Thank you so much for your participation in the Health Equity Circle, Sound Alliance and/or the February 19th Action Assembly. Your involvement and commitment is paramount to the success of organizing efforts. Please assist us in one more push this month to ensure those experiencing homelessness are treated as the residents of this city that they are! After multiple discussions with Seattle City Council Member offices, Sound Alliance, and Health Equity Circle leaders since the Land Use and Sustainability Committee PUBLIC HEARING earlier this month we have a few more action items that need assistance ASAP to ensure that the Encampment Ordinance meets the standards we lined out in the February 19th Action Assembly.

Help us get 1000+ e-mails to City Council members with the message below by March 29th:

“As a Seattle resident I urge you to vote yes on Councilmember Sawant’s proposed amendment to Mayor Murray’s Encampment Ordinance allowing research on encampments in residential zoned areas. I recognize those experiencing homelessness as residents of this city and urge my elected officials to do so as well. It is absolutely dehumanizing and discriminatory to block encampments from even the possibility of entering residential areas, please be part of an administration that recognizes all of its residents regardless of income levels or housing status. Thank you.”

Sally Bagshaw 206-684-8801 Sally.bagshaw
Tim Burgess 206-684-8806 Tim.burgess
Sally Clark 206-684-8802 Sally.clark
Jean Godden 206-684-8807 Jean.godden
Bruce A. Harrell 206-684-8804 Bruce.harrell
Nick Licata 206-684-8803 Nick.licata
Mike O’Brien 206-684-8800 Mike.obrien
Tom Rasmussen 206-684-8808 Tom.rasmussenov

Commit to getting other people to call and deliver the above message to as many City Council Members as possible. We’re hoping to flood the lines a few times to show how important this amendment is to Seattle residents.

a. Attend a calling and e-mailing party!!

RSVP to hanaalicic if you’d like to gather on March 17th from 4:00PM to 5:00PM

RSVP to hanaalicic if you’d like to gather on March 20th from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.

b. Organize a calling/e-mailing party with your friends or colleagues!!

If you’re planning a calling party let celeste.goulding know and she will be sure to get the information advertised to maximize attendance and to recognize you as an awesome leader!

Get your story of how you got 20 people to contact all 8 Council Member’s to celeste.goulding and be recognized in the next Sound Alliance newsletter.

Commit to attending the March 30th Full Council meeting at 2PM at City Hall.

a. Prepare a one or two sentence statement to give in support of the amendment to allow research into allowing encampments in residential zoned areas.

b. Confirm Council Attendance either with the celeste.gouldingm

Attend a Sound Alliance Research Action: Please RSVP for either Action to celeste.goulding

a. Wednesday March 18th with a McKenny Vento Homeless Liaison and Seattle Education Access Vice President from 1:30PM to 3:00PM at 2445 3rd Ave S. Seattle 98134

Call County Executive Constantine and urge support in finding a semi-permanent spot for Tent City 4. Find out more information here.

Native Youth Community of Care Conference-March 28, 2015-Olympia, WA

Native Youth Community of Care Conference

Date: March 28, 2015

Place: The Evergreen State College, Longhouse Educational and Cultural Center, Olympia, WA

Time: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.




The purpose of this conference is to address and provide resources for the behavioral, cultural, health, psychological, social and spiritual needs of Native youth living in the Pacific Northwest.


This conference is community-centered, focusing on bringing together tribes, federal, local and State agencies, non-profits and businesses to make a collective positive impact on the lives of Native youth. Attendees will also learn practical skills in working with Native youth and successful strategies for building community engagement. There will also be specialized sessions addressing Native youth suicide and substance abuse.


Guest speakers will share a blend of evidence-based and cultural-based practices related to youth engagement, mentoring, and hands on activities. Topics that will be addressed include collaboration across community service sectors, youth engagement, mentoring, money management and financial skills building, and the significance of elders and ancestors in traditional teaching. The training is designed to disseminate effective culturally-based strategies to develop a “Community of Care” for Native youth.

Speakers and Topics

• Brad Owen, Keynote Speaker- Lieutenant Governor of Washington State-Topic: Emerging Perspectives on Cross-cultural Mentoring

• David Dickinson, SAMHSA, Region X, Regional Administrator, Topic: Behavioral Health Resources for Native Populations

•Dean Johnny, Executive Director of J & J Foundation Solutions Topic: Helping Native Youth Strengthen Their Life Skills

• Dave Burnett-Tribal Leader and Businessman-Topic: Ensuring the Financial Success of our Native Youth

• Tammy Cooper-Woodrich-Nooksack traditional story teller, Violence Prevention Advocate- Topic: Power of Stories in Strengthening our Native Youth

• Rudy Nix-Native boxer and Washington State Parole Officer with Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration-Topic: WA State Aggression Replacement Training in Native American Communities

• Lara Okoloko-Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the Center for Advanced Recovery Solutions –Topic: Connection for Prevention of Substance Abuse


Registration: is via Eventbrite


Or Contact: Gary Gant at ggant

Phone: (206) 615-2318

Collaboration of Health Resources and Services Administration and J&J Solutions

Native Youth Community of Care Conference. Flyer2.pdf

Paid Data Science for Social Good summer research opportunities

The eScience Institute at the University of Washington invites students to join the Data Science for Social Good incubator program this summer.

Sixteen students will be selected to work with academic researchers, computer scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research projects with public policy implications. These are paid positions.


Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply, preference given to University of Washington students.


Each student will be part of a team working on a research project that has concrete relevance and impact to the local community on the theme of Urban Science. Projects will involve analysis and visualization of data on topics such as public health, sustainable urban planning, environmental protection, disaster response, crime prevention, education, transportation, governance, commerce, and social justice.


Most work will be conducted on the UW campus in the WRF Data Science Studio, but some field excursions in the City of Seattle or King County may also be involved.


This is a 10-week long, full-time program beginning June 15th and ending August 21st. Class schedules can be accommodated for students who are enrolled during summer session.


Students will be given a stipend of $6,500 for the 10 weeks. Stipend payments will be dispersed through the UW payroll system on the 10th and 25th of each month.


  • Strong academic record
  • Previous programming experience (although strong candidates without significant programming experience will be considered)

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to manager. In your cover letter, please describe your background, interest in the program, and relevant experience/coursework. Favorable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Application Deadline:

March 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Oxfam Student Leadership Program

Are you passionate about global social justice and human rights? Make a real difference in the world, starting with Oxfam America’s CHANGE Initiative on your campus. Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. CHANGE is Oxfam’s national leadership, organizing, and advocacy program for undergraduate college students. CHANGE Leaders are exposed to the international development issues that inform Oxfam’s work, and apply their skills and creativity to run Oxfam campaigns on campus. Selected students participate in a week-long training in Boston the last week of July 2015, which is organized and paid for by Oxfam America. Students then work with Oxfam on campus during the 2015-16 academic year.

CHANGE Leaders:

  • Have access to expert skills-based training, resources, materials and year-round support from Oxfam staff;
  • Explore policy issues related to global campaigns using a rights-based approach;
  • Form positive attitudes and establish connections between their local and global communities;
  • Develop confidence and the skills to effect positive, lasting social change; and
  • Become part of an active and growing global network of peers working on social justice issues.

Applications are now being accepted at http://change.oxfamamerica.org/accounts/register/. The deadline to submit student applications and letters of recommendation is April 1, 2015.

CLUE is HIRING multiple positions for the 2015-2016 year

Are you passionate about your subject area?

Do you enjoy discussing theories or concepts in your field?

Do you enjoy teaching and supporting others?

Are you looking for a way to give back to UW and your fellow Huskies?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need to apply to be a CLUE tutor. We are hiring for many different positions for the 2015-2016 school year. Check out the ‘working with us tab’ on the website for more information, qualifications, and needed application materials.

We are hiring

~Chemistry tutors

~Writing tutors

~Math tutors

~Physics tutors

~A French tutor

~A Japanese tutor

~A Korean tutor

~A CSE tutor

Applications are due April 10, 2015.


Clue Is Hiring.pdf

Which Health Services Degree is Right For You?

Are you considering a Health Services graduate degree? Do you want to know about the types of graduate degrees UW Health Services offers and what makes them unique?

The University of Washington Department of Health Services invites you to attend:

What: Which Health Services Degree is Right For Me?

When: Thursday, April 9 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Where: The William H. Foege Building, room N130

Who: Current graduate students from COPHP, MPH, MS, & MHA

How: Students will speak on a panel followed by small break-out sessions

Pizza and beverages will be served! Please R.S.V.P HERE by Sunday, April 5.