Monday: Register now for Seattle University Conversations with Mayor Bruce Harrell

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In-person event Monday, April 11: Meet Mayor Bruce Harrell

Meet the New Seattle Mayor: Where Do We Go From Here?

Mayor Bruce Harrell, after his first months in office, will discuss his plans for turning the city around. Harrell is joined on stage by Professor Larry Hubbell, multimedia journalist Joni Balter, as well as students. Register now for this in-person event.

Seattle University Conversations is a quarterly series presented by the Institute of Public Service and co-produced by Seattle Channel. The program brings local, regional, and national leaders to the stage for in-depth discussions on critical current issues.


🎻 Enjoy music, song & art in Ukraine & refugees benefit concert

Seattle Symphony Ukrainian benefit concert

It was an inspiring evening of music, song, and dance as the Seattle-area community came together in solidarity for Ukrainian citizens and refugees in our region. Featuring the Seattle Symphony conducted by Ludovic Morlot and local Ukrainian artists, "The Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide" concert was sponsored by Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and  33 other King County mayors.


Hippies in the streets!

An anonymous letter to the mayor from the Seattle Municipal Archives

1970s Seattle wasn’t all peace and love. One resident was so appalled by the city’s long-haired bohemian crowd that they wrote an anonymous letter to the mayor claiming Pike Place Market had become a “rat’s nest of hippies.” We can think of worse things, but judging by the passion in the prose, the writer of this letter found in Seattle Municipal Archives definitely could not.


How a parking lot was transformed into a vibrant food garden & stormwater site

Tahmina Martelly in her garden

Tahmina Martelly saw a flooded, hillside parking lot and envisioned a flourishing garden where immigrants and refugees could grow food, connect with the land, and build community. Gardeners can get their hands in the soil and grow familiar foods while learning about rainwater capture and other big and little solutions to climate change.


COVID-19 updates: Tests, vaccines, boosters, masks & more

Updates. The federal government's is a one-stop website for everything COVID. The site aims to carry the latest information on vaccines, masking advice, how to find free masks, vaccines, treatment information, and local information.

Free at-home tests. Each household is eligible to receive two sets of four free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government. And, while supplies last, Washingtonians can order up to two COVID-19 test kits per month from the website (ordering available in English and Spanish).

Free N95 masks. Visit the federal government's one-stop COVID website to find locations to get free masks. Masks remain an important tool in helping to limit the spread of COVID-19. Health experts recommend that people who are immunocompromised, unvaccinated, or feel sick should wear masks to protect themselves and others when in indoor public spaces.

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