City of Shoreline Welcoming Week Events - Welcoming Week is a national initiative to promote belonging for all people, regardless of difference. Here are some Shoreline community events you are welcome to attend. All will be online via Zoom. To RSVP and receive zoom link, please email@example.com.
Saturday, Sept. 18, 10am—11am
Local racial equity consultants Kevin Henry and Jolene Jang will discuss the meaning and impact of being "anti-racist" and what you can do as a neighbor, parent, or business owner to make Shoreline a welcoming place for all.
Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, 7pm-8:30pm
Online zoom event. To RSVP and receive zoom link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In support of Shoreline City Council’s Anti-Racism Resolution 467, United Shoreline Organized Against Racism (USOAR) will host focused on learning more about RADAR and other alternative responder models. Presenters: Christina Arcidy, Management Analyst, City of Shoreline; Capt. Ryan Abbott, Shoreline Police; and Brook Buettner, RADAR Program Manager. Email email@example.com, or contact USOAR at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Saturday, Sept. 25, 10am—11am
There has been a rise of reports of assaults, hate crimes, and bias incidents against Asians locally and nationally. Learn more about what you can do to build inclusive, safer communities. Presented by Jolene Jang, culture explorer and grassroots #StopAsianHate advocate.
Voting open until Sept. 30th
During Celebrate Shoreline week in August, community members shared their art and statements about what makes Shoreline welcoming. Go to the Welcoming Place for All logo website to vote for your favorite design options inspired by the submissions. Voting open until September 30th.
King County Library System Online Programs
Great online programs and many book groups available. See attached list and KCLS events webpage for full list of online programs. Welcoming Week events:
TOMORROW Saturday, Sept. 18, 1pm-2pm
Acclaimed author of A Suitcase Full of Seaweed, Janet Wong, will moderate a discussion with a diverse panel of local residents who will share personal objects that are important to their cultural heritage. This one-hour virtual event will reflect the Welcoming Week theme, “Belonging Begins With Us,” through sharing and reflection.
Interracial Dialogues: Coming to the Table: Killing of Hunter Brittain (Shared by Shoreline resident Fred Sims)
Monday, Sept. 20, 3:30pm
Virtual Event. Register online for free.
This dialogue is an activity of the Arkansas chapter of Coming to the Table, hosted by the APJMM Pulaski County Community Remembrance Project in partnership with the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. This is the second of two discussions on this topic. During this dialogue, together we’ll be watching and discussing civil rights leaders' speeches at the memorial service for Hunter Brittain, and we'll talk about action steps for addressing this issue.
Apoyando a familias latinas: ¿Como orientar sobre el crédito tributario por hijo? (Spanish webinar on the Child Tax Credit)
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 11am PT
¡Regístrese aquí!- https://bit.ly/CTC092121
La Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense realizó cambios significativos al Crédito Tributario por Hijos (CTC) para el año fiscal 2021. realizó cambios significativos al Crédito Tributario por Hijos (CTC) para el año fiscal 2021. Este año, el CTC ahora es totalmente reembolsable y está disponible para contribuyentes elegibles que no reporten ingresos por trabajo. Además, el crédito ha aumentado a $3,600 para niños entre 0 a 5 años y $ 3,000 para aquellos entre las edades de 6 a 17. Este seminario web está diseñado para el personal del programa que trabaja directamente con familias latinas. Discutiremos estrategias para orientar a las familias latinas sobre los créditos contributivos y brindaremos recursos disponibles para promover el crédito en su comunidad.
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Online Zoom link Webinar ID: 874 5403 5951. Passcode: 071328
Chicano artist Jake Prendez traces the history of social justice art, from the rise of Mexican muralism to its influence on American artwork from the civil rights era and the modern era. Explore how the means of production and new technologies made art accessible worldwide, and join Prendez as he deconstructs his own artwork to show how it relates to this greater narrative. A recording of the event will be on the Sno-Isle Libraries YouTube channel, and will be available indefinitely. Please register online to receive a zoom reminder.
Support for Afghan Refugees - Newly arrived Afghan families are in need of housing, household items, clothing and volunteer assistance. Anyone interested in helping can connect directly with local refugee resettlement agencies, the Afghan Health Initiative, or directly with the DSHS Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance by sending an email to ORIAinfo@dshs.wa.gov to assist with referrals.
Stand With the Duwamish – Duwamish Tribe is still seeking federal recognition and encourages community members who want to help to contact elected officials. Visit the www.change.org/stand-with-the-duwamish online petition, see link to pdf list of elected officials to contact, and Real Rent Duwamish for more info.
COVID & OTHER RESOURCES
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at Shoreline Library
King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program - Enrollment is open for rental assistance. Read more on the program at this blog post. For information or general questions on the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program, call 206-263-3481 or email DCHS Rental Assistance. Tenant Factsheets available in 25 languages on program webpage.
- Starting Sept. 16th, King County requires vaccination in most public places. See webpage for more info.
Emergency Broadband Benefit - provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a onetime discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from participating providers. See webpage for eligibility guidelines or call 833-511-0311 for info. The King County Library System offers a free Digital Navigator service. Meet with a staff member online or by phone to get help using technology. Make an appointment.
- IT Systems Analyst, closes 9/23
- GIS Analyst, closes 9/29
- Extra Help – Dance Instructor, closes 9/30/2021
- Part-time Extra Help – Front Desk Attendant, closes 10/31/2021
ResourcesEastside Legal Assistance Program Event: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/elap/2020-breakfast-for-justiceUpcoming D&I events put on by the Y: https://www.seattleymca.org/diversity-and-inclusion/welcoming-weekKing County Sexual Assault Resource Center: https://www.kcsarc.org/ (most of the meeting was dedicated to this person sharing about percent of people impacted, their services, etc.)Coalition on Homelessness event on Financial Empowerment on the 30th: https://homelessinfo.salsalabs.org/septemberfinancialempowermentseries/index.htmlWashington Low Income Housing Alliance mostly talked about their advocacy for the moratorium on rent to be extended through March, and their pushing the state for more funding for rental assistance program in order to combat the debt folks who aren’t paying rent during this time are surely accruing. They also discussed the tax code https://www.balanceourtaxcode.com/ and the work that needs to be done pushing for progressive revenue to address the budget deficit that is taking place due to the recession that will negatively impact human services.
COVID-19: Journalists of Color Racial Equity Focused Articles
*Black, Indigenous, People of Color
Help The Helpers Compiled List...Kelly Jacobson
- Highlight people and organizations providing support and resources so that people can either partake or contribute to those resources
- Therapy for Black Women and Girls GoFundMe by Rachel Cargle
- Therapy for Black Girls Podcast
- North Star Health Collective
- Black Lives Matter at School
- Black Lives Matter
- Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
- Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
- Reclaim the Block
- Black Visions Collective
- Civil Rights Education
- Justice Reform & Legal Aid
- End Cash Bail
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- The Sentencing Project
- Equal Justice Initiative
- The Innocence Project
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Dream Defenders
- Communities United Against Police Brutality
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Chicago Bond
- Community Justice Exchange-National Bail Fund Network: Full directory of bail funds by state
- Act Blue Donate to multiple bail funds simultaneously nationwide
- Campaign Zero
- LGBTQ Fund
- Unicorn Riot
- Education & Leadership
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund
- My Brother’s Keeper Alliance
- Black Girls Code
- The Point Foundation
- United Negro College Fund
- Memorial Funds, Foundations, & Petitions (This is not an exhaustive list. I will update this as time allows)