Crosscut writer and anchor of the Seattle Neighborhood Coalition, Kent Kammerer, will be remembered at a memorial service this week. Kent, a friend and colleague, died late last year and is sorely missed (though his words live on: his prescient article on Seattle Police Department reform was recently picked as one of Crosscut's "Best of 2011" stories). Kent was well known in activist circles for his wise-hosting of the SNC's long-running monthly breakfast speaker's series.
According to an email from Kent's daughter, Lile Ellefsen, "We will fondly remember Kent Kammerer at a gathering at the Museum of History and Industry (to all locals affectionately known as MOHAI) on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. The gathering will run from 5pm to 9pm with a slide show and speakers beginning at 7pm. Kent’s art and personal memorabilia will be available see. The museum is open for touring until 7pm free to all attendees Light hos-d’oeuvres will be served."
The venue for remembering Kent is appropriate. He was fascinated by history, culture, and the life of our city, and he left it a richer place.