Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin held his traditional Burrito Fest today, but it's also his birthday.
|Conlin smiles as guest sing Happy Birthday|
at his Annual Burrito Fest at his home
|Alice Franklin Bryant -|
Peace Activist - 1899-1977
Alice Bryant was also a political and labor activist, making several runs for congress and even the US Senate.
There is now a strong effort underway now to name a park at Northgate area the Alice Bryant Peace Park at Thornton Creek. The group has been circulating a petition for several years, and now has over 500 signatures in support of the peace park idea. To sign the petition contact Ruth Williams -
Recently, there have been several positive developments in this effort. Ruth Williams, the grand-daughter of Alice Bryant reported three important supportive pieces of news:
• the Seattle First-Baptist Church, which has long been connected to the Japanese-American Community
wrote a strong letter of support to the Seattle Parks Commission for the Alice Brant Peace Park name
• a resolution by the executive board of the King County Democrats supporting the park name passed
• Sen Maralyn Chase (D-32nd Dist) who knew Alice Bryant has pledged to work to commemorate Alice on her birthday next May 1st as Alice Bryant Day. Ruth Williams, Imogene Williams (Alice' daughter) and myself met with Senator Chase about the idea last month at her Senate office.
|Alice Bryant Peace Park Group|
meets with Sen Chase -
ph credit - Aaron Barna
Many organizations and personalities have signed on as supporters, including Thornton Creek Alliance.
Park Naming Letters go to:
Christopher.Williams@Seattle.gov (Acting Superintendent of Parks)
Paula.Hoff@Seattle.gov (Parks’ naming committee chair)
Sandy.Brooks@Seattle.gov (Parks Board Liaison)
Sally.Bagshaw@Seattle.gov (City Councilmember for Parks)