A few months ago, we gathered at Garfield Community Center to “Continue the Conversation” around the violence that has been plaguing our neighborhoods. At that meeting, you all decided that we needed to get to know one another better. What is missing is familiarity between the long-time residents and the newcomers. Several folks spoke about walking down the street where they grew up, where their parents, grandparents and other relatives lived, and how everyone knew one another. Now they feel like strangers. So it was decided, at that meeting, that a community potluck was in order! A time and place where we could gather, celebrate and eat together. Our next EastPAC meeting will be that celebration! So please mark your calendars:
EastPAC Holiday Gathering and Potluck- Thursday, December 6th, 6:30 PM Garfield Community Center, 2323 East Cherry St, 98122.
Please invite your neighbors, and bring your favorite food to share. Plates and utensils will be provided by Seattle University, who’s generosity, as well as the Garfield Community Center’s, is greatly appreciated!
Please also note that we greatly need expanded representation on our Board. More diversity, precinct -wide representation and students are invited also. You will need to commit to one board meeting a month and the regular community meeting on the fourth Thursday (except for November and December). Other commitments are voluntary. Please email me directly, or speak to me at the next meeting.
Stephanie Tschida, EastPAC Chair