The Unique Wisdom of Intersectional Identities: A Panel with Local Queer and Disabled Leaders
Town Hall Seattle and Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities: online event; 6 p.m., free, all ages
Did you know the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed 30 years ago? This panel will discuss the points of celebration the ADA brought and the areas for growth and work yet to be done. The amazing panel consists of Neve Mazique, a disabled, multigender, femme artist; Catalleya Storm, a Black, deaf writer; and ChrisTiana ObeySumner, social equity consulting firm CEO and a Black/Indigenous, queer, non-binary and multiply disabled person. The conversation will look at ways to dismantle oppression through lived experiences and where to go from here. There are also really fun things they will be discussing, like the joy, creativity and care that connects the queer and disability communities, where that connection came from and how we can all rally around it.
Harry Potter Trivia, Virtual Edition 3.0
HP Trivia Seattle: online event; 6 p.m., $6.85, all ages
Who’s ready for a special Halloween Harry Potter trivia night? (Please note I am raising my hand, despite having asked the question myself.) A Halloween theme from HP Trivia will surely be epic. The trivia will be based on all seven books, not on the films or any connected works (“Cursed Child,” “Fantastic Beasts,” etc.). In addition, there will be a costume contest to show your Potter pride — characters, creatures or anything magical is up for your interpretation. I’m not saying it is a good idea to bleach your hair for this occasion, but if you’ve been curious how you’ll look with icy locks, now may be the time, since you could at least be a great Malfoy on (computer) screen. Teams can be up to six people, and every team member will need a ticket (except children too young to participate). Details on how it will all work are at the link above, so start preparing like you’re Hermione before final exams.
Justice for Renee and Massi
Joining Missing and Murdered Indigenous People and Families, and Mazaska Talks: Broadway Ave. and E Pine St., Seattle;
1–4 p.m., free, all ages
Two years ago, a wellness check was called on Renee Davis, and within a minute of King County Sheriff’s Deputies Nicholas Pritchett and Timothy Lewis entering her home, she was shot dead. The Davis family is calling on community members to march peacefully from Capitol Hill to Westlake Park to demand justice for Renee. The Davis family is actively seeking justice within the King County system and is preparing to re-appeal a wrongful death case to the Washington Supreme Court; the officers were not criminally charged. If you are able, please show your support for the family and the fight against police brutality. The organizers request that all attendees wear red in honor of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples. If you have any questions, there is contact info at the link, as well as more information on the police killing of Renee.
Haunted Forest: An Immersive Experience
Awesome Events and Grand Farms: 17616 S Vaughn Rd. NW, Vaughn; reservation times, $22-26, ages 10+
Looking for spooky goodness to get you in the Halloween spirit? Well, Grand Farms has been transformed into a medieval horror fantasy. Walk along a trail that transports you to a terrifying realm, with fantastic beasts, dark magic, evil queens and the living dead. While the event is sure to scare, the organizers will be enforcing all CDC and Washington state COVID-19 measures to ensure you don’t have to be scared of anything else if you follow the precautions. You can choose any time slot that works for you, ranging from early evening to late at night, all based on how spooky you want to get.
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. 14-20, 2020 issue.