New Freeway Hall
5018 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118
(At S. Hudson St., four blocks
south of S. Alaska St.)
Directions via Public Transit
By bus take the #7 and get off at S.
By light rail get off at the Columbia
City station; then it’s a short walk east.
On street parking is usually available,
and if not, there is an inexpensive
public lot two blocks away on S.
Ferdinand St, just east of Rainier Ave. S.
Monday through Friday, 10am-8:00pm. Or call for an appointment!
New Freeway Hall is available for rent. Click here for more information!
Saturday, July 26, 5:30 PM
Artists for Gaza Benefit
Since July 6, Israeli forces have been relentlessly bombing and shelling Gaza. July 18 marked the launch of their ground invasion. Palestinian civilians are bearing the brunt of the assault, as hospitals, schools, homes, and other vital locations are targeted. The area, already fragile due to previous Israeli bombing campaigns, is in severe crisis.
More than 500 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of the assault and 3,000 injured as the tolls continue to rise. Most of the victims have been women and children. Water, food, and medicine are all in short supply.
Here in the United States, it's easy to feel helpless. But even so, there are things we can do. You are invited to Artists For Gaza, a benefit concert and art show featuring local visual artists, poets, and musicians who are all donating their time and talent to raise money for a relief organization working on the ground in Gaza.
All admission proceeds will be donated to Middle East Children's Alliance. Our donation will provide food, milk, and medicine to children and families in Gaza, as well as help purchase medicine and supplies needed by doctors at the Red Crescent Society and Al-Awda Hospital. They also provide psychological services for children on an ongoing basis.
This organization has been chosen not only for its services but for its analysis: it serves from a human-rights perspective that calls for an end to the Israeli occupation, through methods such as arms embargoes, boycotts, divestments, and sanctions. You can learn more here: https://www.mecaforpeace.org/news/please-help-children-gaza
This event is sober, family-friendly, and open to people from all walks of life who wish for peace, equality, and an end to oppression and occupations everywhere.
WHERE: New Freeway Hall
WHEN: Saturday July 26
5:30 pm – doors, with art walk and local organizations
6 pm: poetry
7 pm: music
(or give what you can)
..and more to be announced!
..and more to be announced!
Jafraa Dabke Team: Traditional folk-dancing from Palestine! https://www.facebook.com/seattledabke
Please note: this event is not anti-Jewish or anti-Israeli. It is not a statement for or against the existence of Israel. But it IS a statement against the actions of the Israeli government and military, and United States complicity in those actions.
Please see the event on Facebook
Friday, August 8, 7:00 PM
Film Screening: Orgasm, Inc.
This humorous documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look into the ploy by pharmaceutical companies to create a new disease for profit – "female sexual dysfunction." It illustrates how people are manipulated into thinking they have a physical problem to increase revenues for Big Pharma.
Open discussion will be kicked off by Susan Traff, a licensed mental health counselor, who is passionate about bringing awareness to this issue.
Door donation $2-5. Snack plate with vegan option at 6:30pm for $7.00 donation.
New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
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