Evolution of the Gayborhood

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When: August 13th, 2013 from 5:30-8pm

Where: Bullitt Center: UW Integrated Design Lab
1501 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122

What: OUT for Sustainability, the Pride Foundation, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), and the Bullitt Foundation invite you to an evening at the new Bullitt Center on Capitol Hill to discuss trends in sustainable built environment in areas with a strong LGBTQ identity. The neighborhood is changing and so we’re diving into the history that got us here, the policy and economy that’s shaping current trends, and the buildings that are literally changing the character of the “gayborhood.”

We’ll feature a short panel followed by interactive smaller group discussions with some of the bright minds and active leaders in this emerging topic. More information below on special guests and other details.

Join us 5:30-8pm with the panel starting at 6:15pm. Capacity is limited so please RSVP today. $7 suggested donation. Light appetizers and refreshing beverages (non-alcoholic) provided.

For questions please contact Gerod Rody at gerod@out4s.org

Special Guests

 RasLowerResTom Rasmussen (Seattle City Council, Co-author of Pike/Pine Conservation Overlay District)

Tom Rasmussen was elected to the City Council in 2003 and chairs the Transportation Committee. Tom was a Yakima County Deputy Prosecutor and began public service in Seattle as aide to City Councilmember Jeanette Williams. He has devoted most of this life to working on issues ranging from transportation and parks, to affordable housing and human rights.

teachingMichael Brown (University of Washington, Political and Health Geography)

Michael Brown is a professor at the University of Washington with current research in governmentality and gay men’s health, as well as published interests including: sexuality, urban public health, electoral geography, poststructural political theory, home hospice care, the closet, the urban politics of AIDS, and suburban exclusionary zoning. He is also the managing editor for Social & Cultural Geography.

4 A BrennanAlex Brennan (Capitol Hill Housing, Sustainable Communities)

Alex Brennan staff’s Capitol Hill Housing’s Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and 12th Avenue Meets Broadway initiatives that promote environmental sustainability, economic development and social equity at the neighborhood scale.  He serves as Capitol Hill Housing’s primary contact with neighborhood groups in Capitol Hill and the Central Area.  Alex comes to Capitol Hill Housing with five years of professional experience in place-based community engagement, advocacy, and research.

…and one more surprise local business owner, to be announced this week.

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