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Archive for July, 2012

July 27th, 2012 in Community, Events, News, Partners, Politics, White Center CDA | No Comments


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The Tenth Annual White Center CDA Dinner & Auction will feature Keynote Speaker King County Councilmember Larry Gossett. Born and raised in Seattle, Larry Gossett has been a dedicated servant of the people for over 40 years. He is currently serving his seventh term on the Metropolitan King County Council and serves on several committees including Law, Justice, Health and Human Services; Government Accountability, Oversight and Financial Performance; and Growth Management Planning Council.

In 1993 he was elected to the King County Council, representing District Ten (currently District Two), which encompasses most inner-city neighborhoods in Seattle and unincorporated King County in the Skyway neighborhood. He was overwhelmingly reelected in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005, and 2007. In 2007 Gossett became just the second African American elected to be chair of the King County Council.

In 1999, 13 years after the 1986 change of the County’s name to honor the slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Councilmember Gossett spearheaded the campaign to change the King County logo from an imperial crown to an image of Dr. King. In 2007, the King County Council unanimously adopted the change, becoming the only governmental entity in the nation to have as its logo the likeness of Dr. King.

Councilmember Gossett is a highly respected community leader who has advocated for the underrepresented and underprivileged in King County for his entire career. He has long been an advocate for programs that help inner-city youth and reduce racial and class disparities in our local criminal justice system. He has also led efforts to eliminate black-on-black violence and other manifestations of self-hatred by poor and disenfranchised populations. White Center CDA Executive Director Sili Savusa is excited to welcome Gossett saying, “We feel it is fitting that Councilmember Gossett is our keynote speaker with our theme of ‘10 Years of Action,’  his actions over his career are what we as an organization aspire to!”

This year’s dinner & auction will take place on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 6pm-9pm at South Seattle Community College. Tickets are $65, buy yours at wccda.org/tickets.

For more information on King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, please visit: http://www.kingcounty.gov/Gossett/Biography.aspx


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July 23rd, 2012 in Arts, CDA Membership, Community, Culture, Education, Events, Health, Partners, People, Uncategorized, Youth | No Comments


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Do you have children with not much to do during the summer weeks? Want to get your child involved with other children? Want your child to be active and involved with quality programming? Well White Center Field Days has the answers to all your needs. White Center Field Days will provide your child with something fun, active and with food. No registration needed!! Just bring them down and we will take care of the rest!!

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July 23rd, 2012 in Arts, CDA Membership, Community, Culture, Events, Misc, Partners, People, White Center CDA, Youth | No Comments


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If you are interested, even a little curious,  about a live open mic with  some dynamic local artist please come out to this event that will be held at Greenbridge Plaza. Also, if you are an artist and want to come and get on the mic you can do that as well. We will be having shirts made on site, food and great performers. Come and show your support or skills this Friday July 27th from 7pm until it over!! 

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July 18th, 2012 in CDA Membership, Community, Housing, Misc, Partners, People | No Comments


 


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Are you a home owner in the White Center area and need some home repairs done? Well, White Center-CDA and Habitat for Humanity have a great solution to help you!! Check out the requirements and please apply.

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July 16th, 2012 in Arts, Community, Culture, Education, Events, Partners, People, Youth | No Comments


Trusted Advocates Story Time Flyer

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Join US! Discover the power of storytelling with our featured guest. Hear stories from our local communities – stories of personal journeys, family life, of memorable people from old and new places. 

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July 5th, 2012 in Arts, Community, Culture, Events | No Comments


Music in the Plaza 2012

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