What can a person do when faced with injustice? The John T. Williams Totem Pole project rose from the August 2010 fatal police shooting of Williams, a First Nations woodcarver. The shooting, which was found to be unjustified by the Seattle Police Department, sparked an outcry that extended beyond the city of Seattle and the native community. The slain man’s older brother Rick Williams chose a peaceful response through an ambitious endeavor to carve a 34-foot totem pole in honor of the Willliams family’s artistic legacy and the memory of one of its most talented carvers. A poignant examination of how a community leans on the power of tradition, art and clulture after one horrific event, Honor Totem tells the story of a brother’s love and determination to “take something ugly and give something beautiful back”
Special guests for the evening will be film maker Ian Devier, master carver Rick Williams, and leader of the John T Williams Organizing Committee Jay Holllingsworth.
Friday, March 20, 7:00pm (doors open 6:15pm)
Free movie, free popcorn! Discussion follows movie.
Garden House (2336 15th Ave S, across from the Shell station)
ADA parking and ramp access from the alley
Plan to attend this FREE musical presentation at the Paramount Theater. The Neighborhood Matching Fund supported the production with a $25,000 award. Click here for more information.
A community event funded in part by our Neighborhood Matching Fund
Hip Hop legends and enthusiasts from around the country will gather in the Pacific Northwest, as 206 Zulu, Seattle’s Hip Hop and community non-profit organization, celebrates its 11th anniversary February 6-8, with an explosive three days of music, art, and dance.
The festivities kick-off Friday, February 6, with an appearance from acclaimed DJ, producer, rapper, and lecturer, 9th Wonder, credited with introducing the now common trend of producing unofficial remixes of entire albums; as well as music provided by some of 206 Zulu’s premier DJs, including Tecumseh, Gumbeaux & Cues; as well as performances from Romaro Franceswa, Jus Moni, and Dex Amora.
Saturday, February 7, will commence with the Meeting of the Minds event, a community forum featuring local organizers, community advocates, industry minds, and special guest and keynote speaker: 9th Wonder. Following the Meeting of the Minds will be the Zulu Throwdown Battle, spotlighting some of the region’s best b-boys and b-girls in heated 1 vs. 1 battles, as well as 1 vs. 1 all-styles battles, competing for cash prizes totaling $1000.
Ceremonies will conclude Sunday with the Community Green Dinner where Hip Hop meets environmental activism, presented by Pursuit of a Green Planet.
Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies is back for another year due to popular demand! As always, free movie, free popcorn for all. Doors open at 6:15 for neighbors to meet and chat.
The next film will be “The Finland Phenomenon” on January 16 at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave S.
In celebration of the holidays and the 40 year anniversary of legal street performing in Seattle, the community group Seattle Busking Celebration! will host a series of free performances at 6th and Columbia from 11:30 to 2 p.m. beginning Friday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 30. This performance series was funded in part by the Neighborhood Matching Fund. Come enjoy the performers and share in the holiday spirit!