The Africatown Seattle movement continues to gain momentum and many of you have asked how you can bring your gifts to make our vision of a community that represents the beauty, brilliance and best of Black/African diaspora a reality. If you haven’t already registered please complete our online survey to get involved!
The year started with Mayor reconfirming his commitment to supporting Africatown-Central District at the State of Africatown event MLK Weekend. It is up to us to see that those commitments are met.
To kick off Black History Month we held the first annual Black Music Summit bringing together music artists, entrepreneurs, educators and other stakeholders watch the video here.
Many people referenced the desire for a Black/African Diaspora commercial district inspired by Black Wall Street Tulsa, OK.
In order to maintain a commercial district we must have sustainable businesses. To that end, the Africatown Entrepreneurs Monthly Meetup was launched by David Harris (Hack the CD) to bring the latest best practices in startup and business development with a focus on the intersection between creativity, culture and enterprise. Our goal is to set up systems so that we are not losing iconic businesses in our community.
This Saturday April 4th the Union Street Business Association will host a community building about the future of 23rd & Union as a commercial district inspired by Black Wall Street featuring presentation of drawings and models completed by UW architecture students led by the esteemed Dr. Sharon Sutton.
This is a follow up meeting to the Feb. 14th meeting and will feature presentation of drawings and models completed by UW architecture students led by Dr. Sharon Sutton.
RSVP here and come find out what’s happening at 23rd & Union and bring your ideas to the table!
City of Music Career Day, a Seattle Music Commission initiative, taking place this year on April 22nd, is a free annual event designed to give local high school and college students the opportunity to interact with music industry professionals, gain a better understanding of possible career paths, and discover internship and volunteer opportunities.
The event is free and the only requisite needed to participate is pre-registering online at: careerday.onereel.org
The Africatown Entrepreneurs Meetup connects people, businesses, and organizations in order to share resources, develop new skills, and incubate ideas. Africatown cultivates self-determination and collective work through asset-based community development.
A great venture starts with a great idea. At our next meetup, we’ll explore how to rapidly produce new ideas using design thinking. RSVP here!
2015 LANGSTON HUGHES AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL SATURDAY, APRIL 11 – SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015
The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (LHAAFF) celebrates its 12th year this year, continuing the tradition of presenting positive, provocative and penetrating independent films created by emerging and established filmmakers.
Save The Date!
Umoja Fest 2015
July 31st – August 2
Judkins Park – Seattle, WA
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