PubliCalendar: The Kids' Crusader
Today's picks for civic nerds.
A Conversation with UN Under-Secretary-General Leila Zerrougui
Impoverished 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.
July Friday Forum
July's edition of Transportation Choices Coalition's Friday Forum will focus on Seattle's 2035 Comprehensive Master Plan. The question on the table: How should we plan for growth. Get takes from nerds who obsess over this stuff like Futurewise executive director Hilary Franz, King County Equity and Social Justice manager Matias Valenzuela, and a surprise representative from the Seattle Department of Planning and Development.
Join the discussion this Friday to find out what alternatives are in play—an urban village approach, a transit approach, or a city center focus—and possibly help sculpt Seattle's best future.
July Friday Forum, Fri, July 11, noon—1pm, Chinook Building rm 121, 401 5th Avenue, free.
Unspoken Angel Golf Invitational
Tessera, a local organization dedicated to creating opportunities for autistic adults, recently partnered with Seattle Children's hospital to turn their former headquarters into the Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center. The center offers those suffering from Autistic Spectrum Disorders classes on life skills, health, and wellness, and social and recreational events.
The two-day Unspoken Angel Golf tournament has raised over $5 million for Tessera over the last 8 years, and hopes to continue to generate resources for the Adult Life Center.
Unspoken Angel Golf Invitational, Sat and Sun, July 12 and 13, The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle, $400 per person for both events; $1,500 per foursome; $175 auction only.
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