A Community Conversation about the New Hugo House
Hugo House is an invaluable hub not just for Seattle's literary zeitgeist (you can often see some of our city's most relevant and exciting writers read on the HH stage), but also for the middle school student who just wants to learn how to make prettier sentences.
In a welcome change from the ongoing "Local gem gets torn down and replaced with a pet yoga studio" Capitol Hill narrative, the literary hub is going through a round of re-investment.
Tonight's open house is meant to be a forum for the community to provide input on what they'd like to see from Hugo House 2.0.
But why should I interupt my constant stream of Super Bowl coverage to discuss the future of a....what?...a literary nonprofit?
"Hugo House is a former funeral home, and the ghosts need you to speak for them and tell us what you think the best new Hugo House can be. Because if they don't like their new home, there's no telling what havoc they will wreak." -Kristen Steenbeeke, Hugo House Marketing Manager
A Community Conversation about the New Hugo House, Mon, Jan 26, 6pm, Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Free
For Today (Extra Cal)
Sex Trafficking: Changing a Culture of Demand
The sex trade is a problem in the Northwest, with reports continuing to show that trafficking plagues King County.
Town Hall's StolenYouth panel aims to break down the issues of modern day sex slavery, while also touching on what could be considered the real problem: to stop the sex trade, you have to address demand, not just the supply. Panelists include Seattle city attorney Pete Holmes, and Dan Arkless, Founder and Chairman at ArkLight Consulting.
Sex Trafficking: Changing a Culture of Demand, Mon, Jan 26, 7pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $10
You Grow Girl Recruitment Mixer
You Grow Girl provides a variety of wrap around programs for young women who might struggle with a lack of housing, support, and education. Their programs include after-school creative activities and housing camps, in-school therapy, case management, and transitional living services.
They also need people to help them better serve these at-risk young women. The recruitment mixer will provide information on You Grow Girl's vision and goals. They are hoping to fill seats on their Board of Directors, on one of their many committees, and help raise funds.
You Grow Girl Recruitment Mixer, Tue, Jan 27, 6:30pm, Ballard Beer Company, 2050 NW Market Street, Free