Hello CARW community,
Please see below for an opportunity to stand with the rest of the world for International Women’s Day.
Please save the date . . .
MARCH 8TH: IWD March & Musical Brigade “Bring the Noise! Sound the Resilience” co-organized by Pinay sa Seattle (soon to be Gabriela Seattle) and Green Bodies11:00AM Gather at Pratt Park
1:30PM Rally at Hing Hay Park2:30PM Finish
This International Women’s Day March and Rally will not be a typical rally and march. We will focus on women-identified people – especially women of color, low-income women, migrant women, students, queer womyn, trans women, working women – rising up and making noise! There will be performance at key intersections by political performers with messages of solidarity and fierceness. It is the idea of celebration and rejoicing in our survival, struggle, resistance, and continued resilience through song, dance, spoken word, speeches, chants, call and responses, theater, and much more.
In this effort, Pinay Sa Seattle and Green Bodies are outreaching to artists and musical groups to have a “musical brigade.” We need a wide range of individuals, organizations, and groups to make this brigade a reality through sponsorship and community outreach. “You Bring the Voice, We Shall Bring the Noise!”
To get involved, contact Pinay sa Seattle at pinayinfo
January Member Organizer Meeting
Building Community & Leadership
Wednesday, January 8th
*Potluck* at 6 pm // Meeting 6:30-9:00 pm
Downtown YMCA (909 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104)
ACCESS: This building is wheelchair accessible from entrance on 4th Ave. Currently no ASL or other interpreters are available. If you have accessibility needs or questions, please email Cori with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Anyone considering becoming a 2014 Member Organizer should join us on Wednesday!
Member Organizers in CARW make four main commitments:
- Monthly Meetings: Each month the CARW membership comes together for education, reflection, strategic discussion, and community building.
- Ally Group Organizing: Along with fellow CARW organizers, each member makes a commitment to working on campaigns, projects, fundraising efforts, and/or strategic support with a grassroots partner organization.
- Leadership Development: Each member commits to a leadership development tract, where one sharpens analysis, develops anti-racist organizing skills, and engages in meaningful organizing work.
- Mentorship: Each member is provided with a mentor to deepen reflection, leadership development, and build a community of support.
On the 8th, we will:
- Get to know other Member Organizers
- Learn more about Member Organizer Commitments, Mentorship, & Ally Groups
- Learn more about what to expect for the 2014 year
Looking forward to seeing new and returning faces!
The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites presents…
Visionary Politics Panel
December 11th — Wednesday
Potluck: 6pm Panel: 6:30-9pm
Downtown YMCA (4th & Marion)
RSVP & Share via Facebook
Movement leaders come together to discuss how our day-to-day organizing can lead to transformative social change. Panelists will discuss strategy, grassroots campaigns, building multi-issue movements, the role of healing and collective care, and visions of liberation. This will be an exciting dialogue, with inspiring voices!
This event is open to all — the CARW base, friends from partner organizations, and broader public . This event will launch CARW’s 2014 organizing year.
- Soya Jung — Change Lab (info)
- Marisa Franco — National Day Labor Organizing Network (info)
- Dan Berger – Author & Activist (info)
- Nathan Shara – Generative Somatics (info)
We hope to see you there!
Join us Sunday Dec. 8 from 11-3 at 217 MLK Way for a holiday crafting fundraiser, with brunch and cocktails, in support of the typhoon relief work of BAYAN!
Knock gifts off your list and make something lovely for yourself or the people in your life.
We’ll set up stations and provide all supplies for making:
- Homemade liqueurs, including herbal and floral infusions and kahlua
- Bath bombs— add some sparkle and herbal scent to your bath!
- Tin can candleholders
- Slingshots– the real deal– ‘careful or you’ll put someone’s eye out!’
We’ll also set up a large workspace for you to bring your own craft projects, and supply ribbon, decorative paper, collage materials, glue, scissors, tapes, and hole punchers. Come make your zine, assemble a poster, make a card, whatever!
Food and breakfast cocktails provided.We’ll provide lots of brunch items; consider bringing something to add to the potluck.
This event is kid-friendly!
Please donate what you can, considering what you’d otherwise spend on gifts which your crafted item will replace. All funds go directly to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts supported by BAYAN-NW, the Seattle chapter of an international Filipino/a organization working for authentic democracy in the Philippines and against imperalism and racism in the US.
Accessibility: The space will be somewhat cramped but accessible. It is not scent-free. It is on the 8 bus, and near the 4, 14, 27, and 48.
See you there!
the CARW ally group supporting BAYAN-NW
This Friday, November 29 is Native American Heritage Day. Considering buying something? Visit the Duwamish Longhouse and support local Native artists!
Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair
Where: Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 (Directions) When: 10:30am-4pm, Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 1st
Support the Duwamish at this free and fun Gift Fair! No registration necessary.
“The Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair is a chance to meet local Native American artists and have a bowl of Elk Stew and Fry Bread.”
* Actual time is 10:30am – 4pm
Please join us at a report back on the anti-racist organizing happening in the deep south for immigrant and human rights. Presented by organizer Ingrid Chapman.
Anti-Racist Organizing for Immigrant and Human Rights in the Deep South
Presented by Ingrid Chapman
Sunday, November 24th, 2013, ~7:00pm – 8:30pm~
Black Coffee, 501 E. Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122
In 2011 Ingrid went to Alabama to volunteer for two weeks and stayed for 2 years. She went to Alabama because the state had passed the harshest most racist anti-immigrant law in the whole country. Seeing the direction the country was going with anti-immigrant laws, Ingrid knew what happened in AL would impact the whole country. Either stop these laws in their tracks or soon even more states would follow suit.
Come on Sunday to hear the rest of her story and discuss strategies for immigrant and human rights organizing more broadly.
Ingrid Chapman is a carpenter by trade, dedicated organizer of 15 years and lover of life’s beauty. She has organized in communities across the US beginning as a leading member of the global justice movement in the late ’90s mobilized thousand of people to shut down the World Trade Organization in Seattle. She is currently the Director of the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice. Her commitment to struggle against injustice is driven by a deep love for people and a vision of all people being able to live fulfilling and dignified lives.
- Black Coffee is wheelchair accessible.
- Gender neutral bathrooms are available.
Contact Becca Meredith with any questions: rbccameredith
Organized by Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (CARW)
The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites’
December Public Workshop
Saturday, December 7th 2013
11:00pm to 3:00pm
*Light lunch will be provided*
**CHANGE OF LOCATION**
Lodge Room, Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
RSVP to Becca at rbccameredith // (206) 802-8813
*This workshop is for anyone interested in getting involved in CARW to support racial justice organizing in Seattle*
The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (CARW) is holding a public workshop on Saturday, December 7th. This workshop is a free training opportunity for white folks new to anti-racist organizing in Seattle and interested in CARW’s work.
Starting in 2012, CARW’s monthly meetings are now specifically for CARW Member Organizers, and this public workshop is for those who are not Members, but are interested in learning more about becoming a Member Organizer to support anti-racist organizing in Seattle. We also know there are many white people out there, including CARW Base Supporters, who have been interested in CARW’s annual White Anti-Racist Organizing Institute but have not been able to participate for various reasons. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to attend this workshop.
During the 4-hour session we will be present some of the anti-racist analysis that is foundational to CARW’s work. We hope this training helps propel you on your journey to becoming a stronger white ally for racial justice in your relationships, family, work, school, or volunteer activities.
This is the workshop to attend if you are a new to CARW or a base supporter who has not been through the Organizing Institute.
The December Public Workshop will include:
- Intro to CARW: who we are and what we do
- Anti-racism 101: building a common analysis for organizing
- The role of white folks in a movement for racial justice
- CARW’s work and how you can get involved
** Please contact Becca for accessibility information. With a change in location, we are still determining all of the details. More to come! ** Becca at rbccameredith // (206) 802-8813