A Conversation About Disability in Higher Education
ASUW Student Disability Commission: online event; 1–3 p.m., free, UW students
This is a call to University of Washington (UW) students who need disability resources or can advocate. The Associated Students’ Student Disability Commission (SDC) and Disability Advocacy Student Alliance (DASA) will host a chat about disability at the UW. The team is currently looking for an ASL interpreter, so get in touch if you’re equipped to do that. Catch this not only to learn about disability advocacy and resources, but also to meet a community of advocates.
Demystifying Jail and Legal Support
350 Seattle: online event; 7 p.m., free
An unfortunate truth about our cocktail of current events is that more people could be jailed, whether from protest or for any reason deemed by the police or people up top. This needs more education surrounding it. A few local nonprofits are joining to talk people through the process of being arrested and what to do from there. They will discuss legal rights and how to make an advocacy and support plan if you or your loved ones are ever arrested. This calendar entry falls under “better safe than sorry,” as many activists and community members continue to fight systemic racism, climate change and other pressing issues.
South Asian Film Festival: ‘Abu’
Tasveer: virtual screening; 5 p.m., free, all ages
The Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF) is celebrating its 15th year by enlivening the whole month of October. The opening night of the festival will show “Abu,” a story from award-winning filmmaker Arshad Khan. The movie uses animation and archival footage to explore Khan’s father’s migration from Pakistan to Canada and Khan’s own search for identity. The film is deeply personal and sure to resonate with most everyone, whether you’re an immigrant, a child of immigrants or trying to figure out your cultural relations. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Khan. TSAFF has an amazing month planned with lots of virtual screenings and interesting events, so stay tuned to what they’re doing.
October First Thursday Art Walk
Pioneer Square Seattle: 5–9 p.m., donations encouraged, all ages
Can you believe that this event is actually happening IRL (in real life)? Real real-life news: The First Thursday Art Walk, which is crucial to this city’s mainstream arts culture, is back and in line with covid-quarantine mandates. Pioneer Square — home to many of the city’s galleries — will excitedly welcome you with evocative, thought-provoking art. Check out the participating galleries at the link above and make a route for yourself. One thing to note: Some galleries may be operating at different hours, so please check before you solidify your plan. Then, grab a mask, hand sanitizer and your coolest outfit gathering dust and head on out to the art walk.
Campfire: Improvised Ghost Stories Online
Unexpected Productions: online event; 8:30–9:30 p.m., $5-15, age based on own discretion
It’s kind of weird when you think about it: Many of us haven’t opened ourselves up to ghost stories since we were kids. It’s unclear why children love scaring the heck out of each other, but maybe it’s a pastime worth revisiting. Unexpected Productions brings back ghost stories, but based on your of-this-world stories. They may be horrifying or they may be hilarious — nobody will know until it happens. To submit your story, just film a quick video explaining the creepy, spooky or inexplicable thing that happened to you. Stories will be chosen as improvisation prompts for the team. If your story is selected, you’ll get a free household ticket ($15) for the night: Awesome! Let’s do our best and in this fun, mature way scare the heck out of each other.
Calendar compiled by Michelle Galluzzo. Got something we should know about? Email it to email@example.com. The deadline for calendar submissions is nine days prior to the date of publication.
Read more in the Sept. 23-29, 2020 issue.