Virtual Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center: online event; 1:30 p.m., free, all ages
Just because we can’t celebrate in person doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate at all. This year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day is going virtual via Facebook Live with performances from Gathered in This Place Two-Spirit Drum Group, Haida Heritage, Robert Upham and more! The team is also looking to collect videos from Indigenous people about how they commemorate their indigeneity, what this day means to them and how they’re navigating this time. These videos will be collected and formed into a montage, hopefully as a keepsake for the community. You can stream the event at the link above and find how to submit your video! This event invites each of us to support and honor Indigenous people — people who are a huge part of our city’s fabric — as is crucial for those of us on stolen land.
Symbols of Solidarity
Chile Woke and African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center: Jimi Hendrix Park, Seattle; 10 a.m.–8 p.m., free, all ages
Looking for outdoor events to hit up mid-fall? Chile Woke — who are two Chilean feminist art workers — have organized a free, outdoor exhibit of art created during the Chilean uprising, which is one year old, having been ongoing since October 2019. The exhibit will stand in solidarity with the African American community and Black liberation movement. Themes of anti-imperialism, anti-authoritarianism and international solidarity will be present throughout. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available on site to keep the exhibit safe and visitor friendly.
Shop for Success
Dress for Success Seattle: 1118 5th Ave.; 10 a.m.–4 p.m. or 4–8 p.m., $10-40
Dress for Success is hosting a sale with designer goods to help raise money for their programs, which aim to make women financially independent and secure. All items will be priced between $5-125, and there will be Chanel, Gucci and Prada goods. Supporting Dress for Success is a great reason to treat yourself to new duds! You can reserve a shopping time slot at the link above to ensure you get in. RSVP is not required, but it does help during these times so the team can manage the number of people there and so you won’t have to wait in line.
Community Conversation: Democracy in the Age of Pandemic and Protest
mohai: online event; 7–8:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation
With the looming election next month, it’s hard not to worry over what American democracy means in today’s world. The pandemic has brought to light, on a larger scale, a lot of long-simmering economic and racial inequities. No longer is it a time when people can feign ignorance over all of these issues. The Museum of History and Industry (mohai) has brought together a panel of activists, scholars, politicians and journalists to explore the possibilities for America’s democratic future. The video will be captioned in real time to ensure its broad accessibility. Tune in for a discussion on whether this current moment can lead to lasting change. You’ll receive information after you register on how you can participate in the event.
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 Oct. 7-13, 2020 issue.