FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, October 24 2017
Keep Beacon Hill Affordable and Family Friendly: Public Meeting
“We are not fighting against the future, we just want to be included in it” – Esther Little Dove John
What: In 2016, Skidmore Janette APD submitted an application to build a massive complex of micro-efficiency apartments at 1807 13th Ave South. Esther Little Dove John, a resident of the small apartment that currently occupies that address responded by organizing. Throughout the spring and summer, Dove, her neighbors, and their supporters have canvassed neighborhoods, conducted organizing meetings, and met with stakeholders. At the same time, they activated networks who flooded the Department of Construction and Inspections (DCI) with letters requesting permits for project #3023990 be reconsidered and calling for a greater community voice in changes coming to Beacon Hill. In response, Seattle DCI has scheduled a neighborhood meeting for additional community input on project #3023990(the redevelopment that would displace Dove).
Who: All are invited. Speakers are welcome on subjects such as models for community led development, harm caused by unchecked gentrification, resiliency, history and culture, parking and planning, and understanding institutional racism. Organized by #DontDisplaceDove and Got Green-Climate Justice
James Williams, Got Green, Organizing Director
About Got Green:
Got Green organizes for environmental, racial, and economic justice as a South Seattle-based grassroots organization led by people of color and low income people. We cultivate multi-generational community leaders to be central voices in the Green Movement in order to ensure that the benefits of the green movement and green economy (green jobs, healthy food, energy efficient & healthy homes, public transit) reach low income communities and communities of color.