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The Griot Party Experience Amplifies Black Storytelling in Seattle

Seattle-based educator, artist, and activist, Logic Amen, hosted The Griot Party Experience on January 13, at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. The event was made possible by a special collaboration between Amen and the Department of Neighborhoods (DON). Moving performances and powerful storytelling rooted in the Griot tradition were… [ Keep reading ]

Report Back: ‘Growing BIPOC Generational Community Wealth’ Workshop Informed and Inspired Participants

Last month on Martin Luther King Day, community members gathered at Garfield High School for the ‘Growing BIPOC Generational Community Wealth’ workshop. Workshop participants learned about Seattle’s racial wealth divide and the barriers limiting BIPOC communities’ access to capital. And they discussed community-led strategies for generating individual and collective wealth…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle/King County Clinic Helping Neighbors Stay Healthy

Last week, the Department of Neighborhood’s leadership team toured the Seattle/King County Clinic. This annual four-day, volunteer-driven clinic provides free dental, vision, and medical care to anyone in the region struggling to access affordable healthcare.  Since 2014 the Clinic has served at least 27,000 patients and provided more than $23… [ Keep reading ]

A 2024 Guide to Black History Month Events in Seattle

Let’s celebrate the contributions of the African American community by attending a Black History Month event in Seattle. February is filled with dozens of interesting events throughout the city —art exhibitions, workshops, discussions, storytelling, and more. Explore, connect, and attend. Upcoming Black History Month Events Art Talks, Workshops, and Movies… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy: Local Events and Story Highlights

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 15! In the spirit of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) everyone at Department of Neighborhoods (DON) is looking forward to celebrating the life and contributions of this inspiring human rights hero. Here are some local MLK Day events and a few… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Seattle’s Good Neighbors

As we enter the new year, many of us are counting our blessings and expressing gratitude for the things and people around us. At the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON), one thing we are grateful for is neighbors! Though it’s only January, we are already looking ahead to Neighbor Day… [ Keep reading ]

Night of Storytelling in the Central District

Join us for an unforgettable night of live performances, music, and dancing at “The Griot Party Experience” on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at 8 pm at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. At this free, in-person event, which is funded in part by the Department of Neighborhoods (DON), talented artists such… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2023

This year, Indigenous Peoples’ Day is on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. To celebrate the day, learn about your neighbor’s experiences in these Indigenous spotlights and stories. The City of Seattle observes Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday in honor of Indigenous peoples past and present. This year, the City… [ Keep reading ]

Community gathers to celebrate 50th anniversary of the P-Patch Community Gardening Program

On Saturday, September 9, P-Patch gardeners and community members gathered at the Magnuson Park P-Patch to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the P-Patch Community Gardening Program. The celebration included food, seed and plant giveaways, informational displays about the program’s history, speakers from City of Seattle leadership, and entertainment by Kondo… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Neighbor Day Recognition

Generosity, empathy, and kindness are essential to a healthy, thriving community. As we continue to rebuild and reconnect after several challenging years, we want to highlight stories about the ways community members across Seattle have gone above and beyond to give back to others and strengthen their communities. To recognize… [ Keep reading ]