Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Native American Heritage Month: Stories to Honor and Recognize Seattle’s Indigenous Communities

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we are hosting a series of profiles and stories to amplify and honor Seattle’s Indigenous community. Stories include commissioned pieces from community members, a look at the Lushootseed language, profiles of Native-owned businesses and organizations, and more.

Read more on the Front Porch Blog. 

Other City News

Proposals Open for Alternative Use Plans for Red Barn Ranch: The Office of Planning and Community Development is seeking consultants to design a community engagement process for the 38-acre property southeast of Seattle. (more)

Help Community Members Struggling to Pay Electricity Bills: Project Share is looking for community donations to help mitigate the impact of the pandemic and keep families warm this holiday season. (more)

New Street Mural Honors Native Culture in Little Brook Neighborhood: Seattle Department of Transportation partnered with Lake City Collective to install a large street mural by Native artist Romel Belleza. (more)

Seattle Disability Commission Seeks New Members: Individuals who live or work in Seattle and are passionate about working with local government officials to improve experiences within the disability communities are encouraged to apply! (more)

Race and Social Justice Initiative Division Director Position Open: The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is looking for a leader to help with ongoing efforts to confront racism and build racial equity in the city. (more)

Applications Open for Transportation Equity Workgroup: Seattle Department of Transportation is seeking community members with personal and professional affiliations with BIPOC and vulnerable communities to serve for the 2022-2023 term. Deadline November 19. (more)

Seattle LGBTQ Commission Seeks New Members: Commissioners help identify areas of concern, make recommendations regarding policy and legislative changes, and serve as liaisons between LGBTQ communities and city government. (more)

Free Drop-In Programs Open at Community Centers Across the City: Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of classes open to the public. Masks required while participating in all activities. (more)

Seattle Arts Commission Seeks New Members: Members help support the City by advocating for arts policy, creating access for equitable participation in the arts, and fostering arts engagement. Nominate yourself or others by November 22. (more)

In The Community

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Docuseries Emerald Eats Highlights Senegambian Eatery, Afella Jollof Catering
Growing up in Gambia, sisters Adama and Oumie spent their days collecting fresh seafood and preparing meals for friends and family. They lived with cousins, aunts, and grandparents in a household where food and love bound together multiple generations. But when they moved to the U.S., Adama and Oumie had to start all over from scratch in a new country with only each other to lean on. This week, the bi-monthly documentary series Emerald Eats highlights the sisters and their drive to rebuild a sense of community with just their love for each other and a handful of family recipes.

Watch their story on South Seattle Emerald.

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Input Needed to Help Improve Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Help the City of Seattle and King County improve on-demand, wheelchair accessible, for-hire transportation services. (more)