THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—206 Zulu 15th Anniversary Weekend, Hard Love: Valentine’s Day, Brunch With Musang, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Editor’s note: Due to snow and weather conditions, some events may be delayed or rescheduled. Be sure to check individual host event pages for updates. 

Friday, Feb. 15th:

206 Zulu 15th Anniversary—THE HOMECOMING

This weekend-long event runs Fri–Sun at two locations (Washington Hall & the Crocodile). Musicians and other Performers include: Souls Of Mischief, New Track City, AtLas, CHAMEL, Beats to the Rhyme, NajeasBeats and DJ Luvva J Profresha, DJ TOPSPIN aka BLENDIANA JONES, DJ Vitamin D, DJs DV One and Fever One, DJ Qbert, and Egyptian Lover. Guest speakers include: Supreme La Rock, Asia One, Popmaster Fabel, CROS1 of the Freestyle Session and Armory, Alien Ness: International Pres. MZK, Aaron Dixon, Nikkita Oliver, 179, Crayone, and Charms Won.

Activities include music and dance performances, dance workshops and battles, a free community dinner, artist talks, and more. See the event website for all the details.

Time: Event times vary
Where: 206 Zulu (Washington Hall) — 153 14th Ave
Cost: Event costs vary (some FREE!)

Tags: Anniversary Party, Conference, Workshops, Performances, DJ, Variety, All Ages

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Perspective: Bursting Bubbles and Meeting Racism Face-to-Face in the South End

by Cecilia Erin Walsh

“Sidewalk closed.” I stepped around the construction site sign, pressed the crosswalk button, and waited. The usual traffic on Alaska Street crossed in front of me, loud but not so as loud to drown out the voices of construction workers behind me.

“And did you hear about the synagogue in Pittsburgh? All those Jews being killed?” one man asked another, who responded “Oh, yeah,” like he’d rather not talk about it.

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From the Archives: Seattle’s Gilded Age — Housing for Trees, but not for People

This article originally appeared on the South Seattle Emerald April of 2018.

by Jonathan Rosenblum

Rubi moved to Seattle last year, arriving after a long road journey from southern California. She immediately found secure housing that met all of her needs.

Rubi had it easier than the 1,000 people who move to our city every week and are blown away by skyrocketing rents. She didn’t have to worry about finding a safe place nightly, like the 8,500 people who are living on the streets, under bridges, in abandoned buildings, in RVs, and in shelters. And she didn’t share the anxiety of the 100,000 Seattleites whose crushing rents are forcing them to forgo basic necessities of life. Continue reading From the Archives: Seattle’s Gilded Age — Housing for Trees, but not for People

News Gleams: Viadoom Fizzled; Minimum Wage Had Minimal Impact on Groceries

collected by Emerald staff

Viadoom’s lessons for an environmentally sustainable future

Activist organization Transit Riders Union has said that the closure of the Highway 99 Viaduct has shown that Seattle commuters are prepared to embrace public transit and bicycling, shifting people to a more environmentally sustainable modes of transportation.

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El Centro Unveils Bronze Bust of Martin Luther King Jr.

by Susan Fried

El Centro de la Raza to unveiled and dedicated a bust of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Plaza Roberto Maestas on Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month. The bust was a gift from the sculpture Jeff Day.

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OPINION: 1919 Seattle General Strike Exemplified Solidarity

by Teresa Mosqueda and April Sims

This week marks the 100-year anniversary of the Seattle General Strike, a five-day solidarity work stoppage by more than 60,000 workers or approximately 20 percent of Seattle’s population. Union workers across industries and across political parties came out to show support for shipyard workers striking to protect their right to fair wages and to bargain collectively and directly with their employers. The elected Strike Committee organized to ensure peace in the streets despite the mayor’s threats of martial law, and to ensure that essential services continued.

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