“Breaking Down Housing Barriers” is a two part anti-racism community forum to be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
The first part is an education and awareness panel and discussion, which will “focus on issues that prevent people from finding housing including mortgage default, eviction records and criminal histories… (and) also discuss the underlying role racism plays and how it affects people of color trying to secure stable housing in Seattle/King County.”
The second part is an advocacy and action panel, which will “focus on actions community members can take to help make stable housing more accessible to communities of color.”
Both sessions will be at the Eritrean Community Center, at the foot of Beacon Hill and just off Rainier Avenue at 1954 South Massachusetts.
Find more information at the Solid Ground website.
Thanks to Liz Reed Hawk on the BAN list.
El Centro de la Raza is hosting a series of events for Día de Los Muertos this year.
“The Legend of the Three Deaths” is the theme of this year’s celebration. Opening night is Saturday, November 1. Dinner will be served at 4:45 pm, and the opening ceremony starts at 5:45 pm. Admission is free. El Centro de la Raza is located at 2524 16th Ave South For more information, call (206) 957-4640.
The Ofrenda exhibit, where altars made by community members and organizations will be displayed, will be open November 1-21, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm. You may submit photos to honor your deceased loved ones at the exhibit. Photos of your friends and family who have passed, or photos representing social justice issues are both welcomed. The photo submission deadline is this Saturday, October 25. Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring an original copy for scanning to the Development Office, Room 304.
There will also be a Wednesday Charla (discussion series) on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Admission is free.
- November 5, 2008
Dr. Lauro Flores
“Almas y Calaveras: Roots and Rites of El Día de los Muertos”
- November 12, 2008
Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez and special guest Dr. Gabriella Guttierrez y Muhs
“Opening the Portals of Time Celebrating El Día de los Muertos”
- November 19, 2008
Dr. Deborah Caplow
“The Art of the Day of the Dead in Mexico”