Event organization: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
Please join Seattle Neighborhood Greenways on the afternoon of World Day of Remembrance for a community memorial gathering for those impacted by traffic violence.
Sunday, Nov 18, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Impact Hub Seattle (Pioneer Square) 3rd Floor
This event is free.
Impact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Ave S – 3rd Floor
social medias: https://www.facebook.com/SEAGreenways
There’s a particular kind of grief that too often goes unspoken and unacknowledged — that is, the grief that accompanies the death of a loved one through road traffic crashes, and the turmoil that is caused by a life-altering road traffic injury. On average, 35,000-40,000 people die due to road crashes in the U.S. — every year. And another 2.5 million people suffer crash injuries. These figures aren’t just tragic, they’re unconscionable. How do we, as a society, accept this loss of life, and the millions of lives forever changed? Our collective inattention, or nonchalance, about these tragic deaths and injuries — all the more tragic because they could have been prevented — makes it even harder for survivors to fully feel their grief, or get the full support they’re due. This event represents one small step in the direction of bringing greater awareness and community support to those who’ve been impacted.
A community gathering to remember and honor the friends, family, and community members, who’ve been impacted by road traffic crashes — including those whose lives have been lost, and those whose lives have been forever altered due to serious injury. This free afternoon event will include complimentary snacks and beverages, a short program, a chance to share testimonials, a simple ceremony where individuals will be invited to add their loved ones’ names to a collaborative community sculpture.
If you or a member of your community has been impacted by traffic violence, we welcome you to this space for a community moment of healing and remembrance.
If you are interested in learning more information about an ongoing healing circle or other support, please contact email@example.com.
This event is free, please RSVP here – https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/aCBNwTxBiBQP6RpYw3WxOQ
Event website – http://seattlegreenways.org/communitymemorial/
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/164662367822433/
Impact Hub is located at the end of the 2nd Ave protected bike lanes and has ample bicycle parking in the basement. It is located within easy walking distance of most downtown bus routes and the Pioneer Square Light Rail Station. Street parking for cars is free on Sunday, with limited parking available directly in front of Impact Hub and on nearby streets. There are several pay lots in the vicinity.
The facility is wheelchair accessible, has all-gender bathrooms, and is dog-friendly. Kids and families welcome.
This event is a collaboration between Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and the Seattle Department of Transportation.