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Editor in Chief of the South Seattle Emerald

THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — What the Funk?! Fest, SAMBAthon REMIX, Pagkakaisa (United as One) Festival, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Aug. 22:

What the Funk?! Fest 2019

“Seattle is going to be extra funky this August as we bring the first Pacific Northwest all people of color burlesque festival to Queer/Bar Seattle and Columbia City Theater! August 22-24th! Three nights of the funk, the whole funk, and nothing but the funk!

“Night One takes place at Queer/Bar Seattle with our guest of honor and emcee the boss of burlesque, Foxy Tann from Minneapolis! Featuring the 12 burlesque performers from the Pacific Northwest tearing the roof off the mothersucka! Ticket link for night one is here. Nights Two and Three take place at the historic Columbia City Theater! Featuring over 12 performers each night including our headliners: Egypt Blaque Knyle (California), Tre da Marc (Minneapolis). Nox Falls (Seattle), The Luminous Pariah (Seattle) and our PNW featured performers: Ms. Briq House (Seattle), spICE! (Seattle), The Shanghai Pearl (Seattle), Isaiah Esquire (Portland).

“Three nights of funk, burlesque and celebrating the diversity that makes this artform funky!Tickets for nights two and three at Columbia City Theater here.

Time: All shows start at 9 p.m.
Where: Columbia City Theater (Queer/Bar, Thurs.) — 4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $20 GA / $25 at the door (+ VIP table options)

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PHOTOS: The Celebratory and Somber Performances of Hai! Japantown

by Carolyn Bick

Under the warm, yellow lights of Kobo in the Chinatown-International District’s Japantown, Mako Willet readied her sanshin, an Okinawan instrument similar to a lute, to play another song, supposed to warn fishermen about stepping on sharp conch shells.

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The Emerald Guide to Abortion Access In and Around Seattle

by Jessie McKenna & Marti McKenna

With challenges to abortion rights coming up in multiple states, and some alarming new laws taking effect in places, it’s hard to find a silver lining amidst the dark foreboding that Roe v. Wade might be next. However, it’s good to know that here in Washington, our right to control whether we give birth is currently not up for debate in Olympia. But how accessible is abortion in the Seattle area, and to whom? What else should we know about the state of reproductive access in Washington?

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PHOTOS: Rainier Beach Track Team Celebrates Championship Wins

by Susan Fried

The Rainier Beach Track Club had a good summer season, sending 22 to athletes to the 2019 USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Sacramento, California, in July. The team, coaches, families, and friends celebrated August 14 at Rainier Beach Community Center. Ten of the athletes had all American performances receiving medals in the 800, 100, race walking, shot put, and javelin.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Skyway Festival, Hai! Japantown 2019, Future Ancestors Festival, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Aug. 15:

A Living Legacy Artist Talk

“Edwin T. Pratt: A Living Legacy Artist Talk Presented by Northwest African American Museum and Pratt Fine Arts Center. The Edwin T. Pratt: A Living Legacy exhibit at NAAM is coming to a close on August 28th and we want to invite our community into a conversation between the artists of the exhibit. Tara Tamaribuchi, Jite Agbro, and Marilyn Montufar will be in discussion about how their art practices are informed by the work and legacy of Edwin T. Pratt. Nancy Rawles will open the conversation with a reading from her essay, Edwin T. Pratt: Excellence and Opportunity.

Time: 6:45–8 p.m.
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: FREE

*Also at Northwest African American Museum this week on Fri, Aug. 16: Let Us Tell It film Series: Daughters of the Dust.

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OPINION — A Fat Problem: Intersection of Class, Race, and Living While Fat

by Villainus

This society is full of oppression, marginalization, and intersections.  So many of these intersections are being addressed in the realm of social media and academic conversations. However there are more then few that go unseen except by those who experience them.

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