Speaker Date Topic
What's Next for Hunger Relief? Dec 08, 2021 12:30 PM
Online Program
Online Program

The past two years have seen dramatic changes in how hunger impacts our community. Seattle 4 Rotarian and Executive Director of Harvest Against Hunger, David Bobanick, and a panel of guests will share how those changes are leading to new approaches to hunger relief and building healthier food systems. 

A Natural and Human History of the Duwamish River Dec 15, 2021 12:30 PM
Online Program
Online Program
Once teeming with bountiful salmon and fertile plains, Seattle’s Duwamish River drew both Native peoples and settlers to its shores over centuries for trading, transport, and sustenance. Unfortunately, the very utility of the river was its undoing, as decades of dumping led to the river being declared a Superfund cleanup site.  Much of Washington’s history has been told through the perspective of its colonizers, obscuring and mythologizing the changes to these lands that have long been occupied by Native peoples. Through the story of the river, author BJ Cummings explores previously unrecorded Native and immigrant histories, and exposes settler falsehoods about the founding of the state. The river’s story is a call to action to align future decisions with values of collaboration, respect, and justice.
 
BJ Cummings (she/her) founded the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition and manages community engagement for the University of Washington’s Superfund Research Program. She is the author of  The River That Made Seattle: A Natural and Human History of the Duwamish, and she was awarded the River Network’s national River Hero award for her work leading community-based clean-up and restoration of the Duwamish River.  Cummings lives in Seattle.    
Happy Holidays! Dec 22, 2021
No Meeting this Week
No Meeting this Week
Happy New Year! Dec 29, 2021
No Meeting this Week
No Meeting this Week
Andrea Driessen Jan 05, 2022 12:00 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave. and on Zoom
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave. and on Zoom

Gracenotes: The Actionable Tool to Boost Meaning, Mattering, and Legacy

Join Andrea Driessen, TEDx Speaker whose Gracenotes Talk went viral on day one. Gracenotes are an ACTION we take to say, "I SEE you, Here's WHY and HOW you MATTER...". They express our sincerest thoughts about others at all stages of their lives' journeys. For Rotarians, they're a tangible, human-centered, service-driven and personalized way to help people and communities foster more meaning, feel calmer, and more connected. And help navigate, grief, change, and loss. 

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