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Seattle Gems event for girls
The Skanner News
Published: 25 April 2014

PHOTO: Poster for Seattle Delta Sigma Theta Sorority GEMS 6th Annual Teen Summit. Organized by teens the summit will feature food, giveaways, an open mic and speaker Toyia Taylor.

City Restores Funding Program for Arts Jobs

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is bringing back a funding program supporting arts jobs for Seattle arts, cultural and heritage organizations. Arts Mean Business will provide one-time funds for pivotal jobs that will make a difference in an organization’s ability to sustainably carry out its mission. Priority will be given to arts, cultural and heritage organizations that reflect, represent and serve historically underserved populations – communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, and those who are differently-abled who use the arts as a way to serve these communities. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Wednesday, June 11.

Eligibility requirements: Seattle-based organizations with at least a three-year operating history as a legally established not-for-profit organization; a primary purpose of arts, culture or heritage; and a demonstrated record of ongoing artistic or cultural accomplishments serving Seattle residents. Funds may be applied to salaries or contract fees, full or partial, for one position that is crucial to the implementation of sustainable revenue strategies that serve the organization's mission.

A link to the online application is available at www.seattle.gov/arts. For information, contact Kathy Hsieh at 206-733-9926 or kathy.hsieh@seattle.gov.

Seattle Speaks TV: Wade into the Waterfront
A vision to transform Seattle’s waterfront into a major public promenade of rehabilitated piers, parks and plazas is taking shape. Join Seattle Channel, Seattle CityClub and Town Hall for a live, televised, community conversation about the proposed project; its costs and how it will affect not only downtown, but the city beyond.

The next episode of Seattle Speaks will bring together a panel and a live audience to deliberate this pivotal moment in the city’s history.

Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan will lead the discussion, 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave. The program will be broadcast live on Seattle Channel cable 21 (HD on Comcast 321 and Wave 721) and online at seattlechannel.org. Join the conversation in person or online, where you can take part in polls and voice your opinion via social media and e-mail. Take the pre-show poll online now: www.seattlechannel.org/seattlespeaks.

Over the past 150 years, Seattle’s waterfront has changed from a Native American gathering place to a deep-water port to the pathway for the Alaskan Way Viaduct, an earthquake-damaged, double-decked highway that will be replaced by a deep-bore tunnel.

Admission to Seattle Speaks is free but advance registration is required. Register at www.seattlecityclub.org or call 206-682-7395. Doors open at 6 p.m. with audience instructions at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m.

Free Lunchtime Concert Celebrates International Day of Jazz

Ernestine-Anderson-introSeattleCenter, in conjunction with Jazz In The City Concert Series, celebrates the 2014 United Nations International Day of Jazz with a special tribute to Seattle’s own jazz ambassador, Ernestine Anderson (pictured).

This free lunchtime concert, 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, in Seattle Center Armory, features some of Seattle’s finest jazz artists:  Debbie Cavitt, Tess Guerzon and pianist Deems Tsutakawa and his band.

International Day of Jazz, which highlights the diplomatic role of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization in uniting people in all corners of the globe through jazz, concludes Jazz Appreciation Month honoring the music that America gave to the world.

The community is encouraged to attend this mid-day musical respite. Bring a lunch or purchase from Armory eateries, featuring freshly prepared foods of the Northwest. More information is available at:  www.SeattleCenter.com or 206-684-7200. 

Revenue Department Offers Free Webinar about Taxes for Businesses

Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they must report. To help reach more businesses statewide, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) will host on April 30 a free live webinar for new and small business owners from 10 – 11 a.m.

In offering these live webinars, Revenue aims to make it easier for small businesses to participate.

To register, send an email to NBOWebinar@dor.wa.gov with your name, company name, phone number, and email address.

The deadline to register is Friday, April 25.

Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. The webinar facilitator will answer specific questions related to your business at the end of the webinar.

The Revenue website at www.dor.wa.gov/Workshops offers a complete schedule of in-person business workshops held around the state and short video versions of the workshops.

The Seattle Library Hosts Free Radio Journalism Workshop for Teens

The Seattle Public Library will host a free radio journalism workshop for teens from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the University Branch, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E.

Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required; call the branch at 206-684-4063 to register. Free parking is available at the branch.

Participants will get hands-on interviewing skills and use professional recording equipment in this workshop presented by KUOW RadioActive. Teens ages 16 to 18 interested in an internship with KUOW can get information and an application following the workshop.

RadioActive is a radio journalism program for teens based at KUOW 94.9 radio.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian.


Martin Luther King School Dream Foundation 2014 Scholarship Winners

Seven former students of the original Martin LutherKingElementary School have been awarded $l,000 scholarships for post secondary education. 

Garfield High School: Mariah Beverly, Jaybrie Brown, Jaelyn Givens and Dajeanne Washington; RainierBeach: Nadine Middlebrooks; HazenHigh School: Adonis Shareef; University Prep: Syade Shields.

These students will be honored at a banquet on Monday, May 19, to be held at the MountZionBaptistChurch, 1634 19th Avenue in Seattle.

Reggie Jones, pro football player, Super Bowl champion and motivational speaker will be keynoting the event, offering words of encouragement and inspiration.

For additional information, or if you are interested in attending the banquet, call Jan Lind-Sherman, Dream Foundation chair, at 425-478-8174 or e-mail her at lindsher@aol.com.

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