I saw this on Rainier Valley Post and encourage you to carve out some time this weekend to attend some part of it. Registration is free and childcare is provided. Please, friends, make some time this weekend so hear what these people have to say. Let's encourage projects like these in Rainier Valley by at least showing up. Thank you.
This weekend, Great City, the non-profit organization focused on smart growth and urban advocacy, will host a two-day event, called Equitable Growth Dialogues, designed to offer an opportunity for community members, urbanists, environmentalists and social justice advocates to engage in meaningful conversations to help build bridges and find common cause.
The event will begin at City Hall on April 1 with a lunch-time Brownbag, then resume at Franklin High School on Sat., April 2, from noon until 5 pm. Day two will kick off with a presentation from Jeff Pace of the Unity Council in Oakland, California. Pace will share some of the successes and lessons learned from the development of the Fruitvale Village – a mixed-use, mixed-income, transit-oriented development located in Oakland. The day will continue with a series of breakout sessions concerning the impacts of regional growth and urban development on Southeast Seattle.
Community members are encouraged to either drop in for a specific session or attend the entire event. Daycare, translation and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, visit www.greatcity.org. I believe the event is free.