Thursday, November 11, 2010
An Evening of Community, Conversation and Cake!
at the Community Matters Campaign Finale Celebration, People's Choice Awards and Civic Health Index Report Launch
Bertha Knight Landes room at Seattle City Hall | 600 - 5th Avenue, Seattle
Registration: 5:30 p.m. | Program: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free, but please register in advance!
Online registration for this event is closed, but walk-ins are welcome! Doors open at 5:30, program begins at 6:00 p.m.
Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark
Travis Kriplean of the University of Washington, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Eric Liu of the Guiding Lights Network
Lola Peters, Community Matters Campaign Dialogue Facilitator
David Smith of the National Conference on Citizenship
People's Choice Award winner and more!
We have a lot to celebrate in greater Seattle. We are a highly educated community, and we know from our national 2010 Civic Health Assessment report that Americans with more education dominate community involvement. But there are disparities and dramatic differences in the quality of education in Washington’s public schools. Additionally, Greater Seattle rates at least ten percentage points higher than the national average in social connectedness online - but face to face, we often hear about the "Seattle Freeze" and how it leaves people feeling disconnected. How can we build on our successes and close the gaps?
Hear opening remarks from City Councilmember Sally Clark and then join us for a conversation lead by Eric Liu as we delve into what we heard about public trust during our annual fall campaign with an architect of the Living Voters Guide, community volunteers, and a national expert on citzenship. Learn more about getting involved from representatives of many of our partner organizations. Bring your own questions and comments and join us for cake and coffee as we celebrate our many successes and discuss the work ahead.
Thank you to our Community Matters Campaign Series Sponsors:
Thank you to our Community Matters Campaign Contributing Sponsor: Seattle City Council
Thank you to our Community Matters Campaign Media Sponsor:
Thank you to our 2010 Community Matters Campaign Steering Committee Partners:
Alliance for Education, City of Seattle – Office of the Mayor, Executive Service Corps, Metrocenter YMCA, Puget Sound Off, Seattle Works, The Seattle Foundation, United Way of King County, University of Washington Center for Communication and Civic Engagement and Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Thank you to our 2010 Community Matters Campaign Co-presenting Organizations:
American Society for Public Administration - Evergreen Chapter, EA alliance of nonprofits, Executive Service Corps, King County Democratic Party, Leadership Tomorrow, Municipal League of King County, Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle Works, Washington State Arts Alliance and Washington Women's Foundation .