Events

Upcoming events

Liberty Bank Building Ribbon Cutting Celebration

1405 24th Avenue (24th & Union)Africatown Community Land Trust, the Black Community Impact Alliance, Byrd Barr Place, and Capitol Hill Housing invite the community to celebrate with us as we open the historic Liberty Bank Building on Saturday March 23, 2019. RSVP...

CA LURC Monthly Meeting

Date/time: March 25, 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Byrd Barr Place, 722 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122CALURC Monthly Meeting March 25, 20186:30-8:30 pmByrd Barr PlaceDownloads

In the Future: The Past

Some day, you the visitor will see documentation captured right here of past LURC or related events. In the meantime, no time like the present, so enjoy it while it lasts.Downloads

Ground Rules

In the crazy, complex business of community collaboration , any person or group has the power to derail the process. Adopting a code of conduct – where everyone’s roles and responsibilities are understood and agreed upon from the beginning – keeps projects on track and creates the conditions for collective creativity. 

CIVILITY:
  • Share airtime: Everyone participates; no one is allowed to dominate.
  • Assume that together we know more: Work to understand the assumptions, opinions, and the ideas of others.
  • Reject the culture of blame: Be tough on ideas, gentle on people.
  • Put yourself in someone else’s shoes: Represent those not present. 
INQUIRY: 
  • Open your ears and your mind: Listening is NOT just waiting your turn to speak.
  • Do your homework: Understand the problem and its history.
  • Look for common solutions, then commit to them.
  • Seek the community’s highest good for both present and future. 
CREATIVITY:
  • Forge Multiple Victories: The best ideas solve more than one problem at a time. 
  • Explore unconventional approaches: New conditions demand new solutions.
  • Turn opposition into proposition: Instead of fighting a weak idea, come up with a better one. 
  • Transform differences into gifts: Arguing over the differences among us wastes money, time, resources, goodwill, and talent. Exchanging ideas with others leads to greater insights, and more inclusive, creative solutions. 
  • Change your mind in light of new information: Do your part to create an atmosphere where meetings are about discovery and collaboration, not platforms for convincing others that your idea is king. 
  • Maintain the balance between heart and mind, knowledge and intuition, expertise and passion. 

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Past Events

In the Future: The Past

Some day, you the visitor will see documentation captured right here of past LURC or related events. In the meantime, no time like the present, so enjoy it while it lasts.Downloads