MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – #FallAtTheJ continues this third week of October with great opportunities to come together for some meaningful conversations. This week we are featuring a pair of Mercer Island Candidate Forums centered around understanding how equity and inclusion play a role in our candidates’ vision for Mercer Island. Take a look at what is coming up this week with the J.
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ONE MI, Do the Work MI, and SJCC present a series of candidate forums centered around understanding how equity and inclusion play a role in our candidates’ vision for Mercer Island.
Tuesday, Oct. 19 – School Board Community Forum: Join us Oct. 19 at 7 pm for the School Board Forum. Live on Zoom. The School Board Forum will be moderated by Martha Brant and will feature Position 2 candidates Brian Giannini Upton and Daniel Glowitz, along with Position 4 candidates Lacey Aaker and Deborah Lurie.
Thursday, Oct. 21 – Join us Oct. 21 at 7 pm for the City Council Forum. Live on Zoom. The City Council Forum will be moderated by Bill Radke and will feature Position 2 candidates Daniel Becker and Salim Nice; Position 4 candidates Michael Curry and Ted Weinberg; and Position 6 candidates Kate Akyuz and Lisa Anderl.
Other Ways to Connect
Virtual Cinema Series: HERE WE ARE
Streaming: October 23 @ 7:00 pm – October 30 @ 10:00 pm
Join us for this award-winning Israeli coming-of-age drama about a father’s road trip with his autistic son in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. More >>
Mitzvah Corps: Dinner at Our House
Weekends this #FallAtTheJ
Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home. Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. More >>
Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:
- October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
- November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
- November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
- November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
- December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
- December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
- December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Kindergarten Readiness Conversation
October 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come learn from a panel of three experts about what skills your child needs to be ready for Kindergarten, and what happens at pre-school, as well as what you can do at home to help prepare them for this major life transition. Sponsored by the Samis Foundation. More >>