Civic Boot Camp

Video: Civic Boot Camp – COVID-19 & Climate Justice

“The workers that are being most heavily impacted now by COVID are also those that stand to be really heavily impacted by climate. So often it’s those that are already the most economically vulnerable that are being the hardest hit.” – Jessica Koski, Washington State Policy Coordinator for the BlueGreen…...

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Video: Civic Boot Camp – COVID-19 & Climate Change

Seattle CityClub convened a panel of experts on May 15 to go in-depth on COVID-19’s impact on climate change globally, pollution locally, the lessons we’ve learned, and how we can apply what we’ve learned going forward: Watch the video above for the full, in-depth discussion, moderated by CityClub’s Jeff Carter,…...

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Video: Final in series on COVID-19’s impact on marginalized communities

Seattle CityClub convened a third panel of experts on April 17, the final in a series of three, discussing how COVID-19 is affecting marginalized communities and what we can do to help. Abriel Johnny, Community and Tribal Engagement Manager for HealthierHere, summed up the discussion on the virus’s impact on…...

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Video: More on COVID-19’s impact on marginalized communities

Following a successful Civic Boot Camp: Digital two weeks prior, Seattle CityClub convened a second panel of experts on March 27 to go in-depth on how COVID-19 is affecting marginalized communities and what we can do to help. “When we’re talking about health care inequities, we’re talking about a lot…...

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Video: COVID-19’s impact on marginalized communities

Seattle CityClub convened a roundtable of public health experts on March 13 to discuss the coronavirus and related challenges facing homeless communities, people of color, and immigrant and refugee populations. “Viruses do not discriminate,” said Equity Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, Mariel Torres Mehdipour. Torres Mehdipour…...

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Youth Essay and Art Contest

Share Your Civil Rights Story Write an essay, poem, or create an art piece on how current events around civil rights impact your interactions with your community and neighbors. How do those interactions make you feel? Students of color strongly encouraged to apply. Download: Youth Essay and Art Contest Flyer Contest Winners Receive:…...

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Civic Boot Camp Rookie: Housing the Homeless

By Cecilia Knaub The newest Civic Boot Camp dove into the homelessness and housing crisis to enrich Seattle residents’ understanding of the interconnected systems that cause homelessness and the barriers that stall resolution. From the heart of Pioneer Square, at Impact Hub Seattle, attendees heard from a range of speakers…...

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Components of a Livable Neighborhood

Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhood participants divided into groups to discuss the general components of a livable neighborhood and rated them on a scale from low to high livability in South Lake Union. Here are some of the themes from the discussion: High Livability Walkability – sidewalks, pedestrian-friendly, businesses in walking…...

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A Day at Civic Boot Camp: Immigration with Becca Levy

Written By Becca Levy I just moved to Seattle and a week before Civic Boot Camp, I met up with my only contact here. I asked them the questions you ask when you don’t know what you’re doing in a new city. What is the culture like? How I can…...

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Supporting the Immigrant Community: Actions and Barriers

The following list of personal actions and barriers (to support the immigrant community) were compiled from over 50 participants at our recent Civic Boot Camps focused on immigration on August 18th and 25th.  Actions Support grassroots leaders and organizations with my time and resources. Share successful immigrant/refugee stories in the community.…...

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