LOST LOVES is the heart wrenching true story of Leav Sila, just one of many countless mothers that did all they could to keep their family alive, only to see the vast majority be killed or starve to death in the fateful years of the Khmer Rouge regime. Written and starring Kauv Sotheary, one of only two surviving children of Leav Sila, it gives a brutal yet captivating insight into the extremity of this painful chapter in history. LOST LOVES is directed by Chhay Bora, Kauv Sottheary’s husband. Both being university lecturers, they have spent their life savings on this project, not for personal gain, but because Leav Sila’s story, like many thousands of that period, needed to be told. The new generation of Cambodians must learn their history so as to never repeat it.
This Friday September 28th, 2012 is amazing opportunity to see the only premiere showing of Award-Winning film by Cambodian Director/Producer Chhay Bora in Seattle. The premiere will be shown at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center located at 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106. The screening will start at 7pm and will cost $7 if you buy advance tickets or $10 at the door. To get your ticket(s) please follow the link “Tickets”.
Also here is a sneak peak at the trailer for the movie Loves Lost, enjoy!!
Seattle-born artist Macklemore recently debuted his video for “Wings”, partially filmed in White Center (Cascade Middle School and the Log Cabin at Steve Cox Park). Filmed and Directed by Zia Mohajerjasbi.
Check out our previous blog entry about the making of this video here.
On Friday, July 22nd, approximately 400 White Center families converged on Greenbridge Plaza for the first ever White Center Promise Summer Celebration. White Center resident and School Board President, Sili Savusa was the emcee, leading the crowd through chants, musical entertainment, and a delicious meal donated by the King County Housing Authority and El Paisano. Early-bird registrants received backpacks for school and the new turquoise “I heart White Center” T-shirt. Families participated in the fun, interactive Continuum of Solutions game that helped parents reflect on how to assist their children along the pathway from birth through college and a career. Interim Superintendent, Alan Spicciati, shook children’s hands as they “graduated from college” and had their picture taken with him. Members of the White Center Promise Core Partners from Southwest Youth and Family Services, the White Center Community Development Association, and Highline Public Schools, were all on hand to help residents learn how to participate further in the White Center Promise initiative.
Bernadette Mirikle, Community Engagement Manager at Highline Public Schools, recently presented at a recent Social Venture Partners event in regards to Collective Impact and mentions the work of the White Center CDA. You can jump right to this part by clicking here, or fast forward to the 3:45 mark.
For more information about Social Venture Partners - Seattle, click here.
Mapping Our Voices for Equality (MOVE) unveiled these three digital short stories featuring two staff members of the CDA, plus Colleen from Young’s Restaurant in White Center. You can view them all here:
Tours of SOPI Village were given today for the project partners. Representatives from Capitol Hill Housing, Delridge Neighborhood Development Association, White Center CDA, Department of Housing and more were on hand to check out SOPI Village, which is now halfway complete.
Today, our Neighborhood Revitalization director Patty Julio, pictured on the right with Kate Gill de la Garza of Capitol Hill Housing, visited SOPI Village to check out its progress. SOPI Village is targeted to be completed in late October. Our live construction webcam will continue to show SOPI Village as it develops!
Here’s a time lapse video of SOPI Village, from February 1 to May 4:
White Center resident and South Park business owner Kathi “George” Wheeler was seen wearing our “I Heart White Center” t-shirt on the Seattle Channel yesterday. The shirt was a giveaway at the 2010 White Center Community Summit. Watch the video here (click on Regional Development & Sustainability Committee). Our next shirt giveaway will be at this year’s White Center Spring Clean, so stay tuned!