Civic Boot Camp: Elected Officials on The Housing and Homelessness Crisis, Apr. 2

Posted: 02/23/2021, 15:19 PM
Company: Seattle CityClub
Author: Whitney Keyes

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Date And Time
Fri, April 2, 2021
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

 

Housing instability issues continue to impact people in our region, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic downturn. Join Seattle CityClub at Housing Instability: Shifting from Crises to Solutions--the first Civic Boot Camp of the year--featuring a three-part, virtual series that will dive into questions on affordable housing, homelessness, and legislative priorities and discuss success stories with local experts, elected leaders, and community leaders.

Listen, ask questions, and get the knowledge and inspiration needed to engage in your community and work toward solutions. As part of this curriculum, all participants will also receive links to informational interviews with community leaders, key articles, videos, websites, and volunteer resources.

Elected Officials on Housing and Homelessness

What are the local and regional legislative initiatives and priorities to address the housing and homelessness crisis?

Join us at Civic Boot Camp on Friday, April 2 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., for the last of a three-part series to learn about the response from your local government and address key questions such as:

  • Why is homelessness such a persistent issue for leaders to address in our region, especially in Seattle?
  • What are our elected officials doing to work together toward solutions?
  • How are you addressing equity issues?
  • What are some success stories that can give us hope for short and long-term solutions?
  • How can people get involved to influence legislation and policies?

If you'd like to purchase a ticket for each event in this series, please call Seattle CityClub at (206) 682-7395, or email us at cityclub@seattlecityclub.org with "Civic Boot Camp Housing Instability" in the subject line.

Speakers:

  • Casey Sixkiller, Deputy Mayor, City of Seattle
  • Girmay Zahilay, Councilmember, King County Council
  • My-Linh Thai, Washington State Representative, 41st Legislative District (Member of Housing, Human Services & Veterans Committee)

The webinar will feature a moderated panel discussion for one hour followed by a 30 minute, small group breakout discussion session to help participants reflect on what they've learned and brainstorm ways they can contribute to the solutions.

The first webinar on March 19 featured a panel discussion of The Housing Crisis in our region. The second webinar on March 26 featured a panel discussion of The Homelessness Crisis in Seattle's neighborhoods.

Pricing

  • Pay what you can levels: $20, $40 and $75
  • Free for BIPOC community members, youth under 22
  • Donations welcome
  • Your registration fee, which is separate for each webinar, includes access to articles, videos, websites, background data, speaker bios, and pre-recorded interviews.