NAACP General Membership Monthly Meeting, Seattle King County NAACP: Zoom meeting; 6:30–8 p.m., $30 annual membership, all ages
The NAACP works across the country to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. The Seattle King County NAACP chapter has open meetings on fourth Mondays monthly, so you’ll always have a chance to connect with the group and help forge the direction of the local NAACP. Annual memberships start at $30 for adults and $10 for youth under 17. This is a great way to support the current movements and ensure you’re working for change. Seattle King County NAACP has open meetings and events all the time; check out seattlekingcountynaacp.org.
Lunch with Reps. Jayapal and Smith staffers, Seattle Indivisible: Zoom meeting; 12–1 p.m., free, all ages
It can seem like the gap between our government representatives and us is way too big. This monthly call with the staff workers of U.S. Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Adam Smith aims to narrow that. It’s a chance for us to get updates directly from our representatives as well as ask questions and voice any concerns. Some of the topics that will be discussed at this lunchtime meeting will be police reform and accountability, the covid-19 aid relief package and the defense appropriations bill Jayapal is currently negotiating. Topics and questions can also be posted prior to the meeting, so you can ask as much as you want. The link to that form is with the event link. This should be an hour well spent.
Womxn On Top: Untold History of Women’s Suffrage, Northwest African American Museum and Greater Seattle Business Association: Facebook Live; free
Aug. 26 marks 100 years since white women got the right to vote; what we often don’t talk about is the countless women who were actively excluded and continuously discriminated against after this monumental moment. The history of suffrage often leaves out the extraordinary work of women of color, most especially Black and Brown women suffragists, and there is no mention that “all women” excluded the right to vote for Native women. This event will host a panel to discuss the untold story of women’s suffrage. The panel includes: Sally Clark, University of Washington director of regional and community outreach; Colleen Echohawk, Chief Seattle Club executive director; and LaNesha Debardelaben, Northwest African American Museum executive director. Womxn On Top is a networking event that works to foster spaces that bring LGBTQ womxn and allies together to build connections and community.
Slipping Through the Cracks: Racism and the struggle for equity in the field of conservation,Woodland Park Zoo and UW EarthLab: online event; 6–7 p.m., free, all ages
Living in the Pacific Northwest, a lot of us really treasure and value the beautiful nature around us, but do we ever think deeply enough about the connection between nature and conservation and social justice? Join this panel as they discuss the intersections of racism, climate injustice and conservation, as well as their experiences as Black and Indigenous people working in and around the field of conservation: a rare conversation!
Seattle Independent Bookstore Day, At participating bookstores across Seattle, business hours, free, all ages
Have you heard of Seattle Independent Bookstore Day? If not, get ready to be excited. Independent bookstores across the city will host little parties. By “parties,” we mean extra fun things only happening on that day — maybe a reading or a scavenger hunt or exclusive books. There is also a passport challenge, where if you visit every participating bookstore, you receive 25 percent off at every store for the next year. If you visit three book stores, you can receive a one-time coupon for 30 percent at any participating book store. So pack your reading list, your mask, your sanitizer and a full tank of gas, and get going to the many amazing bookstores surviving out there! You can find more info and the full list of participants at the link above. Good luck!
Calendar compiled by Michelle Galluzzo. Got something we should know about? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for calendar submissions is nine days prior to the date of publication.
Read more in the Aug. 19-25, 2020 issue.