April e-news

April 12, 2024
April e-news

Sharing our stories. Strengthening our communities.

What's new at Window Seat?

April Creativity Salon

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Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Liberation Collective at YWCA Friendship Hall

Access-for-all. For artists and storytellers of all ages! Subscribe to our Friends of Community Storytelling Program to support.

Will we see you at our April salon? Bring a storytelling project in your chosen medium that you want to work on in a group setting - memoir-writing, poetry, script-writing, composing, painting, audio editing, collaging, cross-stitch, or something else. This session is a focused "shop session," with dedicated creative work time and process sharing guided by Window Seat hosts.

"It felt like hanging out with a cool group of friends," one participant said about our March salon. Last month, we had two featured artist-narrators (pictured below): Natalie "Wild" Coblentz (They/Them), Queer Latinx Multimedia Artist, Activist, Collaborator & Producer of LGBTQIA2S+ Events (right), and Aherlow Kasjaka (they/them), passionate community organizer and creative who strives to support community connection and healing through their work (left). These two are frequent collaborators who shared about their creative journeys and practices. You can check them out at TLC Olympia, Capital City Pride, and Wild Tiny Productions.

Growing Together with Brave Practice


Friday April 19th, 6-8:30 P.M.
GRuB Farm 2016 Elliot Ave NW, Olympia

All-ages. Register or show up.

  • FREE and by donation. Please contribute if you can!

Join us and GRuB for an outdoor Playback Theatre performance with Brave Practice Collective celebrating springtime! An all-ages event for our communities to connect and share stories.

Spring Arts Walk

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Friday April 26-27,
209 4th Ave E #209, Olympia

All-ages. See you there.

  • FREE!
  • Friday 6-8 PM | Saturday 12-4 PM - Community Roots Oral History Project - multimedia
  • Saturday 12-2 PM - Brave Practice Collective: Listening + Playback Theatre Station
  • Up one flight of stairs in our current office space and 2nd floor lobby

Join us for an interactive exhibit featuring oral histories from our Community Roots oral history project about how people come together to make change and create new possibilities for themselves and their neighbors. Share your reflections about the exhibit at the Listening and Playback Theatre station with Brave Practice Playback Theatre collective.

Food for Thought

stories, projects, events, and works we love

GRuB May There Be Gardens

May There Be Gardens is GRuB’s annual garden build-a-thon event to culminate our spring garden building season. Our goal is to build backyard gardens at no cost for individuals and families with low incomes, with the help of community volunteers. Families receive raised-bed gardens, soil, seeds, and plant starts to make a successful food-producing, hunger-reducing, community-building garden for the season. Gardening is meaningful, impactful work that can provide a sense of hope, increased wellness and fresh food for garden recipients. For volunteers, being a builder can offer a sense of purpose and community. This year, May There Be Gardens engages teams drawn from community businesses, organizations, donors, friends, and families to sponsor and build 10 backyard gardens.

What Does a Build team do?

  • Organize a Team of 6-8 people including a Captain
  • Fundraise $1,000 (or more!) for the cost of a garden (use our handy social fundraising platform if you like)
  • Build a backyard garden with your Team and the help of GRuB staff and volunteers
  • Celebrate together at the GRuB Farm after the garden builds!
  • May There Be Gardens makes garden building a public event by recognizing and celebrating the elements that go into creating a sustainable and secure community food system

We hope you can join us May 4, 2024! Interested in creating a Building Team? Please contact Beth at 360-753-5522 or beth@goodgrub.org

RSVP to GRuB​Window Seat Media is a community nonprofit whose mission is to use storytelling and oral history to spark conversation, connection, and social change within our local community. We weave the stories that often go unshared into the fabric of our public life. We do this because we believe we write our future with the stories we narrate, and we are committed to co-creating a more inclusive, connected, and just world.Window Seat Media is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.Our tax ID# is 81-1200465. Your donation is tax-deductible.