THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Dark Divas, RingSide, Legacy Festival, and more!

Friday, February 23rd

Slam: RingSide: Psmith vs John Eklof & Feat. Nic Masangkay
Details: “RINGSIDE IS BACK and better than ever. We got some new Revolutionary Poets, we got some old heads, we got new battles to be won, and the best yet…back what we wanted from the jump: $$PRIZE MONEY$$ for our winner of the night. […] Always the Last Friday of the Month.” Resident Dj: Dj Rise, Host: Momma Nikki, Slam Master: Nikkita “KO” Oliver” (ALL AGES Until 10 PM)
Time: Doors, 7:45 / Show, 8 PM
Where: Taste of the Caribbean – Red Lounge—1212 E. Jefferson St
Cost: FREE (donations appreciated)
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/

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South Park Hall is Open for Events…and One Million Tampons

by Brett Hamil

Corina Luckenbach stacks the latest haul of tampons atop a folding table at the near end of the expansive wooden dance floor in South Park Hall, the renovated event space she opened last year with her partner, Heidi Herr. Last week Luckenbach pledged to collect one million tampons for homeless youth, and she just surpassed 14,000. She’s got a long way to go to meet her goal, an intentionally ambitious benchmark she describes as a regular person’s version of Pearl Jam’s recent $1 million pledge toward ending homelessness. Continue reading South Park Hall is Open for Events…and One Million Tampons

Every Child Deserves a Strong and Fair Start

by Tim Burgess

In my time at Seattle City Hall I discovered something that, frankly, we don’t like to discuss or even acknowledge.

We are failing to prepare all of our children for a successful life, a reality that creates injustice and social inequity harms our long-term economic prospects, and costs all of us a lot of money. This tragic fact is most evident when we look at education achievement. Continue reading Every Child Deserves a Strong and Fair Start

Victims of Recent Skyway Fires In Need of Community Assistance

by Kelsey Hamlin

Tukwila, Renton, and Skyway firefighters doused two similarly situated residential fires Monday, both in Skyway. Some residents of each face hardship, but there is at least one way to help.

The American Red Cross Northwest said they would assist a family of four, a mom and three children, affected by the fire on 76th Avenue South. The family that lived above the apartment that caught on fire, and the resident of that unit itself, are now displaced. Clothing sat too close to a baseboard heater in the primary unit, causing the fire. Continue reading Victims of Recent Skyway Fires In Need of Community Assistance

Local Community “Adopts Apartments” for Those Experiencing Homelessness

by Anna Kaplan

When someone goes from experiencing homelessness for decades to moving into a permanent home with a bed, kitchen, and door, they undoubtedly experience something profound.

But what has often been forgotten in the process are the basics: items like bedding, plates, shower curtains, or alarm clocks. Continue reading Local Community “Adopts Apartments” for Those Experiencing Homelessness

The Next Step in the Washington Death Penalty Debate

by Brian Bergen-Aurand

This month, Washington could become the twentieth state to eliminate the death penalty. Last week, the State Senate passed SB 6052, a bill to reduce criminal prosecution expenses by replacing capital punishment with life imprisonment. The bill has moved to the House and received a public hearing in the Judiciary Committee. Continue reading The Next Step in the Washington Death Penalty Debate

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