Friday 11th May 2018
7:30 – 9:30am
at 415 Westlake
415 Westlake Ave. Seattle WA 98109
Put on by Design in Public
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Design in Public will host its Second Annual Benefit Breakfast to bring together the community of designers and enthusiasts in support of its ongoing work to celebrate all the ways that design has a powerful impact in our lives. Design in Public is committed to fostering imagination, vision and public participation in the creation of the places we all want to live.

A great venue, good food, and inspiring speakers come together for a don’t-miss event. (Design in Public appreciates your generosity and encourages all guests to commit to a gift of at least $150).

The tremendous growth of the Seattle Design Festival is evidence of the need and desire for more public design programming. From only 2,000 attendees in its first year in 2011, the Festival has continued to grow, gathering over 30,300 attendees at 80+ events and installations across the city in 2017. In 2018, Design in Public has the opportunity to explore the relationship of trust in design at SDF 2018: TRUST, along with expanded public programs and exhibits throughout the year with your support.

This year’s Breakfast keynote speaker is K. Wyking Garrett. A third generation community builder, social entrepreneur and recognized change agent from the Africatown-Central District neighborhood in Seattle WA, Wyking design programs, and initiatives that catalyze, mobilize and activate communities for social impact. He is the chief strategist for the Africatown Seattle community development initiative and has been a co-catalyst for several ventures including the Africatown Community Land Trust, Liberty Bank Building, Umoja PEACE Center, Hack The CD, Black Dot and Africatown Center for Education Innovation. Wyking was the recipient of the 2014 Center for Ethical Leadership Legacy Leadership Award, Tabor 100 2016 Crystal Eagle Award. He is also an inaugural member of the Seattle Music Commission and past fellow with a national green advocacy organization, Green For All.

-via Design in Public