KirklandSafe: Learn and Get Involved

Tuesday, June 13, 7-9pm
Location: Kirkland Justice Center, Totem Lake Room, 11750 NE 118th St., Kirkland WA

Come connect with the KirklandSafe group and learn how you can help make Kirkland a more safe, welcoming and inclusive community!

Guest Speaker: Debbie Lacy, Co-Founder and Director of the Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition (ERIC), will speak about inclusion and equity efforts in our community. Learn about different projects you can be part of, including Community Conversations, All Kirkland Reads, 4th of July festivities, and Advocacy & Outreach.

Meet new people, get involved and have fun – we hope to see you there! Feel free to share this invitation with others.

Hate Crime Information Session

Sunday, June 25, 1-3pm
Hosted by the India Association of Western Washington
Location: Blackwell Elementary, 3225 205th PL NE, Sammamish WA

Are you worried about recent hate crimes taking place?

Do you know what to do when encountering uncomfortable and/or potential dangerous situations?

Meet city government, elected officials, immigration attorneys and police department officers to get information, share concerns and ask questions. There will be a special segment on empowering our youth and children as they continue to face the tough questions in their schools and their social surroundings. Open to families; kids encouraged to attend.

Community Matters: SoulCollage for Community Wellness

Wednesday, July 26, 2:00-3:30pm
Hosted by the Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition and the Wellness Professionals Network
Location: Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA. Meeting Room 2

Let’s foster community wellness with a fun and meaningful art activity!

Join us for a friendly, creative summer afternoon. Meet new people and learn an art form you’ll be able to easily do on your own whenever you feel the urge to create.

We’ll gather together to identify internal resources to build the kind of community we want to live in. You’ll then leave with a visual representation and reminder of your gifts – gifts you can consciously draw upon to strengthen community and your connections with others. Making SoulCollage® cards is a creative and intuitive practice. Using found images from magazines and an easy cut and paste process, you’ll create a unique collage card that supports your goals and desires. No prior experience necessary. (Note: We won’t be teaching the pure SoulCollage method originally created by Seena B. Frost, but we’ll use SoulCollage techniques.To learn more about Seena’s method and to view a sampling of SoulCollage images, visit

Please bring a pair of scissors, a glue stick, and any magazines you’d like to use/share. Materials donation of $5 covers your matte board and handouts. To save your spot, RSVP here on Meetup. (Pay by credit card via the green “Chip in” tab on left of screen, or pay by cash/check at the event.)

A supportive community is vital to a healthy society. Community Matters gatherings are opportunities for people of all cultures, races, faiths, and gender identities to connect and converse about wellness and everything that entails; personal wellness, family wellness, and wellness in the world.

ERIC Connection: Prepare for Welcoming Week

Tuesday, August 8, 12:00-1:30 pm
Location: Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave
This is a special ERIC Connection meeting to get ready for Welcoming Week. Whether you’re a host or interested in attending and promoting events, please come and help make the 2017 Welcoming Week a success for our Eastside community! Bring a dish to share and spread the word.

WELCOMING WEEK Sept. 15-24, 2017

ERIC Connection

Tuesday, October 3, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Host: TBA

ERIC Connection

Tuesday, December 5, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Host: TBA