Great Turnout for Community Conversation on Homeless in LC
Thank you to all who came out on May 24th to listen to insights from our panelists on the current state of homelessness in our Community. It was a very respectful evening and we hope that all who attended felt inspired to continue the conversation about this issue that effects us all. Lake City Future First would like to extend our gratitude to our panelists and our wonderful moderator, Pam Russell. Pam is the pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and did a great job of keeping the evening on track and posing important questions to the panel. For those unable to attend, you missed out on piroshki and pickled vegetables from Lake City’s own Korochka Tavern.
Please be sure to join us for the next Community Conversation on Wednesday, June 28th where we will be sharing results from the Imagine Lake City Together grant process.
A Community Conversation
Lake City Future First will host a free conversation on Wednesday, May 24th about the state of homelessness in Lake City. The Community Conversation will be held from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th AVE NE, Seattle.
Join us for food from Korochka Tavern, information from local agencies servicing the homeless and moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A.
The panel, moderated by Pam Russell, Pastor, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, includes: Chuck Brill, Resident McDermott Place; Lieutenant Kevin Grossman, Seattle Police, North Precinct Operations; Melanie Neufeld, Pastor at Seattle Mennonite Church; George Scarola, City of Seattle, Director of Homelessness; and Dave Warner, Peer Support Specialist, Valley Cities Behavioral Health.
The panel will discuss how their agencies and organizations are working locally to assist the homeless, where they see improvements, where there are gaps in services, where individuals, businesses and agencies can support efforts, and we will hear first-hand from a formerly homeless individual about his experience in Lake City. Community members are encouraged to attend and ask questions of our panel.
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Community Conversation March 22nd
What to expect –
6 PM – Free food and drink samples from vendors who will be at this year’s Lake City Farmers Market plus information tables.
6:45 – Welcome and Speakers on Food Issues in our Community. Including a representative from our District 5 Council Office and Esther Magasis, Food Bank Manager at Jewish Family Services food bank, to discuss Fare Worker Rights.
7:15 We will have a performance from Spoken Word Artist Jasmin Veeh. Jasmin is a young writer and artist from Germany, but has lived in Seattle for almost two years now. Her latest project are short stories, poems and artwork about a soup kitchen for the homeless that she is volunteering in since she arrived in the US, and especially the people she met there. Kris Curtis with the Seattle Farmer’s Market will also address the audience.
Approximately 7:30 – Group discussions on food issues and identification of priorities with an emphasis on action items for our community.
8:05-8:30 – Report out from group discussions and wrap up.