Trusted Advocates’ storytelling, this Friday: ‘Our Stories, Our Voices’

June 14th, 2012 Tracy Posted in Cultural Center, People, White Center news 1 Comment »

Just might be the most interesting thing you do all weekend – check it out:

You are invited to the monthly TRUSTED ADVOCATES Storytelling Program

OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES

Date:
Friday, June 15th

AT:
The White Center Community Cultural Center
9421 – 18th Ave SW
(& SW Cambridge) – Hillborn Room

Time:
5:30 Light meal from presenters culture/heritage
6:00 Storytelling Program
– followed by Q/A segment

Our Special Guest this month:
ABUZAR KACHIYEV (an Ahiska or Meshketian Turk)
and translated by YASEMIN SAN

Abuzar Kachiyev arrived in the city of Kent as a refugee from Russia seven years ago.

He and other Ahiska (or Meskhetian) Turks living in the Krasnodar region of Russia suffered significant human rights violations until the US government reached out to this community. A limited number of Ahiska Turks, like Abuzar’s, were granted the right to resettle in the US. Abuzar, has worked as a civil engineer and has a large family that is very attached to their cultural norms.

Abuzar will talk about the unheard story of a community, the Ahiska Turks of Russia; people without a land, people with no documents, families hiding from ruthless authority … AND their journey to an unknown land, the USA.

Yasemin San moved to Seattle from Turkey in 1979. Upon her arrival, she was immersed in the Turkish community and created a folk dance group, which still performs in festivals and other special events. She was also one of the pioneers of the Ethnic Heritage Council, an umbrella organization for ethnic communities and arts organizations. Yasemin works as a legal interpreter and is an active volunteer in the Turkish immigrant and Turkic refugee communities. She has organized cultural events for the last 32 years.

Yasemin will briefly talk about the Turkish and Turkic peoples (who they are; where they live) and their immigration stories going back to the very early times. She will refer to the cultural aspects of Turks, including some folk customs and rituals.

LEARN SOMETHING NEW!

EAT SOMETHING NEW!

Get out of your house and venture into the neighborhood and meet new people.

They really are quite interesting.

WE’LL SEE YOU ON JUNE 15TH!!!

Any questions call: Nancy Calos-Nakano 206.795.0833 or trustedadvocates@gmail.com

Stay tuned, next Month: Sam Mitsui on Japanese Internment – Friday, July 20th

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White Center for the Arts Open Studio Tour

May 14th, 2009 Ricardo Posted in Arts, Cultural Center, development, white center Comments Off

Once again, it is time for the
White Center for the Arts Open Studio Tour

This coming Saturday, May 16th, 2009 5 PM until 10 PM

Please join us as we present eight artists’ new work.
A wine and cheese event.

White Center for the Arts Building
9639 16th Ave SW
White Center, WA

206-306-6230 for additional information

www.whitecenterforthearts.org

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Nettle Honey at Full Tilt

February 23rd, 2009 FullTilt Posted in Arts, Businesses, Cultural Center, Full Tilt Ice Cream, Music, Video Comments Off

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Tonight in White Center

October 10th, 2008 FullTilt Posted in Arts, Cultural Center, Fun, Graffiti, Music, white center Comments Off


tonight is the Official openign for the Dluks Crew art show hanging at Full Tilt.
myspace. com/DLUKS3CREW

The party begins at 8pm with an acoustic performance by sickeversence. The Dluks Crew is an all female artists collective, and they are looking for memebers. Here is the email they are sending out.

We are looking for Members to join our new group,

Here is information on us and what we do:

We are the Dluks Crew (all female) based out of Seattle,WA

myspace. com/dluks3crew (add us on your myspace!)

(There are not many all girl “crews” in the world so here we are…
we are currently seeking members so if your a female writer,urban photographer
or painter and
would like to join our actual crew,
contact us and we’ll let you know the details!)

We are available for:
• Artwork/graphic design for Clothing
• Custom artwork
• Illustrated logos
• Editorial illustration for print media
• Advertising illustration
• Book jackets
• CD art
• Poster illustration
• Murals / Public art Guerilla Art Marketing

Check out our main founders photos and websites to see our work!


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Today – 3 pm – 9 pm Zapotec Women’s Exhibit and Sale at Cafe Rozella

September 30th, 2008 Ricardo Posted in Arts, Cultural Center, sustainability, white center Comments Off

La Vida Nueva – Zapotec women’s weaving collective visits Seattle
Tuesday, September 30th 3pm – 9pm
(Café Rozella: 9434 Delridge Way SW  206.763.5805 www.caferozella.com
La Vida Nueva is a women’s weaving collective in Teotitlan del Valle , Oaxaca Mexico .  These Zapotec artisans are continuing their traditional methods of dying, spinning, and weaving wool tapetes (rugs) all by hand.  Their work and homeland are internationally acclaimed for the quality of weaving.
Pastora Gutierrez will be representing the 14 women of the collective on this 2008 West Coast Tour.  Each stop is an opportunity to create cultural ties with the Zapotec women, as well as learning about the work and community of their cooperative.  All the women of La Vida Nueva are independently supporting themselves and their children through the work of the collective.
There are two opportunities in Seattle to meet Pastora and her friend and translator Juanita Rodriguez.  These are also opportunities to purchase heirloom quality traditional Zapotec tapetes.  This annual selling tour is the main source of income for La Vida Nueva.
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Oaxacan Zapotec Weavers Exhibit at Cafe Rozella – Tuesday September 30th

September 27th, 2008 Ricardo Posted in Arts, Cultural Center, Economy, sustainability, white center 1 Comment »

La Vida Nueva – Zapotec women’s weaving collective visits Seattle

Tuesday, September 30th 3pm – 9pm
(Café Rozella: 9434 Delridge Way SW  206.763.5805 www.caferozella.com

)

La Vida Nueva is a women’s weaving collective in Teotitlan del Valle , Oaxaca Mexico .  These Zapotec artisans are continuing their traditional methods of dying, spinning, and weaving wool tapetes (rugs) all by hand.  Their work and homeland are internationally acclaimed for the quality of weaving.
Pastora Gutierrez will be representing the 14 women of the collective on this 2008 West Coast Tour.  Each stop is an opportunity to create cultural ties with the Zapotec women, as well as learning about the work and community of their cooperative.  All the women of La Vida Nueva are independently supporting themselves and their children through the work of the collective.
There are two opportunities in Seattle to meet Pastora and her friend and translator Juanita Rodriguez.  These are also opportunities to purchase heirloom quality traditional Zapotec tapetes.  This annual selling tour is the main source of income for La Vida Nueva.
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Where to see the White Center Cultural Center plans online

September 21st, 2008 Tracy Posted in Cultural Center, Online Comments Off

While checking the Highland Park Action Committee website in advance of HPAC’s next meeting tomorrow night (they’re the West Seattle community group closest to White Center, and also leading the fight against the two closest proposed city-jail sites, but they are tackling other issues too) – we were reminded that the site has a great page from the 7/31 meeting about the White Center Cultural Center plans. That was a week before White Center Now was launched, and we unfortunately weren’t at that meeting, but photos and part of the presentation, including the site plans, can be found here.

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