A lot happened this week we want you to know about, but first an
Invitation: Join the Nickelodeons tomorrow night, at 7:00 PM at Old
Firestation #39 (12701 30th Ave NE in Lake City) for a presentation of
APRIL 30TH - BUTOH DANCE - 7 PM:
The title of the Performance is IMPRINTS, and it will feature Sherry
Brown, Mary Cutera, Will Fredo, Joan Laage, Douglas Ridders and Helen
When this opportunity was presented to us, one of the first things we
did was google 'butoh dancer.' This is what one web site said:
"Butoh is an enigma, an ever-evolving mystery. Violent or peaceful,
slow or mani, painfully intimate or grandly spectacular. freely
improvised or choreographed in stylized gestures, Butoh seems to fly
away from itself, resisting definition or explanation, yet profoundly
transforming those who encounter it."
You're Invited, and its Free!
THE WEEK THAT WAS:
On Wednesday April 27th five members of the Seattle City Council voted
for Resolution #31292 - which is their response to Mayor McGinns
Sunny Jim Encampment Proposal. It has at least 7 options, including a
permanent site for Nickelsville, and its timeline for decision making
stretches through the summer.
Many Nickelodeons and friends of Nickelsvile - including folks from
SHARE, WHEEL, Women in Black, Tent City3 & 4, Members of the Mayors
Encampment Panel were there. The Council Chamber was crowded! Much
excellent testimony was given. We told them the timeline needed to be
shortened, since our Contract at the Old Firestation was over on May
15th. (It is our hope that SHARE/WHEEL will be allowed to stop in and
operate a shelter there beginning when we move out.)
Finally, we said "We'd Be Back" at City Hall on Friday the 13th to see
what progress the City Council has made. The Black Cat Caravan will
leave Nickelsville for City Hall at 2:00 PM on Friday the 13th - You
Will Be Needed!
Two other City Council Meetings about resolution #31292 of note are on
May 11th from 2 to 4 PM. That is when Councilman Licata's Human
Services Committee will hear from Members of the Mayors Encampment
Panel. Both Councilman Licata and Encampment Panel Members have
steadfastly focused on the emergency facing the thousands of Seattle
Citizens without shelter nightly, and the immediate value of
supporting Nickelsville. Support them on May 11th if you can.
Finally, on 5/25/11 Human Services Director Danette Smith's Long
Awaited Report on Seattle Shelter and Seattle's Unsheltered Population
will be discussed by the same committee. Should be fascinating.
Jim Page and Joe Martin will be our Musical Guests at Nickelsville on
May 12th at 6:30 PM. We know Ji has a song about Nickelsville and
Tent Cities, because we heard him singing it on KCTS yesterday. There
will be (meat and no meat) chili dogs for Nickelodeons and Guests!
Pastor Robert L. Jeffrey, Jr. of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
has agreed to be part of our Interfaith Church Services at 3:00 PM
Sunday May 15th (just before moving.)
Thank You, and please keep letting us know if you can help with either
the move or the Black Cat Caravan - especially with transportation.
Our staff person can be reached at (206) 450-9136