Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Broad Coalition hosts City Council Candidates' Forums about Mobility Issues



Broad Coalition of Advocates Ask Candidates to Think About Mobility

Seattle Council Primary Candidate Forums to be Moderated by Crystal Fincher, Marcus Harrison Green and Colleen Echohawk


June 5-14, 2023 – A wide range of citywide and local organizations will be hosting a series of mobility focused candidate forums in the four open races for Seattle City Council. Hosts include: 350 Seattle, Ampersand Bike Club, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587, Cascade Bicycle Club, City of Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee, Disability Mobility Initiative - Disability Rights Washington, National Federation of the Blind, Seattle Chapter, Puget Sound Sage, Seattle Subway, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Seattle Transit Riders Union, Transportation Choices Coalition, Transportation for WashingtonTeamsters 117, Washington Bikes, Washington Council of the Blind Advocacy Committee, West Seattle Bike Connections, Duwamish Valley Safe Streets, Central Seattle Greenways, NE Seattle Greenways and Neighbors from District 5.


From transit reliability to safe places to walk, ride and roll, from smooth sidewalks to neighborhoods that can sustain and support us, mobility access and equity are part of all of our lives on a daily basis. And while our needs – as caregivers and transportation workers, as young people and disabled people, as BIPOC leaders and climate champions  – may be different, we all need to be able to get around our community safely, reliably and in ways that will lead us to a sustainable climate future. At this series of four forums, we will learn about how candidates for Seattle City Council will support our needs and build towards a more accessible city with mobility justice for all. Come learn with us!


All four forums will be hybrid events: in person and streamed on Zoom. CART and ASL will be provided through Zoom. All venues are wheelchair accessible. All primary candidates in each district have been invited to participate.


District 1 Forum

Location: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Dewitty Theater

4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Date: Wednesday, June 14th

Time: 5:00-6:30 pm

Moderator: Crystal Fincher

Zoom registration link

District 4 Forum

Location: University of Washington, Savery Hall Rm. 260

Chelan Ln, Seattle, WA 98195)

Date: Monday, June 12th

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Moderator: Crystal Fincher

Zoom registration link

District 3 Forum

Location: Seattle Labor Temple, 1st Floor Conference Room

5030 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

Date: Saturday, June 10th

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Moderator: Marcus Green

Zoom registration link

District 5 Forum

Location: Haller Lake United Methodist

13055 1st Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Date: Monday, June 5th

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Moderator: Colleen Echohawk

Zoom registration link


Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Elon Musk's Self-Driving Car Disaster Is Worse Than You Think

Has RantWoman mentioned, in say the last 10 minutes, that she is a HUGE skeptic about self-driving cars?

RantWoman is flagging this video, not particularly as comprehensive research but because it grabbed RantWoman's attention.

Riders Decry Change to Whatcom Transit on-demand pickup service.

RantWoman posts this here as FYI for everyone she knows wanting more on-demand paratransit services.

Whatcom Riders decry changes to Paratransit Service

Aside from multiple other considerations, when RantWoman is thinking er dreaming about on dmemand transportation service, she has firmly in mind wheel chair or stroller accessibility as well as lots of other considerations.

RantWoman appreciates that Twitter in its current musk-fuddled state still brings her items like this even though RantWoman is also vexed questions of payment and services in quantities RantWoman can digest. In any case, this article comes with an ask and a promise of a small number of free articles. Make the most of them.

A nice piece of good news: Glenna Wright Gallo confirmed at OSERS

 This is just a nice moment. It came to RantWoman via a connection through the AFB Blind Leadership Development Program, about which RantWoman will have much more to say in other places.

From Middle School Volunteer to Assistant Secretary

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Trae Crowder: Full Special "Damn Boy."

RantWoman needed to laugh.

RantWoman laughed very hard.

Content warning: language; also brief but frank commentary about a gruesome topic

Friday, May 26, 2023

Reputable Sources: Ronny Chieng Teaches You About K-Pop

Posted in appreciation for everyone reposting old clips while writers' strike...

Also, RantWoman previously knew almost NOTHING about K-pop and definitely prefers reputable sources.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Book Your Tickets Now for live theater production of Flying Blind

 Oh Look! GLORIOUS opportunities for Blindness Tourism with someone besides RantWoman.

Full disclosure. RantWoman does not know which of her blind groupies are performing but guarantees the case will be great.

Mark your calendars. Please join Anything is Possible theater productions for

*Flying Blind* - a musical by, for, and about the Blind/Low Vision community. 

We were set to perform the show live when Covid hit, and so like so many other creative groups, found a way to pivot and turned it into an audio play instead. Now thanks to some generous Covid relief money from the City of Seattle, we are happily pivoting back to mounting a live production. Come join us June 2-4 at the Lakewood Seward Park Community Club for an intimate, hilarious and moving evening (or afternoon) of live musical theater. 

Admission is free but reservations are required, follow the link below. 

We’ll be gratefully accepting donations at the door to help offset the costs of production.

Hope to see (ha ha) you there! And thank you for supporting the creatives in your midst. We’ll all keep on doing what we do no matter what, but it’s way more fun when you come along for the ride.

click here to make your reservations now

Friday, June 2    7:00 pm
Saturday, June 3  2:00 pm
Saturday, June 3   7:00 pm
Sunday, June 4 2:00 pm (Will be ASL interpreted)

Lakewood Seward Park Community Club
4916 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118

If you need assistance making a reservation, please email Sheri Richardson
<    If you cannot respond by
e-mail, you may call Sheri at 425-681-5215

If you need additional accommodation at the performance, please email Ellen
Cooper <>

Produced by Anything is Possible Theatre Company

*Flying Blind is made possible by *
*ReVision Arts and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture*