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HEA Members:

You are invited to a community meeting led by SeaTac Neighborhood Council, state Rep. Mia Gregerson and the FIRS Homeowners Association.

Madrona educators have been supporting neighborhood and family meetings in an effort to provide the community support from their school. HEA was approached to join a community discussion that directly impacts our students and families. We are pleased to engage in and support the discussion. Educators are supporting students/families every day in our classrooms and have an interest in decreasing the stress that our students face, as we're confident all of you do as well.

Below is an invitation that has been shared widely in the community. Please join the discussion in support of our students and families!

PLEASE ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING INVITATION TO A ...

Community Forum: Coming Together to Discuss Affordable Housing and Growth in Southwest King County

Rapidly rising rents and the loss of affordable housing have hit families in our region hard, especially low-income, working class, and immigrant families. As parents and children suffer the stress and turmoil from the fear of becoming homeless and being forced from our community, our teachers and other educators struggle to support them through these traumas. Yet when "stakeholders" convene to address these issues, those facing the greatest threat of displacement and their community educators are typically excluded from the discussion because these events typically occur while they are working.

On the evening of Oct. 30, please join Educators, Community Members, and Concerned Citizens as we look for ways to support children and their families living at the Firs Mobile Home Park and members of other communities like them. Madrona Elementary School will be open for a community forum that brings together residents, educators, activists, housing groups, area business owners with their elected officials to discuss how the lack of affordable housing and growing home displacements are changing our communities. Please come listen, learn, and help find solutions that draw upon the wisdom of our resilient residents and area experts.

This Community Forum will be held on Oct. 30 from 6-7:45 p.m. in the Madrona School cafeteria located at 20301 32nd Ave. S. in SeaTac.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Childcare and snacks will be provided.  
 
HEA is pleased to support this event. Your participation in this important conversation is strongly desired and encouraged. 

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