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LISTEN UP! 2019 – An Intergenerational Spoken Word Program!

 

Photo: Book-it Repertory Theatre

Spoken word is an oral art form that focuses on the aesthetic of word play, voice inflection and intonation.  It includes any kind of poetry recited aloud such as hip-hop, jazz poetry, poetry slams, traditional poetry readings and even comedy and prose monologues.  Listen Up! is a 3 month-long series of intergenerational and solo workshops in which Seattle youth will partner with community members from Lake City. Inspired by the power of our community’s united voice to inspire change, Book-It is pleased to be partnering with Spoken Word Artist Meredith Arena, Silver Kite Community Arts and students from Ida B Wells Middle College High School in our collective cry to “Listen Up!”

Senior Workshop 1: 3/8 1-2

Intergenerational Workshop 1: 3/22 1-2:30

Senior Workshop 2: 4/19 1-2

Intergenerational Workshop 2: 4/26 1-2:30

Senior Workshop 3: 5/6 1-2

Book-It Performance in Lake City: 5/13 1-2

Seattle Center Performance: TBA

To register call 206-268-6740

 

 

 

 

The East African Elders Program Begins August 28th.

We are excited to announce that the East African Elders Program begins Tuesday, August 28th from 11am-2pm at the Northgate Community Center. Lunch is served from 12-1pm.

The program is a partnership with Sound Generations, Hunger Intervention Program, Horn of Africa Services and Seattle Parks and Recreation.

 

 

 

We Want To Know What You Think! Take the ADS Community Survey

 

What challenges do you think you’ll have as you get older? Will you be able to live independently in your current home or a home of your choice? How do you prefer to get information about services and community resources? These are similar to the questions that Aging and Disability Services (ADS)—the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle & King County—asks in a new community survey. You can help Aging and Disability Services by taking the survey and then sharing the link with family, friends, and neighbors.

ADS wants to hear from residents throughout King County who are age 18+, not just older adults or people already using their services. They want to hear from people living in rural, suburban, and urban areas, and from all backgrounds.

Survey results will help ADS develop its next four-year plan, which could include new programs and services, and also help market services such as Community Living Connections, which provides free information and local referrals for anyone with questions about aging or disability issues.

The community survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/V5WKDF8 until the end of July. For alternative formats or other languages, e-mail aginginfo@seattle.gov. Please share wherever you can!

Book-It Repertory Theater Presents Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

After a successful 2017 fall tour, Ada’s Violin returns for an encore Summer Tour.  Don’t miss it, August 13th at the Lake City Community Center. 11am-12pm. 

This story by Susan Hood is an extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash. Ada Ríos dreams of playing the violin, but only until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrives does she fulfill her dreams.

The show is performed in English and Spanish and runs 35-40 minutes.  Admission is free.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

LGBTQ2 Community Conversation Meet-Up & Pride Month Film Series

Do you have questions about what the different letters stand for in LGBTQ2? Are you curious about what it actually means when someone is transgender and what to say when you aren’t sure what their gender is? Do you wonder how it can be that some people know these things about themselves when they are as young as 3 years old and some people do not come out until they are in their 60’s?

We want to create a space where we can all learn together and be ourselves. Each of us is touched by things in different ways. As lifelong learners, when we open up to our diversity, life just keeps getting more interesting! Watch the movies in the series that look interesting to you and then come to our community conversation on Monday, June 25th from 1-2pm.

Friday Film Series:

Friday 6/1 1-3pm – “Carol” (in English with Spanish subtitles) An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

Friday 6/8 1-3pm – “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert” (in English with Spanish Subtitles) Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Friday 6/22 1-3pm – “Ma Vie En Rose” (This movie is in French so we will have showings in 2 different rooms, one with English subtitles and one with Spanish subtitles) Ludovic is seen by family and community as a boy, but consistently communicates being a girl. The film depicts Ludovic’s family struggling to accept this.

Community Conversation – Monday June 25th 1-2pm in the front classroom.

Questions? Please contact Claudine Wallace at 206-472-5471