Inauguration Night: Reflect, Be Heard, Take Action
On January 20, a new U.S. president will take the oath of office whom 92 percent of Seattle did not vote for. Where do you fit into this moment in our city and our country?
Come reflect on this question with your neighbors at our Inauguration Day event from 6 to 9 p.m. at WeWork Holyoke downtown. WeWork has generously offered a cozy space to chat and meet your fellow Seattleites, and Molly Moon’s will serve up its Seattle-made “Baracky Road” ice cream for the very last time. The goal of the event? To help you make connections and have conversations that make you feel grounded in your Seattle community and help you move through the next four years in a way that makes you feel powerful in your city.
We hope you’ll join us, whether you want to feel heard, take action, or just be with people instead of your news feeds. RSVP here, and we’ll see you then!
Looking for some other things to do on or around Inauguration Day?
- Watch the inauguration: As is tradition, Town Hall Seattle will live stream the inauguration. (Friday tentatively at 8:30 a.m.)
- Listen to live local artists at KEXP: Inspired by the “bed-in” that Yoko Ono and John Lennon held in 1969, this is a gathering of the community and representatives from local nonprofits. (Friday starting at 8 a.m.)
- Join the Refugee Women’s Alliance virtually: Check out their Facebook page and a livestream to learn how you can help support refugee and immigrant women and families. (Friday at 12:30 p.m.)
- Join a community flashmob: The Rainier Dance Center and the Rainier Beach Community Center are inviting their neighbors to watch or dance in a flashmob dedicated to love and diversity. (Friday at 4 p.m.)
- Get or give help on applying for citizenship: Attend workshops hosted by the City of Seattle. (Workshops starting at noon on Friday)
- Watch a performance of “Voices of a People’s History of the United States”: Head to City Hall to hear Seattleites read the words of America’s most inspiring thinkers and leaders. (Friday from 12 to 1 p.m.)
- Protest with other Seattleites: Socialist Alternative Seattle and Socialist Students of Seattle are holding this protest in Westlake Park. (Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.)
- Check out an anti-Inaugural ball: All money raised from this get together will be donated to the ACLU and El Centro de la Raza. (Friday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.)
- Wait in a standby line for a post-election discussion hosted by Planned Parenthood: The event is sold out but you might be able to squeeze in to hear from community leaders on how to continue their progressive work in the Northwest. (Friday at 7 p.m.)
- Join the Women’s March on Seattle: Sad to be missing the march in D.C.? Check out our local version in downtown Seattle. (Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)