Happy November all you beautiful radctivist (radical activists)! I know the chilly air and early sunsets are a compelling excuse to retreat into hibernation, but that’s all the more reason to stay active, present, and engaged in the many powerful movements around the city…and November is teeming with things to do!
Our Calendar of Events is a great up-to-date resource that will save you the trouble of having to schlep through the interwebs, but if that’s not enough for you to throw on your rainboots, I’ve put together a curated list of the main events I’m planning on attending this month…because I love you and I want to see you and your’s there, too!
Click each event image to check out what’s happening this November and don’t forget to say hello if you see me around!
November 7th at 11 AM: NOT ANOTHER HAIYAN: CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW! MARCH
Join us in a procession from Beacon Hill to commemorate the Filipino people and people around the world struck by man made climate chaos and help us revoke the social license fossil fuel industries think they have to use our region to ramp up the destruction of our people and planet. The march begins at the Beacon Hill Food Forest, wear blue in solidarity.
November 12th,5:30-7:30 PM: OUR ROOTS WITH WEATHER THE STORM TOWN HALL ON GENTRIFICATION AND CLIMATE
Join Got Green’s Climate Justice Committee on November 12th for OUR ROOTS WILL WEATHER THE STORM: Community Town Hall on Gentrification and Climate. In order to address climate change, we must view the health of the community and the environment as interlinked and address the injustices happening to communities of color both locally, nationally, and in the Global South – food insecurity, criminalization, privatization, and displacement.
November 13th, 5-8 PM: FAMILIES OF COLOR SEATTLE COMMUNITY DIALOGUE: MULTIRACIAL FAMILIES
The second of a five part community dialogue series hosted by Families of Color Seattle focuses on multiracial families and features keynote Ralina Joseph, author of Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial. Additional panelists include Jabali Stewart, Kalayaan Domingo, Enoka Herat, Keren Levitas, Don Farwell, and Ana Walker. This event includes a potluck dinner.
November 14th at 10 AM: “EVEN THE WALLS” SCREENING AT SEATTLE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
Even the Walls is a short documentary about the members of Seattle’s Yesler Terrace, a public-housing neighborhood, grappling with the forces of gentrification. The film will be screened at the Seattle Shorts Film Festival at SIFF Cinema in Seattle Center. Tickets are $12/person.
November 21st, 5-8 PM: PIE PARTY FOR FOOD JUSTICE
Join the Northwest Farm Bill Action Group at our fifth annual Pie Party for Food Justice! Enjoy delicious sweet and savory pies from local bakers, sip beer/wine/cider/artisan non-alcoholic beverages, share food advocacy stories, and take action for food justice! Learn from local food movement leaders, including Lisa Mei Yook Woo of the Foodways Project [Hey! That’s me!].
November 27th at 1 PM: #BLACKLIVESMATTERFRIDAY 2.0: THE QUEST FOR FREEDOM
As police brutality and violence (both physical and symbolic) against the black community continues across our country we must stand in solidarity. Black Friday is an ugly manifestation of our capitalist, consumerist, hegemony that we can all actively stand against! Join your community in the heart of Seattle’s downtown shopping district to remind our city that black Friday deals don’t matter, but that #BlackLivesMatter.
What did I miss? Share information about your relevant event in the comments below!