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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!