A memorial to mark the life of D’Vonne Pickett, Jr. will be held Thursday morning at Climate Pledge Arena.
The public memorial service honoring Pickett’s life is slated to begin at 11 AM.
Pickett was gunned down last month outside The Postman, the mailing services shop he opened with his wife KeAnna Pickett in 2018 at MLK and Union. The father, business owner, and youth football coach was 31. Continue reading →
“While her death is sudden and unspeakably tragic, we would like to embrace that intrepid smile of hers to inspire the change that she would have liked to see in the world,” a message on the fundraiser page set up to honor Lopez reads. “If it is time to have an uncomfortable discussion about domestic violence, we would like to give Maxx the opportunity to help start that discussion.”
Proceeds from the effort will benefit LifeWire, a King County provider of housing, mental health, and legal services for survivors of domestic violence. Continue reading →
A lead artist has been selected and the “master art plan” for the project has been created. March brings opportunities for some early looks at the vision for the AIDS Memorial Pathway project connecting Capitol Hill Station development to Cal Anderson Park.
“Destined to become one of the most significant public art installations in the region, the AMP will use public art to create a physical place for remembrance and reflection; utilize technology to share stories about the epidemic and the diverse community responses to the crisis; and provide a call to action to end HIV/AIDS, stigma, and discrimination,” organizers from the Atlas Obscura Society Seattle write about the coming pathway and a tour they are planning to preview the site with project manager Jason Plourde.
Last August, CHS reported on the selection of social practice artist Horatio Hung-Yan Law to lead the project’s artistic vision. ” I create work for regular people that examines issues of identity, memory, history and the meaning of community. As a public artist who is interested in socially engaged work, I value collaboration and partnership with community members through collecting ideas, cultural materials, and engaging residents in planning and production of public art,” Law said at the time. Continue reading →
Prior to Richards’ death, Black said she had concerns about pedestrian safety in Seattle, especially compared to their previous home in Melbourne, Australia. She even mapped out what she thought was a safe night-time walking route with her husband. But he liked to explore, she said, and only followed the map a few times. Continue reading →
Max Richards was out for a walk with his dog Pink on the morning of September 21st when he was fatally struck by a driver. Sunday, neighbors and safe street advocates will gather at Bellevue Pl E and Belmont Ave E for a walk to honor the life of the 79-year-old and to talk about how to make the area safer for walkers, riders, and drivers:
Memorial Walk for Max Richards
Sunday, October 2nd, 1 to 3 PM
Bellevue Pl E and Belmont Ave E
Max Richards was killed crossing at Bellevue and Belmont on Wednesday morning, September 21. Max was walking his dog in a legal crossing. We want to make sure this crossing and every crossing in Capitol Hill is safe for people who walk. Continue reading →