Monthly Archives: October 2013

How to Get Involved

Interested in participating more in the Summit but unsure about how? Here are some options for ways to go beyond attendance…

Organize community members to participate in the Summit. Eventbrite - Puget Sound Equity Summit We are asking folks to register by Fri 10/25 to ensure we can accommodate childcare and interpretation needs. Getting more of your community involved is a great way to spark new conversations and ensure more voices are heard on these important issues!
Participate in the Marketplace on Friday night! We envision the Marketplace as a place to facilitate networking, meet and interact with others from our region engaged in equity work and to exchange ideas or promote campaigns. You can host a table to feature posters or displays on issues of equity you have worked on–perhaps multi-issue projects or other programs that can stand alone to serve as a conversation starter. Check out our previous post for more information!
We are also currently recruiting community organizations to participate in the breakout sessions on Saturday, as presenters and moderators. Contact Heidi Hall for more information (206-658-2619, heidi@impactcapital.org).

The Marketplace

As you know, the Puget Sound Equity Summit is drawing near, with only one month to go until the event on Nov 8-9 at the Highline Community College! We have some exciting plans for the Summit, and are hoping to include your amazing work in some of the different Summit happenings.

One piece of the puzzle for the Summit is the informal “Marketplace” which takes place on Friday evening Nov 8 from 5:00pm-6:30pm. (The opening program officially begins at 6:30pm). We envision the Marketplace as a place to facilitate networking, meet and interact with others from our region engaged in equity work and to exchange ideas or promote campaigns.

We’re hoping many of you will participate in the Marketplace by hosting a table to feature posters or displays on issues of equity you have worked on, perhaps multi-issue projects or other programs that can stand alone to serve as a conversation starter.

You can set up at 4:30pm on Friday. You do have to take down displays Friday night because the room will be in use the next day- however, any posters you have can remain on the walls on Saturday.

This is a great chance to promote your work and make much needed and important connections!  For grantees, you may use part of your funds to prepare any materials you might want for the Marketplace. If there are other costs (printing, etc) that you cannot cover, please contact Aileen (information below) and we can see if there are partners that can help mitigate costs. We can provide the tables and chairs.

Please consider participating in the Marketplace! Let me know if you’d like us to save you a space by Monday October 28. 

Contact Information:

Aileen Balahadia, consultant to the Equity Summit
abalahadia@gmail.com
206-250-4299

Pre-Summit Convenings

There’s no doubt about it – the Puget Sound is undergoing constant growth and many changes. Yet, how do we ensure that those who have been historically pushed out and left out of prosperity – people of color, low-income families, immigrants, and others – also have an opportunity to strive and thrive? How can we move closer for struggling communities to gain more accessible public transportation, affordable housing, and living wage jobs?

Get PREPARED for the regional summit at smaller gatherings:

  • Livable Snohomish – October 12, 2013 – 9am to 4:30pm – Everett, WA – Contact Kristin Kelly for more details (425-923-8625, kristin@futurewise.org)
  • Eastside Opportunities for All – October 23, 2013 – 6pm to 8pm – Redmond/Bellevue – Contact Becca Meredith for more details (206-905-6905,  bmeredith@forterra.org)
  • Tacoma / Pierce County – October 24, 2013 – 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Bates Technical College – Contact Skye Schell for details (206-905-6891, sschell@forterra.org)
  • South King County – October 29, 2013 – SeaTac City Hall, 5:30-8:30 – Contact Skye Schell for details (206-905-6891, sschell@forterra.org), and see more details/register here
  • Seattle – This gathering took place October 3 –  Contact Rebecca Saldana (rebecca@pugetsoundsage.org) for details.