Are you interested in learning more about the power of diverse, community-driven storytelling and media? Do you want to network with other storytellers and media makers who are inspired to work for change in their communities? Are you interested in a panel discussion that consists of journalists, media makers, and advocates who are currently working in the Puget Sound area? Would you like to do all of the above while enjoying a drink and delicious food prepared by That Brown Girl Cooks? If so, register today to join us for our pilot Sip & Share event!
What: The Seattle Globalist presents Sip & Share, a fundraising and community networking event featuring a panel discussion on the role of journalism in community resilience.
Who: This event is open to all supporters and advocates of diverse, community journalism and is organized by The Seattle Globalist. Panelist speakers include Sharon Maeda (Station Manager at KVRU), Marcus Green (South King County Reporter at The Seattle Times), Ron Chew (Executive Director of the ICHS Foundation), and Ashley Archibald (Staff Reporter at Real Change News). Learn more about our panelists below.
When: Monday, April 15th, 2019, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Where: The Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
Ticket Prices: includes admission, appetizers, and one drink
- $25.00 standard price
- $15.00 student and storyteller price
Raffle Prizes: We will be raffling off two baskets during the evening to help raise funds to support our mission to elevate diverse voices through media. Raffle ticket prices are $10 for one ticket and $25 for three tickets (save $5)! Click here for a full description of the contents of each basket. As of April 2nd, raffle tickets are available to purchase on our event registration form. Raffle tickets will also be sold at the beginning of the event.
- “The Resilience Basket” (Value $240): Includes a 5-class pass to Seattle Yoga Arts, a 1-hour Craniosacral Therapy Session at Classic Healing Arts, and an assortment of “healing staff favorites” from Rainbow Natural Remedies.
- “The Foodie Basket” (Value $159.95): Includes a $50 gift certificate for cooking classes at The Pantry, a $50 gift certificate to your local PCC Market, and an assortment of teas, spreads, and other tasty treats from MarketSpice.
Program Details: This two-hour event will foster open discussions with storytellers, advocates, and community members about how community journalism and media can spur social justice and progressive change. This year’s discussion will be focusing on how journalism and media can be a tool in building community resilience and encouraging creative ideas and solutions.
- 6:00PM: Food, drinks, mingling, and networking
- 6:45PM: Raffle item winners announced!
- 7:00PM: Discussion Panel, “Journalism and Community Resilience”
- 7:45PM: Final round of mingling and last call for drinks and appetizers
Questions? Please, reach out to Ann Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panel Discussion: Journalism & Community Resilience
Some of the most creative and resourceful ideas when it comes to addressing matters of economic pressure, housing and other rapid changes in our city and society come from communities of color, immigrant communities and other marginalized groups.
What can journalism and other media do to help those communities further build resilience and encourage these ideas come to fruition?
Join this year’s group of community journalist panelists —moderated by Seattle Globalist editorial director, Venice Buhain— in exploring this question.
Meet our panelists:
Sharon Maeda —Station Manager at KVRU
Sharon’s media career includes having been manager of KRAB-FM and the Pacifica Radio network with stations in New York, Washington D.C., Houston, LA and the Bay Area, and a producer at KCTS/9. She was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for Henry Cisneros at HUD, and a similar position at the United Methodist global mission board in New York. Off and on, since 1988, she also owned and operated a communications consulting firm, Spectra Communications. Sharon was also a public school teacher, director of the UW Ethnic Cultural Center, a UFCW 21 director, and founder of 21 Progress.
Marcus Green —South King County Reporter at The Seattle Times
Marcus Harrison Green is the South King County Reporter for the Seattle Times, the co-founder of the South Seattle Emerald, a former Reporting Fellow with YES! Magazine, a past board member of the Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and a recipient of Crosscut’s Courage Award for Culture. Growing up in South Seattle, he experienced first-hand the neglect of news coverage in the area by local media, which taught him the value of narratives. After an unfulfilling stint working for a Los Angeles based hedge-fund in his twenties, Marcus returned to his community determined to tell its true story, which led him to start the South Seattle Emerald, and eventually move on to cover the area as a reporter for the Seattle Times. He was named one of Seattle’s most influential people by Seattle Magazine in 2016.
Ron Chew —Writer, Editor, Historian, Community Advocate
Ron Chew is principal of Chew Communications, where he pursues his lifelong passion for documenting local community history through oral history and multimedia projects. Ron previously worked as executive director of the Wing Luke Museum for 17 years and editor of the International Examiner for over 10 years. Since 2010, Ron has served as executive director of the ICHS Foundation, helping raise money to support a network of community clinics serving Asian Pacific American immigrants and refugees and other underserved populations. He is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop leader at museum and cultural conferences in the U.S. and Canada.
Ashley Archibald —Staff Reporter at Real Change News
Ashley Archibald is the staff reporter at Real Change News, where she investigates and reports stories about homeless and disadvantaged populations in the Seattle/King County area. Ashley has also worked as a journalist at the Santa Monica Daily Press, a hyperlocal publication in Santa Monica, Calif., and at Santa Monica Daily Press, where she covered local politics, the school district, interesting people, and local events.
Thank you to our in-kind donors!
The Seattle Globalist would like to thank all of our generous in-kind donors who helped make this year’s Sip & Share event possible: Optimism Brewing Company, Seattle Yoga Arts, Classic Healing Arts, Rainbow Natural Remedies, Market Spice, The Pantry, and PCC Community Markets—Fremont.