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Seattle CityClub Board Spotlight: Ilays Aden

Seattle CityClub Board Spotlight: Ilays Aden Lessons in Community-Building   Right after Donald Trump was elected president, Ilays Aden co-founded Eat with Muslims, a nonprofit with a mission of “connecting communities through food and storytelling.” At the time, Aden knew that many people thought that Seattle would be the last…...

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Seattle CityClub Board Spotlight: Maria McDaniel

Seattle CityClub Board Spotlight: Maria McDaniel Lessons in Activism & Humanity   For as long as she can remember, Seattle CityClub Board Member Maria McDaniel has spoken out and asked questions. Today, it helps keep CityClub open and inclusive to multiple perspectives, but McDaniel’s voice has not always been as…...

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Seattle CityClub Board Spotlight: Steve Hill

Seattle CityClub Board Spotlight: Steve Hill Human Nature & Civic Engagement   Seattle CityClub’s Board of Directors is comprised of many distinguished community leaders committed to respectful civic engagement, non-partisanship, access to public officials, and productive collaboration. One of them is CityClub Board Member Steve Hill, who discusses pursuing effective…...

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BlackLivesMatter

Voices are calling for local leaders and organizations to share support for Black lives. We hear you, and we’re listening. Seattle CityClub stands in support of those fighting for racial justice and the end of systemic discrimination and violence that for generations have denied Black people their right to equitably…...

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Democracy will not stop

Coronavirus has taken a toll on Seattle’s residents, its vibrant events, our cultural organizations, and countless small and medium-sized businesses. As a nonprofit whose mission is primarily expressed through public events, CityClub has not been spared. But we have been flexible. As Washingtonians commit to staying home and staying healthy,…...

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Seattle is a Bright Spot

by Diane Douglas, Executive Director I just returned from the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington D.C. where I had the honor of speaking on a panel with political scientist, Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, an iconic 2001 study of American civic engagement. Citing evidence from his newest research,…...

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Attention Civic Superstars!

by Brianna Brown, Database + Officer Coordinator  You are somebody who cares about what is going on in your community, participates in community groups and holds your representatives accountable. Take a moment to pat yourself on the back, you are contributing to the overall civic health of Seattle! According to…...

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Citizen Story Project: Joaquin Uy

Joaquin Uy, from Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs recounts he and his parents’ immigration from Manila, Philippines to Cleveland in the early 1980s. Who was the first (or one of the first) family members to become a U.S. citizen? My father Joaquin “Jack” Chiong Uy [from] Manila, Philippines.…...

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Why Knowing Your Neighbors Matters

A connected community is a safer community; a more welcoming community; a community that’s better equipped to solve tough challenges. Studies have shown the potential for community violence increases when citizens feel powerless or disconnected. But crime rates are lower in communities with a strong civic life, as civically healthy…...

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Citizen Story Project: Rich Stolz

Rich Stolz, executive director of OneAmerica, describes his family’s immigration from Germany and South Korea. Who was the first (or one of the first) family members to become a U.S. citizen? My father’s father. Where did they immigrate from? Germany. What did they do to earn a living once they arrived…...

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