Local leaders discuss civic engagement and advocacy for marginalized communities this Friday at Civic Boot Camp
What: Seattle CityClub presents a webinar on Civic Engagement with Local Government. This webinar, the last segment of the Civic Boot Camp on Local Government and Politics, features a panel of community leaders who will discuss their advocacy work on behalf of marginalized communities (especially regarding immigrant, refugee, disability and BiPOC communities) and how all of us can become more engaged with local government. How are marginalized community voices represented in local government? How can people outside of government connect with elected officials and advocate for policy changes? What can we do to ensure that all elected officials prioritize equity in policies and programs? Participants and speakers will be invited to join in small group breakout sessions after the panel discussion. Registration includes access to five pre-recorded interviews with local leaders who advocate for LGBTQ and Immigrant rights and a workbook of resources.
Who: Hamdi Mohamed, Equity Advisor, King County (former staff of Pramila Jayapal and refugee from Somalia); Heather Villanueva, Deputy Director, More Equitable Democracy (established award-winning Racial Equity Team) and Robin Tatsuda, Executive Director, The Arc of King County.
When: Friday, November 13, from 1 to 2:30 pm.
Where: Virtual event – More details and ticket information here
Cost: Free for BIPOC community members and youth under 22; Sliding scale of $20, $40, and $75 for others.
About: Seattle CityClub is a 40-year-old nonpartisan nonprofit providing programs that inform, connect and engage people around civic issues to help strengthen our region.
Contact Jeff Carter, Program Specialist, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org