Seattle’s abuzz with people working to improve their neighborhood streets by making them better for walking, biking, transit and trees. What if we could all find each other, so we could learn from and support each other? Why – that would be a MOVEMENT!*
Join us & connect with others who share your passion. Learn, be inspired, and help create the future we all want to see.* Friends of Seattle is pleased to co-sponsor the launch event for Streets for People, a program of Seattle Great City Initiative.
What: STREETS FOR PEOPLE Kick-off Event
When: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, February 12
Where: Armory at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N.
James Irwin: Organizing in the Obama era.
Learn how to tap into community values and leadership to create change. James was trained on organizing by the same team that trained the Obama Campaign organizers, and was the lead organizer on the Sierra Club’s successful 2007-2008 campaigns, including NoRTID, No on 985, Mass Transit Now and Cool State.
Renee Espiau: New York City Streets Renaissance Campaign
Hear about the amazing changes occurring in New York as local advocates come together to work for change. Discuss how Seattle can create its own campaign to revive great public spaces and lively streets.
Michael McGinn: Director of Seattle Great City Initiative
The Streets for People Campaign is dedicated to building a community movement that enhances our quality of life by improving our streets as public places, and prioritizing walking, biking and transit as the “new normal.” This campaign is based on the successful community coalition that passed the Seattle Parks for All Levy.
Event Host: Seattle Great City Initiative.
Great City brings together organizations and individuals committed to making positive, lasting change by breaking down traditional barriers that can get in the way of smart planning and helping Seattle grow and thrive as a truly great city.
CoSponsors: GroundswellNW, UrbanSparks, Sustainable Ballard, Friends of Seattle, Spokespeople, Sustainable NE Seattle, Sustainable Seattle, Seattle Parks Foundation, Sustainable Green Lake, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, NW EcoBuilding Guild, Transportation Choices, SvR Design, GGLO, Sustainable West Seattle, The Public Square, Unpaving Paradise, Seattle Tilth, AIA Seattle, CNU Cascadia, SDOT, and the SafeWalks Coalition.