Free Veterinary Care for our Unhoused Neighbors
Seattle Veterinary Outreach: 5130 Leary Ave NW, Seattle; 11 a.m.–2 p.m., free
The Ballard Food Bank is hosting Seattle Veterinary Outreach for anyone receiving snap food assistance or experiencing homelessness. Pets can bring great comfort, especially these days, and this event aims to equalize the right to have a pet. If you have love to give, you should give it! Due to COVID, the team has implemented a few rules to keep things as safe as possible. The team is asking clients to arrive at 10:30 a.m. to schedule a time for the day to avoid crowding and excessive grouping. When your appointment time comes, please arrive 15 minutes early and remember to socially distance while waiting.
Green Seattle Days: Live Walks & Talks
Green Seattle Partnerships and Forterra NW: online event; 9 a.m.–3 p.m., free, all ages
Green Seattle Partnerships has organized a full day of walks and talks around Seattle, all to be streamed live from their Instagram (@GreenSeattlePartnerships) for free. The schedule is as follows: Carbon Talk with Lindsay Fromme-Hanna (10 a.m.), Plant Walk with Maya Klem (11 a.m.), Tree Walk with Lisa Ciecko (12 p.m.), Fungus Walk with Korena Mafune (2 p.m.) and Salmon Walk with Kristin Holschbach (3 p.m.). This is a great way to learn more about Seattle and its nature. You can even make some notes to recreate the walks on your own.
Black Voices Matter: Behind the Lines with Journalist Omari Salisbury
Seattle Association of Black Journalists: online event; 3–4:30 p.m., $5–$10
Independent journalist Omari Salisbury and KING 5’s Joyce Taylor will discuss the work of journalism and the current political climate. Salisbury has made a major impact reporting from Seattle’s antiracist uprisings and has deep roots in the city’s historically Black Central District. He’ll talk about his path into the world of media, front line coverage and the push for racial justice. There will be a Q&A session after the conversation, making a great opportunity for journalists, and anyone, to ask Salisbury for advice and general wisdom.
Virtual Ikebana Workshop
Volunteer Park Conservatory: online event; 1–2:30 p.m., $25 tickets
Have you ever heard of Ikebana? If yes, case closed, you already know how cool this will be, so you should sign up right away. If not, I can’t wait to tell you! Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement that promotes a deep understanding and respect for nature materials. The art of Ikebana has grown to be an international phenomenon that spans multiple art forms, such as sculpture, painting and architecture. Fanny Yau will teach the class, discuss the origins of Ikebana and guide students through building their own arrangements. Students will have the opportunity to get individual attention on their pieces and ask questions they may have. Students will need to pick up their Ikebana kits from the Volunteer Park Conservatory the Saturday before the class; if you need special accommodations, get in touch for a different pick-up time. The fun part is that you’ll be in charge of choosing your own flowers and floral pieces, so your piece can reflect your taste perfectly. May this start a beautiful new artform for you!
Intergenerational Japanese America: Larry Matsuda & Kiku Hughes
Wing Luke Museum: online event; 2 p.m., free, all ages
The art of storytelling has always been an integral part of sharing history, especially through times of trauma. Lawrence Matsuda’s first novel, “My Name is Not Viola,” and Kiku Hughes’ graphic novel, “Displacement,” are two works that expose the travesties of systemic racism against Japanese Americans, as well as their resiliency and resistance. The discussion will be moderated by author, educator and activist Gail M. Nomura and is sure to be an interesting and important conversation.
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