Screenprinting Work Party in Support of the 2020 Womxn’s March

Seattle, Washington: Beth Anderson demonstrates proper screen printing technique in the print studio. Photo by Paul Christian Gordon

Join your neighbors for a Screenprinting Work Party (SWP) on Saturday, January 11th from 10am – 2pm at the Pratt Fine Arts Center print studio (yellow building at the corner of S. Main Street and 20th Ave S.).

Participants will help print posters by local artists Eileen Jimenez, Leigh Riibe, and Lynda Sherman in support of January 18th Womxn’s March on Seattle and have the opportunity to take home posters printed at the event. Find out more about the march at Seattle Womxn Marching Forward and RSVP to the event here.

Screenprinting Work Parties are volunteer-run and donation based. Your donation may be your time and good cheer, a snack to share, cash, or any combination of the three.

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Help spread the word about our events or share photos of your experience or the designs by using the hashtag #printworkparty

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 – Friday night concert

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 Tickets on sale now!

Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Season 17 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Janelle Monáe, Oasis, Dolly Parton, Mumford & Sons, and more!

  • Friday, October 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (matinee)
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m

Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert time; tickets available at the door, subject to availability, prices may vary. Drinks and merchandise will be available to purchase before the show and during intermission. Recommend purchasing tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!

Tickets are on sale now! http://seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com/

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 – Saturday night concert

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 Tickets on sale now!

Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Season 17 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Janelle Monáe, Oasis, Dolly Parton, Mumford & Sons, and more!

  • Friday, October 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (matinee)
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m

Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert time; tickets available at the door, subject to availability, prices may vary. Drinks and merchandise will be available to purchase before the show and during intermission. Recommend purchasing tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!

Tickets are on sale now! http://seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com/

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 – Saturday matinee concert

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 Tickets on sale now!

Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Season 17 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Janelle Monáe, Oasis, Dolly Parton, Mumford & Sons, and more!

  • Friday, October 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (matinee)
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m

Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert time; tickets available at the door, subject to availability, prices may vary. Drinks and merchandise will be available to purchase before the show and during intermission. Recommend purchasing tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!

Tickets are on sale now! http://seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com/

Women Who Eat: A Discussion About Food, Film & Feminism

Seattle co-working company The Riveter and film director Elizabeth Schiffler are partnering to host leaders in food and media for a unique night of conversation, Women Who Eat: Food, Film, & Feminism.

Attendees will hear from a panel of leaders in food and media as they respond to significant cinematic moments of women and food, and discuss the implications of seeing women cook and eat on screen. Attendees will also receive a lesson from local food duo Dak & Ju on how to make a delicious champagne cocktail – with the drink included in the ticket price.

Panelists at Women Who Eat are expected to include:

  • Chelsea Lin: Food and Lifestyle Editor for Seattle Magazine
  • Sarah Porkalob: Actor, activist, storyteller, and star of the short film Champagne
  • Julia Prud’Homme: Actor and food lover who is the grandniece of Julia Child
  • Rachel Yang: Chef, entrepreneur, and owner-operator of restaurants Joule, Revel, and Trove

The event is co-sponsored by two local businesses, Unionview Investment Group & Treveri Wines.

How #MeToo is Changing Culture, Politics, and Journalism: A Conversation with KUOW’s Sydney Brownstone

What role does empathy play in journalism? Why do sexual assault accusers go to journalists instead of the police? Why does the #MeToo movement keep showing us photographs of sad ladies looking out of windows?

Join award-winning journalist Sydney Brownstone for a look behind the curtain of some of her most complex and impactful reporting on rape and sexual assault. Sydney will open this event with an in-depth examination of how she reports stories involving trauma. Her presentation will include tips for interviewing accusers and the accused, fact checking strategies, insights about self-care for journalists and others close to trauma survivors, analysis of “sad lady” portraits and other clichés in trauma reporting, and more. After her presentation, Sydney will be joined in-conversation by Seattle University Professor Sonora Jha, and then the floor open for audience Q&A.

Doors: 6 p.m.

Resource Fair: 6-7 p.m.

Program: 7-8:30 p.m.

Resource fair continues: 8:30-9 p.m.

About the speakers

Sydney Brownstone has been called the “trauma whisperer” for her empathy as a journalist working with survivors. She is currently the online editor at KUOW.  Sydney is an award-winning journalist who came to KUOW from reporting on criminal justice and enterprise stories for Seattle’s alt-weekly The Stranger. There, she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for her work breaking the story of a Seattle journalist who created a fake online identity as a pornography recruiter to trick aspiring actresses into having sex with him. In 2017, Sydney won Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington Journalist of the Year award for her reporting on rape, and the year prior she won the Gender Justice League’s media justice award for her coverage of “bathroom bills” targeting the trans community and sexual assault. Before coming to Seattle, Sydney worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and the Village Voice in New York City. She also was a Fellow at Mother Jones in San Francisco, and before that worked as an assistant editor and writer at The L Magazine in Brooklyn. Connect with Sydney on Twitter @sydbrownstone.

Sonora Jha is a professor of journalism and an associate dean at Seattle University. She is the author of the novel Foreign (Random House India, 2013). Dr. Jha’s academic research focuses on the press, politics, and the Internet and also on media, race, and feminism. She was formerly a chief of bureau with The Times Of India and her recent work has been published in the New York Times, Seattle Times, The Establishment, and Dame Magazine. She was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington Journalism Educator of the Year award for 2018. Sonora was recently the 2016-18 Writer in Residence at Richard Hugo House. She is working on a book about raising a feminist son.

Plans coming together for 2019 Seattle Women’s March — UPDATE

MLK Day 2018 marchers

Some of the thousands who marched for women in 2018

UPDATE 1/14/19: Three days of activism begins Saturday 1/19/19 with a rally and march from Cal Anderson Park:

1/19/19: Seattle Womxn’s March starts at Cal Anderson

UPDATE 9/26/18 1:55 PM: Organizers from Womxn’s March Seattle say they are working with the groups that hold the city’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march and rallies to coordinate on an event in 2019 that brings the two efforts together with respect for both and without overshadowing either cause.

CHS reported previously on a 2019 plan for a Sunday march starting in Cal Anderson but that event does not have the support of Womxn’s March Seattle which has been key in driving the past events. To eliminate confusion, CHS has removed details of the un-supported Sunday march. We apologize for adding to any confusion around the 2019 march.

Liz Hunter-Keller tells CHS that the weekend is still being shaped but that a “super group” of activists and organizations has been working on the plan and will announce participants and details soon. As it did in 2018, Womxn’s March Seattle is planning a Saturday of workshops and activism before next year’s event planned for Monday, January 21st in conjunction with the annual MLK celebrations and march. Continue reading

What you should do about anti-choice abortion protesters bringing their campaign to Broadway

A counter message against anti-choice pickets in Seattle (Image: Brady Hall via Shout Your Abortion)

Anti-choice picketers weren’t very successful finding takers for their LGBTQ-mimicking rainbow-colored flyers on Broadway over the weekend. But their presence was disturbing enough.

“We’ve seen an uptick across the country since Trump’s election,” Michelle Farber, organizer and organizer for Seattle Clinic Defense tells CHS about the seemingly incongruous presence of anti-abortion protesters in the midst of Capitol Hill nightlife over the weekend. Continue reading

Starting on Capitol Hill, The Riveter creating coworking spaces focused on women

When working mothers and friends Amy Nelson and Kim Peltola couldn’t find a workplace the provide support and resources that empowered women and helped them to balance careers and self-care, they decided to create that space.

Their new venture, The Riveter, a coworking, wellness, and community space that focuses on women, but welcomes all will open May 1st on 12th Ave between Pike and Pine. The very real venture will take over an office space that temporarily became the home to a set of reality TV show cast members last summer.

Nelson, a lawyer, and Peltola, a social worker, met about three years ago when both were new mothers. They bonded over the challenges of balancing parenthood, work, and self-care. Continue reading

Five women who shaped Capitol Hill’s apartment past

Corinne-Simpson-400x379Women were some of the most prolific early 20th Century developers to shape Capitol Hill into the neighborhood we see today. Author Diana James documented some of the more interesting female characters behind Capitol Hill’s classic apartment buildings in her 2012 book Shared Walls: Seattle Apartment Buildings, 1900-1939. In a 2014 talk, James said that while she was researching for her book, she was struck by the number of women who popped up in the real estate business.

“Researching women’s involvement in the business of buying, selling, and building apartments was a worthy pursuit,” she said. “The accomplishments of these women would be commendable today, but the fact that they occurred over 100 years ago make them even more remarkable.” Continue reading