On May 18th an Important Free Event will be happening at Vashon Theatre from 1-3pm; “We Are Vashon...The Raddest Town Hall Meeting Ever.”
Why is this the Raddest Town Hall Ever? Because we have awesome talented Vashonites such as Duo Finelli as our Masters of Ceremony, Steffon Moody with a Vashon Parody, some fun and informative skit from Martha Enson. We will also feature Mandala for Change theatre artist, educator, and spiritual activist Zhaleh Almaee Weinblatt, Co Director of the Mandala Center For Change based in Port Townsend. She will be joined by local artists and facilitate an interactive theatre performance to engage the community in their personal stories and struggles living on Vashon Island and welcome dreams for the future.
Our island is rad also because we care. We care with donations of food for the food bank, providing medical services to those that need it, working together to address water issues, preserve our island, providing education for parents, being prepared, caring for animals and more.
In 2010, anthropologist, Debra Boyer came to Vashon Island to access our Island’s greatest risk factor for community health. The highest risk factor is the substantially high rate of substance abuse among our youth and the second highest risk factor is domestic violence. This event will provide information about these two topics along and more. Come with your stories and your hope and dream for the island and let us make a positive future for our island.
From our partnering services organizations; Vashon Island Chamber or Commerce, Vashon Island Rotary, DoVE Project, Vashon Pride Alliance, Vashon Youth and Family Services and our sponsor VARSA, we will have volunteers to host continued discussions from 3-4pm at the Vashon Island Presbyterian Church across from Vashon Theatre. Light food and drinks will be served.
Our continued discussions topics are:
1. Keeping Our Island Safe
3. Engaging the youth with our elders
4. Mandala for Change hosts an interactive community discussion and experience.
Why is this important? Whether you are new to Vashon or your family has been here for generations, we can see large areas of needed improvement. Momentum has developed in ways that does not support safety, happiness and growth that we want and enjoy on our island. Coming together as a community is known throughout the globe and nation as a way for positive change.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it” Abraham Lincoln.
Thank you Vashon and we look forward creating something with you on May 18th! You can also LIKE us on Facebook.
Free Childcare and snacks will be provided at Playspace from 12:45pm-4:15pm. Please email WeAreVashon1@gmail.com to reserve a childcare spot.