PubliCalendar: Walk for the City, Kart for the Kids
Today's picks for civic nerds
The speakers will delve into the social and economic benefits that have resulted from increased walkability in their countiles, the role of government in implementing these changes, and how best to apply the lessons they learned to other communities like Seattle.
Register to listen in.
Pacific Northwest Historics Karting Challenge
Northwest Historics is getting set for it's fifth annual fundraising kart race; the funds go to Seattle Children's Hospital. 25 teams of 4 will compete to get their names on the championship trophy helmet in one of two ways: winning the race, or, more prestigiously, raising the most money.
Donate to a team and attend the race at Pacific Raceways in Kent, or register your own team by June 10 if you want a chance at some hardware, glory, and to possibly save some kids' lives.PNW Historics Karting Challenge, Friday, June 20, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave SE, Kent, $250 to register, free to attend.
Carkeek Stars, Sat, June 21, 9am–noon, Carkeerk Park, 950 NW Carkeek Park Road, free.
Impoverished world regions in conflict often cause direct harm to what should be their source of hope: the children. From starvation to excessive labor to forced service as child soldiers, these regions treat their kids in ways difficult for many Americans to imagine.
Algerian human rights law expert Leila Zerrougui has spent her life trying to ease the burden facing children in regions including South Sudan, Syria, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She has worked to establish programs addressing children's welfare and protecting boys and girls in areas of armed conflict, and will be putting her experience on display in Seattle when she speaks to the World Affairs Council at the World Trade Center.
Conversation with Leila Zerrougui, Thu, July 10, 7:30–9am, World Trade Center, 2200 Alaskan Way, $30.