[nfbwatlk] FW: All are welcome to the Friday, Sept. 18 candidate forum (5:30 - 7:30 p.m., 2121 - 26th Avenue South) sponsored by a coalition of people with disabilities, our largest minority
lawnmower84 at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 10 06:44:59 UTC 2009
I just passing this on
Friends -- Attached is the flier about the Sept. 18 forum; please print and
circulate. In the following e-mail version, I have added some background .
-- Chris Leman (206) 322-5463
PLEASE ATTEND, AS A COALITION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HOLDS A CANDIDATE
FORUM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 5:30 TO 7:30 P.M. IN THE CENTER PARK
COMMUNITY ROOM AT 2121 - 26TH AVENUE SOUTH.
On Friday, Sept. 18, the candidates for Mayor of Seattle, Seattle City
Attorney, and two Seattle City Council races will answer questions and
debate one another on issues of concern to people with disabilities. Please
participate in this dialogue about how Seattle can best the concerns of its
largest minority. It has been many years since such a forum has been
held--don't miss it!
If you have a question, it is best to send it in early, to Julian Wheeler at
(206) 522-9495, or e-mail <mailto:julianwheeler at hotmail.com>
julianwheeler at hotmail.com. Questions can also be submitted or posed at the
event. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. For other
accommodations, please contact us soon.
The Sept. 18 candidate forum is co-sponsored by the Alliance of People with
Disabilities, the Resident Action Council of SHA, the Committee to Establish
a Seattle Disabilities Commission, and other groups. The event adjourns
Location and transit: The Seattle Housing Authority's Center Park
building--one of the state's first to be designed specifically to
accommodate people with disabilities--is located across Martin Luther King,
Jr. Way, from the Amy Yee Tennis Center. It is six blocks from the Mt.
Baker LINK light rail station, and is served by Metro routes 4, 7, 8, 9 42,
Parking: Those with state disability parking permits are encouraged to use
the Seattle Housing Authority's Center Park visitor lot (just north of the
meeting room and just off MLK Way) or the lot just south of the building,
one story below and reachable by elevator or inclined pathway. Others
arriving by car are asked to park off the Center Park site. Among the many
options: curb parking on-street, or spaces that have been set aside for us
by cooperating organizations at the south end of the alley between 24th and
25th (provided by the 2100 24th Avenue South Building); and the American Red
Cross lot at 1911 25th Avenue South. There is also a large parking lot at
the Amy Yee Tennis Center (2000 MLK Way S.).
The Alliance of People with Disabilities,
The Residents' Action Council of SHA, &
The Committee to Establish a Seattle Disabilities Commission
2009 CITY CANDIDATES FORUM:
ON ISSUES OF CONCERN
TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Featuring candidates for Mayor of Seattle, Seattle City Attorney, & Seattle
Issues include: What are our candidates' views about and experience with
accessibility, the Americans with Disabilities act, and other priorities for
people with disabilities?
Come to our forum; Speak up. Submit a question.
Learn what candidates have to say!
Friday September 18, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Center Park Community Room at 2121 - 26th Ave S.
Across MLK Way from the Seattle Tennis Center
Walking distance from Mt Baker Light Rail Station
Served by Metro routes 4, 7, 8, 9 42, 48
Accessible Parking at Center Park visitors lot; other additional parking at
the Red Cross lot, the Amy Yee Tennis Center, and the 2100 Building(south
end of alley between 24th & 25th)
ASL Interpretation provided. Questions or other requests?
Contact Julian Wheeler at 206.522.9495, or e-mail
julianwheeler at hotmail.com
(for accommodations, please contact at least 3 business days prior)
Event adjourns before sunset.
Labor Donated. Please recycle this flyer after date of event.
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