad posed by covert action, told us about the CIA- Crack connection a decade before the San Jose Mercury report came out, info and to confirm meeting dates 206-547-7735 [confirmed 6/2/10] 

Tues Feb 7, 7 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Seattle Architecture Foundation: Restaurant Design: How Design Affects the Dining Experience.  $10-$20.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Tues Feb 7, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  Dave Isay: StoryCorps Love Stories.  StoryCorps founder Dave Isay (author of All There Is) shares stories of love and marriage from this revolutionary oral-history project, revealing the remarkable paths that relationships can take as well as love's endurance.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Weds Feb 8, 9:30 a.m., at Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave between James and Cherry Streets, Seattle;  Seattle City Council Planning, Land Use, And Sustainability Committee meeting.  Council Meeting Listen Line: 206-684-8566,  info 206-684-8888

**Weds Feb 8, noon - 1:30 p.m., at Plaza 600 Bldg., 600 Stewart St., Ste. 205, Seattle;  Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle meeting with program:  Discussion: The Home Foreclosure Crisis.  All MDC meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch and a guest along with you.  info Justin Simmons 206-736-9882 or http://www.metrodems.org  or http://www.facebook.com/metrodems 

**Weds Feb 8, and subsequent Wednesdays, noon - 1 p.m., NW corner of Sylvester Park, corner of Legion & Capitol Way, Olympia;  Peace Vigil, come for all or part of the hour to sustain Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation persistent (every week since March 5, 1980) witness for peace and nonviolence;  bring signs or use ours;  info Glen 360-491-9093 [confirmed 8/24/10]

**Weds Feb 8, and subsequent Wednesdays, 1-2 pm, on Seattle Community Media TV, Public Access cable TV , channel 29/77 in King County or streaming live at http://www.seattlecommunitymedia.org/  Pirate TV challenges the media blockade by bringing you access to people and information unavailable on the Corporate Sponsor-ship.  This show TBA.  info Ed Mays http://www.edmaysproductions.net or 206-782-7605 or get on schedule list-serve via PirateTVSeattle@gmail.com [updated 9/25/11]

**Weds Feb 8, 2 p.m., at Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave between James and Cherry Streets, Seattle;  Seattle City Council Housing, Human Services, Health, and Culture Committee meeting.  Council Meeting Listen Line: 206-684-8566,  info 206-684-8888

**Weds Feb 8, and subsequent Wednesdays, 4 to 5 pm, on KKNW AM 1150;  Walk the Talk with Kim show features speakers from non-profit and community based organizations talking about their mission and vision as well as calling out needs from the community.  The Walk the Talk with Kim Show focuses on mission driven organizations and their supporters in an effort to strengthen our community through knowledge, leadership, collaboration and a call to walk the talk.  Each episode invites listeners to become connected with non-profit, community based and for-profit mission driven organizations that pour sweat and tears into the growth and support of our community.  We celebrate the volunteers, supporters and collaborators that are the foundation and soul of these organizations.  info 425-888-9790 or http://www.walkthetalkwithkim.com [added 1/24/11]

**Weds Feb 8, and subsequent Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. on KBCS-FM, 91.3, online at http://www.kbcs.fm ;  Live call-in talk show "Voices of Diversity" will focus on topics related to cultural diversity, social and economic issues.  The show is produced by Community Volunteers.  Show is sponsored by the City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services department and KBCS;  We'll also be taking calls from our listeners at 425-564-2424.  This show:  tba.  Share your story at 425-564-2424.  info 425-452-7922 or http://www.kbcs.fm  Show archive online at http://kbcs.fm/site/PageServer?pagename=voicesofdiversity  [confirmed 11/20/10]

**Weds Feb 8, and subsequent Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m., in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse, 1917 Pacific Ave., near 21st, Tacoma;  Peace Vigil organized by People for Peace, Justice, and Healing, a continuous presence in Tacoma since 9/11.  [confirmed 10/11/10]  

**Weds Feb 8, and subsequent Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15 pm, on the corner of Chelan and Orondo, right in front of Memorial Park, Wenatchee;  weekly peace vigil since August 2005 at a fitting place.  All are welcome.  Vigilers include local at-large members of Vets for Peace who are always there with the VFP banner, and other veterans are invited to join!  info jlschlaman@charter.net [updated 10/13/10]  

Weds Feb 8, and subsequent 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 5:15 to 6:15 pm, on Pacific Avenue in front of Union Station at S. 19th St., Tacoma, park at the Tacoma Dome and take the light rail, or, when available, there is parking on or near Pacific Ave or for a small fee, some women park in the History Museum parking lot;  Tacoma Women in Black peace vigil.  We stand near but separate from the vigil of United for Peace of Pierce County (5-6 pm every Wednesday) for three quarters of an hour and stay on another quarter hour after they leave.  We do not have their signs near us, as some of the women have disagreed with a few of the signs and we want to be neutral so any woman wanting to stand with us can and will.  Many of us have helped the peace and justice people by standing with them and holding their signs and they have helped us while remaining separate.  Please wear black or plain dark clothes, and do not bring signs. Men are welcome to leaflet, or to stand in vigil at one end of our group.  Tacoma Women in Black is part of an international network of women who vigil for peace, justice and non-violent solutions to conflict.  Each group is independent, linked to others by the way women stand together in public places, in silence, wearing black.  info Barbara 253-380-0164, or Bmadsen61@hotmail.com or http://www.speakeasy.org/~loris/twib.html#vigil [updated 9/6/09]  

*Weds Feb 8, 5:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle;  City of Seattle: Waterfront Seattle Community Discussion: Mobility & Access.  As Seattle's waterfront transforms into a dynamic civic heart for the city, this series of forums invites community members to participate and share their ideas about its future through interactive, themed discussions and hands-on activities.  Free.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Weds Feb 8, and subsequent Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., in front of Ken's Market, SW corner of 73rd & Greenwood Ave N, Seattle;  Phinney Neighbors for Peace and Justice information table, Please contact Andy to coordinate: 206-789-5081, info louandjoant@msn.com  [confirmed 8/10/10] 

**Weds Feb 8, and subsequent Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., at 1402 3rd Ave Suite 201, Seattle;  Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Night.  Join us at the ERW Office every Wednesday and become engaged in the fight for full equality regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression.  We have snacks!  We will be training, canvassing, phonebanking, doing data-entry, and having a blast for two hours every week.  info info@equalrightswashington.org  [added 8/24/11]

Weds Feb 8, 6:30-9:30 pm, at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle;  Disruptive Media: A Workshop in Tactical Media Art and Activism with Instructor: Tyler Jacobsen.  Through a series of technology-based case studies and video work, attendees will explore innovative techniques used to reverse engineer and manipulate the mainstream media as a means to question the status quo of the information exchange. This workshop can be seen as guide to the creative forms of activism used as a response to the continued consolidation of mass media and the marginalizing effect this has had on alternative perspectives. Following the tradition of the Computer Hacker, workshop participants will learn how to artists, activists and practitioners of this tactical form of media have achieved maximum media penetration. We will look at interventionism that utilizes everything from primitive technologies, collaboration and performance, to highly tactical, electronic and net-based approaches.  By the end of the workshop attendees will learn how they too can work as cultural producers to further their own activist causes.  Tuition: $25/members, $30/general, info http://www.nwfilmforum.org/go/register/workshopform.php?handle=disrupt_feb12

**Weds Feb 8, and subsequent Wednesdays, 6:45-8:45 p.m., in Central Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Weds Feb 8, 7-9 pm, at Assumption Catholic Church, 6201 33rd Ave NE, Seattle;  Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center presents a social justice film, The Economics of Happiness, discussion & refreshments.  Featuring voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change, The Economics of Happiness highlights democratic, ecological, and local community initiatives to build a better world.  info ipjc@ipjc.org

**Weds Feb 8, and subsequent Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., on Capitol Hill, Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Weds Feb 8, and subsequent Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., in Bellevue, and also in Lake City neighborhood, Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Weds Feb 8, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  Wael Ghonim with D. Parvaz: Inside a Revolution.  In the fall of 2010, the 30-year-old Google executive launched a Facebook page to protest the death of an Egyptian man at the hands of security forces; that led to online protests, nonconfrontational public gatherings, and, eventually, a revolution and Ghonim's arrest. In conversation with Dorothy Parvaz, the former Seattle journalist detained in Syria and Iran.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Weds Feb 8, and subsequent Wednesdays, 8 pm, on Seattle Community Media TV, Public Access cable TV , channel 77 in King County or streaming live at http://www.seattlecommunitymedia.org/   Talking Stick, a locally produced independent program by Mike McCormick with coverage of progressive events and viewpoints;  with program TBA.  info talkingsticktv@yahoo.com or http://www.talkingsticktv.org or http://www.seattlecommunitymedia.org  [updated 9/25/11]

**Weds Feb 8, 9 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, The Pub, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  UW Science Now: Shawn Walker: Not Your Parents' Protest: New Forms of Political Participation in Social Media.  Social-media sites are no longer just where we connect with friends, says Shawn Walker but are they a valid form of political participation?  This companion piece to the Wael Ghonim lecture earlier this evening addresses the use of these powerful forms of communication in the United States.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Thurs Feb 9, and subsequent Thursdays, noon - 2 p.m., Downtown, Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Thurs Feb 9, and subsequent Thursdays, noon - 1 p.m., at 6th and Sprague, Tacoma;  (summer location Tacoma Farmer's Market, 9th and Broadway, Tacoma);  Peace Vigil organized with signs provided by United for Peace of Pierce County.  All peaceful folk are welcome and encouraged to turn out! info  http://www.ufppc.org [updated 9/25/11]   

Thurs Feb 9, 4 pm, in Hogness Auditorium at the UW Health Sciences Building, Seattle;  Paul G. Ramsey, CEO of UW Medicine, executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington, will give his annual address to the UW Medicine community.  The talk is open to all faculty, staff, students, trainees, and others.  A reception will follow the address.  info Julie Monteith at 206-543-7718 or jspiro@uw.edu

**Thurs Feb 9, and subsequent Thursdays, 4-5 pm, on KBCS-FM, 91.3, online at http://www.kbcs.fm ;  The One World Report team features Northwest labor news with Shift Break and Labor Neighbor Radio, local headlines, and commentary.  One World Report is a weekly, hour-long news and public affairs show that is volunteer-powered and community-centered.  Our goal is to reclaim the airwaves for the benefit of the community and turn the power of the media over to the people.  Includes Green Acre Radio, produced by Martha Baskin, a weekly radio spot with an environmental focus at 5:40 p.m.  This show:  TBA.  info http://www.kbcs.fm [updated 5/7/11]

**Thurs Feb 9, and subsequent Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., at Westlake Park near 4th and Pine, Seattle;  Peace Vigil to protest U.S. policy in Afghanistan, Palestine/Israel, and Iraq with silent / visible presence, leaflets, and info table, by Women in Black, Women wear black; men welcome to stand at the sidelines or to leaflet;  a peace group in the tradition of the women who vigil weekly in Israel / Palestine;  Seattle Women in Black have been standing every Thursday for over 7 years, and have passed out an estimated 46,800 leaflets opposing war, violence, hatred and prejudice.  info 206-282-6107 or seattlewomeninblack@speakeasy.net or http://seattlewomeninblack.pbwiki.com [confirmed 1/4/10]

**Thurs Feb 9, and subsequent Thursdays through the end of the Washington Legislative session, 5:30-8 pm, at Solid Ground Wallingford Office, 1501 N 45th St., Seattle;  Join Poverty Action Safety Net Phone Banks to work against cuts to basic need programs.  Sign up and info Poverty Action 1-866-789-7726

**Thurs Feb 9, 6-7:45 p.m., Ballard Branch Seattle Public Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W, Seattle;  It's About Time Writers Reading Series.  Free. Beginning and experienced writers & poets read from their work. This month's reading features the work of Paula Friedman, Writing for the Moment students from Peggy Sturdivant's Cancer Lifeline class, Larry Ebersole & a presentation by Don Harmon on the Writer's Craft.  Larry Ebersole writes poetry of the human rights of everyday life. He has poems about the right to food, health care access, education access, and more.  Open mike time is available for three minutes per person before the author readings.  info http://www.itsaboutimewriters.homestead.com

*Thurs Feb 9, 6:30-8:30 pm, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 4315 129th Pl SE, Bellevue;  Meaningful Movies Eastside presents Water on the Table, a character-driven, social-issue documentary that explores Canada's relationship to its freshwater, arguably its most precious natural resource. The film asks the question: is water a commercial good, or is water a human right? The documentary features Maude Barlow, who is considered an "international water-warrior" for her crusade to have water declared a human right.  "Water must be declared a public trust and a human right that belongs to the people, the ecosystem and the future, and preserved for all time and practice in law.  Clean water must be delivered as a public service, not a profitable commodity."  A soup supper begins at 6:30pm, and the movie starts at 7pm.  Please RSVP to jkftahi@comcast.net

**Thurs Feb 9, and subsequent Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., in Delridge Neighborhood, Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Fri Feb 10, and subsequent Fridays, 7:30-8:30 am, at 23rd and Union, Seattle;  Madrona- Leschi Citizens against the War Peace Vigil.  Let those driving to work see that they aren't the only ones against the wars, give heart to antiwar supporters on the way to work.  US Out of Afghanistan (9 years of war in Afghanistan). (And Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, etc. ) We have the signs.  Conversation and coffee afterwards at a local coffeehouse.  We have been vigiling weekly for 9 years!  info Kathy Barker 206-328-2804 or kbarker715@gmail.com, Sarah Banks 206-720-1389 or SarahB@saranjan.com [confirmed 6/9/11]

*Fri Feb 10, 8:30 am Check-in, food and coffee, 9 am - 4:30 pm Workshop, at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, 2501 Elliott Avenue, Seattle [note new location];  Cultures Connecting presents Talking with Children about Race.  Cultures Connecting works to create a world based on principles of equity and justice where all people recognize their roles as agents of change.  $125 includes light breakfast, coffee, tea and snacks.  Register at http://www.culturesconnecting.com/upcomingevents,  info Caprice.Hollins@CulturesConnecting.com or http://www.culturesconnecting.com or 206-568-8556

**Fri Feb 10, and subsequent Fridays, 10 am, outside the King County Administration Building, James between 4th & 5th, downtown Seattle;  Protest home mortgage foreclosures  [added 1/1/12]

**Fri Feb 10, and subsequent Fridays, 2-3 pm [note new time], on 1150 AM KKNW Alternative Talk Radio and streaming live at http://www.1150kknw.com;  Urban Forum Northwest with host justice activist Eddie Rye Jr.  A variety of topics and guests of interest to the community.  info http://www.urbanforumnorthwest.com [updated 12/13/11]

**Fri Feb 10, and subsequent Fridays, 4-5 p.m., in front of the Bellingham Federal Building on Cornwall and Magnolia, Bellingham;  Peace Vigil, a Bellingham tradition since 1967.  Join the Peace Zone afterwards for announcements and discussion at The Mount Bakery Restaurant, 308 W. Champion Street.  info 360-733-4146 or http://www.whatcompjc.org/calendar.html [web confirmed 10/10/10]

**Fri Feb 10, and subsequent Fridays, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, at NE 125th & 30th Ave NE, on the 41 busline, and close to the 522 and 75 bus, Lake City, Seattle;  Occupy Lake City group meets weekly at the Lake City Bank of America, working for economic fairness [added 11/27/11]       

**Fri Feb 10, and subsequent Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., at the south end of Percival Landing, 4th & Water, downtown Olympia;  The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation invites everyone to a weekly vigil for peace and nonviolence.  Ongoing vigil since November 1998.  info Glen 360-491-9093 glen@olywa.net [confirmed 8/24/10]

**Fri Feb 10, and subsequent Fridays, 5-6 p.m., at Ruston Way parking strip near McGarver Street on the waterfront, Tacoma;  Peace Vigil organized by United for Peace of Pierce County. All peaceful folk are welcome and encouraged to turn out!  info http://www.ufppc.org [updated 10/11/10]  

**Fri Feb 10, and subsequent Fridays, 5-6 p.m., at 4th and Water Street, on the south side of W. 4th Ave. near the fountain, Olympia;  Women in Black is a silent vigil for peace.  Please wear black.  Signs will be provided. Women in Black is a loose network of women worldwide committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to war and violence since 1988.  Women in Black in Olympia has met weekly since 2003.  info Karin Kraft 360-754-5352 or kraftkf@comcast.net or http://www.wib-oly.org  [confirmed 10/10/10]

Fri Feb 10, and subsequent Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., [note early start time] at Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Pl., West of I-5, just North of 50th, Metro Bus Routes 16, 26 & 44, Seattle;  Friday Night At the Meaningful Movies and Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice present Social Justice documentary film and community discussion!  Film: Revenge of The Electric Car (Film: 90 min, Chris Paine , 2011).  With Transition Seattle, Sustainable Wallingford & Others,  Short Films ...And More.   Behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors.  With almost every major car maker now jumping to produce new electric models, this film follows the race to be the first, the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world.  It's not just the next generation of green cars that's on the line, it's the future of the automobile itself.  Transition Friday!  An evening focused on positive solutions at a local level!  Discussion Follows the Film.  Free and open to the public! .. but Donations are kindly accepted.  info http://www.meaningfulmovies.org

**Fri Feb 10, and subsequent Fridays, 6:30-8:30 pm, at 5101 Rainier Ave South, #106, Seattle;  every Justice Works! general meeting includes JW! orientation, organizer training, letters to the editor, connections with incarcerated people, updates on our projects, programs, campaigns, direct action planning;  Campaigns include: 1) 3-Strikes Reform and 2) registering previously incarcerated people to vote.  JW! is a grassroots criminal justice reform organization whose mission is Undoing Racism In The Criminal Justice System as experienced by African Americans;  info justice_works@yahoo.com or http://www.justiceworks.info or 206-725-9189 [confirmed 10/5/10]   

*Fri Feb 10, 7-9 pm, at Aster Coffee Lounge, 5615 24th Ave NW, Seattle;  Ballard Knitters for the Homeless.  Knit community and warmers for homeless community members

**Fri Feb 10, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Science: Dimitar Sasselov:  Super-Earths in a Lab.  Dimitar Sasselov sheds new light on our place in the universe by examining breakthroughs in synthetic biology and exoplanetary astronomy. The Harvard astronomy professor and author of The Life of Super-Earths says while we may yet discover new worlds, a truly 'alien' life form is more likely to emerge from our own natural environment or a petri dish.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Sat Feb 11 & Sat March 10, 1-5 pm, at the University Friends Meeting, 4001 - 9th Avenue NE, Seattle;  Basic Training in The Practice of Nonviolence With the Washington Peace Team.  The Washington Peace Team responds to requests for a nonviolent, impartial presence in situations with potential for conflict and creates space for people to resolve their own conflicts nonviolently.  We promote the use of nonviolent techniques through role modeling, teaching, and trainings.  We partner with communities and organizations to build interconnections that foster nonviolent, respectful communication and interactions.  We are committed to the use of nonviolence in our personal, professional, and community lives.  We have provided peacekeeping at marches and rallies and have assisted food bank users during the long wait for assistance during the holiday season.  Our Basic Training is in two parts and include the basic experiential learning needed to be a part of the peace team.  They will focus on the basics of nonviolence and working to develop greater empathy with all, good deep listening skills, being able to maintain calm in difficult situations, and begin to learn more de-escalation skills.  For those that complete the Basic training we plan to have follow-up trainings and opportunities for role play and practice once each month during the year.  Cost for both parts $99 to $199 (sliding scale on income).  Scholarships are available.  Registration and info Rosy Betz-Zall 206-782-9305 or WashingtonPeaceTeam@gmail.com

*Sat Feb 11, 10 am - 5 pm, plus Community Potluck 5:30 - 7:30, at Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE, and Ravenna-Eckstein Community Centers, 6535 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle;  Join us at our annual Hands On Community Skills Fair.  Workshops will include tool sharpening, cheese making, building solar ovens, electrical repair, bread baking, fermentation, clothing repurposing, making apple butter, gluten free baking, cistern installation, plant propagation, fruit tree pruning, home-made herbal products, beeswax candle dipping, making a shopping bag, bike repair, and more! We'll have some skill building especially for kids like learning how to sew a button, spin fleece, use a saw and hammer, peel a carrot, etc.  info http://sustainableneseattle.ning.com/events/hands-on-community-skills-fair

Sat Feb 11, 10 a.m. - noon, at Seattle Pacific University's Student Union Building's Gazebo Room, 3rd Ave. W. and Bertona St. just across from the campus bookstore, 3307 3rd Ave. W., Seattle;  Faithful Action in Transforming Homelessness and Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness invite you to go Beyond the One Night Count with Advocacy 101 on Go Beyond the One Night Count and take action to urge our elected officials to make ending homelessness a priority in Washington State.  Hear the latest on legislation affecting the most vulnerable members of our communities, learn from Nancy Amidei about easy ways you can get involved in political advocacy work, and take action by sending a message to your legislators in Olympia!  Register for this free event http://www.faithadvocacy.org and click on "Events."  info allysonf@ccsww.org

**Sat Feb 11, and subsequent Saturdays, 10-11 am, at Bayview Park and Ride, intersection of Hwy 525 and Bayview Road, Whidbey Island;  South Whidbey Peace Vigil,  Bring a sign if you have one.  Issues of peace and justice and war.  info http://whidbeyprn.org/bayview.php [confirmed 11/7/09]      

**Sat Feb 11, and subsequent Saturdays, 11 am - noon, at Bothell & Ballinger, just N. of LFP mall, Lake Forest Park;  Lake Forest Park for Peace vigil.  Holding signs, waving to people driving by, handing out flyers.  Bring a sign, a friend, a smile and a wave. Weekly Community Meeting, All are welcome - join us!  Over 9 years of vigiling for peace!  There is a community meeting at 10 am before the vigil inside the Third Place Commons Meeting Room at Lake Forest Park Town Centre.  All are welcome to both meeting and vigil.  info Bob Trutnau trutnaubob395@gmail.com  [confirmed 1/14/11] 

Sat Feb 11 and subsequent 2nd Saturdays, noon - 3 pm, at Northwest Detention Center, 1623 E J St, Tacoma;  Demand Human Rights At Tacoma Immigration Prison!  The government is using racial profiling and violating the rights of immigrant workers whose only "crime" is working.  We will bring coffee and food, support and solidarity to visiting families.  An injury to one is an injury to all!  For carpool/ ride from Seattle call 206-218-4417 [confirmed 10/11/10]

**Sat Feb 11, and subsequent Saturdays, noon - 1 p.m., SW corner Bellevue Way and NE 8th, Bellevue;  Women In Black peace vigil.  women will stand in silence together for peace and justice.  Remind shoppers that the best gift in the world is peace, and this is the gift we want to give to our children and grandchildren.  This is a great location and an opportunity for women to express their support of women and men who are determined to rid the injustices of the world nonviolently and through diplomatic means, Men are invited to stand with us.  info Dr. Jan Cate 425-455-4048 or wjcate@aol.com or Lyn Lambert 425-641-1120 or efl.lamb@gmail.com [confirmed 9/10/10]

**Sat Feb 11, and subsequent Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, at 38th and Steele on the corner by Border's Books, Tacoma;  Peace Vigil bannering to end Stop Loss organized by United for Peace of Pierce County. All peaceful folk are welcome and encouraged to turn out!  info http://www.ufppc.org [updated 10/11/10]    

**Sat Feb 11, and subsequent Saturdays, 3-4 p.m., at Westlake Park near 4th and Pine, Seattle;  Vigil & leafleting to protest ongoing wars and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan. This vigil started by the 911 Peace Coalition has been going on for over 8 years.  info cobra2953@aol.com [confirmed 8/10/10]  

**Sun Feb 12, noon,  at Everett UCC, 2624 Rockefeller, Everett;  Potluck with a Purpose.  Hear Earth Ministry's Jessie Dye talk about possibility of coal export through the Northwest.  Up to 20 mile and a half long coal trains could be sent through Washington each day! Hear a faith-based view on coal and how you can protect the beautiful Northwest.

**Sun Feb 12, and subsequent Sundays, noon - 1 p.m., on the corners of the Pacific Hwy South and South 320th intersection in Federal Way;  Stand For Peace. The change that we all hoped for has yet to come.  We are out there reminding others and ourselves that casualties, both civilian and military, continue to mount in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  Occasionally, other matters of peace and justice make an appearance on our signs (e.g. Universal Healthcare). Please join us whenever you can, we'll be out there every Sunday.  info http://www.FederalWayMatters.org  [confirmed 10/3/10]   

**Sun Feb 12, and subsequent Sundays, noon - 1 p.m., at the corner of 12th and Commercial Ave, Anacortes;  Peace Vigil, This vigil began October, 2002, and everyone is welcome.  Bring a sign of your choosing and join our friendly, peaceful group.  info Howard Pellett 360-293-8128 or cpellett@cablerocket.com or Jim Taylor jmsophia@cnw.com or 360-299-9040 [confirmed 10/3/10] 

**Sun Feb 12, and subsequent Sundays, noon to 1 pm, at Junction of California  Ave SW and SW Alaska, West Seattle;  West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice, a SNOW affiliate, anti-war gathering. Show your opposition to the war in Iraq publicly.  We have signs, buttons and leaflets. Join us!  info jmrepp@comcast.net or John Repp 206-932-9522 [confirmed 10/3/10] 

**Sun Feb 12, and subsequent Sundays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at N 175th St and Meridian Ave N, Shoreline;  Shoreline Neighbors for Peace weekly Peace Vigil, Come for all or part of the time.  We have extra signs.  info Dwight Gibb, 206-546-1864, or dgibb@earthlink.net [confirmed 10/5/10]

**Sun Feb 12, and subsequent Sundays, 12:30 -1:30 p.m., at the Brackett's Landing sign, to the left of the ferry station (as you face the ferry), on the corner of Main Street and Railroad Avenue, in downtown Edmonds;  Snohomish County Women In Black, Silent Vigil For Peace;  Everyone is welcome to join us.  You don't have to be a woman and you don't have to dress in black.  We do ask, however, that all signs be peace signs.  We have been there every Sunday, vigiling for peace, for more than 8 years.  info beb@igc.org or 425-775-5383 [updated 3/1/11] 

**Sun Feb 12, 2:30 -4:30 p.m., at Cascadia Center at Camp Brotherhood, 24880 Brotherhood Road, Mount Vernon, WA;  Cascadia Center Presents the 13th Annual Community Interfaith Service "Celebrating Unity:  Why is it so difficult?"  Featuring: Pastor Don Mackenzie and Rabbi Ted Falcon, representing the Interfaith Amigos;  Ghada Ellithy representing the Muslim Association of Puget Sound;  Genjo Marinello Osho, representing Zen Buddhism;  and with their gifts of music: Ronning Family Members, Sr. Ethna O?Doherty, Elizabeth Hertzberg, Jon Ramer.  Unity embraces pluralism and diversity; it?s up to us to get to know each other.  Come prepared to be inspired!  Free will donation welcome to support our mission:  To foster harmony within the human family in an interfaith setting.  info & RSVP John Hale john@campbrotherhood.org or 425-865-0659 or http://tinyurl.com/79u3lbr

**Sun Feb 12, 6 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Katherine Stewart: A Religious Assault on Public Education.  Katherine Stewart uncovers the effect the 'Good News Club' Bible-study program has on our schools, children, and communities, even in Seattle.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Mon Feb 13, 6-8 pm, at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th St, Seattle;  Public meeting and opportunity to provide input on revision of Metro bus service.  Revised service change proposal for September 2012 at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/have-a-say/projects/restructuring-system.html, info ashley.deforest@kingcounty.gov or 206-684-1154

Mon Feb 13, and subsequent 2nd Mondays, 6-8 pm, at Lutheran Community Services Northwest, in the MetLife building just south of the Transit Center near Northgate Mall, 115 NE 100th St, Suite 200, Seattle;  Would you like to rekindle the hope of a refugee child who has fled civil conflict or persecution? If you live in King/Snohomish County you could become a foster parent with LCSNW's Refugee and Immigrant Children's Program.  Countries around the world resettle refugee families and adult refugees.  But only the U.S. welcomes the most vulnerable refugees of all:  refugee youth without an adult caregiver.  And only 21 cities in the nation - including Seattle - have a child welfare program customized to the challenges and aspirations of these brave youth.  The need is greatest for foster homes for teenagers and sibling groups from Burma and the Congo.  We also need bilingual Spanish-speaking foster parents for immigrant youth from Central America and Mexico.  Foster youths' expenses are covered and they receive full medical and dental coverage.  Would you - and/or a parent, friend, or colleague of yours - like to learn more about this rare opportunity?  sign up for a "Foster Care Info Night" with Erika eberg@lcsnw.org or 206-694-5780 or http://www.refugeechildren.net [updated 3/13/11]

**Mon Feb 13, and subsequent Mondays, 7-9 p.m., in Rainier Valley neighborhood, Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Mon Feb 13, and subsequent Mondays, 7:30-9 pm at 3314 Wallingford Ave. N. #2, Seattle;  Radical Women presents a Weekly Discussion circle on "Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State."  Why does sexism still thrive in this day and age?  Have males always dominated?  How will women's oppression be ended?  Join a roundtable conversation that will explore Frederick Engels' classic analysis of the causes of gender inequality.  Books will be available for sale. $2 suggested donation per session.  info 206-722-6057 or RWSeattle@mindspring.com  [added 10/14/11]

**Mon Feb 13, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Future of Health: Gary Taubes: 'Why We Get Fat.'  There's a host of fast-accruing science around obesity, and in his new work, Why We Get Fat, Gary Taubes helps separate the bad from the good. In his earlier bestseller Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes argues that certain kinds of carbohydrates have led to our obesity epidemic; he also addresses the most damaging nutritional science of the last century.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Mon Feb 13, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle;  Jamal Joseph: Coming of Age in the Black Panther Movement.  Jamal Joseph, author of Panther Baby, chronicles his personal odyssey, from high-school honor student Eddie Joseph to his introduction to (and eventual leadership of) the Black Panther Party, to sentences at Riker's Island and Leavenworth, and to the halls of Columbia, illuminating the life of a soldier inside the militant movement.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Mon Feb 13, and subsequent Mondays, 8-9 pm, on Seattle Community Media TV, Public Access cable TV , channel 29/77 in King County or streaming live at http://www.seattlecommunitymedia.org/  Pirate TV challenges the media blockade by bringing you access to people and information unavailable on the Corporate Sponsor-ship.  This show TBA.  info Ed Mays http://www.edmaysproductions.net or 206-782-7605 or get on schedule list-serve via PirateTVSeattle@gmail.com [updated 9/25/11]

Tues Feb 14, at United Churches and State Capitol, Olympia;  Interfaith Advocacy Day.  This year's theme is "Uniting Hearts & Minds: Raising Revenue for the Common Good."  This event, sponsored by Earth Ministry, the Washington Association of Churches, the Lutheran Public Policy Office, the Religious Coalition for the Common Good, and several other religious organizations, brings people of faith from all over Washington to Olympia for a day to advocate for a unified social justice agenda.  On this day, Earth Ministry members and friends come together to speak as one voice with the larger faith community on behalf of creation care and protection of our climate. This year, because our goals are strong and challenging, your  voice is particularly important to convince legislators to be bold in voting for climate protection.  Please join us in Olympia this year on Tuesday, February 14th for InterFaith Advocacy Day.  All faith communities are welcome to participate in an interfaith gathering, attend workshops, and advocate in Olympia. Let's unite our hearts and minds, and call on our legislators to raise revenue for the common good.  Registration is $20 through 5 p.m. on Jan 31st and $25 beginning on Feb 1st. Online registration is available at http://www.fanwa.org, info http://www.earthministry.org or fan@fanwa.org or 206-625-9790

**Tues Feb 14, Show your love for humanity this Valentine's Day by joining Fellowship of Reconciliation, the National Gun Victims Action Council, and allies in boycotting Starbucks!  a national coalition will launch the first phase of the Starbucks Boycott with demonstrations outside of Starbucks across the country!  The NRA has lobbied for "open carry" gun policies nationwide.  But thanks to pressure from anti-violence activists, many restaurants and companies now refuse to let people enter their stores with guns openly displayed.  Yet Starbucks has resisted this safety campaign, and its support of the NRA's pro-gun agenda proves that Starbucks is not the socially responsible company it claims to be.  info http://gunvictimsaction.org/starbucks-boycott/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/233241866757563/

**Tues Feb 14, and subsequent Tuesdays, 7:30-9 a.m., at Woodland Park Aurora pedestrian overpasses, meet on the northernmost pedestrian overpass in Woodland Park 2 blocks south of N 59th St., Seattle, Access from Green Lake Way (turn by tennis courts) to the Upper Woodland parking lot;  Phinney Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Cover the one to three pedestrian overpasses in Woodland Park with Peace Signs and Banners, banner against the war.  We supply the banner.  Come by and wave to passersby and chat with neighbors.  info louandjoant@msn.com  [confirmed 8/10/10]

**Tues Feb 14, 8:30 a.m., at UW School of Social Work, Room 305, University of Washington, Seattle;  New Horizons in Eliminating Health Disparities.  Translating Transdisciplinary Science into Sustainable Community Solutions by Sarah Gehlert,  Gehlert is the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity at the Brown School of Social Work and in the Department of Surgery of the School of Medicine at Washington University, St. Louis.  She will discuss the complex and multilevel determinants of health disparities in the United States and effective strategies for overcoming obstacles to ending health disparities.  Gehlert is also a senior fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR).  In that role, she presents social work research to federal agencies and policy makers.  info Bruce Betz brubetz@u.washington.edu or 206-685-9845

**Tues Feb 14, and subsequent Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Federal Building, 2nd & Marion, Seattle;  Peace Vigil.  Come join us every Tuesday.  Stand with Joe Colgan and members of "Military Families and Friends Speak Out" as we weekly protest the funding of our unjust wars and demand the return of all our troops.  (Joe is the father of Lt. Ben Colgan, KIA in Baghdad, Iraq, November 1, 2003.)  info joepatcolgan@comcast.net or 206-824-5368 [confirmed 10/11/10] 

**Tues Feb 14, and subsequent Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in Federal Way;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Tues Feb 14, and subsequent Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., in Greenwood neighborhood, Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Tues Feb 14, and subsequent Tuesdays except 3rd Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., in West Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

Feb 15-17, in Dallas, Texas;  National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) 41st Annual Conference.  The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only professional organization at the national level wholly devoted to representing English language learners, bilingual students, and bilingual education professionals.  Along with our affiliate organizations in 20 states, we represent a combined membership of more than 5,000 bilingual and English-as-a-second-language teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, university professors and students, researchers, advocates, policymakers, and parents.  info http://http://www.nabe.org/

Feb 15-17, in Veracruz, Mexico;  International Association for Intercultural Education.  info http://www.iaieveracruz.org/callfp.html

Weds Feb 15, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, at 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave. S., Seattle;  Poverty Competency with Trainer:  LueRachelle Brim-Atkins.  This workshop is presented by the Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition (NPSDC).  This is a beneficial workshop designed to build a stronger foundation for understanding the dynamics of poverty - how it is created through the interaction of individuals within social systems and how individuals and families experience it.  $90-130.  Register via http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1044307,  info Anna McCain 425-640-1424 or anna.mccain@edcc.edu or http://www.learningconnections.org/coalition/ 

**Weds Feb 15, and subsequent Wednesdays, noon - 1 p.m., NW corner of Sylvester Park, corner of Legion & Capitol Way, Olympia;  Peace Vigil, come for all or part of the hour to sustain Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation persistent (every week since March 5, 1980) witness for peace and nonviolence;  bring signs or use ours;  info Glen 360-491-9093 [confirmed 8/24/10]

**Weds Feb 15, and subsequent Wednesdays, 1-2 pm, on Seattle Community Media TV, Public Access cable TV , channel 29/77 in King County or streaming live at http://www.seattlecommunitymedia.org/  Pirate TV challenges the media blockade by bringing you access to people and information unavailable on the Corporate Sponsor-ship.  This show TBA.  info Ed Mays http://www.edmaysproductions.net or 206-782-7605 or get on schedule list-serve via PirateTVSeattle@gmail.com [updated 9/25/11]

**Weds Feb 15, and subsequent Wednesdays, 4 to 5 pm, on KKNW AM 1150;  Walk the Talk with Kim show features speakers from non-profit and community based organizations talking about their mission and vision as well as calling out needs from the community.  The Walk the Talk with Kim Show focuses on mission driven organizations and their supporters in an effort to strengthen our community through knowledge, leadership, collaboration and a call to walk the talk.  Each episode invites listeners to become connected with non-profit, community based and for-profit mission driven organizations that pour sweat and tears into the growth and support of our community.  We celebrate the volunteers, supporters and collaborators that are the foundation and soul of these organizations.  info 425-888-9790 or http://www.walkthetalkwithkim.com [added 1/24/11]

**Weds Feb 15, and subsequent Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. on KBCS-FM, 91.3, online at http://www.kbcs.fm ;  Live call-in talk show "Voices of Diversity" will focus on topics related to cultural diversity, social and economic issues.  The show is produced by Community Volunteers.  Show is sponsored by the City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services department and KBCS;  We'll also be taking calls from our listeners at 425-564-2424.  This show:  tba.  Share your story at 425-564-2424.  info 425-452-7922 or http://www.kbcs.fm  Show archive online at http://kbcs.fm/site/PageServer?pagename=voicesofdiversity  [confirmed 11/20/10]

**Weds Feb 15, and subsequent Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m., in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse, 1917 Pacific Ave., near 21st, Tacoma;  Peace Vigil organized by People for Peace, Justice, and Healing, a continuous presence in Tacoma since 9/11.  [confirmed 10/11/10]  

**Weds Feb 15, and subsequent Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15 pm, on the corner of Chelan and Orondo, right in front of Memorial Park, Wenatchee;  weekly peace vigil since August 2005 at a fitting place.  All are welcome.  Vigilers include local at-large members of Vets for Peace who are always there with the VFP banner, and other veterans are invited to join!  info jlschlaman@charter.net [updated 10/13/10]  

**Weds Feb 15, and subsequent Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., in front of Ken's Market, SW corner of 73rd & Greenwood Ave N, Seattle;  Phinney Neighbors for Peace and Justice information table, Please contact Andy to coordinate: 206-789-5081, info louandjoant@msn.com  [confirmed 8/10/10] 

**Weds Feb 15, 5:30-7:30 pm, at the University of Washington, Kane 225, Seattle;  The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is organizing the annual Religious Founders Day.  We are going through a time when extremists incite hatred between followers of different religions. To address this growing threat of intolerance, this event will focus on the teachings of tolerance and mutual respect. The event titled  "Tolerance and Mutual Respect" will help us all remember the true teachings of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as we explore the founders of these religions.  Free admission and food.  Pre-registration is required online http://www.amiseattle.org/ml/RegisterForEvent.aspx?INo=1 info info@amiseattle.org  or 206-851-0788 http://www.amiseattle.org/ml/admin/doc/RFD_flyer.pdf,

**Weds Feb 15, 5:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca Street Seattle;  City of Seattle: Waterfront Seattle Community Discussion: Uniquely Seattle.  As Seattle's waterfront transforms into a dynamic civic heart for the city, this series of forums invites community members to participate and share their ideas about its future through interactive, themed discussions and hands-on activities.  Free.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Weds Feb 15, 6-8 pm, at Madison Middle School, 3429 45th Ave SW, West Seattle;  Public meeting and opportunity to provide input on revision of Metro bus service.  Revised service change proposal for September 2012 at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/have-a-say/projects/restructuring-system.html, info ashley.deforest@kingcounty.gov or 206-684-1154

Weds Feb 15, and subsequent 3rd Wednesdays, 6-8 or 9 p.m., at Cascade People's Center, 309 Pontius Ave. N., Seattle;  meeting of Cascade Neighborhood Council, South Lake Union neighborhood, info cncsecretary@hotmail.com  [updated 10/14/10]  

**Weds Feb 15, and subsequent Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., at 1402 3rd Ave Suite 201, Seattle;  Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Night.  Join us at the ERW Office every Wednesday and become engaged in the fight for full equality regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression.  We have snacks!  We will be training, canvassing, phonebanking, doing data-entry, and having a blast for two hours every week.  info info@equalrightswashington.org  [added 8/24/11]

**Weds Feb 15, and subsequent Wednesdays, 6:45-8:45 p.m., in Central Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Weds Feb 15, and subsequent Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., on Capitol Hill, Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Weds Feb 15, and subsequent Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., in Bellevue, and also in Lake City neighborhood, Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

*Weds Feb 15, 7 pm, at UW Kane Hall 210, Seattle;  End Human Trafficking. Film Miss Representation, A powerful documentary on distortion of women by the media and society! How we look at girls and women have serious consequences to the global crisis of human + sex trafficking. Partnering with Bald Solidarity, we will be showing this film with a panel discussion.

**Weds Feb 15, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  Peggy Orenstein: A New Generation of Girlie-Girls.  Orenstein, author of the bestseller Schoolgirls and Cinderella Ate My Daughter, examines the seemingly-retro trend toward the ultra-feminine, from Disney princesses to the color pink; the role the ubiquitous marketing machine plays in packaging and promoting it; and what it could mean for our daughters' identities and futures.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Weds Feb 15, and subsequent Wednesdays, 8 pm, on Seattle Community Media TV, Public Access cable TV , channel 77 in King County or streaming live at http://www.seattlecommunitymedia.org/   Talking Stick, a locally produced independent program by Mike McCormick with coverage of progressive events and viewpoints;  with program TBA.  info talkingsticktv@yahoo.com or http://www.talkingsticktv.org or http://www.seattlecommunitymedia.org  [updated 9/25/11]

*Thurs Feb 16, in Olympia;  Marriage Equality Lobby Day.  info info@equalrightswashington.org

**Thurs Feb 16, and subsequent Thursdays, noon - 2 p.m., Downtown, Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

**Thurs Feb 16, and subsequent Thursdays, noon - 1 p.m., at 6th and Sprague, Tacoma;  (summer location Tacoma Farmer's Market, 9th and Broadway, Tacoma);  Peace Vigil organized with signs provided by United for Peace of Pierce County.  All peaceful folk are welcome and encouraged to turn out! info  http://www.ufppc.org [updated 9/25/11]   

**Thurs Feb 16, and subsequent Thursdays, 4-5 pm, on KBCS-FM, 91.3, online at http://www.kbcs.fm ;  The One World Report team features Northwest labor news with Shift Break and Labor Neighbor Radio, local headlines, and commentary.  One World Report is a weekly, hour-long news and public affairs show that is volunteer-powered and community-centered.  Our goal is to reclaim the airwaves for the benefit of the community and turn the power of the media over to the people.  Includes Green Acre Radio, produced by Martha Baskin, a weekly radio spot with an environmental focus at 5:40 p.m.  This show:  TBA.  info http://www.kbcs.fm [updated 5/7/11]

**Thurs Feb 16, and subsequent Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., at Westlake Park near 4th and Pine, Seattle;  Peace Vigil to protest U.S. policy in Afghanistan, Palestine/Israel, and Iraq with silent / visible presence, leaflets, and info table, by Women in Black, Women wear black; men welcome to stand at the sidelines or to leaflet;  a peace group in the tradition of the women who vigil weekly in Israel / Palestine;  Seattle Women in Black have been standing every Thursday for over 7 years, and have passed out an estimated 46,800 leaflets opposing war, violence, hatred and prejudice.  info 206-282-6107 or seattlewomeninblack@speakeasy.net or http://seattlewomeninblack.pbwiki.com [confirmed 1/4/10]

Thurs Feb 16, 5 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Paula Broadwell: The Real Story of General Petraeus.  David Petraeus bears the mantle of Grant, MacArthur, and Eisenhower, and military expert Paula Broadwell (All In) knows his full inside story.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Thurs Feb 16, and subsequent 3rd Thursdays, but please confirm at website, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the 3rd floor conference room, City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, downtown Seattle;  Public Meeting on Police Accountability held by the Office of Police Accountability Review Panel (OPARB),  OPARB is charged with providing citizen (volunteer) oversight of OPA, which is what police internal investigations used to be.  OPARB reviews closed cases only, and ensures that OPA is following their policies.  They also may make recommendations for policy changes.  They also meet with the public to educate them about how to make effective complaints and resolve issues with police.  Open to the public.  info http://www.seattle.gov/council/oparb/  [updated 10/10/10]

**Thurs Feb 16, and subsequent Thursdays through the end of the Washington Legislative session, 5:30-8 pm, at Solid Ground Wallingford Office, 1501 N 45th St., Seattle;  Join Poverty Action Safety Net Phone Banks to work against cuts to basic need programs.  Sign up and info Poverty Action 1-866-789-7726

**Thurs Feb 16, 6-8 pm, at Chief Sealth High School, 2600 SW Thistle St, Seattle;  Public meeting and opportunity to provide input on revision of Metro bus service.  Revised service change proposal for September 2012 at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/have-a-say/projects/restructuring-system.html, info ashley.deforest@kingcounty.gov or 206-684-1154

Thurs Feb 16, and subsequent 3rd Thursdays (Sept to June skipping December), 6-8 p.m., location tba, Seattle area;  Queer Parents Networking Dinner.  Dinner and childcare is on us!  A monthly dinner to meet other LGBTQ families and parents, talk about parenting and other issues that are affecting their lives.  Open to ALL Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian, Gay, Two-Spirited, Queer and Questioning families, including co-parents, and people who have a significant role in the life of a child.  Please RSVP to DeAnn Alcantara Thompson deann@nwnetwork.org or 206-568-7777, TTY 206-517-9670, so we can plan for dinner and childcare.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Hosted by: The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse  [updated 11/15/10]   

**Thurs Feb 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Seattle University's Pigott Auditorium;  Join Mayor McGinn, Seattle Public Schools Interim Superintendent Susan Enfield and youth for a Discussion about Arts Education, creative learning and student success at the 2012 Arts Education Forum.  Bring your questions for the panel of students and policymakers and learn how the City of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools are partnering to help ensure arts learning can be a part of a basic education for all students.  info mike.mcginn@seattle.gov

Thurs Feb 16, and subsequent 3rd Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, in City Hall, Boards & Commission Conference Room CH L280, 601 Fifth Ave between Cherry and James Streets, downtown Seattle, check website to confirm date, time and place;  Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities meeting.  Meetings open to the public.  Members of the public attending the City on official business will find several accessible parking stalls at the Sea-Park Parking Garage, located at 609 Six Avenue.  Wheel Chair Accessible.  ASL interpretation upon request to 206-684-4514 at least two weeks in advance.  info http://www.seattle.gov/scsm/meetings.htm or Marta Idowu marta.idowu@seattle.gov or 206-684-4540 [web confirmed 10/11/10]

**Thurs Feb 16, and subsequent Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., in Delridge Neighborhood, Seattle;  a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic serving King County residents or Washington State residents with legal issues in King County.  Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of Free legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal).  Issues that may be addressed include:  Family law topics including domestic violence, divorce, issues for unmarried parents, child support, custody and parenting plans;  Debt and bankruptcy;  landlord/ Tenant questions;  Real estate;  Employment and wage claim issues;  Contracts, warranties and/or consumer disputes;  Immigration;  Wills, estate planning, probate, living wills;  Welfare benefits terminations and overpayments;  Criminal records.  American Sign Language interpreters provided when requested.  Foreign language interpreters provided pending availability of funds.  NLC has no income restrictions.  For an appointment, call 206-267-7070 from 9 a.m. to noon.  info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [web confirmed 10/8/10]

*Thurs Feb 16, and subsequent 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 pm, at JW! Thrift & Gift, 5101 Rainier Ave S #106, Columbia City, Seattle;  Justice Works Writers Group.  JW! is a grassroots criminal justice reform organization whose mission is Undoing Racism In The Criminal Justice System as experienced by African Americans;  info justice_works@yahoo.com or http://www.justiceworks.info or 206-725-9189 [added 10/25/10]   

Thurs Feb 16, 7 p.m., at Antioch University, 2326 Sixth Avenue, Seattle;  Antioch University Seattle Center for Creative Change invites you to Free Trade: What Exactly Is That?  Learn about the history of the Fair Trade movement, the new Fair for Life certification, social responsibility, sustainability and ethical business practices. Panelists include representatives from Ten Thousand Villages and Theo's Chocolates.  Free and open to the public.  info lwright@antioch.edu

Thurs Feb 16, and subsequent 3rd Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.,  GLBT Legal Clinic.  Have you and your significant other recently decided to get registered but you have questions about what that means legally?  Are you already registered and curious about the recent changes in the law?  Are you thinking about having children together and want to know how to make sure you both have parental rights?  Do you have other questions about adoption, surrogacy, etc.?  Or are you and your partner breaking up and needing help getting a "divorce"?  Are you concerned about an experience on the job and wondering if you're being discriminated against?  Are you transitioning gender and wanting help making your legal paperwork match your gender?  These are just some of the issues the GLBT Legal Clinic can help you with.  The GLBT Legal Clinic is sponsored by the GLBT Bar Association of Washington Foundation (QLaw Foundation) and is one of the King County Bar Association  Neighborhood Legal Clinic Specialty Clinics.  The clinic is free of charge. At the clinic, volunteer attorneys assist clients in 30 minute client meetings.  The attorneys provide clients with individualized legal advice and information.  Clinic attorneys will answer questions and provide information in a variety of areas including family law, debt and bankruptcy, divorce/ dissolution, employment discrimination, and transgender legal issues.  The clinic is open to everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  Help us advertise the clinic by looking for us on Facebook, and add a link to our page http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/GLBT-Legal-Clinic/243224955160, Appointments can be made by calling 206-235-7325 Tuesdays between noon and 3 p.m.

**Thurs Feb 16, 7:30 p.m., at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, on #7 busline;  Special Black History Month program: An evening of art and politics with spoken-word artist Amber Flame.  Poet and singer Amber Flame is an award-winning entertainer, composer, activist and educator who works extensively with youth and adults dealing with issues of racial and sexual identity.  She performs and records with her band, Last of the Redhot Mamas, produces multimedia shows, and teaches music and poetry to young people.  Flame's presentation will touch off a wide-ranging discussion on challenges and gains for African American women in the arts and the intersection of today's movements for racial justice, women's equality, and lesbian /gay /bi/ transgender liberation.  Dinner is served at 6:30 pm for an $8 donation.  info, rides or childcare 206-722-5057 or RWSeattle@mindspring.com or http://www.RadicalWomen.org

**Fri Feb 17, in Seattle;  President Obama is scheduled to be in town.  Possible opportunities to express opinions about various issues

**Fri Feb 17, and subsequent Fridays, 7:30-8:30 am, at 23rd and Union, Seattle;  Madrona- Leschi Citizens against the War Peace Vigil.  Let those driving to work see that they aren't the only ones against the wars, give heart to antiwar supporters on the way to work.  US Out of Afghanistan (9 years of war in Afghanistan). (And Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, etc. ) We have the signs.  Conversation and coffee afterwards at a local coffeehouse.  We have been vigiling weekly for 9 years!  info Kathy Barker 206-328-2804 or kbarker715@gmail.com, Sarah Banks 206-720-1389 or SarahB@saranjan.com [confirmed 6/9/11]

**Fri Feb 17, and subsequent Fridays, 10 am, outside the King County Administration Building, James between 4th & 5th, downtown Seattle;  Protest home mortgage foreclosures  [added 1/1/12]

**Fri Feb 17, and subsequent Fridays, 2-3 pm [note new time], on 1150 AM KKNW Alternative Talk Radio and streaming live at http://www.1150kknw.com;  Urban Forum Northwest with host justice activist Eddie Rye Jr.  A variety of topics and guests of interest to the community.  info http://www.urbanforumnorthwest.com [updated 12/13/11]

**Fri Feb 17, and subsequent Fridays, 4-5 p.m., in front of the Bellingham Federal Building on Cornwall and Magnolia, Bellingham;  Peace Vigil, a Bellingham tradition since 1967.  Join the Peace Zone afterwards for announcements and discussion at The Mount Bakery Restaurant, 308 W. Champion Street.  info 360-733-4146 or http://www.whatcompjc.org/calendar.html [web confirmed 10/10/10]

**Fri Feb 17, and subsequent Fridays, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, at NE 125th & 30th Ave NE, on the 41 busline, and close to the 522 and 75 bus, Lake City, Seattle;  Occupy Lake City group meets weekly at the Lake City Bank of America, working for economic fairness [added 11/27/11]       

**Fri Feb 17, and subsequent Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., at the south end of Percival Landing, 4th & Water, downtown Olympia;  The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation invites everyone to a weekly vigil for peace and nonviolence.  Ongoing vigil since November 1998.  info Glen 360-491-9093 glen@olywa.net [confirmed 8/24/10]

**Fri Feb 17, 5 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Science Lecture by Sebastian Seung: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are.  Neuroscientist Sebastian Seung (Connectome) suggests our identities are not determined by our genes, but by the connections in our brains. From his position at the forefront of a neuroscience revolution, MIT Professor Seung shares how researchers are mapping these 'connectome' connections.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Fri Feb 17, and subsequent Fridays, 5-6 p.m., at Ruston Way parking strip near McGarver Street on the waterfront, Tacoma;  Peace Vigil organized by United for Peace of Pierce County. All peaceful folk are welcome and encouraged to turn out!  info http://www.ufppc.org [updated 10/11/10]  

**Fri Feb 17, and subsequent Fridays, 5-6 p.m., at 4th and Water Street, on the south side of W. 4th Ave. near the fountain, Olympia;  Women in Black is a silent vigil for peace.  Please wear black.  Signs will be provided. Women in Black is a loose network of women worldwide committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to war and violence since 1988.  Women in Black in Olympia has met weekly since 2003.  info Karin Kraft 360-754-5352 or kraftkf@comcast.net or http://www.wib-oly.org  [confirmed 10/10/10]

**Fri Feb 17, and subsequent Fridays, 6:30-8:30 pm, at 5101 Rainier Ave South, #106, Seattle;  every Justice Works! general meeting includes JW! orientation, organizer training, letters to the editor, connections with incarcerated people, updates on our projects, programs, campaigns, direct action planning;  Campaigns include: 1) 3-Strikes Reform and 2) registering previously incarcerated people to vote.  JW! is a grassroots criminal justice reform organization whose mission is Undoing Racism In The Criminal Justice System as experienced by African Americans;  info justice_works@yahoo.com or http://www.justiceworks.info or 206-725-9189 [confirmed 10/5/10]   

**Fri Feb17, 7-9 p.m., at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1217 Sixth Ave., Seattle;  The Church Council of Greater Seattle and The Missions Office of the Archdiocese of Seattle invite you to an ecumenical evening of Inspiration and Faith with JustFaith Founder Jack Jezreel, "JustFaith: A Call to Transform Our Hearts and the World."  Jack Jezreel holds a Master of Divinity Degree from the University of Notre Dame. He spent six years in a Catholic Worker community, providing basic and emergency services to the homeless in Colorado before directing his attention to transformative education, encouraging people of faith to be engaged in outreach and social change.  Jack developed and is currently the Executive Director of JustFaith Ministries, a nonprofit organization that creates and supports justice formation processes. JustFaith Ministries partners with several of the largest poverty and justice groups in the United States including: Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, MaryKnoll Fathers and Brothers, Bread for the World, and Pax Christi USA. Over thirty thousand people in over one thousand four hundred Catholic parishes and one hundred Protestant churches have participated.   Please RSVP to Plymouth Congregational Church, 206-.622-4865, ext. 10. Free parking entrance on University Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.  You must enter the garage between 6 and 6:55 p.m.  info Vince Herberholt 206-491-4486 or vherberholt3@comcast.net

*Fri Feb 17, and subsequent Fridays, 7-9:30 p.m., at Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Pl., West of I-5, just North of 50th, Metro Bus Routes 16, 26 & 44, Seattle;  Friday Night At the Meaningful Movies and Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice present Social Justice documentary film and community discussion!  Film:  "Hot Coffee" - Is Justice Being Served? (88 min, Susan Saladoff, 2011 )  Most people think they know the 'McDonald's coffee case,' but what they don't know is that corporations have spent millions distorting the case to promote tort reform.  Hot Coffee reveals how big business, aided by the media, brewed a dangerous concoction of manipulation and lies to protect corporate interests.  By following four people whose lives were devastated by the attacks on our courts, the film challenges the assumptions Americans hold about 'jackpot justice.'  It is directed by Susan Saladoff who was a medical malpractice attorney of 26 years.  The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Jan 24, 2011. The title is derived from the Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants lawsuit in which the plaintiff Liebeck was severely burned by hot coffee purchased from a McDonald's.  See the trailer: http://www.hotcoffeethemovie.com/  Discussion Follows the Film.  Free and open to the public! .. but Donations are kindly accepted.  info http://www.meaningfulmovies.org

Sat & Sun Feb 18-19, in Olympia, WA;  In city after city across the country public land Occupations are being evicted in what appears to be a nationally coordinated assault on the Occupy Movement and the First Amendment.  Occupy Olympia (WA) and the Alliance for Global Justice (fiscal sponsor of Occupy Wall St.) are organizing an Occupy Solidarity Social Forum.  The self-organized, social forum-type gathering will create a space for Occupiers from many different local Occupations to share their experiences, network, strategize about methods and campaigns to raise this inspiring movement to the next level, and to consider ways that they can support each other.  Occupy Olympia is willing to host the Movement in this critical time when a face-to-face meeting can make a real difference. Olympia, WA has the advantages of a temperate winter climate, proximity to the Seattle-Tacoma airport, use of Evergreen College for indoor meeting space, and over 100 local Occupiers willing to help with logistics.  Alliance for Global Justice is committed to raise the money needed so that a diverse cross-section of Occupiers can gather to talk about their successes and failures as well as about where they see this movement going and how to get there.  info and donations http://occupyolympia.org/ossf-%202012/

*Sat Feb 18, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, at Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave. N, Wallingford, Seattle;  Introduction to Restorative Circles.  Would you like to learn to embrace conflict as an opportunity to deepen connections and build understanding - instead of a stress point that raises fears of broken relations and risks?  Restorative Circles provide a powerful process that can bring healing to conflicts in any setting, - from families to households, work teams, schools, organizations, neighborhoods and communities.  Developed in Brazil by Dominic Barter, RC is being used around the world with powerful outcomes.  Join this lively, interactive one-day session which will introduce you to the background and give you an experience in using the process developed by Dominic Barter in his work in Brazilian favelas.  Facilitated by Susan Partnow with Andrea Brenneke (both mediators who are apprentices with Dominic Barter) and assisted by Andrea Cohen.  Pre-register http://restorativecirclesfeb18.eventbrite.com/  info http://www.restorativecircles.org/

**Sat Feb 18, and subsequent Saturdays, 10-11 am, at Bayview Park and Ride, intersection of Hwy 525 and Bayview Road, Whidbey Island;  South Whidbey Peace Vigil,  Bring a sign if you have one.  Issues of peace and justice and war.  info http://whidbeyprn.org/bayview.php [confirmed 11/7/09]      

**Sat Feb 18, 11 am and 1 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Family Concerts: THEESatisfaction.  THEESatisfaction, the 'lo-fi rebel hiphop' duo of Seattle's Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White, has a way with playful rhymes. They also have a way with fans, thanks to a handful of EPs, a headlining gig at the Capitol Hill Block Party, and a featured role on fellow Sub Pop band Shabazz Palaces' album Black Up.  $5-free.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Sat Feb 18, and subsequent Saturdays, 11 am - noon, at Bothell & Ballinger, just N. of LFP mall, Lake Forest Park;  Lake Forest Park for Peace vigil.  Holding signs, waving to people driving by, handing out flyers.  Bring a sign, a friend, a smile and a wave. Weekly Community Meeting, All are welcome - join us!  Over 9 years of vigiling for peace!  There is a community meeting at 10 am before the vigil inside the Third Place Commons Meeting Room at Lake Forest Park Town Centre.  All are welcome to both meeting and vigil.  info Bob Trutnau trutnaubob395@gmail.com  [confirmed 1/14/11] 

**Sat Feb 18, and subsequent Saturdays, noon - 1 p.m., SW corner Bellevue Way and NE 8th, Bellevue;  Women In Black peace vigil.  women will stand in silence together for peace and justice.  Remind shoppers that the best gift in the world is peace, and this is the gift we want to give to our children and grandchildren.  This is a great location and an opportunity for women to express their support of women and men who are determined to rid the injustices of the world nonviolently and through diplomatic means, Men are invited to stand with us.  info Dr. Jan Cate 425-455-4048 or wjcate@aol.com or Lyn Lambert 425-641-1120 or efl.lamb@gmail.com [confirmed 9/10/10]

**Sat Feb 18, and subsequent Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, at 38th and Steele on the corner by Border's Books, Tacoma;  Peace Vigil bannering to end Stop Loss organized by United for Peace of Pierce County. All peaceful folk are welcome and encouraged to turn out!  info http://www.ufppc.org [updated 10/11/10]    

**Sat Feb 18, and subsequent Saturdays, 3-4 p.m., at Westlake Park near 4th and Pine, Seattle;  Vigil & leafleting to protest ongoing wars and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan. This vigil started by the 911 Peace Coalition has been going on for over 8 years.  info cobra2953@aol.com [confirmed 8/10/10]  

Sat Feb 18, and subsequent 18th of each month, 5:30 p.m., this month location tba, in or near Bellingham;  Monthly Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East.  Join others for contemplation, meditation, prayer and liturgy for peace among the peoples of Israel and Palestine.  Each month a different faith community sponsors the vigil.  If you'd like your community to sponsor, contact Mary Robinson-Mohr 360-733-1325 or 360-734-0217 or http://www.whatcompjc.org/calendar.html [web confirmed 10/10/10]

**Sun Feb 19, and subsequent Sundays, noon - 1 p.m., on the corners of the Pacific Hwy South and South 320th intersection in Federal Way;  Stand For Peace. The change that we all hoped for has yet to come.  We are out there reminding others and ourselves that casualties, both civilian and military, continue to mount in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  Occasionally, other matters of peace and justice make an appearance on our signs (e.g. Universal Healthcare). Please join us whenever you can, we'll be out there every Sunday.  info http://www.FederalWayMatters.org  [confirmed 10/3/10]   

**Sun Feb 19, and subsequent Sundays, noon - 1 p.m., at the corner of 12th and Commercial Ave, Anacortes;  Peace Vigil, This vigil began October, 2002, and everyone is welcome.  Bring a sign of your choosing and join our friendly, peaceful group.  info Howard Pellett 360-293-8128 or cpellett@cablerocket.com or Jim Taylor jmsophia@cnw.com or 360-299-9040 [confirmed 10/3/10] 

**Sun Feb 19, and subsequent Sundays, noon to 1 pm, at Junction of California  Ave SW and SW Alaska, West Seattle;  West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice, a SNOW affiliate, anti-war gathering. Show your opposition to the war in Iraq publicly.  We have signs, buttons and leaflets. Join us!  info jmrepp@comcast.net or John Repp 206-932-9522 [confirmed 10/3/10] 

**Sun Feb 19, and subsequent Sundays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at N 175th St and Meridian Ave N, Shoreline;  Shoreline Neighbors for Peace weekly Peace Vigil, Come for all or part of the time.  We have extra signs.  info Dwight Gibb, 206-546-1864, or dgibb@earthlink.net [confirmed 10/5/10]

**Sun Feb 19, and subsequent Sundays, 12:30 -1:30 p.m., at the Brackett's Landing sign, to the left of the ferry station (as you face the ferry), on the corner of Main Street and Railroad Avenue, in downtown Edmonds;  Snohomish County Women In Black, Silent Vigil For Peace;  Everyone is welcome to join us.  You don't have to be a woman and you don't have to dress in black.  We do ask, however, that all signs be peace signs.  We have been there every Sunday, vigiling for peace, for more than 8 years.  info beb@igc.org or 425-775-5383 [updated 3/1/11] 

*Sun Feb 19, 1 pm, at the Pigott Building, Seattle University, Broadway and E. Madison St., Seattle;  In honor of Japanese American Day of Remembrance and the 70th anniversary signing of Executive Order 9066, the Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee, Friends of Minidoka, and Seattle University are proud to present this year's Day of Remembrance Taiko Festival 2012.  The Day of Remembrance recognizes the date, February 19, 1942, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which forced 120,000 Japanese American citizens and legal residents into concentration camps during World War II solely based upon their Japanese descent.  A special free exhibit in the Paccar Atrium directly outside the auditorium will open at Noon and will feature a display honoring the Nisei recipients of the honorary degrees last year, a display from the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and the National Park Service.  A light reception in the atrium will be sponsored by the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.  The main speaker will be Yosh Nakagawa, with Dale Watanabe, as the MC.   Both are members of the Minidoka Pilgrimage Committee, which organizes the annual journey to Idaho.  This year's theme is "Children of the Camps.  Tickets are $20 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/219585 or at JCCCW Office, 511 - 16th Ave. S., 206-568-7114 and at the Seattle University International Student Center.  info bif@jcccw.org or 206-568-7114

Sun Feb 19, and subsequent 3rd Sundays, 2:30 pm, in the Horizon House Forum at 900 University St., Seattle;  Health Care For All Board Meeting, all welcome, info Mary Margaret 206-382-3785  or http://www.healthcareforallwa.org/calendar/ [usual time confirmed 8/15/10]

*Sun Feb 19, 5 pm potluck, 6 pm announcements, 6:30 - 8 pm program, at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70th, Seattle;  Seattle Chapter Fellowship of Reconciliation program with a report from Larry Kerschner, Doug Mackey, and possibly Jody Mackey on Peace, Friendship, and Pure Water in Afghanistan.  Larry Kerschner, Jody Mackey, and Doug Mackey are all members of FOR and of Veterans For Peace chapter 109.  They spent most of September in a citizen-to-citizen delegation to support local production and use of household water purification filter boxes in Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan.  They will discuss the current situation in Afghanistan and prospects for the future.  Free, collection will be taken.  all welcome.  info 206-789-5565

Sun Feb 19, 7 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Poetry + Motion: Love, Our History.  In a unique collaboration between local dancers and writers, the dancers create and perform works in response to the writers' words. The result: a dynamic, powerful, and evocative combination of movement and words.  Presented by Poetry + Motion.  $25.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Mon Feb 20, rally at Sylvester Park 10 am, march to the State Capitol, 11 am, Olympia;  Die-In & Sing-In. Help Bring Our Billions Home campaign represent the "casualties of war" - servicepeople dying, suffering from mental illness, civilians and others killed abroad, and thousands in WA state suffering from cuts to healthcare, education, and environmental programs.  creative actions afternoon.  info wwfor@wwfor.org or 206-789-5565

**Mon Feb 20, 5:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle;  John Nichols on How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest.  Nichols, author of Uprising, discusses how conservatives are trying to revoke unionizing rights nationwide in an assault coordinated by privatizers and billionaire political donors, and how ordinary people are fighting back.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Mon Feb 20, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Future of Health: Eric Topol: The Digital Medical Revolution.  Eric Topol says medicine is poised for its biggest shakeup in history as a new convergence of technologies pulls it into the digital era.  The pioneering cardiologist/ geneticist, author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine, describes a brave new world of Medicine 2.0.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Tues Feb 21, noon - 2 pm, at Union Station, 401 S Jackson St, Seattle;  Public meeting and opportunity to provide input on revision of Metro bus service.  Revised service change proposal for September 2012 at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/have-a-say/projects/restructuring-system.html, info ashley.deforest@kingcounty.gov or 206-684-1154

Tues Feb 21, and most 3rd Tuesdays, please confirm at website, 3-5 p.m., at Planned Parenthood, 2001 E. Madison St., Seattle;  Safe Schools Coalition meeting, a public-private partnership of organizations (government agencies, schools, community agencies, churches, youth/student groups, gay/lesbian groups, human rights groups) and 400+ individuals working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.  Everyone is welcome - students, school employees, parents/guardians, community agencies, and individual community members.  All Ages Welcome. You don't need to be a member to attend a Coalition meeting.  It's not a "board" meeting. We network, plan joint projects, problem-solve, share cool freebies, and often have a speaker or video.  Please park on the streets, don't park in the Planned Parenthood or church parking lot.  attend in person  or by phone;  Please don't have your cell phone out on the first floor at Planned Parenthood due to HPAA (medical privacy) regs.  details about how to call in or attend, and info Mo 425-226-5062 or mlewis@kcsarc.org or http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/meet_who_when_where.html or 206-451-SAFE (7233)

Tues Feb 21, and subsequent 3rd Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm, at the Seattle University Admission & Alumni building, 824 12th Ave. (SE corner of 12th & E. Marion), Seattle;  Seattle Police Department/LGBTQ Advisory Council Meeting.  The Seattle Police Department's Sexual Minorities/LGBTQ Advisory Council is a Council established by the Police Department to increase relationships and communications between the community and the Department.  info 206-684-8760 or Daniel Dueball Daniel.Dueball@seattle.gov or http://www.seattlelgbt.org [updated 10/14/10]

**Tues Feb 21, 6 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Future of Health: Gary Small: Preventing Alzheimer's.  Dr. Gary Small's new book, The Alzheimer's Prevention Program, begins with an assessment test, then introduces a seven-day jumpstart program to start protecting your brain from Alzheimer's.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Tues Feb 21, and subsequent 3rd Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, at Mosaic Coffeehouse 4401 2nd Ave NE, Wallingford, Seattle;  meeting of the Seattle Burma Roundtable working to promote Human Rights in Burma;  info 206-784-6873 or burma@u.washington.edu or http://students.washington.edu/burma/  [confirmed 4/17/11]

**Tues Feb 21, 8 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle;  UW Science Now: Susan Fung: When Good Cells Go Bad.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Weds Feb 22, noon - 1:30 p.m., at Plaza 600 Bldg., 600 Stewart St., Ste. 205, Seattle;  Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle meeting with Samantha Casne, Statewide Outreach Coordinator for Jay Inslee for Governor; King County Executive Dow Constantine's Mid-Term Report to the Membership.  All MDC meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch and a guest along with you.  info Justin Simmons 206-736-9882 or http://www.metrodems.org  or http://www.facebook.com/metrodems 

**Weds Feb 22, and subsequent 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 5:15 to 6:15 pm, on Pacific Avenue in front of Union Station at S. 19th St., Tacoma, park at the Tacoma Dome and take the light rail, or, when available, there is parking on or near Pacific Ave or for a small fee, some women park in the History Museum parking lot;  Tacoma Women in Black peace vigil.  We stand near but separate from the vigil of United for Peace of Pierce County (5-6 pm every Wednesday) for three quarters of an hour and stay on another quarter hour after they leave.  We do not have their signs near us, as some of the women have disagreed with a few of the signs and we want to be neutral so any woman wanting to stand with us can and will.  Many of us have helped the peace and justice people by standing with them and holding their signs and they have helped us while remaining separate.  Please wear black or plain dark clothes, and do not bring signs. Men are welcome to leaflet, or to stand in vigil at one end of our group.  Tacoma Women in Black is part of an international network of women who vigil for peace, justice and non-violent solutions to conflict.  Each group is independent, linked to others by the way women stand together in public places, in silence, wearing black.  info Barbara 253-380-0164, or Bmadsen61@hotmail.com or http://www.speakeasy.org/~loris/twib.html#vigil [updated 9/6/09]  

**Weds Feb 22, at 6:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  National Parks Conservation Association: An Evening with William Dietrich: Exploring the Opportunities for a New Manhattan Project National Park.  Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Dietrich discusses the history and importance of the Manhattan Project, as well as his 1995 book Northwest Passage, an environmental and cultural history of the Columbia River inspired by its imperiled salmon runs and epic pioneer past.  $5 suggested donation.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Feb 23-25, at The Hotel Murano, Tacoma;  You Are Invited To Attend The 12th Annual LEAP (Latino/A Educational Achievement Project) Education Conference & Legislative Day.  info http://www.Leapwa.Org/Event/2012

**Thurs Feb 23, 6-8 pm, at Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave W, Seattle;  Public meeting and opportunity to provide input on revision of Metro bus service.  Revised service change proposal for September 2012 at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/have-a-say/projects/restructuring-system.html, info ashley.deforest@kingcounty.gov or 206-684-1154

**Thurs Feb 23, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle;  UW Science Now: Camila Tejo-Haristoy: Soils in the Air: The Savings Account of the Forest and Laura E. Martinez: The Life and Times of H. Pylori.  Camila Tejo-Haristoy, a graduate student in the UW's School of Forest Resources, examines how plants, animals, and other organisms interact in trees, particularly in the coastal forests and tree canopies of the Pacific Northwest. Then Laura E. Martinez, graduate student in the Pathobiology Graduate Program at the UW, discusses Helicobacter pylori, a cancer-causing bacterium that infects the stomachs of about 50% of all humans.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org 

Fri & Sat Feb 24 & 25, 6-9 pm & 9 am - 6 pm, at Dumas Bay Center, Federal Way;  Spirit Inspired Leadership For the Common good.  We are called.   As people of light and spirit, we are called more than ever before to attend the greater good.  Yet sustaining a passion for this work calls us to also attend ourselves.  To root ourselves deeply, firmly in Spirit so that the truth of who we are, what we stand for, and where we stand shines a powerful light.  Ready for the winds and blessings of change.  Exploring and re-membering what it means to be a Spirit inspired leader for the common good is the purpose of this gathering - most importantly what it means for you as you respond to your longing for compassionate social justice. We are in a time of profound peril and profound potential and we invite you to join us as we encounter both.  Spirit focused and experiential, this gathering will offer tools and perspectives to celebrate your journey, energize your purpose and inspire your actions.  $240 for Registrations Made Prior to Jan 20 with Retreat & Saturday Lunch.  Friday Night Lodging and Saturday Breakfast, add $60.  Registrations After Jan 20 add 20%.  Bill Grace and Judith Nilan offer this gathering. Bill is a social justice activist, a traveling teacher, and an architect of ideas. Judith is a spiritual practitioner, teacher, author, and collaboration facilitator. Both welcome your questions about this event.  info and registration Judith or Bill, judith@stonefires.com, bill@commongoodworks.com

Feb 24-25, at Convention Center, Portland OR;  The Justice Conference is the second annual international gathering of advocates, activists, artists, professors, professionals, prophets, pastors, students and stay-at-home moms working to restore the fabric of justice.  For some it means speaking.  For others it means singing.  For some it means going.  For others it means giving.  For all, it means living with mercy and love.  info http://thejusticeconference.com/

Fri Feb 24, and subsequent last Fridays, 5:30 p.m., at Westlake Park, downtown, 4th & Pine, Seattle;  Critical Mass, an organized coincidence of bicyclists who ride around the streets of Seattle en masse. It happens when a lot of cyclists happen to be in the same place at the same time and decide to cycle the same way together for a while. Come join the fun!  [sorry, have no info contacts for this event, anybody connected with the event, please confirm]

*Fri Feb 24, and subsequent Fridays, 7-9:30 p.m., at Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Pl., West of I-5, just North of 50th, Metro Bus Routes 16, 26 & 44, Seattle;  Friday Night At the Meaningful Movies and Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice present Social Justice documentary film and community discussion!  Film:  'How To Die In Oregon' (107 min, Peter Richardson , 2011 )  In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. As a result, any individual whom two physicians diagnose as having less than six months to live can lawfully request a fatal dose of barbiturate to end his or her life. Since 1994, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands.  In How to Die in Oregon, filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether - and when - to end their lives by lethal overdose.  Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue.  What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity.    Discussion Follows the Film.  Free and open to the public! .. but Donations are kindly accepted.  info http://www.meaningfulmovies.org

**Fri Feb 24, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle;  Science: Michio Kaku on Physics of the Future.  From his bestselling books (Physics of the Impossible; Hyperspace; and Physics of the Future, now in paperback) to his frequent morning-show appearances and his own series on the Science Channel, Kaku analyzes the revolutionary developments in medicine, computers, and quantum physics that will change our way of life, our view of 'impossible' and civilization itself.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org 

**Sat Feb 25, 10 am - 3 pm, at Plymouth Church UCC Lounge, 1217 Sixth Ave., Seattle;  Yes We Can . . . Resolve conflicts in our families, church, workplace & community - without violence.  Build real connections with people with whom we disagree!  "Explore nonviolence in everyday life; learn to build real connections with people with whom you disagree."  Our professional trainer, Rosy Betz-Zall, will guide our thinking and activities as we explore and learn to use nonviolence in our everyday lives. Rosy works with Fellowship of Reconciliation and is part of is part of the Washington Peace Team.  This opportunity is presented in honor of & thru the bequest of Alice Carle, long time member of Plymouth's Peace Action Group.  $5 for program, parking (Plymouth Garage: arrive early) and lunch (scholarships available, nobody turned away).   Sign up with Janet Perry 206-283-3668 or Adele Reynolds 206-937-9757

**Mon Feb 27, 5:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle;  City of Seattle: Waterfront Seattle Community Discussion: Environment & Ecology.  As Seattle's waterfront transforms into a dynamic civic heart for the city, this series of forums invites community members to participate and share their ideas about its future through interactive, themed discussions and hands-on activities.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org 

Mon Feb 27, and subsequent 3rd Mondays (4th Mon Jan & Feb), 5:30-7:30 pm, in the City Hall, Boards & Commission Conference Room CH L280, 600 4th Ave between Cherry and James Streets, downtown Seattle, check website to confirm date, time and place;  Seattle Women's Commission meeting.  Meetings open to the public.  Members of the public attending the City on official business will find several accessible parking stalls at the Sea-Park Parking Garage, located at 609 Six Avenue.  Wheel Chair Accessible.  ASL interpretation upon request to 206-684-4537 at least two weeks in advance.  info http://www.seattle.gov/womenscommission/meetings.htm  or Marta Idowu 206-684-4540 or Marta.Idowu@seattle.gov [web confirmed 10/11/10]

**Mon Feb 27, 6-8 pm, at Washington Middle School, 2101 S Jackson St, Seattle;  Public meeting and opportunity to provide input on revision of Metro bus service.  Revised service change proposal for September 2012 at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/have-a-say/projects/restructuring-system.html, info ashley.deforest@kingcounty.gov or 206-684-1154

Mon Feb 27, and subsequent 4th Mondays, 6:30-9 pm, check the website to confirm, at the Sunset Hill Community Center, ground floor, at corner of 30th NW & NW 66th, in Ballard, Seattle;  Sustainable Ballard meeting and Potluck at 6:30, please bring a dish or $5 to contribute to food order.  Please bring your own bowl, spoon & cup.  This meeting:  topic new Ballard Greenways plan. Speakers include: Colin Dietrich (Ballard Greenways), Cathy Tuttle (Neighborhood Greenways & Spokespeople) and Sally Bagshaw (Seattle City Council).  Sustainable Ballard's efforts are aimed at preparing for societal, economic, transportation and infrastructural changes that we see coming from oil depletion in the next decade or sooner.  We do not have much time.  We do not have the answers either.  Each of us have skills we can bring to this effort.  info info@sustainableballard.org or 206-789-7646 or http://www.sustainableballard.org  [usual time confirmed 6/10/11]

Tues Feb 28, and subsequent 4th Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, at Seattle Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle;  NW BioDiesel meeting.  Alternating months between special topic and Biodiesel 101, see website for details.  info nwbiodiesel@gmail.com or http://www.nwbiodiesel.org/monthly-meetings/ [web confirmed 10/11/10]

Tues Feb 28, and many subsequent last Tuesdays, please confirm date and location at website, noon - 1 pm, at Offices of Washington State Bar Association, 1325 4th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle;  forum on a topic of Law & Peace.  This month topic:  TBA.  1 CLE credit usually available. Sponsor: Washington State Bar Association World Peace Through Law Section.  Members: Free, Non-Section members: $25, Law students: $10.  Pre-Registration required.  info http://www.wsba.org/lawyers/groups/worldpeace or WSBA 800-945-9722 [usual times confirmed 10/11/10]

Tues Feb 28, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  David Unger: Our Misguided Pursuit of Absolute Security.  New York Times editorialist David C. Unger says our obsessive pursuit of absolute security has not just damaged our democracy and undermined our economic strength, it also has failed to make us safer .  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Weds-Sat Feb 29 - March 3, at Grand Hyatt Hotel Tampa Bay, Tampa, Florida;  BBCB: Black, Brown and College Bound 6th Annual Summit.  "And Still We Rise... Turning Hurdles into Triumphs" An annual conference for African American and Latino Males.  Summit Tracks:  Rising Above the Hurdles of the Justice System in America;  The Key Hurdle: Opening the Doors to Higher Education;  Hurdling Obstacles to Participation in Business and Entrepreneurship;  The Final Hurdle: Self-Empowerment - Framing the Future.  info and registration http://www.hccfl.edu/bbcb.aspx

**Weds Feb 29, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, at 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave. S., Seattle;  Managing Time, Paper And Information.  This workshop is presented by the Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition (NPSDC).  Trainer: Ellen Langan.  $90-130.  Register at http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1039171, info Anna McCain 425-640-1424 or anna.mccain@edcc.edu or http://www.learningconnections.org/coalition/

**Weds Feb 29, 6:30-8:30, at Washington Middle School Cafeteria, 2101 S. Jackson St, Seattle;  PTA forum on charter schools hosted by Region 6 PTA. The event includes a review of the PTA Charter Issue that was passed this fall, National PTA policies on charter schools, WA State PTA resolutions/ issues on public Charter Schools.  The format includes pro and con presentations and questions from the audience.  Presenters include:· Ramona Hattendorf: Government Relations Coordinator, Washington State PTA;· Olga Addae: President, Seattle Education Association, (Teacher’s Union);  Con Speaker Rosalund Jenkins: Director, Black Education Strategy Roundtable (League of Education Voters project), Pro Speaker Dr. Wayne Au: Assistant Professor, Education Program, UW- Bothell, Editor, Rethinking Schools, Con Speaker Robin Lake: Associate Director, Center for Reinventing Education, UW Bothell, Pro Speaker.· Moderated by C.R. Douglas, Political Analyst, Q13 Fox News.  info Heidi Bennett heidi@bennettdirect.net

Weds Feb 29, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Eric Klinenberg: The Rise (and Appeal) of Living Alone.  Sociologist Eric Klinenberg, author of Going Solo, examines the seismic impact this trend is having on our culture, business, and politics, and upends conventional wisdom with a startling and/or reassuring conclusion: In a world of ubiquitous media and hyperconnectivity, this solitary way of life helps us discover ourselves and appreciate the pleasure of good company.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Ongoing

March is National Women's History Month, info http://www.nwhp.org or http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womenshistory1.html

Thurs March 1, and subsequent 1st Thursdays, 6-8 pm, in the City Hall, Boards & Commission Conference Room CH L280, 601 Fifth Ave between Cherry and James Streets, downtown Seattle, phone or check website to confirm date, time and place;  Seattle Human Rights Commission meeting. SHRC is made up of 15 citizen representatives who advise the Mayor, the City Council, & all City of Seattle Depts in matters regarding human rights. The commission advocates for justice & equal opportunity & collaborates with & educates the public & private sectors about how to prevent & eliminate discrimination city-wide. Meetings open to the public.  You can now listen to the SHRC meetings by calling 206-684-4718.  Members of the public attending the City on official business will find several accessible parking stalls at the Sea-Park Parking Garage, located at 609 Six Avenue.  info Felicia Yearwood-Murrell 206-684-4537 or Felicia.Yearwood-Murrell@seattle.gov or http://www.seattle.gov/humanrights/meetings.htm [web confirmed / updated 10/10/10]

**Thurs March 1, and subsequent 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 pm, at JW! Thrift & Gift, 5101 Rainier Ave S #106, Columbia City, Seattle;  Justice Works Writers Group.  JW! is a grassroots criminal justice reform organization whose mission is Undoing Racism In The Criminal Justice System as experienced by African Americans;  info justice_works@yahoo.com or http://www.justiceworks.info or 206-725-9189 [added 10/25/10]   

**Thurs March 1, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle;  UW Science Now: Andrea Watts: English Holly - Welcome Guest or Escape Artist? and Katrina Claw: A Sperm's Perilous Journey to the Center of the Egg.  First, Andrea Watts, of the UW School of Forest Resources, presents new research that helps predict conditions for English Holly, a species regional forest managers consider invasive, but which has a more complicated pedigree. Next, Katrina Claw gives an overview of sperm-egg interaction and evolution focused on a sperm's arduous journey around barriers put up by the egg.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

March 2-12, in Ontario, CA; Trans-Studies Conference.  This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which are current in transgender studies of all kinds.  In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts in which trans identity, practice and embodiment matters, including legal, activist, medical, anthropological, sociological, psychological, artistic, cinematic, literary, linguistic, moral, social, (geo) political, philosophical, and religious dimensions.  info http://agreaa.wordpress.com/conference/

*March 2-6, in Washington, D.C., US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation invites all Join Us to #OccupyAIPAC,  Political action committees and individuals aligned with AIPAC's agenda dump millions of dollars into elections to ensure  that politicians applaud Israel's human rights abuses of Palestinians.  We'll be joining with member group Code Pink and more than 100 other endorsing organizations for five days of film screenings, teach-ins, performing arts, direct actions, trainings and grassroots advocacy during AIPAC's annual policy conference.  info uscampaign@endtheoccupation.org or http:// www.endtheoccupation.org

Fri March 2, and subsequent 1st Fridays, 3-4 pm, [note earlier hours!] at Bayview Park and Ride, intersection of HWY 525 and Bayview Road, Whidbey Island;  South Whidbey Women in Black Peace Vigil, info tenaly@whidbey.com [updated 11/6/11]

*Fri March 2, and subsequent Fridays, 7-9:30 p.m., at Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Pl., West of I-5, just North of 50th, Metro Bus Routes 16, 26 & 44, Seattle;  Friday Night At the Meaningful Movies and Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice present Social Justice documentary film and community discussion!  Film:  TBA.  Discussion Follows the Film.  to be announced.  Free and open to the public! .. but Donations are kindly accepted.  info http://www.meaningfulmovies.org

Fri March 2, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  NW Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study: Dr. E.K. Rynearson: Restorative Retelling after Traumatic Grief.  Free, RSVP required.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Sat March 3, and subsequent 1st Saturdays, please confirm at website, 10 am, at the cafe in Third Place Books-Ravenna;  Seattle Esperanto Society, the Seattle chapter of an international peace movement. The meeting is an informal discussion and language practice;  beginners are welcome. info http://seattleesperanto.org,  Free online Esperanto lessons at http://www.lernu.net [web confirmed & updated 10/10/10]

Sat March 3, and subsequent 1st Saturdays, 3-5 p.m., at the Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N, just north of N 50th and Sunnyside N, Seattle;  regular meeting of the merged Citizens Concerned for the People of Iraq and the Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq, since 1996 challenging the U.S. embargo which killed thousands of chidren per month, now reassessing how to promote peace and support Iraqis;  INOC is a program unit of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, info John Reinke 425-869-8793 or http://www.concernforiraq.org [usual time confirmed 11/30/11]

*Sat March 3, 6-8 pm, check on time clooser to date, at the Duwamish Longhouse, 4750 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle;  The Inclusion and Justice Committee of Antioch University's PhD in Leadership and Change Program and Duwamish Longhouse will host an evening program that includes Native Oral, Visual and Digital Storytelling for Social Justice.  Featured presenters will include PhD in Leadership and Change students Brenda Manuelito (Navajo), Carmella Rodriguez and Nora Antoine (Lakota). The evening will also include special guests, Deb Guerrero (Tlingit, Snohomish and Cowlitz), co-founder of Turtle Women Rising, and Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Band of Klallam Indians), Executive Director of South Wind Native Arts and Education Foundation, a small grassroots non-profit.  Free and open to the public.   info 206-431-1582

**Sat March 3, 7 pm, at Kane Hall Room 120, on the University of Washington Campus, Seattle;  The Western Washington Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program holds its Sixth Annual Public Meeting, "Health Care and Social Justice: How We Get There, Where We Come From, Where We Are."  The social activism fanned by the Occupy movement and the visibility of these issues during this Presidential election year have made this theme a very timely one.  Speakers will be Quentin Young, MD, Amy Goodman, and Teresa Mosqueda.  Admission is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.  info pnhp.westernwashington@comcast.net or 206-963-6534 or http://www.pnhpwesternwashington.org

**Sat March 3, 7-9:30 pm, at Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th St  Seattle;  Seattle Labor Chorus annual sing-along and silent auction.  Good songs, good food, good company.  Lyrics to great songs of labor, peace and justice, and golden-oldies are projected on a central screen so that all can participate.  Desserts and beverages provided.  Tickets - $10-15 - pay what you can.  info Janet Stecher 206-524-7753 or http://www.seattlelaborchorus.org

Sun March 4, 1-4 pm, at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, 1902 Second Ave at Stewart, in the Josephinum), Downtown Seattle;  2nd Annual Downtown Volunteer Fair, sponsored by Christ Our Hope, supported by the Virginia Mason Medical Center & co-sponsored by the Church Council of Greater Seattle, the Downtown Seattle Association & the Pike Place Market Foundation.  Representatives of over 30 charities & agencies that serve poor, homeless, hungry people & special needs will be available to meet with potential volunteers on a one-on-one basis.  Find out how to use your time & unique talents to help those who need them - how to make a difference in Seattle!  There will also be special sessions/ workshops on political advocacy for those who are interested.  Free.  Easily accessible by public transportation, also wheelchair accessible. info www.annualdowntownvolunteerfair.org, or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Annual-Downtown-Volunteer-Fair/193865917300028?ref=tn_tnmn  or Fran Abbott  206-452-1734

Sun March 4, and subsequent 1st Sundays, 1:30 pm, at Westlake Park, 4th Ave. and Pine St., downtown Seattle;  Silent Vigil to Stop Human Trafficking led by Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center.  info Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center 206-223-1138  [confirmed 8/31/11]

March 5, and subsequent 5th day of each month (or phone the following weekday if the 5th is on the weekend), On the 5th Day of Every Month Take Action to Free the Cuban Five, five Cuban men imprisoned in the US.  President Obama has more than enough proof of the innocence of the Cuban 5.  He knows that they never were a threat to US National Security, that they carried no guns and that their only objective was to monitor terrorist organizations based in Miami to avoid the death of more innocent people.  Phone the President 202-456-1111, Fax 202-456-2461, send an electronic message via http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact, info http://www.ifconews.org

Mon March 5, and subsequent 1st Mondays, 4-5:30 pm, at NAC, 1618 S. Lane St. Suite 201, Seattle;  Free Grantwriting Clinics for Nonprofits.  A joint venture between the Nonprofit Assistance Center and the Puget Sound Grant Writers Association Nonprofit Assistance Center.  Up to 2 members from an organization may bring a RFP, application guidelines, draft proposal or a proposal not funded and an experienced grant writer will give you one-on-one guidance! Organizations must have budgets under $500,000.  Seen by appointment only, phone for appointment.  info 206-324-5850 ext 10 or http://www.nacseattle.org or info@NACSeattle.org [web confirmed 10/8/10]

Mon March 5, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  Science: George Dyson: Origins of the Digital Universe.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Tues March 6, and subsequent 1st Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, at Mosaic Coffee House, 4401 2nd Avenue NE, Seattle, located in the Church of the Nazarene, directly behind the Dick's Drive in on N. 45th in Wallingford, near bus routes 16, 26 and 44, parking is available behind Dick's Drive In;  meeting of Amnesty International Group 4, working to Protect Human Rights Worldwide;  this meeting, topic TBA.  info http://amnestyseattle.org/ or aigroup4@gmail.com or 206-622-2741  [updated 10/25/10] 

Tues March 6, and subsequent 1st Tuesdays, 7 p.m., phone for location, Seattle;  meeting of Citizens for Overt Action, educating the public about the threat to democracy here and abroad posed by covert action, told us about the CIA- Crack connection a decade before the San Jose Mercury report came out, info and to confirm meeting dates 206-547-7735 [confirmed 6/2/10] 

Tues March 6, 7 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  ParentMap: Anthony Wolf: Raising Teenagers.  $20-$25.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Weds March 7, and subsequent 1st Wednesdays, but please confirm at website, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., in the Boards & Commissions meeting room L280, City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, downtown Seattle;  Public Meeting on Police Accountability held by the Office of Police Accountability Review Panel (OPARB),  OPARB is charged with providing citizen (volunteer) oversight of OPA, which is what police internal investigations used to be.  OPARB reviews closed cases only, and ensures that OPA is following their policies.  They also may make recommendations for policy changes.  They also meet with the public to educate them about how to make effective complaints and resolve issues with police.  Open to the public.  info http://www.seattle.gov/council/oparb/  [updated 10/10/10]

Weds March 7, and subsequent 1st Wednesdays, 5:30-7 pm, at Wallingford Community Senior Center, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle;  Monthly Community Preparedness Planning.  Agenda for this meeting tba [added 4/4/11]

Weds March 7, 6 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Science: Brian Christian:  Humans Vs. Computers.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

March 8, International Women's Day

*Thurs March 8, 4 - 6 pm, King County Courthouse Lawn & 9th Floor, Seattle;  17th Annual Candlelight Vigil.  Please join API Safety Center & Chaya as we remember the women and children who have lost their lives to domestic violence.  In October 2011, Chaya & API Safety Center merged our organizations to better serve Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors in Washington State.  info Carmen 206-467-9976 or 2012vigil.info@gmail.com

Sat & Sun March 10-11, 9:30 am - 6 pm, at 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave. S., Seattle;  Compassionate Listening 2-day Basic Intensive workshop.  Would you like to bring a great gift to yourself and your loved ones? What would it be like to offer a deepened capacity for compassion?  Become a Compassionate Listener, and learn ways to foster  bringing peace and healing to your life and our world.  Many professionals, teachers, parents, counselors, coaches, mediators, etc. have found their work greatly enhanced through integrating the deep and powerful practices of Compassionate Listening.  Your personal life will be enhanced, with improved relationships with family, friends and co-workers? and bring compassionate support to yourself.  You will develop skills in our five core practices:  Cultivate Compassion; Develop the Fair Witness; Respect Self and Others; Listen with the Heart; Speak from the Heart.  registration http://march2012intensive.eventbrite.com/  Sliding scale for two day:  $175-375. Partial scholarship money may also be available so please don't let finances be an obstacle.  info Andrea Cohen cohencomm@comcast.net or 206-523-6018

March 10-11, at University Center, Chicago, IL;  International Conference On Health, Wellness And Society.  This conference will address contemporary challenges of health and wellness from interdisciplinary perspectives.  Areas of concern include preventative medicine, public health, proactive wellness and the relationships of social and personal wellbeing to health.  Disciplinary perspectives include public health, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, nutrition, physical and health education, psychology, social work, sociology and communications.  http://health-conference.com

Sat March 10, and subsequent 2nd Saturdays, noon - 3 pm, at Northwest Detention Center, 1623 E J St, Tacoma;  Demand Human Rights At Tacoma Immigration Prison!  The government is using racial profiling and violating the rights of immigrant workers whose only "crime" is working.  We will bring coffee and food, support and solidarity to visiting families.  An injury to one is an injury to all!  For carpool/ ride from Seattle call 206-218-4417 [confirmed 10/11/10]

**Sat March 10, 1-3 pm, at New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Avenue S., Seattle;  This year the City of Seattle is launching a new Race and Social Justice Three Year Plan that will focus on eliminating racial inequity at the community level.  Our goal is to eliminate racial inequities in the community across all indicators for success, including in health, education, jobs, criminal justice / public safety, housing, community / economic development, and the environment.  We need you to be a part of this work! Please plan to attend a community meeting to discuss next steps for the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI).  Register to Maria Rodriguez 206-684-0548 or maria.rodriguez@seattle.gov

Sun March 11, 1 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  EMG presents Discovery: Education of a Noble Child.  $5-10.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Mon March 12, and subsequent 2nd Mondays, 6-8 pm, at Lutheran Community Services Northwest, in the MetLife building just south of the Transit Center near Northgate Mall, 115 NE 100th St, Suite 200, Seattle;  Would you like to rekindle the hope of a refugee child who has fled civil conflict or persecution? If you live in King/Snohomish County you could become a foster parent with LCSNW's Refugee and Immigrant Children's Program.  Countries around the world resettle refugee families and adult refugees.  But only the U.S. welcomes the most vulnerable refugees of all:  refugee youth without an adult caregiver.  And only 21 cities in the nation - including Seattle - have a child welfare program customized to the challenges and aspirations of these brave youth.  The need is greatest for foster homes for teenagers and sibling groups from Burma and the Congo.  We also need bilingual Spanish-speaking foster parents for immigrant youth from Central America and Mexico.  Foster youths' expenses are covered and they receive full medical and dental coverage.  Would you - and/or a parent, friend, or colleague of yours - like to learn more about this rare opportunity?  sign up for a "Foster Care Info Night" with Erika eberg@lcsnw.org or 206-694-5780 or http://www.refugeechildren.net [updated 3/13/11]

Mon March 12, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  David Rothkopf: The Rise of Private Power.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Tues March 13, 7 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Seattle Architecture Foundation: Civic Design: Staged for Transparency.  $10-$20.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

March 14-17, at Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois;  National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies NACCS@40 - Celebrating Scholarship and Activism.  The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies is the academic organization that serves academic programs, departments and research centers that focus on issues pertaining to Mexican Americans, Chicana/os, and Latina/os. The Association was formed in 1972, during the height of the Chicana/o movement, calling for the development of a space where scholarship and Chicana/o students could develop their talents in higher education. For more than 35 years, students, faculty, staff, and community members have attended the NACCS annual conference to present their scholarly papers, many of which have spun into important intellectual pillars.  info http://www.naccs.org

**Weds March 14, noon - 1:30 p.m., at Plaza 600 Bldg., 600 Stewart St., Ste. 205, Seattle;  Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle meeting with Legislative Session Recap with Rep. Zack Hudgins for WA Secretary of State.  All MDC meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch and a guest along with you.  info Justin Simmons 206-736-9882 or http://www.metrodems.org  or http://www.facebook.com/metrodems 

**Weds March 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle;  "The Role of Philanthropy in Boosting Enterprising Nonprofits and Creating Jobs." This discussion features Carla Javits, a leader in the philanthropic community of San Francisco, with a follow-up discussion by Evans School faculty.  RSVP to esevents@uw.edu or 206-221-7779

*Thurs March 15, and subsequent 3rd Thursdays, but please confirm at website, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the 3rd floor conference room, City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, downtown Seattle;  Public Meeting on Police Accountability held by the Office of Police Accountability Review Panel (OPARB),  OPARB is charged with providing citizen (volunteer) oversight of OPA, which is what police internal investigations used to be.  OPARB reviews closed cases only, and ensures that OPA is following their policies.  They also may make recommendations for policy changes.  They also meet with the public to educate them about how to make effective complaints and resolve issues with police.  Open to the public.  info http://www.seattle.gov/council/oparb/  [updated 10/10/10]

*Thurs March 15, and subsequent 3rd Thursdays (Sept to June skipping December), 6-8 p.m., location tba, Seattle area;  Queer Parents Networking Dinner.  Dinner and childcare is on us!  A monthly dinner to meet other LGBTQ families and parents, talk about parenting and other issues that are affecting their lives.  Open to ALL Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian, Gay, Two-Spirited, Queer and Questioning families, including co-parents, and people who have a significant role in the life of a child.  Please RSVP to DeAnn Alcantara Thompson deann@nwnetwork.org or 206-568-7777, TTY 206-517-9670, so we can plan for dinner and childcare.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Hosted by: The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse  [updated 11/15/10]    

*Thurs March 15, and subsequent 3rd Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, in City Hall, Boards & Commission Conference Room CH L280, 601 Fifth Ave between Cherry and James Streets, downtown Seattle, check website to confirm date, time and place;  Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities meeting.  Meetings open to the public.  Members of the public attending the City on official business will find several accessible parking stalls at the Sea-Park Parking Garage, located at 609 Six Avenue.  Wheel Chair Accessible.  ASL interpretation upon request to 206-684-4514 at least two weeks in advance.  info http://www.seattle.gov/scsm/meetings.htm or Marta Idowu marta.idowu@seattle.gov or 206-684-4540 [web confirmed 10/11/10]

*Thurs March 15, 7-9 p.m., at Safeco Field, First Base Terrace Club, 1250 1st Ave. S, Club Level, Seattle;  Join us for NARAL Pro-Choice Washington's 21st Annual Chocolate for Choice, a delicious evening of chocolate tasting that puts the FUN in FUNdraising for the critical work of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington.  The evening also features a contest for best chocolate and chocolatier, a silent auction, and a live auction of cakes and chocolate displays.  All chocolate is graciously donated by over 40 local chocolatiers.  Tickets are on sale at http://www.ProChoiceWashington.org, info info@prochoicewashington.org

*Thurs March 15, and subsequent 3rd Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.,  GLBT Legal Clinic.  Have you and your significant other recently decided to get registered but you have questions about what that means legally?  Are you already registered and curious about the recent changes in the law?  Are you thinking about having children together and want to know how to make sure you both have parental rights?  Do you have other questions about adoption, surrogacy, etc.?  Or are you and your partner breaking up and needing help getting a "divorce"?  Are you concerned about an experience on the job and wondering if you're being discriminated against?  Are you transitioning gender and wanting help making your legal paperwork match your gender?  These are just some of the issues the GLBT Legal Clinic can help you with.  The GLBT Legal Clinic is sponsored by the GLBT Bar Association of Washington Foundation (QLaw Foundation) and is one of the King County Bar Association  Neighborhood Legal Clinic Specialty Clinics.  The clinic is free of charge. At the clinic, volunteer attorneys assist clients in 30 minute client meetings.  The attorneys provide clients with individualized legal advice and information.  Clinic attorneys will answer questions and provide information in a variety of areas including family law, debt and bankruptcy, divorce/ dissolution, employment discrimination, and transgender legal issues.  The clinic is open to everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  Help us advertise the clinic by looking for us on Facebook, and add a link to our page http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/GLBT-Legal-Clinic/243224955160, Appointments can be made by calling 206-235-7325 Tuesdays between noon and 3 p.m.

**Fri March 16, and subsequent Fridays, 7-9:30 p.m., at Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Pl., West of I-5, just North of 50th, Metro Bus Routes 16, 26 & 44, Seattle;  Friday Night At the Meaningful Movies and Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice present Social Justice documentary film and community discussion!  Film:  'Into The Current: Burma's Political Prisoners' (76 min, Jeanne Hallacy , 2011 )  And a Panel Discussion with Bo Kyi, Renowned Burmese Human Rights Advocate, San San Maw, Former Political Prisoner From Burma, and others.  Despite recent news of the release of hundreds of political prisoners in Burma, hundreds more remain behind bars where they have suffered brutal interrogations and torture, including years of solitary confinement. And those who have been released remain vulnerable to being imprisoned again - until Burma's government adopts new laws to protect the inalienable rights of its citizens.  "Into The Current" honors Burma's unsung heroes - its prisoners of conscience - and the price they pay for speaking truth to power in a military dictatorship.  The film illustrates the irrepressible vision of current and recently released political prisoners at a time when Burma has just begun to step toward democratic reform.  Bo Kai: Recipient of numerous human rights awards, Bo Kyi, after seven years in prison and fleeing across the Thai-Burma border, co-founded the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma, which advocates for the welfare of political prisoners and their families in Burma.  In the film, Bo Kyi's story is featured alongside those of other former and current political prisoners. This one of only a handful of stops he will be making in the US.  San San Maw: A Burmese Nun, San San Maw was imprisoned twice for challenging Burma's military regime. Each time she was released she spoke out again. To avoid being arrested a third time, she fled to Thailand. In 2008, she was sentenced in absentia to 45 years in prison just before resettling in the US.  Free and open to the public! .. but Donations are kindly accepted.  info http://www.meaningfulmovies.org

*Sun March 18, and subsequent 3rd Sundays, 2:30 pm, in the Horizon House Forum at 900 University St., Seattle;  Health Care For All Board Meeting, all welcome, info Mary Margaret 206-382-3785  or http://www.healthcareforallwa.org/calendar/ [confirmed 8/15/10]

*Sun March 18, and subsequent 18th of each month, 5:30 p.m., this month location tba, in or near Bellingham;  Monthly Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East.  Join others for contemplation, meditation, prayer and liturgy for peace among the peoples of Israel and Palestine.  Each month a different faith community sponsors the vigil.  If you'd like your community to sponsor, contact Mary Robinson-Mohr 360-733-1325 or 360-734-0217 or http://www.whatcompjc.org/calendar.html [web confirmed 10/10/10]

Sun March 18, 5 pm potluck, 6 pm announcements, 6:30 - 8 pm program, at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70th, Seattle;  Seattle Chapter Fellowship of Reconciliation program with topic TBA.  Free, collection will be taken.  all welcome.  info 206-789-5565

**Mon March 19, and subsequent 3rd Mondays (4th Mon Jan & Feb), 5:30-7:30 pm, in the City Hall, Boards & Commission Conference Room CH L280, 600 4th Ave between Cherry and James Streets, downtown Seattle, check website to confirm date, time and place;  Seattle Women's Commission meeting.  Meetings open to the public.  Members of the public attending the City on official business will find several accessible parking stalls at the Sea-Park Parking Garage, located at 609 Six Avenue.  Wheel Chair Accessible.  ASL interpretation upon request to 206-684-4537 at least two weeks in advance.  info http://www.seattle.gov/womenscommission/meetings.htm  or Marta Idowu 206-684-4540 or Marta.Idowu@seattle.gov [web confirmed 10/11/10]

*Tues March 20, and most 3rd Tuesdays, please confirm at website, 3-5 p.m., at Planned Parenthood, 2001 E. Madison St., Seattle;  Safe Schools Coalition meeting, a public-private partnership of organizations (government agencies, schools, community agencies, churches, youth/student groups, gay/lesbian groups, human rights groups) and 400+ individuals working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.  Everyone is welcome - students, school employees, parents/guardians, community agencies, and individual community members.  All Ages Welcome. You don't need to be a member to attend a Coalition meeting.  It's not a "board" meeting. We network, plan joint projects, problem-solve, share cool freebies, and often have a speaker or video.  Please park on the streets, don't park in the Planned Parenthood or church parking lot.  attend in person  or by phone;  Please don't have your cell phone out on the first floor at Planned Parenthood due to HPAA (medical privacy) regs.  details about how to call in or attend, and info Beth 206-296-4970 or beth.reis@kingcounty.gov or http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/meet_who_when_where.html or 206-451-SAFE (7233)

*Tues March 20, and subsequent 3rd Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm, at the Seattle University Admission & Alumni building, 824 12th Ave. (SE corner of 12th & E. Marion), Seattle;  Seattle Police Department/LGBTQ Advisory Council Meeting.  The Seattle Police Department's Sexual Minorities/LGBTQ Advisory Council is a Council established by the Police Department to increase relationships and communications between the community and the Department.  info 206-684-8760 or Daniel Dueball Daniel.Dueball@seattle.gov or http://www.seattlelgbt.org [updated 10/14/10]

*Tues March 20, and subsequent 3rd Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, at Mosaic Coffeehouse 4401 2nd Ave NE, Wallingford, Seattle;  meeting of the Seattle Burma Roundtable working to promote Human Rights in Burma;  info 206-784-6873 or burma@u.washington.edu or http://students.washington.edu/burma/  [confirmed 4/17/11]

March 21, United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

*Weds March 21, and subsequent 3rd Wednesdays, 6-8 or 9 p.m., at Cascade People's Center, 309 Pontius Ave. N., Seattle;  meeting of Cascade Neighborhood Council, South Lake Union neighborhood, info cncsecretary@hotmail.com  [updated 10/14/10]  

**March 22, 23, 26, 28, and 29, at the Good Shepherd Center in the Wallingford Neighborhood, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle ;  Dispute Resolution Center of King County Mediation Training.  A 40-hour intensive training designed to teach the skills needed to become a facilitative mediator. This training model uses the interest-based approach common in community dispute resolution. You will learn to be a neutral third party, manage highly charged negotiations, and empower clients to find solutions that meet everyone's needs.  The facilitative mediation model will give you the foundation needed to handle conflicts between neighbors, employers-employees, merchants-consumers, landlords-tenants, and a variety of interpersonal conflicts.  This training meets the classroom requirement for certification through the Washington Mediation Association. Additional specialized training may be required for some types of conflicts.  Mediation students who complete the classroom training are eligible to apply for the DRC mentored practicum. Ask about an application.  $850 ($800 for early bird registrations 10+ days before first day of course), $25 for CLEs or CEUs.  Register at http://www.kcdrc.org

March 22-24, in San Antonio TX;  International Conference of Cultural and Social Aspects of Research.  The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration among scholars, practitioners, educators and graduate students from multiple disciplines. The attendance of more than 200 delegates from different countries is expected.  info http://www.uiw.edu/education/conference.html

March 22, United Nations World Water Day

**March 23-26, in Washington, DC;   The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) is pleased to co-sponsor the 2012 Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice.  info http://www.nrcat.org/ead

**Fri-Sat March 23-24, Sundown to Sundown, Nationwide;  National Day of Unplugging.  For 24 hours people across the nation will reclaim time, slow down their lives, and reconnect with friends, family, the community, and themselves.  The Sabbath Manifesto is a creative project designed to slow down lives in an increasingly hectic world. The goal of the National Day of Unplugging (NDU) is to encourage a healthy and balanced lifestyle rooted in the ancient notion of a day of rest. The Sabbath Manifesto's principles were created for individual interpretation, but for one day they are asking you to take the challenge of Principle Number 1: Avoid Technology.  info http://www.sabbathmanifesto.org/unplug

March 24 - April 4, Alliance for Global Justice presents a Sustainable Agriculture Delegation To Nicaragua.  Co-sponsored by Nicaragua Center for Community Action (NICCA) & Food First/ Institute for Food and Development Policy.  $1250.  info and application Diana 510-525-5497 or Suzanne 510-654-8635 or nicca@igc.org

**March 24-27, in Washington D.C.;  The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is accepting applications for its annual Safe Schools Advocacy Conference (SSAS).  For selected participants, SSAS is a completely free annual four-day conference focused on bullying and harassment for students and non-students alike.  Participants learn about issues surrounding bullying and harassment as well as current efforts to address the problem. Participants also learn about effective advocacy strategies. After learning how to advocate, attendees spend the final day of the program visiting with their Members of Congress to share their stories and press for key pieces of federal legislation to address bullying and harassment. GLSEN will continue to engage SSAS participants beyond the conference by keeping participants informed about legislative achievements, as well as working with participants on long-term outreach and advocacy efforts.  SSAS Participants are chosen from a nationwide pool of applicants with increased consideration given to applicants from key legislative districts or states;  however, regardless of where you live, anyone interested in the conference is encouraged to apply. GLSEN covers the entire cost of the conference, including participants' travel, accommodation, and meals.  The application is available on GLSEN's website at http://action.glsen.org/page/s/ssas-2012

March 24-27, at Rapid City SD;  American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) 31st Annual AIHEC Student Conference.  info http://www.aihec.org/

**March 24 & 25, in Seattle;  2-day (16-hour) Training in Kingian Nonviolence with Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm, Kazu Haga, & Jonathan Lewis.  info Kathryn nonviolence.seattle@gmail.com or Kaeley 509-680-4212

Sat March 24, noon, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  Saturday Family Concerts: Gustafer Yellowgold with Seattle Rock Orchestra.  Free, $5, $25.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

*Sat March 24, 6:30 pm, at Westin Hotel Seattle;  Support International Justice Mission's work to End Human Trafficking. You are specially invited to join 600+ passionate abolitionists and IJM supporters to help IJM rescue and restore more victims and survivors overseas in 13 countries. Yes, they received a $11.5mm grant from Google recently to help anti-trafficking work in India. That was huge and we're all very thankful for that gift. However, there is so much more work to be done all over the world and IJM is worthy to be supported by us to ensure their continued great work on our behalf.  $125.  Register at http://www.ijm.org/benefits/seattle-registration, info alexsum@msn.com or http://ijm.org/

Sun March 25, 1 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  King/Snohomish Regional Spelling Bee.  Free, no tickets required.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

March 26 - June 8, in the first floor gallery of the University of Washington School of Social Work, 4101 15th Ave. NE, Seattle;  Exhibit "Social Movements: The Personal Becomes the Political," featuring works done by School of Social Work students

**Mon March 26, and subsequent 4th Mondays, 6:30-9 pm, check the website to confirm, at the Sunset Hill Community Center, ground floor, at corner of 30th NW & NW 66th, in Ballard, Seattle;  Sustainable Ballard meeting and Potluck.  Please bring your own bowl, spoon & cup, bring a dish or $5 to cover costs.  This meeting:  tba.  Sustainable Ballard's efforts are aimed at preparing for societal, economic, transportation and infrastructural changes that we see coming from oil depletion in the next decade or sooner.  We do not have much time.  We do not have the answers either.  Each of us have skills we can bring to this effort.  info info@sustainableballard.org or 206-789-7646 or http://www.sustainableballard.org  [usual time confirmed 6/10/11]

**Tues March 27, and many subsequent last Tuesdays, please confirm date and location at website, noon - 1 pm, at Offices of Washington State Bar Association, 1325 4th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle;  forum on a topic of Law & Peace.  This month topic:  TBA.  1 CLE credit usually available. Sponsor: Washington State Bar Association World Peace Through Law Section.  Members: Free, Non-Section members: $25, Law students: $10.  Pre-Registration required.  info http://www.wsba.org/lawyers/groups/worldpeace or WSBA 800-945-9722 [usual times confirmed 10/11/10]

**Tues March 27, and subsequent 4th Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, at Seattle Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle;  NW BioDiesel meeting.  Alternating months between special topic and Biodiesel 101, see website for details.  info nwbiodiesel@gmail.com or http://www.nwbiodiesel.org/monthly-meetings/ [web confirmed 10/11/10]

March 28-31, at Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM;  13th Annual White Privilege Conference.  Intersectionality: Vision, Commitment, and Sustainable Partnerships.  Hosted by: New Mexico Equity and Social Justice Alliance.  Theme: Intersectionality: Vision, Commitment, and Sustainable Partnerships.  Hosted by New Mexico Equity and Social Justice Alliance and sponsored in part by the University of New Mexico Division for Equity and Inclusion and the Office of the Provost.  Keynote speakers include:  Heidi Beirich- Director of Research, Southern Poverty Law Center;  Kimberle Williams Crenshaw- Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School;  Jane K. Fernandes- University of North Carolina at Asheville, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs;  Mary Romero- Professor and Faculty Head of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University.  And a special Pre-conference dinner - 3rd Annual Presidential Luminaria Awards and Diversity Celebration Dinner, featuring keynote Angela Davis, March 28.  info http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/

March 28-30, in New York City;  Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center announces the Human Rights Institute.  Application Deadline Jan 16.   The Human Rights Institute (HRI) is an annual three-day fellowship program hosted by the Human Rights Project in partnership with the US Human Rights Network.  Each year, the HRI brings together a select group of advocates and activists from across the United States to strategize with leaders in the field around the use of human rights mechanisms and standards in local advocacy efforts.  The HRI provides tools for applying the human rights framework to local struggles for economic and social justice, such as the human rights to housing, health, education, decent work, and freedom from racial discrimination.  The HRI also offers tailored workshops on organizing, messaging, and more.  Registration fee $100.  info 646-602-5641 or hri@urbanjustice.org

Weds March 28, noon - 1:30 p.m., at Plaza 600 Bldg., 600 Stewart St., Ste. 205, Seattle;  Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle meeting with program tba.  All MDC meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch and a guest along with you.  info Justin Simmons 206-736-9882 or http://www.metrodems.org  or http://www.facebook.com/metrodems 

Thurs March 29, Church Council of Greater Seattle's Annual Assembly

Thurs March 29, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Jon Gertner: The Creative Magic of Bell Labs.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Fri March 30, and subsequent last Fridays, 5:30 p.m., at Westlake Park, downtown, 4th & Pine, Seattle;  Critical Mass, an organized coincidence of bicyclists who ride around the streets of Seattle en masse. It happens when a lot of cyclists happen to be in the same place at the same time and decide to cycle the same way together for a while. Come join the fun!  [sorry, have no info contacts for this event, anybody connected with the event, please confirm]

March 31, Ceasar Chavez Day (1927-1993). A Mexican American labor leader and activist who became a nationally respected voice for social justice.  Co-founded the United Farm Workers

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, info http://www.olivecrest.org

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, info http://www.nsvrc.org/saam or 206-568-7777; TTY message: 206-517-9670

April is STD month - Know Yourself, Know Your Status.  Order or download your free GYT (get yourself tested) materials from MTV and It's Your [Sex] Life.  http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/gyt/?utm_source=gytnow

**Sun April 1, and subsequent 1st Sundays, 1:30 pm, at Westlake Park, 4th Ave. and Pine St., downtown Seattle;  Silent Vigil to Stop Human Trafficking led by Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center.  info Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center 206-223-1138  [confirmed 8/31/11]

April 4, United Nations International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

**Weds April 4, and subsequent 1st Wednesdays, but please confirm at website, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., in the Boards & Commissions meeting room L280, City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, downtown Seattle;  Public Meeting on Police Accountability held by the Office of Police Accountability Review Panel (OPARB),  OPARB is charged with providing citizen (volunteer) oversight of OPA, which is what police internal investigations used to be.  OPARB reviews closed cases only, and ensures that OPA is following their policies.  They also may make recommendations for policy changes.  They also meet with the public to educate them about how to make effective complaints and resolve issues with police.  Open to the public.  info http://www.seattle.gov/council/oparb/  [updated 10/10/10]

**Weds April 4, and subsequent 1st Wednesdays, 5:30-7 pm, at Wallingford Community Senior Center, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle;  Monthly Community Preparedness Planning.  Agenda for this meeting tba [added 4/4/11]

Weds April 4, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  Science: Jonathan Haidt:  Morality in Religion and Politics.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

April 5, and subsequent 5th day of each month (or phone the following weekday if the 5th is on the weekend), On the 5th Day of Every Month Take Action to Free the Cuban Five, five Cuban men imprisoned in the US.  President Obama has more than enough proof of the innocence of the Cuban 5.  He knows that they never were a threat to US National Security, that they carried no guns and that their only objective was to monitor terrorist organizations based in Miami to avoid the death of more innocent people.  Phone the President 202-456-1111, Fax 202-456-2461, send an electronic message via http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact, info http://www.ifconews.org

**Thurs April 5, and subsequent 1st Thursdays, 6-8 pm, in the City Hall, Boards & Commission Conference Room CH L280, 600 4th Avenue between Cherry and James Streets, downtown Seattle, phone or check website to confirm date, time and place;  Seattle Human Rights Commission meeting. The HRC aims to provide equal opportunities for minorities, aging & persons with disabilities through the enforcement of City ordinances pertaining to equal opportunity and affirmative action.  Meetings open to the public.  You can now listen to the SHRC meetings by calling 206-684-4718.  Members of the public attending the City on official business will find several accessible parking stalls at the Sea-Park Parking Garage, located at 609 Six Avenue.  Reasonable accommodations for meetings and events also are available on request for people with disabilities.  Call 206-684-4500 for disability information.  info Felicia Yearwood-Murrell 206-684-4537 or Felicia.Yearwood-Murrell@seattle.gov or http://www.seattle.gov/humanrights/meetings.htm [web confirmed / updated 10/10/10]

**Fri April 6, and subsequent 1st Fridays, 3-4 pm, [note earlier hours!] at Bayview Park and Ride, intersection of HWY 525 and Bayview Road, Whidbey Island;  South Whidbey Women in Black Peace Vigil, info tenaly@whidbey.com [updated 11/6/11]

**April 7-14, in Venezuela;  Sovereignty In Action: Venezuela Delegation.  Trip Leader Lisa Sullivan, SOAWatch Latin America Liaison.  Delegation participants will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the overthrow of the coup against President Chavez, the most significant people-power victory for the sovereignty of Latin America in many decades.  We will learn about food sovereignty by visiting cooperative agricultural initiatives promoted by the Bolivarian government to boost local production of food staples.  We will also be introduced to a new approach to coffee production.  Sponsors: SOA Watch & Task Force on the Americas.  $1400, does not include fare to and from Venezuela.  Partial scholarships available upon request.  Application & info Dale Sorensen, 415-924-3227 or geodale1@earthlink.net

Sat April 7, changed to May 12, see below, at Seattle University;  Seattle Race Conference "Building Community to End Environmental Racism: Learn, Connect, Flourish.  Track 1: Where We're At: The Environment We Live In.  Track 2: Strategies for Change: The Environment that Supports Us.  Track 3: Where We're Going: The Environment Where all Flourish.  info Mona Baghdadimonabaghdadi@aol.com

**Sat April 7, and subsequent 1st Saturdays, please confirm at website, 10 am, at the cafe in Third Place Books-Ravenna;  Seattle Esperanto Society, the Seattle chapter of an international peace movement. The meeting is an informal discussion and language practice;  beginners are welcome. info http://seattleesperanto.org,  Free online Esperanto lessons at http://www.lernu.net [web confirmed & updated 10/10/10]

**Sat April 7, and subsequent 1st Saturdays, 3-5 p.m., at the Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N, just north of N 50th and Sunnyside N, Seattle;  regular meeting of the merged Citizens Concerned for the People of Iraq and the Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq, since 1996 challenging the U.S. embargo which killed thousands of chidren per month, now reassessing how to promote peace and support Iraqis;  INOC is a program unit of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, info John Reinke 425-869-8793 or http://www.concernforiraq.org [usual time confirmed 11/30/11]

Mon April 9, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  Science: Jonah Lehrer: How Creativity Works.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Tues April 10, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Joseph Lelyveld: The Human Side of Mahatma Gandhi.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

April 12-22, in Seattle;  9th Annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival.  info http://www.langstonarts.org

April 12-14, at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington;  Center for Latino & Latin American Studies hosts "Outside In/Inside Out: (Im)Migrant Communities of the Pacific Northwest".  info http://www.pnasa.org

April 14-22, in Eugene, Oregon;  Common Circle Education, the nation's leadership, sustainable living and permaculture school presents Regenerative Leadership & Urban Permaculture Design.  info http://commoncircle.com or 1-800-376-3775 or vladislav@commoncircle.com

Sat April 14, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Bothell United Methodist Church;  "Why, God, Why?" Breaking the Cycle of Violence

**Sat April 14, 9 am to 3:20 pm, at Fauntleroy Church, UCC, 9140 California Avenue SW, West Seattle;  Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation's annual Spring Assembly "Power Comes from the People", suggested donation $15 includes lunch.  info wwfor@wwfor.org or 206-789-5565

Sat April 14, 4 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  Rachel Maddow: National Security to the Extreme.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

April 16-17, in Toronto, Canada;  Engaging Hearts and Minds: An Agenda for Global Citizenship Education.  info http://www.centennialcollege.ca/HeartsMinds2012

April 16, observed Tax Day. Are your tax dollars being spent in ways consistent with your values?  Let your Congressional representatives know, Congressional Switchboard 202-224-3121, watch for info for local events

April 18, everywhere;  Day of Silence.  Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  info http://www.dayofsilence.org/

Thurs April 19, 9 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  E. O. Wilson: A New Conception of Human Evolution.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

April 20-22, at University of Washington, Seattle;  North West Filipino American Student Alliance (NWFASA) Annual Conference.  The theme is Bagong Bukas: A New Tomorrow.  Submit your workshops to nwfasa.info@gmail.com by Dec 15.  info Nino Ortiz nino.g.ortiz87@gmail.com or 253-226-7756

April 21, Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

Sat April 21, 11 am and 1 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Family Concerts: Johnny Bregar.  $5-free.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

April 22, all day, everywhere;  Earth Day

Fri April 27, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  Seattle Poetry Slam: The Grand Slam.  $10-$15.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

April 29-May 2, in Portland OR;  National Migrant Education Conference.  info Roger Rosenthal rrosenthal@mlap.org or http://www.nasdme.org/

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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, info http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/heritage_month/

May 1, International Workers' Day.  On May 1, workers of the world celebrate the 124th anniversary of International Worker's Day.  Born out of a call for an 8-hour workday in the United States, this day is an opportunity for all workers to show their solidarity with one another, as well as to renew the call for labor rights. 

May 1, solidarity actions with immigrants.

**Weds May 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle;  A discussion of education, title TBA.  RSVP to esevents@uw.edu or 206-221-7779

**Fri May 4, at Experience Music Project, Seattle;  Northwest Immigrant Rights Project 28th Anniversary Celebration with NWIRP's Golden Door or Amicus Award to an organization and an individual doing outstanding work to promote justice for immigrants and refugees.  info michelle@nwirp.org

*Sun May 6, at the Maritime Event Center, Seattle;  The 7th Annual GLSEN Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network Washington State Awards Reception and Auction  is Washington's signature event for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and their allies. This year, we will once again roll out the red carpet for these courageous young people and their allies who are working to stop harassment and end homophobia in Washington's K-12 schools.  Tickets purchases via http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/213231

Mon May 7, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  Michael J. Sandel: The Moral Limits of Markets.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Tues May 8, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Science: Leonard Mlodinow: The Power of the Subliminal Mind.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Tues May 10, 7 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  ParentMap: John Gottman: Making Marriage Work.  $20-$25.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

May 11-12, at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center;  Washington Association for Bilingual Education 2012 WABE Conference

May 11, at the Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue;  The 18th Annual Washington State Nonprofit Conference & Expo with theme: "Extreme Make Over: the Nonprofit Way."   The conference will add to the growing desire for nonprofit professionals and organizations to seek new information and innovative ways to fulfill their missions, secure resources and to discover untapped potential while creating greater value, benefits and outcomes for their organizations. The 2012 conference seeks to secure workshop presenters who will share relevant and challenging information that will equip attendees with new tools for their professional growth.  Presented by Alliance For Nonprofits Washington;  Seattle University Master of Public Administration and Executive Master of Nonprofit Leadership;  Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy;  Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.  info Yalonda Gill Masundire 206-328-3836 or conference@allianceofnonprofitswa.org

May 11, Cultures Connecting presents Unspoken Truths: The Psychological and Social Residuals of African American History.  info http://www.culturesconnecting.com

**Sat May 12, all day, at Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, 16159 Clear Creek Road NW, Poulsbo, and at Bangor, Washington;  Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action Mother's Day Action that will honor the original spirit and intent of Mother's Day.  Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor is home of the U.S. Navy's West Coast Trident nuclear submarine fleet as well as its nuclear weapons storage depot, the Strategic Weapons Facility, Pacific (SWFPAC).  info http://www.gzcenter.org

Sat May 12, at Seattle University;  Seattle Race Conference "Building Community to End Environmental Racism: Learn, Connect, Flourish.  Track 1: Where We're At: The Environment We Live In.  Track 2: Strategies for Change: The Environment that Supports Us.  Track 3: Where We're Going: The Environment Where all Flourish.  Morning Keynote: Yalonda Sinde.  In 1993 Yalonda Sinde helped spearhead the Community Coalition for Environmental Justice (CCEJ), a grassroots organization in Seattle that gained national recognition for eliminating two major sources of air pollution and mobilizing low income communities and communities of color to work together to achieve justice and equality.  The organization also helped form the first people of color and indigenous people northwest environmental justice network.  Lunchtime Playnote: The New Wilderness Project invites participants on a journey where they will be entertained; where they will engage with each other; and connect with diversity, leadership and equity through the lens of creative expression.  info http://www.SeattleRaceConference.org or Mona Baghdadimonabaghdadi@aol.com or 253-232-4763

Sat May 12, 11 am and 1 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  Family Concerts: Message From Guinea.  $5-free.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

**Mon May 14, noon - 1:30 pm, at The Washington State Convention Center, Seattle;  NARAL Pro-Choice Washington PAC presents 2012 Power of Choice Luncheon Featuring Honoree Congressman Jay Inslee, Washington's 100% Pro-Choice Gubernatorial Candidate, and Keynote Speaker Frances Kissling, former President of Catholics for Free Choice, scholar and activist.  Tickets go on sale in March at http://www.ProChoiceWashington.org,  info info@prochoicewashington.org or 206-624-1990

May 17, The International Day Against Homophobia

Thurs May 17, 7 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  Seattle Public Library & Elliott Bay Book Company present John Irving, with Dan Savage.  Tickets TBD.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Thurs May 17, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, downstairs, enter on Seneca, Seattle;  James Fallows: China's Aviation Ambition.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

Thurs May 24, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue, Seattle;  Paul Krugman: An Economist's Take on 2012.  $5.  info http://www.townhallseattle.org

May 29-June 2, in New York NY;  National Conference on Race and Ethnicity  (NCORE) 25th Annual Conference.  NCORE is the leading conference on race and ethnicity in American higher education.  Goal is to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus.  info http://www.ncore.ou.edu/

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June 1 - Aug 31, 2012, from Eugene, Oregon to Washington, DC;  Common Circle Education plans a cross-country permaculture design course on bike, designed for beginner and intermediate cyclists.  Come ride your bicycle with us across the country learning about and promoting sustainability and permaculture.  Our most powerful program yet - a supported cross-country tour (support vehicle, meals and lodging included) to farms and sustainability sites, integrated with our award-winning permaculture design and regenerative leadership certification and much more -- this program will change your life.  This three-month intensive course combines our Urban Permaculture and Regenerative Leadership Certificate training, followed by a Wilderness First Aid training before we head on the road cycling from Eugene, Oregon all the way across America to Washington DC (we'll be roughly following the TransAM bike route - about 4200 miles), promoting and learning about sustainable living and intentional communities.  The stunning places you will visit on this program and the extraordinary people you will meet will challenge and inspire you.  info http://commoncircle.com/cross-country-bicycle-tour or 1-800-376-3775 or vladislav@commoncircle.com

June is Torture Awareness Month.  Suggestions:  Bring a torture survivor to speak in your community.  TASSC (the Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition) can help.  TASSC also has a powerful DVD called "Torture Survivors Speak Out."  info http://www.tassc.org/  see also http://www.nrcat.org National Religious Coalition Against Torture and Washington State Religious Coalition Against Torture http://www.wsrcat.org, Demand International Red Cross Access to Detainees in the War on Terror http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5149/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=3164, Join Rabbis for Human Rights-North America's call for a Commission of Inquiry http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5149/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=3346, National Religious Campaign Against Torture's call for access to all US held prisoners by the International Committee of the Red Cross, download postcards at http://www.nrcat.org/storage/nrcat/documents/icrc_access_postcard.pdf

June is Pride Month - celebrate Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex pride.  On June 27, 1969, the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar.  For the first time in history, the patrons of the bar - many of whom were drag queens, young people of color - fought back, igniting days of rioting in Greenwich Village.  Those riots, now referred to as The Stonewall Rebellion or The Stonewall Riots, are commemorated today in parades and festivals all over the world, usually in late June.  They weren't the start of a GLBTI civil rights movement (it had been brewing for years with small, peaceful demonstrations) but they were the match that lit a fire for generations to come. Read first person accounts about the riots from people who were there and more http://www.workers.org/ww/1998/sylvia0702.html and http://www.stonewallvets.org/photos/NYCPD-mugshot.htm and http://www.glsenco.org/Resources/GLBT%20History/stonewall_riots.htm and http://www.trikkx.com/history2.html, see Washington state proclamation at http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/pride_proclaimation.pdf

Sat & Sun June 2-3, 9:30 am - 6 pm, in Seattle;  Compassionate Listening 2-day Basic Intensive workshop.  Would you like to bring a great gift to yourself and your loved ones? What would it be like to offer a deepened capacity for compassion?  Become a Compassionate Listener, and learn ways to foster  bringing peace and healing to your life and our world.  Many professionals, teachers, parents, counselors, coaches, mediators, etc. have found their work greatly enhanced through integrating the deep and powerful practices of Compassionate Listening.  Your personal life will be enhanced, with improved relationships with family, friends and co-workers? and bring compassionate support to yourself.  You will develop skills in our five core practices:  Cultivate Compassion; Develop the Fair Witness; Respect Self and Others; Listen with the Heart; Speak from the Heart.  registration http://june2012intensive.eventbrite.com/  Sliding scale for two day:  $175-375. Partial scholarship money may also be available so please don't let finances be an obstacle.  info Andrea Cohen cohencomm@comcast.net or 206-523-6018

June 12, Loving Day is a day in June that we honor the Loving v. Virginia Decision of the Supreme court, a Civil Rights victory for the constitutional Right to Privacy decided on June 12, 1967.  Richard and Mildred Loving tried to live in their home state of Virginia and were punished as criminals and thrown in jail. To get out of jail they had to move out of the State of Virginia.  For many years they lived as exiles until their case was championed by the ACLU.  Then on that date, all of the remaining state laws against interracial marriage were struck down.

June 19, Juneteenth has become a worldwide celebration of the end of slavery. It commemorates the 1865 emancipation of all the slaves in Texas by General Gordon Grange. African-American men, women and children who had remained enslaved for two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, because there weren't enough Union troops to enforce the order. It is a holiday that reminds us that laws and policies aren't enough without enforcement, that education and information saves lives, and that freedom is precious and hard to come by. Read more about Juneteenth at http://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm

June 20, United Nations World Refugee Day

June 26, United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Fri June 29 - Mon July 2, 2012, at Seabeck WA;  54th Annual Northwest Regional Fellowship of Reconciliation conference.  info Oregon FOR 503-585-5436 or info@ofor.org or http://www.ofor.org

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July 12-13, at University of Washington, Seattle;  the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses.  info http://www.Climate-Conference.com

Aug 6, Hiroshima Day, anniversary of day in 1945 when the first nuclear weapon was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, first use of a nuclear weapon in war

Aug 9, Nagasaki Day, anniversary of day in 1945 when a 2nd nuclear weapon was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, Japan, last use of a nuclear weapon in war

Aug 11-19, in Eugene, Oregon;  Common Circle Education, the nation's leadership, sustainable living and permaculture school presents Regenerative Leadership & Urban Permaculture Design.  info http://commoncircle.com or 1-800-376-3775 or vladislav@commoncircle.com

Aug 23, United Nations International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Aug 26, Women's Equality Day

Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Ongoing

September is Hunger Action Month

Sat & Sun Sept 8-9, 9:30 am - 6 pm, in Seattle;  Compassionate Listening 2-day Basic Intensive workshop.  Would you like to bring a great gift to yourself and your loved ones? What would it be like to offer a deepened capacity for compassion?  Become a Compassionate Listener, and learn ways to foster  bringing peace and healing to your life and our world.  Many professionals, teachers, parents, counselors, coaches, mediators, etc. have found their work greatly enhanced through integrating the deep and powerful practices of Compassionate Listening.  Your personal life will be enhanced, with improved relationships with family, friends and co-workers? and bring compassionate support to yourself.  You will develop skills in our five core practices:  Cultivate Compassion; Develop the Fair Witness; Respect Self and Others; Listen with the Heart; Speak from the Heart.  registration http://september2012intensive.eventbrite.com/  Sliding scale for two day:  $175-375. Partial scholarship money may also be available so please don't let finances be an obstacle.  info Andrea Cohen cohencomm@comcast.net or 206-523-6018

Sept 8, United Nations International Literacy Day.  info http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/education-building-blocks/literacy/

Sept 16, Mexican Independence Day

Sept 21, everywhere, United Nations International Day of Peace, info about events http://internationaldayofpeace.org/participate/find_an_event.html

**Sat Sept 22, at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle;  NARAL Pro-Choice Washington's 32nd Annual Liberty Ball Auction.  info info@prochoicewashington.org

Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Ongoing

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, for events related to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, please see a Calendar of Events http://kccadv.org

October is Disability Awareness Month, and Breast Cancer awareness month

October is Filipino Heritage month, Filipino American History Month, info http://www.fanhs-national.org/History.html or http://www.geocities.com/fasa_usc/culture/filamonth.htm or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filipino_American_History_Month

October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex History Month.  October holds the anniversaries of the 1979 and 1987 National Marches on Washington, DC for Lesbian and Gay Rights, the latter's date - October 11 - now being recognized as National Coming Out Day.  There will be a new 30-second video available to you free every day at http://www.glbthistorymonth.com, info http://www.glsenco.org/Students/glbt_history_month.htm

October is Fair Trade Month in the U.S., info http://www.fairtradetownsusa.org

Oct 2, Mohandas Gandhi's birthday

Oct 11, National Coming Out Day is an internationally-observed day for coming out and conversation about gay, lesbian, bisexual,  transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues.  info http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-coming_out.html or http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Coming-Out-Day/108332482524425

Oct 16, United Nations World Food Day, info http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/

Oct 22, National Day Against Police Brutality

Oct 24, United Nations Day, info http://www.unausa.org/calendar

Oct 26, everywhere;  Intersex Awareness Day.  On October 26, 1996, intersex activists from Intersex Society of North America (carrying the sign Hermaphrodites With Attitude) and allies from Transexual Menace held the first public intersex demonstration in Boston, where American Academy of Pediatrics was holding its annual conference. The action generated a lot of press coverage, and made it difficult for the medical community to continue to neglect our growing movement.  Since then, activists have used October 26 as a day of grass-roots action to end the shame and secrecy surrounding intersex individuals, as well as the unwanted genital cosmetic surgeries that are performed on intersex children (with or without the parents' knowledge and consent). There are many ways to show your support from participate in event/protest in your community to sharing a film with others!

Sun Oct 31, UNICEF Day, info United Nations Association Seattle Chapter, 206-568-1959 or http://www.unaseattle.org or info@unaseattle.org

Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Ongoing

November is National American Indian Heritage Month, National American Indian Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the United States.  info http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ or http://www.loc.gov/law/help/commemorative-observations/american-indian.php

November is National Adoption Awareness Month.  info http://national-adoption-month.adoption.com/

Nov 1-4, 2012, at Depaul University, Chicago, Illinois;  Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference "What is Critical Mixed Race Studies?"  The CMRS conference brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines nationwide.  Recognizing that the diverse disciplines that have nurtured Mixed Race Studies have fostered different approaches to the field, the 2012 CMRS conference is devoted to the general theme "What is Critical Mixed Race Studies?"  info http://las.depaul.edu/cmrs or cmrs@depaul.edu

Nov 20, National Transgender Day of Remembrance is held  to honor those murdered - at least one a month in the United States alone - for transgressing the rigid gender expectations of the society in which they live.  http://www.gender.org/remember/day/

Nov 20, Universal Children's Day

Nov 20, National Adoption Day, a national day of celebration of adoptive families and an opportunity for courts to open their doors and finalize the adoptions of children from foster care.  Since 2000, more than 30,000 children have had their adoptions finalized on National Adoption Day.  This year on November 20, families, adoption advocates, policymakers, judges and volunteers will come together and celebrate adoption in communities large and small all across the nation.  info http://www.nationaladoptionday.org/

Fri Nov 23, Buy Nothing Day, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year. Get together and take a stand against the chronic overconsumption that is the mother of all our ecological, psychological and political problems.  Don't succumb to the advertising!  Don't buy worthless gifts!  an annual celebration of non-consumerism, info http://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/bnd

Nov 25, United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Ongoing

Sat & Sun Dec 1-2, 9:30 am - 6 pm, on Bainbridge Island;  Compassionate Listening 2-day Basic Intensive workshop.  Would you like to bring a great gift to yourself and your loved ones? What would it be like to offer a deepened capacity for compassion?  Become a Compassionate Listener, and learn ways to foster  bringing peace and healing to your life and our world.  Many professionals, teachers, parents, counselors, coaches, mediators, etc. have found their work greatly enhanced through integrating the deep and powerful practices of Compassionate Listening.  Your personal life will be enhanced, with improved relationships with family, friends and co-workers? and bring compassionate support to yourself.  You will develop skills in our five core practices:  Cultivate Compassion; Develop the Fair Witness; Respect Self and Others; Listen with the Heart; Speak from the Heart.  registration http://december2012.eventbrite.com/  Sliding scale for two day:  $175-375. Partial scholarship money may also be available so please don't let finances be an obstacle.  info Andrea Cohen cohencomm@comcast.net or 206-523-6018

Sat Dec 1, annual Prisoners for Peace Day, a way to support those imprisoned for their stand against war and war preparations, by sending greeting cards to prisoners, and raising public awareness of prisoners for peace. 

Sat Dec 1, World AIDS Day.  We can stop the spread of HIV. Take Action Today.  Around forty million people are living with HIV throughout the world - and that number increases in every region every day.  In the UK alone, more than 60,000 people are living with HIV and more than 7,000 more are diagnosed every year.  Ignorance and prejudice are fuelling the spread of a preventable disease. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. This year, it's up to you, me and us to stop the spread of HIV and end prejudice. This starts by taking action.  info http://www.worldaidsday.org/ info http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/ or http://aids.gov/world-aids-day/

Dec 2, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Fri Dec 10, Human Rights Day commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the U.N. General Assembly. This was the first global enunciation of human rights. It is the foundation of international human rights law, the first universal statement on the basic principles of inalienable human rights, and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.  See the 2010 page:  http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/2010/ and also information about stopping US torture,  http://www.nrcat.org/human_rights_day

Thurs Dec 15, Bill of Rights Day.  Actions to take place in many areas around the country against the The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 and other attacks on civil liberties.  The Bill of rights was ratified 221 years ago, on December 15, 1791. It is shameful that today, in the United States, we are forced to come together in defense of the Bill of Rights and our civil liberties, as the representatives of the 1% who rule this country continue to take our rights away.  Congress is today attempting to bury the Bill of Rights. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) includes language proposed by Democratic Sen. Carl Levin and Republican Sen. John McCain that allows for the arrest and indefinite detention of U.S. citizens by the military, on U.S. soil and without the right of trial. This is an egregious violation of our first amendment rights and comes at a time when we are witnessing unprecedented attacks on our civil liberties.

Sat Dec 25, Christmas Holiday for most Christians.  Christians over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus, the "Prince of Peace."  Do something for peace!

Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Ongoing

Weds Jan 11, 2013, 11th anniversary of Guantanamo Bay prison.  171 prisoners are still there (1/1/12).  Most have been cleared of charges of being terrorists but still will not be released.  Many are still considered suspects but will never have trials.

*Mon Jan 21, 2013, Holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who worked for racial equality, economic justice, and peace

April 10-13, 2013, in Seattle;  White Privilege Conference.  info yvrentas@meridianschool.edu

Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Ongoing

Ongoing Section

Through March 30, at Every Home in Wallingford, Seattle;  Think Green Recycling Challenge,  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - and win $50,000 for a "Main Street Makeover" in Wallingford.  Wallingford is competing against nine other Seattle communities to reduce landfill-bound waste and increase recycling and food waste the most by the end of March 2012.  This contest will measure waste generated by households (that use waste receptacles other than dumpsters) and compare to the weight of similar waste generated one year prior. Businesses are not included in this recycling challenge.  For recycling tips, http://www.seattle.gov/util/ or http://www.wallyhood.org, info: 206-818-4857 and http://www.wmnorthwest.com/seattle/seattlerewards.html

Through March 15, in the first floor gallery of the University of Washington School of Social Work, 4101 15th Ave. NE, Seattle;  Art Exhibit featuring about 20 paintings and drawings by homeless youths in the University District who create works through the Sanctuary Art Center

*Through Feb 29, The city plans to shut down Outdoor Meal sites.  Operation Sack Lunch has been a lifesaving support program for thousands of homeless and hungry individuals in the Seattle area for more than 23 years. The Outdoor Meal Site has given us the ability to serve those meals humanely and safely for the past 17 years.  Out of the 210,000 hot meals that Operation: Sack Lunch  Mayor McGinn and his new Seattle Human Service Director from Atlanta, Georgia, Danette Smith, have decided to close this invaluable resource to our entire community on 02/29/2012.  It is disturbing that one person in a position of power, paid by tax payer dollars, has the ability to dismantle and destroy a vital safety net in the emergency food system.  Call, email, or write the Seattle Mayor and Seattle City Council members to protest this misuse of power, unadvised action, and to respectfully engage with the Outdoor Meal Providers to find an equitable and collaborative solution.  Phone Mayor McGinn 206 684-4000, City Council 206-684-8888.  info http://www.opsacklunch.org

Through Feb 12, at ArtsWest, Seattle;  All Through The Night.  This play sweeps through the lives of four German women from their teen years to adulthood during the Holocaust, and the aftermath.

Through Feb10, at 1701 Broadway, Seattle;  The M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery at Seattle Central Community College and AFT Seattle, Local 1789, AFL-CIO present:  Antonio Guerrero: From My Altitude.  Antonio Guerrero is one of the Cuban Five arrested in 1998 while monitoring the activities of Miami organizations that were actively violating Cuban airspace and US neutrality laws. They were unjustly convicted in 2001 of consipiracy to spy and sentenced to over 77 years plus four life terms. Since then, a worldwide movement, including ten Nobel Prize winners and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, has called for their release. While in prison, Guerrero learned to draw and paint. His artwork and poetry is on tour across the U.S.  Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Evenings: Tues. and Wed. 5-7.  info 206-934-4379

Through Fri Feb 10, Nominate your community service hero for a 2012 Jefferson Award.  If you know someone whose dedicated service to the community deserves recognition, nominate them!  Honor the unsung hero in your life!  The Jefferson Awards honors ordinary people who do extraordinary things for others.  Created in 1972  as a 'Nobel Prize' for public service, awards are presented both nationally and locally. Join us to recognize Washington's 'unsung heroes' and to inspire volunteerism in our local communities.  info jeffersonawards@seattlecityclub.org or 206-682-7395 or http://www.SeattleCityClub.org/JeffersonAwards

**Ongoing, 9 am - 5 pm weekdays, at 1620 18th Ave, at Madison, Seattle;  the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County's wonderful 2012 TRY directory of elected officials is here.  Come by the office and pick some up or contact us by phone or e-mail to arrange to have them sent to you.  TRY (They Represent You) is a directory of municipal and county elected officials serving King County as well as a listing for elected officials representing Washington at the state and federal levels of government.  In addition to 50,000 print copies that are distributed, an e-version is available on our website. TRY is produced and printed by the League of Women Voters of Seattle Education Fund as a service to help citizens contact their elected officials.  It is provided free of charge thanks to the generous support of the community and our members.  You can donate online.  info 206-329-4848 or info@seattlelwv.org or http://www.seattlelwv.org  [calendar compiler is totally reliant on LWV's directory!  and totally grateful!]  [added 2/5/12]

Ongoing, continuous, Occupy Seattle.  24 hours a day, Currently, we have no base camp. But please stay tuned!  General Assemblies are at 7pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Fridays, and Sundays at the Washington Trade and Convention Center indoors. These GAs are also policy-making (you can bring proposals).  Discussion General Assemblies (GA) will be held:  Wednesdays, 12pm, at the Westlake Park Outdoors on the south end.  Saturdays, 2:00 pm beginning at the Westlake Park Outdoors on the south end.  Most of the proposed times are subject to change..  info http://occupyseattle.org/  Find an occupation near you at http://www.350.org/occupy  See the web calendar for teach-ins and other Occupy related events http://occupyseattle.org/calendar  [updated 12/13/11]

Ongoing, Would you add your name to those of us calling on Mayors and Police Chiefs to respect the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.  [such as the people at Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Seattle!] Just go here http://bit.ly/pRaJWz [added 11/6/11]

Ongoing, protest the seizure of boats on their way to Gaza, violently seized by the Israeli government with imprisonment of nonviolent passengers.  The US State Department has not been an advocate for its citizens.  They would rather join Israel in stating that the citizen diplomats are terrorists.  Obama on Thursday said the passengers on these boats are defying Israeli and American law. He must have been confused. It's the other way around.  State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the U.S. was renewing its call to Americans "not to involve themselves in this activity," and warned of possible consequences.  Call U.S. Emergency Consular Services 202-647-4000 and the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv  011-972-3-519-7575 Tell them you want them to insist Israel free the prisoners immediately and end its siege of Gaza.  info http://www.ustogaza.org [added 11/7/11]

Ongoing, Safe Place program in King County, WA;  YouthCare is the lead organization that is supporting the Safe Place project.  With collaboration from Friends of Youth and Auburn Youth Resources we now have a program that can potentially get kids off the street faster!  Safe Place is program where any youth from ages 12-17 can walk onto any King County Metro Bus and say "I need help or a safe place";  that Metro bus driver will then call their dispatcher who will then call the Safe Place coordinator.  The coordinator will then arrange a place to pick up the youth and transport them to the nearest shelter.  At the shelter the coordinator will work with the youth to access their needs and provide services accordingly.  Safe Place also has a text feature that allows any youth, where ever they are in the US, to text the word HELP along with their location (street, city, state) to 69866.  Within in minutes you will receive a text message that will give you the closest safe place site/shelter and a 1-800 number that you can call!  info Jillian Hill, Safe Place Coordinator 206-204-1405 [added 11/5/11]

Ongoing, Tell the Obama Administration to let UN investigate torture of alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower PFC Bradley Manning!  Sign the petition at http://wh.gov/40y [added 10/15/11]

Ongoing, take action to defend farm workers fired for asking for their workers rights.  Ruby Ridge is part of the Darigold cooperative, a large dairy processing company headquartered in Seattle, WA.  The milk the dairy produces is marketed under the Darigold brand.  http://action.ufw.org/page/share/darigold92011 [added 9/25/11]

Ongoing, Leave Iraq on Time: Don't Cut Social Security and Medicare to Pay for Occupation.  Reps. Barbara Lee (democrat), Walter Jones (a conservative republican), and 75 other Members of the House have a different idea: withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq on the schedule that the U.S. and Iraqi governments agreed upon in 2008 and that President Obama has touted as fulfillment of his campaign promise to end the Iraq war.  Please write your Member of Congress urging him or her to sign the Lee-Jones letter to the President insisting that U.S. troops leave Iraq on time via http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1439/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7435 [added 8/24/11]

Ongoing, tell the city of Seattle that you support Rita Zawaideh's garage sales to help Iraqi refugees.  Please read Danny Westneat's column in Seattle Times about Rita & her offending garage sales at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/dannywestneat/2015737255_danny27.html, and Call and email the Seattle Dept. of Planning & Development (DPD) & Mayors Office:  Diane Sugimura, DPD Director, 206-233-3882 or diane.sugimura@seattle.gov, Diane Davis, Mngr. Code Copliance DPD, 206-233-7873 or DianeC.Davis@seattle.gov, Aaron Fishbone, Mayors Office, 206-684-8556 or Aaron.Fishbone@seattle.gov [added 8/3/11]

Ongoing, Sign a petition to prevent cuts in bus service:  "We value King County Metro service and do not want to see it cut. Please use the $20 congestion charge option to keep services running and keep King County green."  http://signon.org/sign/prevent-metro-transit?source=s.em.mt&r_by=400041

Ongoing, Washington State has a new law to prevent foreclosures.  Starting this date you can ask for a face-to-face meeting with your lender by requesting foreclosure mediation.  Foreclosure mediation is a process where a neutral, third-party mediator assists the homeowner and the lender to reach a fair, negotiated agreement.  During mediation, the lender is required to negotiate with you in good faith.  Homeowners who are in default on their mortgage and have not yet received the Notice of Trustee's Sale and homeowners who live in owner-occupied properties are eligible.  Foreclosure mediation must be requested by a housing counselor or an attorney on behalf of a homeowner.  To request a meeting with your lender, contact a housing counselor or attorney by calling 1-877-894-HOME (4663) [added 5/29/11]

Ongoing, visit Homeless Encampment Nickelsville.  Our new location is our First Location. We have come full circle!  We are at 2nd Ave SW and W Marginal Way SW, 7116 W Marginal Way SW, near bus #23.  The encampment moved because the Lake City location was inadequate, and people were being turned away every night.  Phone 206-450-5268 or 206-450-9136 to see how to help.  Nickelsville can use donations of Batteries AA, AAA, C;  Paper bowls/ cups/ plates;  Toilet paper;  Tents and tarps;  Duct tape;  Bottled water.  Financial donations, Checks please to Nickelsville c/o SHARE  1902 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101.  info scott@nickelsvilleseattle.org or http://groups.google.com/group/nickelsville-announcements?hl=en  [updated 5/23/11]

Ongoing, Tell Attorney General Holder: Stop the political repression against Carlos Montes and other activists.  Call US Attorney General Eric Holder 202-353-1555.  On May 17, 2011 at 5 a.m. the SWAT Team of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and members of the FBI raided the home of Carlos Montes, a long time Chicano activist and active member of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. The SWAT Team smashed the front door and rushed in with automatic weapons as Carlos slept.  The team of Sheriffs and FBI proceeded to ransack his house, taking his computer, cell phones and hundreds of documents, photos, diskettes and mementos of his current political activities in the pro-immigrant rights and Chicano civil rights movement.  Also taken were hundreds of historical documents related to Carlos Montes' involvement in the Chicano movement for the past 44 years.  Carlos was arrested on one charge dealing with a firearm code and released on bail the following morning.  His first court appearance is set for June 16, 2011.  This attack on Carlos Montes is part of the campaign of FBI harassment taking place against the 23 peace and justice activists which has until now been centered in the Midwest.  Carlos Montes' name was listed on the subpoena left in the office of the Twin Cities Anti-War Committee last September 24.  When Carlos Montes was placed in the LA County Sheriff's car, an FBI agent approached and asked him questions about the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.  info seattlestopfbi@gmail.com [added 5/23/11]

Ongoing, If you're one of those people who doesn't actually want a phone book thrown on your front porch, you now have an option to OPT OUT in Seattle.  Start at http://www.seattle.gov/util/Services/Recycling/ReduceReuseExchange/StopPhoneBooks/index.htm [added 5/15/11]

Ongoing, Sign a Petition to Stand with 27 University of Washington Students Who Were Arrested in a Nonviolent Protest to end UW contracts with Sodexo, and international corporation known for human rights abuses.  http://www.change.org/petitions/stand-with-27-uwashington-students-who-were-arrested [added 5/15/11]

Ongoing, alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning has been moved from abysmal solitary conditions to Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas.  His attorney has confirmed that his conditions have dramatically improved now:  he is now held among the general prison population, with the ability to talk to others, read books and newspapers, watch TV, exercise, and is no longer stripped naked.  He has been held nearly a year without any court proceedings.  You can now write to him directly at:  Bradley Manning 89289, 830 Sabalu Road, Fort Leavenworth  KS  66027 [added 5/8/11]

Ongoing, Four men, Zeyad Ramadan, Ghazi Ramadan, Khaled Sury and another unnamed man, were arrested on 19 March in Tripoli, Libya.  They are held incommunicado and as such are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.  Please spread the word and sign the petition for Zeyad and Ghazi release.  http://www.freezeyad.com/  [added 4/8/11]

Ongoing, Sign Petition to Obama:  Say No to the Free Trade Agreement with Colombia.  Development for whom?  Momentum is building fast in Washington to approve the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Colombia.  We cannot let this unfair agreement move forward.  Sign our petition calling on President Obama to say no to the FTA now! http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-us-colombia-free-trade-agreement,  Also Call Congress: 202-224-3121, TTY 202-225-1904 or send an email to your Representativevia  https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml  [added 4/8/11]

Ongoing, The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) calls on the international community to ensure all human rights are respected in Honduras and asks people to write letters denouncing threats and attacks against specific human rights defenders and violent repression of public protest.  Write to Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General Organization of American States (OAS), 1889 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006, USA, svillagran@oas.org, and to Sr. Felipe Gonzalez, President Inter-American Commission for Human Rights, 1889 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20006, U.S.A., cidhdenuncias@oas.org, Please also send a copy to Jorge Alberto Rivera Avilas, President of the Supreme Court of Honduras, cedij@poderjudicial.gob.hn, and COFADEH, Barrio La Plazuela, Avenida Cervantes, Casa No. 1301, Apartado Postal 1243, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, berthacofadeh@yahoo.com, info http://www.afgj.org  [added 3/27/11]

Ongoing, Cesar Chavez inspired farm workers and millions of people who never worked on a farm to commit themselves to social, economic and civil rights activism.  Sign the United Farm Workers Petition for a National Cesar Chavez Holiday at http://action.ufw.org/cecholiday [added 3/19/11]

Ongoing, sign on to the Code Pink letter to protest the treatment of alleged wikileaks source, Bradley Manning, being kept under cruel and degrading prison conditions.  http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/424/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=6079 [added 3/19/11]

Ongoing, Jewish Voice for Peace asks everybody to call the Jewish National Fund at 212-879-9300 to tell them "Stop planting forests on confiscated Bedouin land."  On Feb 16th and again on Feb 17th the Bedouin village of Al-Arakib was destroyed for the 17th and 18th times, the culmination of a week of repeated demolitions, vicious police beatings and shooting of Bedouin children, women and men with rubber bullets by Israeli Riot Police.  All so the Jewish National Fund can plant a forest over the remains of the village.  info 510-465-1777 or info@jvp.org  [added 2/22/11]

Ongoing, Pro-Mubarak forces are assaulting those who've nonviolently protested in Tahrir Sq. in Cairo for a week.  One thing we all can do to help the peaceful protesters in Egypt is to sign this peition that's gaining momentum.  https://secure.avaaz.org/en/democracy_for_egypt/?vl  [added 2/8/11]

Ongoing, call your Congressional representatives at the Congressional Switchboard 202-224-3121 and ask them to co-sponsor Barbara Lee's HR 6045 "Responsible End to the War in Afghanistan Act".  She is planning to re-introduce this bill at the end of January 2011 and would welcome additional co-sponsors.  As of late 2010, neither Jim McDermott nor Jay Inslee had signed on.  [added 1/24/11]

Ongoing, International Action Center calls for Emergency response actions at 5 p.m. at Federal Buildings should fighting break out in Korea.  Also sign a petition to the Obama Administration and South Korean Government at http://www.iacenter.org12  /korea/stopattackondprk

Ongoing, Stop the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement.  Oppose more agreements that weaken human rights and environmental protections.  Call the President at 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414, email via http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact [added 11/15/10]

Ongoing, are you interested in volunteering for an American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Cost of War project in Seattle?  contact Susan Segall 206-632-0500 ext 16 or ssegall@afsc.org

Ongoing, On September 24, the FBI raided seven Chicago and Minneapolis homes of well-known anti-war and international solidarity activists.  Their ranks included a number of trade unionists.  Also raided were the offices of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul based Anti-War Committee.  The original 14 people who have been subpoenaed have indicated that they will invoke 5th amendment rights.  National Call-In Day.  Call President Obama: 202-456-1111 and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder 202-353-1555 to demand:  End the repression against the anti-war and international solidarity activists.  Return all materials (computers, cell phones, papers, etc.) seized in the raids.  Stop the Grand Jury subpoenas of activists.  Also sign the National Petition at http://www.stopfbi.net/sign-the-petition, info http://www.stopfbi.net

Ongoing, Encourage your Congressional Representative to join the Out of Afghanistan Caucus.  Established last May, the "Caucus reflects the diversity and strength of the movement within the House of Representatives to quickly and responsibly end military operations in Afghanistan, while bolstering the United States' diplomatic efforts."  The Caucus has 24 members and is chaired by Rep. John Conyers.  info http://conyers.house.gov or michael.darner@mail.house.gov [added 9/19/10]

Ongoing, Ask your Senators to co-sponsor Senator Feingold's (WI) S. 3197 to require a plan for the safe, orderly, and expeditious redeployment of United States Armed Forces from Afghanistan.  S. 3197 is the companion legislation to H.R. 5015.  info http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-3197 [added 9/19/10]

Ongoing, The White House stepped up its campaign against WikiLeaks yesterday by calling for the whistleblower organization to turn over the secret Pentagon documents still in its possession.  Sign a petition supporting WikiLeaks "End the Secret Wars" at http://www.gopetition.com/petition/38165.html, The petition has been endorsed by Daniel Ellsberg, who was prosecuted by the Nixon administration for releasing the Pentagon Papers a generation ago.  Other signers include Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Rev. George Hunsinger of Princeton Theological Seminary, and Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink.

Ongoing, support Home Depot's inclusiveness.  The American Family Association is organizing a boycott of Home Depot, see BoycottTheHomeDepot.com .  AFA objects because Home Depot employees have gone to gay pride events, and Home Depot has supported some Pride events.  Let Home Depot know you disagree with AFA and appreciate them taking a stand to include all.  Find your nearest store at http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreFinderView?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 and let the manager know you support Home Depot's stand [added 7/21/10]

Ongoing, Bradley Manning is the U.S. soldier now in a US military prison in Kuwait who has been arrested and charged with two violations for releasing classified information (the Wikileaks "Collateral Murder" video showing US troops killing unarmed civilians and reporters) and facing 54 years in prison. He is being held in isolation from the outside world - with no contact with his civilian attorneys working to defend him.  Support whistleblower Bradley Manning. See http://www.bradleymanning.org [added 7/21/10]

Ongoing, at Tent City 3, hosted through Sept 2010 at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 18826 3rd Avenue NW, Shoreline;  Tent City 3, an encampment of homeless people is in need of a few items:  Socks, men's clothes - especially jeans, gently used men's tennis shoes, and women's camisoles (all sizes).  Please if any of you, or anyone you know, is able to provide a meal contact Liz Fenn lfenn60@comcast.net .  It is summer time, so hot dogs, sandwiches, and summer time food would be most welcome.

Ongoing, Free SPC Bradley Manning, Arrested for Exposing U.S. War Crimes in Iraq.  Sign the Petition Now http://www.iacenter.org/iraq/freebradleymanning, From International Action Center:  A 22 year old U.S. soldier, Bradley Manning, has been arrested on suspicion of leaking classified combat video footage and secret documents to a whistle-blower website.  SPC Manning, from Potomac, Maryland, is assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division and was stationed at Forward Operating Base Hammer, located east of Baghdad.  SPC Manning was arrested in Iraq and is currently being held in Kuwait pending further investigations.  The WikiLeaks website posted a video which shows U.S. occupation forces shooting civilians on a Baghdad street during 2007.  The video, which was filmed by the U.S. military, shows a horrendous massacre of unarmed civilians on the ground by a helicopter gunship, accompanied by crude and insensitive remarks by the crew and ground troops associated with the assault. A Reuters reporter and two children were also wounded in the assault.  The Pentagon has not questioned the validity or authenticity of the video. ... Those who are really responsible for this war crime, the U.S. military, far from apologizing have chosen to track down and arrest the person whom they believe released the video, Bradley Manning.

Ongoing, Sign to Condemn Flotilla Massacre and end Blockade and Siege of Gaza at http://www.iacenter.org/palestine/flotillamassacrepetition [added 6/5/10]

Ongoing, Senator Patty Murray is sponsoring a bill to permanently ban offshore drilling on the West Coast.  She would like a showing of support to strengthen her position.  Sign on at pattymurray.com/offshore [added 6/4/10]

Ongoing, support the people of Gaza and human rights.  Israel has used deadly force to stop the Gaza Freedom Flotilla - 9 boats with 700 people taking aid donated by many nations to deliver much needed aid to Gaza (into which Israel is permitting only 81 items, a recent BBC report discovered).  Quick actions you can take are at http://gazafreedommarch.org/cms/en/flotilla.aspx [updated 6/4/10]

Ongoing, volunteering at the Clean Greens Farm, a project of Black Dollar Days.  Join us planting/ weeding.  Bus from New Hope B. C., 124 -21st Ave in Seattle at 8:30 am on the second, third and fifth Saturdays.  You may volunteer Tues - Sat 9 am - how long you can work.  You may volunteer Tues - Sat 9 am - how long you can work.  The address is 20121 West Snoqualmie River Road NE. Duvall.  RSVP and info Lottie 206-324-3114 or http://www.cleangreensfarm.com

Ongoing, Tell our Senators to ratify the START Treaty.  On April 8, 2010, the U.S. and Russia signed a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, a small but significant step toward eliminating nuclear weapons worldwide.  Now the Senate must ratify the treaty.  Call, email or text Senators Murray and Cantwell. Urge them to push for hearings and a vote on the New START Treaty:  Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621 and www.http://www.murray.senate.gov,  Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441 and http://www.cantwell.senate.gov  [added 5/23/10]

Ongoing, sign on to a letter of apology to the people of Iraq written by two soldiers who servied in Iraq, "An Open Letter of Reconciliation & Responsibility to the Iraqi People".  http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5966/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2724  [added 5/2/10]

Ongoing, Ahava skin care products, produced by an Israeli company on illegally-occupied West Bank land, are sold by Nordstrom's.  Go to http://bit.ly/92ZHR0 to send a letter to Nordstrom's VP for Social Responsibility to say there is nothing socially responsible about AHAVA products that are made from stolen resources in a factory built on occupied Palestinian land.  info http://www.bdsmovement.net [added 3/28/10]

Ongoing, Sign the Petition for a National Cesar E. Chavez Holiday!  Cesar Chavez (1927-1993). A Mexican American labor leader and activist who became a nationally respected voice for social justice.  The United Farm Workers and the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation are proud to support the grassroots efforts of the Cesar E. Chavez National Holiday Coalition.  Take Action at http://action.ufw.org/cecholiday  [added 3/28/10]

Ongoing, the King County Bar Association has 10 pro bono programs for clients who are low-income and need representation on civil legal matters, info http://www.kcba.org/legalhelp/ [added 2/7/10]

Ongoing, Tent City 4 is now at Bellevue United Methodist Church, on 108th.  Take 8th NE off 405, go west to 108th and turn right.  The church is on the right a few blocks down.  The camp is in the back parking lot.  Tent City4 residents need help. Nearly 100 men and women are very cold, right now.  They are outside all the time now, but hope to eat inside in a few days.  They have an urgent need for gloves, scarves, hats, Hotties hand warmers (Costco $14.95) and warm coats.  Any other clothing that can be layered like sweats under jeans or coats, or polar fleece vests and shirts are also needed.  They go through coffee, tea, hot chocolate, hot cider mix, soups, creamer and sugar quickly now just to stay warm.  Donations of warm things, blankets, and towels will continue to be needed.  info 425-823-1629 [added 12/12/09]

Ongoing, Contact Congress to cut military spending.  Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621, http://www.murray.senate.gov,  Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441, http://www.cantwell.senate.gov,  Rep. Jim McDermott: 202-225-3106, http://www.house.gov/mcdermott, Rep. Jay Inslee: 202-225-6311 http://www.house.gov/inslee [added 12/12/09]

Ongoing Urgent, take a stand for peace!  Many peace vigils and peace events are listed below.  Show your disagreement with a "surge" in Afghanistan.  You don't make peace by escalating wars.  several new flyers are available, email requests to karenbjones42@gmail.com or jmrepp@comcast.net

Ongoing, Rep. Barbara Lee is a hero.  She understands that congress can stop military escalation by stopping the funding.  Her bill, H.R. 3699 would prevent funding for escalation in Afghanistan.  Jim McDermott and 23 others have cosponsored so far.  Please call him to say thanks, and urge the rest of our congressional delegation to do the same.  McDermott 206-553-7170;  Jay Inslee 206-361-0233;  Rick Larson 425-252-3188, Toll free 1-800-562-1385;  Brian Baird 360-695-6292 or 360-352-9768;  Dave Reichert 206-275-3438 or 877-920-9208 Toll free ;  Adam Smith 253-593-6776;  Norm Dicks 202-225-5916 [added 12/6/09]

Ongoing, Tent City 3 is currently located in the parking lot of St. George's Episcopal Church, at 2212 NE 125th Street, Seattle.  Tent City3 needs batteries, blankets, and gloves  In addition they are in need of tents, tent parts, and tent repair supplies.  If you have anything tent-like laying around not in use anymore, please consider donating it to Tent City 3.  Parts or incomplete tents are also needed and welcome.  Like tents without poles, poles without tents, frame joints, tarps, lumber (pallets and plywood), duct tape, twine, rope, etc.  Oh yes, and tarps.  Our office is open 24-hours per day.  info 206-399-0412 [added 11/28/09]

Ongoing, Thousands of individuals and organisations from across the world are uniting behind one simple idea: that by working together we can achieve a 10% cut in carbon emissions during 2010.  Cutting 10% in one year is a bold target, but for most of us it's an achievable one, and is in line with what scientists say we need right now.  By signing up to 10:10 we're not just promising to reduce our own emissions - we're becoming part of a drive to hit this ambitious goal.  info http://www.1010uk.org [added 9/26/09]

Ongoing, Take Action: Support the Recommendations of the Goldstone Report on Gaza.  The UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, headed by Justice Richard Goldstone, a former member of the South African Constitutional Court and former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, released a 575-page report documenting violations of human rights and international law, war crimes, and possible crimes against humanity committed before, during, and after Israel's December 2008-January 2009 assault on the occupied Gaza Strip.  The reactions of Israel and its supporters were swift and furious.  Israel 's President said the report "makes a mockery of history." AIPAC condemned the report as "deeply flawed".  Contact Ambassador Susan Rice at http://usun-ny.us/Issues/contactus.html [added 9/26/09]

Ongoing, Peace Action Alert: Tell our leaders:  Don't send more troops, Start making peace in Afghanistan.  Groups like Greg Mortenson's Central Asia Institute http://www.ikat.org and Afghan Women's Mission http://afghanwomensmission.org/ are showing us that local civilian projects are far more effective than military actions at stopping terrorism and promoting local democracy.  Contact President Barack Obama:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact, Senator Patty Murray, http://murray.senate.gov, Senator Maria Cantwell, http://cantwell.senate.gov, House members: http://house.gov/ [added 9/19/09]

Ongoing, Ezra Nawi is an Israeli human rights activist who faces jail time for trying to stop a military bulldozer from destroying the homes of Palestinian Bedouins in the South Hebron region. To watch a dramatic video of the incident and his arrest, and to write a letter demanding his freedom, go to http://www.freeEzra.org  [added 8/18/09]

Ongoing, contact state and federal representatives.  Let's truly cleanup Hanford.  Let's begin to envision the possibility of turning Hanford Nuclear Reservation into a sustainable wind and solar farm.  It is not a dream.  We can do this.  info Pat Herbert, sequoia592000@yahoo.com  [added 8/18/09]

Ongoing, hold those who authorized torture accountable.  Not Only Does Bybee Show No Remorse, He'd Write The Same Torture Memos again!  Impeach Bybee Action Page http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum980.php [added 5/2/09]

Ongoing, No Amnesty for Torturers.  On April 16, President Obama said he would not prosecute CIA agents who engaged in torture, because President Bush's lawyers told them it was "legal."  President Obama also said Attorney General Eric Holder would use taxpayer dollars to defend torturers against lawsuits by torture victims, and to pay all judgments if they lost.  These decisions are intolerable and unacceptable. Torture is utterly immoral and un-American. The U.S. ratified the United Nations Convention Against Torture, which prohibits torture and requires prosecution of torturers. In 1947, the U.S. prosecuted a Japanese officer for waterboarding. No lawyer can "legalize" what is illegal.  Sign a petition at http://www.democrats.com/no-amnesty-for-torturers [added 4/18/09]

Ongoing, tell President Obama: We, the American People, Seek a New U.S. Policy Toward Palestine!  Sign the letter at http://www.aaper.org/obamaletter [added 2/9/09]

Ongoing, Online Petition: Hands Off Leonard Peltier! Release Him Now!  Let President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, the Federal Prison system, Congress and the media know you hold them accountable for the safety and wellbeing of internationally known Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier, and you want him released!  petition at http://www.iacenter.org/native/leonardpeltierpetition, info on Leonard Peltier, http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info [added 2/1/09]

Ongoing, in Seattle;  Volunteer with Rising Out Of The Shadows (ROOTS) Young Adult Shelter.  ROOTS opens a church basement to guests (under 25 years of age) every night of the week and provides guests a safe place to sleep and shower along with the chance to meet adults who recognize them as members of our community.  Volunteers are needed for preparing breakfast (6:30-8:30 a.m.) or helping hand out sleeping mats (8-10:30 p.m.).  info http://www.rootsinfo.org,  To volunteer contact Candice 206-632-1635 or volunteer@rootsinfo.org [added 1/19/09]

Ongoing, an open letter to Obama on peace between Israel and Palestine at http://www.endtheoccupation.org/form.php?modin=137 [added 12/28/08]

Ongoing, when weather is cold, 7 pm to 7 am, at Seattle Mennonite Church, in Lake City, 3120 NE 125th St., Seattle;  volunteers needed at Cold Weather Shelter at Seattle Mennonite Church.  Based on weather forecasts 24 hours in advance which predict a temperature below 33 degrees, we decide whether to open for cold weather shelter.  info Jonathan Neufeld 206-361-4630 ext. 7, info http://seattle.wa.us.mennonite.net/  [added 12/14/08]

Ongoing, register to vote!  Registration may be accomplished online at http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/register.aspx, Another site where you can register to vote, https://www.VoteforChange.com, deadlines are 30 days before an election for mail-in, 15 days before an election in person at the county administrative office, You may download a voter registration form or have a form mailed to you from the Secretary of State Voter Registration Page http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/register_vote.aspx, info King County 206-296-VOTE, also please take a minute to check your registration at http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/OSOS/VoterVault/Pages/MyVote.aspx [it really is quick and easy!]  [added 9/13/08]

Ongoing, Watch the Program the Networks Don't Want You to See:  Marijuana: It's Time for a Conversation.  The ACLU has teamed with travel writer Rick Steves to produce a half-hour TV program about the history and current impacts of marijuana laws.  The program is available to Comcast cable subscribers in western Washington, but local network stations have refused to sell us any time slots before 1 a.m.  You can watch it anytime and share it with your friends and family. Please visit http://www.MarijuanaConversation.org to watch the entire half-hour program, plus bonus features such as extended interviews with experts who appear in the video.  The enforcement of marijuana prohibition has led to far-ranging erosions of civil liberties, especially of protections against unreasonable search and seizure. It is a major part of the nation's misguided "war on drugs." In Washington state, anyone convicted of possessing even a small amount of the drug for personal use in private faces a mandatory jail sentence and fine.  info field@aclu-wa.org [added 8/10/08]

Ongoing, Campaign to make César Chávez's birthday a national holiday.  info http://www.ufw.org/_page.php?menu=research&inc=history/07.html [added 3/31/08]

Ongoing, Stand With Tibet.  Sign a petition calling on the Chinese government to respect human rights in Tibet and engage in meaningful dialogue with the Dalai Lama.  http://www.avaaz.org/en/tibet_end_the_violence/

Ongoing, estimation of Iraqi civilian deaths since the US invaded in March 2003, now over one million, see http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html [added 8/12/07]

Ongoing, noon (or anytime), at the Federal Building, Bellingham;  Emergency Response Protest:  If/ when the U.S. bombs or invades Iran.  Meet at Federal Building when you find out about any military action in Iran.  Meetings will follow to discuss further action.  info whatcompjc@fidalgo.net

Ongoing, 4 pm, at the Federal Courthouse, Stewart St. and 7th Ave, Seattle;  Emergency Response Protest:  If/ when the U.S. bombs or invades Iran, Converge!  Lets get a united front of people collectively converging against this outrage!  [don't know who has made this call]

Ongoing, call Washington legislative hotline 1-800-562-6000, TTY 1-800-635-9993 to let your Legislators know what you think

Ongoing, Due to Heavy Demand The video Before You Enlist has been made available at the Virtual US Peace Academy. http://www.chalicebridge.com/JGPLibrary-AtVusPA.html#B4Uenlist [added 9/23/06]

Ongoing, a web resource by Ginny NiCarthy for Abused Women and Advocates.  It describes new material added to her books Getting Free and the easy-to-read version of it, You Can Be Free.  Extensive revisions in this 4th edition with 100 pages added.  They include chapters for abused immigrant women, those facing religious challenges, pros and cons of abuser intervention programs, and much more.  You Can Be Free is also significantly revised with over fifty new pages, including chapters for women who are immigrants, have disabilities, are Deaf, struggle with child custody problems or live in rural areas.  http://www.abusedwomen.org  [added 4/15/06]

Ongoing, ESL Volunteers Needed.  Would you like to learn & share your knowledge at the same time?  You could accomplish this through the teaching of English as a Second Language for Latino immigrants at Burien Mondays & Fridays 6-7:30 pm or at South Seattle Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6-7:30, or for Vietnamese community at Rainier Valley: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2-3:30.  The commitment we require from our volunteers is twice a week 1 1/2 hours per session, a minimum of six months.  We provide full training and you gain the experience of a life time.  info St. James ESL Program, 206-382-4511 or http://www.stjames-cathedral.org/esl

Ongoing, For people who need a reminder about what to do when the FBI (or any other spy agency) comes knocking at y our door, you might want to look at the National Lawyers Guild pamphlet, "Know Your Rights" at http://nlg.org/resources/know_your_rights.htm

Ongoing, Protect your kids from exploitative military recruiting.  The Pentagon has been compiling sensitive data on 30 million youth ages 16-to-25 using a private marketing firm, without the knowledge or consent of individuals or their families.  Working Assets, Mainstreet Moms (the MMOB) and ACORN have put together a useful website.  You can opt-out of this database by following instructions at http://www.LeaveMyChildAlone.org or http://www.moveon.org/r?r=919  [added 9/26/05] 

Ongoing, on 1090 AM radio in the Seattle area;  progressive radio on Air America Seattle and U.S., or listen on line at http://www.airamericaradio.com/

Ongoing, end the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.  Let us bombard the White House and our Congressmen and Senators, and the United Nations, demanding that immediate action be taken to provide food, shelter and security for the suffering people of Dafur.  White House 202-456-1111, fax 202-456-2461, president@whitehouse.gov, Congress http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/index.html, also call your Senators and Representative Senator Patty Murray Washington, DC: 202-224-2621, Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington, DC: 202-224-3441, Congressman Jim McDermott, Washington, DC: 202-225-3106

Ongoing, Volunteers needed for Seattle shelter for homeless young adults who are too old to access youth shelter programs but often feel unwelcome or threatened in emergency programs serving mostly older single adults.  Volunteers set up and clean up shelter areas, help supervise the program, hand out supplies, interact and build positive relationships with guests.  Volunteers must complete a volunteer application, background check, and are required to attend the Homelessness 101 training session to gain a better understanding of the individuals they will be working with.  info Laura Pritchard laura@udsp.org or 206-632-1635

Ongoing, informed advice by Seattle Draft and Military Counseling Center, which is connected with the GI Rights Hotline, a partnership of regional and national organizations that provide counseling and information to active duty GIs, parents and members of the Delayed Entry Program, and others on conscientious objection, discharges and service members' rights.  The center also refers people to legal help and Congressional military caseworkers.  Three counselors (two of whom are veterans) rotate turns on the Draft and Military Counseling helpline at 206-789-2751 and answer question left by email via website http://www.scn.org/sdmcc .  All SDMCC members are volunteers.  Tax deductible contributions always welcome at Seattle Draft and Military Counseling Center, P.O. Box 20604  Seattle 98102, 206-789-2751.  info Mike Barton 206-524-9932

Ongoing, The City of Seattle Police Department is looking for volunteers to support victims of domestic violence.  Volunteers receive over 50 hours of training in crisis intervention and police procedures and in return commit to providing volunteer service for one 8-hour shift each month for a year.  volunteers must have a valid Washington State Driver's License, pass a Seattle Police Department background check, be 21 years of age or older.  info Megan Bruneau 206-615-0892 or megan.bruneau@seattle.gov

Ongoing, Safe Schools Coalition has a 24 hr crisis number for people experiencing harassment or violence at school, it's 1-877-SAFE-SAFE.  This is answered by the crisis phone staff at King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, and they will dispatch your request to a Safe Schools Coalition Intervention Specialist who will, as with the email address, get back to you within 24 hours.  Our intervention specialists are especially prepared to address anti-LGBT incidents, but we don't turn anyone down and can problem-solve & make referrals when students call about other bias-based bullying & violence (anti-immigrant and race- or faith- or disability-based) as well.  And we are especially prepared to help within Washington State (where we can even provide face-to-face services when needed, such as visits with a principal or local law enforcement with or on behalf of a student). But, again, we don't turn callers away even when the problem may be happening in another state or another part of the world.  The crisis number is 1-877-SAFE-SAFE (1-877-723-3723) or by email http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/contact/?id=10, non-emergency info http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/ or 206-451-SAFE (7233) [updated 7/11/10]

Ongoing, support the House Bill HR 1258 to close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, renamed Jan 17, 2001, the notorious School of the Americas, known throughout as the School of Assassins, bill is now supported by members of both major parties, info http://www.soaw.org or SOA Watch 202-234-3440 or info@soaw.org or http://go.sojo.net/campaign/close_the_SOA/explanation, Take Action at http://go.sojo.net/campaign/close_the_SOA

Ongoing, Invest in peace;  The Nonviolent Peaceforce is issuing 100,000 Peace Bonds which will sell for US $10 each. All proceeds from Peace Bonds will go toward the development of the Nonviolent Peaceforce and to fund our pilot project in Sri Lanka, a country striving for peace after nearly twenty years of civil war.  In 2010, when they mature, investors will have a functioning Nonviolent Peaceforce that will help transform violent conflicts around the world.  purchase through the Nonviolent Peaceforce web site, http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org, a secure site that accepts credit cards. They make great gifts for births of babies, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and passages. Each investor will receive a Peace Bond certificate. No goods or services will be directly exchanged for the bonds. They are tax deductible in the USA.

Ongoing, in Iraq;  War;  U.S. Military deaths, http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iraq_casualties.htm, Iraqi civilian deaths http://www.iraqbodycount.net/  the names of the U.S. and British military personnel can be found at, http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casualties/index.html, there have been many, many more civilian deaths reported in Iraq, the war is also costly in terms of money http://www.Costofwar.com compared to cost of education, healthcare, etc or http://www.crunchweb.net/87billion graphics showing the physical dimensions of the volume of $ in currency, Calendar of US Military Dead during Iraqi War, Includes dead in Afghanistan during Iraqi war, http://cryptome.org/mil-dead-iqw.htm

Ongoing, website with information on Farmers Markets in Washington State http://www.wafarmersmarkets.com/

Ongoing, Sign a petition to stop the construction of the "Security wall" being built by Israel and opposed by human rights activists in Israel, Palestine, and around the world, http://www.petitiononline.com/stw/petition.html

Ongoing, Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO) Conscientious Objector legal rights info http://www.girights.org & GI Rights hotline 800-FYI-95GI, A crucial element to slowing the military machine is helping individual GIs get out of the military! As CCCO has done since 1948, we are supporting individuals in their resistance and opposition to war. In particular, we are standing with a group of people - GIs, whose questioning and resistance are often forgotten during times like this. Founded in 1995, the GI Rights Hotline, a coalition of non-profit, non-governmental organizations, provides accurate, comprehensive, and objective information on draft registration, military discharges, civil  rights in the military, and involuntary activation and deployment of military personnel. The work we do and the information we disseminate are known to enlisted people in numbers far greater than the thousands with whom we communicate personally. info on CCCO 510-465-1617 or 888-231-2226 or http://www.objector.org

Ongoing, visit http://www.usaforicc.org to take action to express support for the International Criminal Court and US participation in it!  Isn't it time we stop letting war criminals get away with murder?  This group's Steering Committee consists of UNA-USA, World Federalist Assn, Amnesty International, Campaign for UN Reform Feminist Majority, Human Rights Watch, Independent Student Coalition for the ICC, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Nuremberg Legacy Project, United Methodist Church-General Board of Church & Society, info Seattle United Nations Association 206-568-1959 or info@unaseattle.org or http://www.unaseattle.org

Ongoing, Free Civil Legal Services For Homeless and At-Risk (of homelessness) Youth in the Greater Seattle Area;  Intake for Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW) is open.  We are accepting cases and providing services for youth 12-21 on non-criminal, civil legal issues.  Calls can be from the youth or from service providers.  Intake is 206-464-5936 x239 or 800-542-0794 x239 please leave a detailed message as to your legal issue and how to reach you.

Ongoing, at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle;  volunteers needed for The Young Adult Shelter at University Temple United Methodist Church, now expanding to three nights per week, Volunteers spend all or part of the night at the shelter, between the hours of 8 p.m. - 9 a.m., helping set up the mats and blankets, assisting guests in accessing the services we offer: hot food, showers, hygiene supplies, case management and consultation with our on-site social worker.  We show a video movie each night, accompany our guests outside for smoke breaks, and offer them friendly conversation;  wake guests and serve them breakfast;  taking turns staying awake for two-hour shifts, while the other volunteers sleep in an adjacent room;  training provided for volunteers, but our requirements are simple and flexible: just be there and be helpful;  info Sinan Demirel 206-979-5621 or yashelter@hotmail.com

Ongoing Contact Congress about important issues:  war, civil liberties, fast track Senator Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621 or (206) 553-5545, Senator Maria Cantwell: (202)224-3441 or (206) 220-6400, 888-648-7328  Jay Inslee: (202) 225-6311 or (425) 640-0233 (parts of north Seattle, plus Snohomish, Kitsap)  Rick Larsen (202)225.2605, (425) 252-3188  Brian Baird (202) 255-3536, or (360) 695-6292  Norm Dicks (202) 225-5916, (253) 593-6536  Jim McDermott (202) 225-3106 or (206) 553-7170 (most of Seattle)  Dave Reichert (202) 225-7761 or (206) 275-3438 (Bellevue)  Adam Smith (202) 225-5893 or (253) 926-6681; If you don't know who your Rep is, or live outside WA, contact 2 senators and one rep via the Congressional switchboard is 202-224-3121;  anyone can get the local and federal addresses and fax numbers of their reps by simply typing in their ZIP code at http://capwiz.com/wa/dbq/officials/

Ongoing, Support the Israeli Conscientious Objectors who are refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories.  These brave combat Officers and Soldiers are willing to serve their country and to defend it, but they are no longer willing to participate in the Occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people; visit their website: http://www.seruv.org/ (Hebrew) or http://seruv.nethost.co.il/defaulteng.asp (English)

Ongoing, Sign the National Juneteenth Holiday Petition & Resolution online at http://www.19thofJune.com/petition.html to make Juneteenth become a National Holiday in America, for a celebration of freedom from slavery on the day a group of slaves finally learned about the emancipation proclamation, info Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman, National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign 662-247-1471 or 202-331-8864

Ongoing, Hate Crime Reporting Helpline via organization "Hate Free Zone" to provide crucial support and referral information for individuals who have experienced hate crimes and incidents of all kinds, as well as to allow the HFZ to document such events to increase the community's awareness of hate-related incidents. People can report incidents from anywhere in WA state and can count on referrals in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties. Hate Free Zone plans to expand that capability over time;  hotline number 1-866-HFZONE1 (1-866-439-6631);  volunteers needed, info Anne Buffardi, Hate Free Zone Campaign of Washington 206-723-2203 or http://www.hatefreezone.org [added 1/14/02]

Ongoing, Free Earthquake Preparedness training course, "Surviving an Earthquake", can be accessed at http://www.regionxoti.org by clicking on the course icon [confirmed 10/26/04]

Ongoing Weekdays, 7:15-10 a.m., at Green Lake United Methodist Church, 6415 1st Ave. NE, Seattle;  Green Lake United Methodist Church invites you to On the Edge Coffee House.  For those living paycheck to paycheck who just need a good start to the day, the church offers a free cup of java;  weekday morning prayer from 7-7:15 a.m.; and referrals for those with need from 7:30-10 a.m..  info Pastor Lisa Anthony 206-526-2900 [added 10/13/09]

Ongoing weekdays, 8-9 a.m. and 5-6 p.m., on KBCS radio 91.3 FM, Bellevue;  'Democracy now!' independent journalist Amy Goodman's show with news and opinions not heard on major network news;  info http://www.Democracynow.org or http://kbcs.fm  [updated 4/11/10]

Ongoing Weekdays, please confirm at website, 9-10 am, and 9-10 pm, on Seattle Community Media, cable channel 77/29, daily show of Democracy Now! national independent news hour;  the best in independent journalism each day covering national and international affairs, Hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman & Juan Gonzalez;  Featuring breaking stories around the globe dealing with war and peace, racial, social and gender justice, globalization, media criticism and the environment;  info Seattle Community Access Network, 206-522-4758 or http://www.seattlecommunitymedia.org [updated 9/25/11]

Ongoing weekdays, FamilyWorks Resource Center, 1501 N 45th Street, Seattle;  Free Childrens Playgroups at FamilyWorks with different focus every day;  Monday - LGBT Playgroup 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesday - Grupo de Juego en Espanol/ Spanish Playgroup 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday - Music and Movement Playgroup 12:30-1 p.m., Wednesday and Friday - Everybody's Playgroup 10-11:30 a.m.,  Thursday - Play and Learn Group 2-3:30 p.m., Thursday - Children from China Playgroup 5:30-7 p.m., info http://www.familyworksseattle.org

Ongoing Weekdays, in front of the Mount Vernon Court House;  People for a Peaceable Planet, a Skagit County group Committed to Peace, Justice and Nonviolence holds Vigils M-W-F at noon and on Friday at 4 pm, info http://www.ppplanet.org [updated 06/18/05]

Ongoing Mondays

Ongoing Tuesdays

Ongoing Tuesdays, at the Downtown YMCA, Seattle;  American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) YUIR Youth Undoing Institutional Racism meets weekly.  info Dustin Washington 206-632-0500 ext 14 or dwashington@afsc.org

Ongoing Tuesdays, 4-6 pm, at the SYPP office, 2820 E. Cherry St. on the corner of 29th & Cherry behind the YWCA, Seattle;  Inviting All Youth & Youth Groups!  Do you think the WASL graduation requirement is unfair?  Do you think that students need more power to make change in your school?  Do you feel like it's time to take action and demand Education Justice Now?  Then join Seattle Young People's Project's Education Justice Campaign.  We are a youth (ages 13-19) led group seeking social justice and youth liberation!  The Education Justice campaign is an effort to address the injustices that take place in our schools.  We will work to get rid of the WASL graduation requirement, fight racism in our school system, demand that students have more rights and a voice that is listened to!  Snacks & bus tokens provided.  info 206-860-9606 or http://www.sypp.org [added 9/3/06]

Ongoing Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at SEIU Local 6, 150 Denny Way near Seattle Center;  Seattle Labor Chorus rehearses. All are welcome; no auditions, just come if you like to sing and support labor. Union songs, contemporary protest, songs of freedom.  info 206-524-7753 or http://www.seattlelaborchorus.org [updated 2/10/04]

Ongoing Wednesdays

Ongoing Wednesdays, 1 pm, at 2222 N Pacific St, Seattle;  The InterConnection Computer Reuse and Learning Center Computer Donation Program:  Anyone who volunteers at our center for 30 hours receives a free computer set.  Volunteers also receive free computer hardware and software training.  Come in for an orientation.  No appointment necessary.  info 206-633-1517 or http://www.interconnection.org/index.php?pagina=volunteer/onsite [added 9/24/07]

Ongoing Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, at Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave in auditorium, Everett;  GLOBE, Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment: A Support Group for Youth 14-20.  Sponsored by Snohomish Health District.  info 425-339-5251 [added 4/27/04]

Ongoing Thursdays

Ongoing Thursdays, 5-6 pm, at Ruth Dykeman Youth & Family Services, 15001 8th Ave SW, Burien;  GLBTQ Youth Support Group for youth 13-19 years old.  Come, meet, have fun & hang out with other Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender & questioning youth.  info 206-243-5544 ext 320 [added 4/27/04]

Ongoing certain Thursdays, 6-9 pm, at 45th St Clinic in Seattle;  dental services for homeless youth and young adults.  Patients should be 12-23, currently homeless or have been homeless in the past year (transitional housing residents ok!)  info Wakx (Joaquin) Uy 206-633-7639 or uyj@psnhc.org [added 10/24/05]

Ongoing Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm, Call for location in Bellevue;  B-GLAD - Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group.  Sponsored by Youth Eastside Services, which offers many programs for GLBT youth.  info 425-747-4937 [confirmed 12/12/04]

Ongoing Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm, at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 - 17th Avenue South, Seattle;  The Black Improvisational Theater Troupe Experience Exploring themes central to the Black Diaspora experience in America.  Building Community.  Creative Expression.  and Fun! Come and work with various local actor/educators and learn improv techniques in a safe and culturally specific environment.  No experience necessary.  Just an open mind and comfortable clothing.  The Black Improv Troupe: Initiating a return to Black Renaissance  info Timeca Briggs 206-324-2896  [added 3/5/05]

Ongoing Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., at Tullys, 2100 N 45th St., Wallingford, Seattle;  Conversation Cafés are a citizen initiative for hosted conversations in public places where a diversity of views are welcome;  Conversation Cafes;  in the wake of 9/11, in these times of intense change, when people have as many questions as answers, Conversation Cafes are places to listen, speak and learn in a spirit of respect and inquiry, info Jerry, 206-329-5454, jerryweissman@hotmail.com or http://www.conversationcafe.org [web confirmed 6/22/11]

Ongoing, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, 10 am - 6 pm, at 606 Maynard Ave. South, Suite #107 in Seattle's International District;  APIWFSC Thrift Store to benefit Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center (APIWFSC), donated items and volunteers needed, info 206-467-9976 or apiwfsc@apialliance.org

Ongoing Fridays

Ongoing Fridays, 7:40 am and 2 pm, on KBCS-FM, 91.3, online at http://www.kbcs.fm ;  Green Acre Radio, produced by Martha Baskin, a weekly radio spot with an environmental focus.  info http://www.kbcs.fm [added 4/11/10]

Ongoing Fridays, noon - 1:30 p.m., at Upstage Deli, 940 Water St, Port Townsend;  Conversation Cafés are a citizen initiative for hosted conversations in public places where a diversity of views are welcome;  in these times of intense change, when people have as many questions as answers, Conversation Cafes are places to listen, speak and learn in a spirit of respect and inquiry, info Jim Rough, 360-385-6959, jim@dynamicfacilitation.com or http://www.conversationcafe.org [web confirmed 6/22/11]

Ongoing Sat & Sun, 6-9 a.m., on KEXP 90.3 FM Radio in Seattle and KXOT 91.7 FM in Tacoma, Mind Over Matters Progressive Political Programs, includes Saturday 6 a.m. Alternative Radio, 7 Sustainability Segment with Diane Horn, 7:30 Community Forum, 8 Counterspin by media group FAIR, 8:30 Eat The Airwaves!, political commentary by Geov Parrish and Maria Tomchick of Eat The State! Independent weekly, Sunday 6 Bioneers, 6:30 Between the Lines, 7 Talks/Interviews, 8 TUC Radio, 8:30 Making Contact; the show is also archived for two weeks and streamed live on the web at http://www.kexp.org, info 206-520-5838 [confirmed 5/6/11]

Ongoing Saturdays

Ongoing Saturdays, 10 am, at 2222 N Pacific St, Seattle;  The InterConnection Computer Reuse and Learning Center Computer Donation Program:  Anyone who volunteers at our center for 30 hours receives a free computer set.  Volunteers also receive free computer hardware and software training.  Come in for an orientation.  No appointment necessary.  info 206-633-1517 or http://www.interconnection.org/index.php?pagina=volunteer/onsite [added 9/24/07]

Ongoing Saturdays, noon, at Yesler Terrace Community Center, Seattle;  Food Not Bombs Saturday Free Market (a.k.a. "Produce to the People, Right On!").  Each week, FNB members and individuals from Yesler Terrace - a government housing complex - collect food donated from local co-ops and distribute it.  Occasionally other household goods are donated for distribution.  info 206-933-5708 or seattle-fnb@riseup.net or http://sfnb.revolt.org [added 11/23/07]

Ongoing Saturdays, 2:30-4:30 pm, at Elder & Adult Day Services, 12831 NE 21st Place, Bellevue;  Free Citizenship Class.  Catalyst Training Solutions has been training citizenship applicants in Seattle and the Eastside since 1990.  Director Dr. Elizabeth Love has twice been honored with the State of Washington's Outstanding Citizen award.  The three requirements for naturalization are:  Demonstrated speaking/ writing/ reading knowledge of basic English;  Demonstrated knowledge of US history;  Demonstrated knowledge of US government.  Catalyst Training Solutions Citizenship Program has been specifically designed to meet this need.  The entire process takes about 4-6 months, calling for a commitment from both students and facilitators.  History and government segments are taught in modular format designed to provide a strong foundation in both subjects using effective learning material used by Dr. Love for this purpose.  In addition, students are exposed to almost all forms of tests used in the US.  In the period prior to their interview (6 weeks), students begin individual tutoring.  info ehlove@earthlink.net or 425-643-6799 [added 8/25/09]

Ongoing Sundays

Ongoing Sundays, 5-6 p.m., on KAOS 89.3 FM Olympia;  Northwest independent journalistist Geov Parrish on No Talking Heads [confirmed 10/17/07]

Ongoing Sundays, 6 p.m., at Ravenna United Methodist Church, 5751-33rd Ave. NE, Seattle;  Dignity/ Seattle an organization of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered (GLBT) Roman Catholics, holds weekly liturgies and prayer services;  Dignity/USA and Dignity/Seattle believe that GLBT people can practice their sexuality in a loving, life-giving and life-affirming manner that is consistent with Christ's teachings;  info http://www.dignityusa.org or 206-325-7314 or http://www.dignitypacific.org/Seattle/ [confirmed 6/25/04]

Ongoing Sundays, 7 pm, at Occidental Park in Pioneer Square, Seattle;  Food Not Bombs serves a free veggie meal open to everyone.  We start cooking at about 4 pm Sunday afternoon at 835 Yesler Way, the big red brick Unitarian center on the corner of Broadway and Yesler.  To get involved in the cooking, cleaning, serving or food collection, leave a message at 206-949-0322 or email seattle-fnb@riseup.net  Or stop by Occidental Park Sunday evening, we'd love to meet you.  info 206-933-5708 or seattle-fnb@riseup.net or http://sfnb.revolt.org [added 11/23/07]

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