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Editor in Chief of the South Seattle Emerald

THIS HALLOWEEN IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Bollywood Thriller, Festive Ice Cream Social, QTPOC Halloween, and more “spooky” & sugar-fueled fun!

by Emerald Staff

Get your spooky on in the South End this Halloween season with these great upcoming events! And keep an eye out for a special Día de los Muertos post coming your way…

Monday, Oct. 22nd:

Monster Movie Mondays

“Meeting of Brian’s 16mm Film Club! He is a 16mm film collector and he is bringing his collection to South Park Hall every Monday in October, Just $5 kids 5 and under free and FREE POPCORN !!!!Editor’s Note: This event repeats on Monday, Oct. 29.
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: South Park Hall—1253 S. Cloverdale St
Cost: $5

Tags: Film, Family-Friendly, Community

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One Last Chance to Stop Luxury Homes at Talaris and Gain So Much More for the Whole City

by Laura Loe, Gregory Quetin, and Andy Katz

The lack of affordable places to live, fueled by rising rents and home prices, has pushed many people out of the city, and some people out of stable housing altogether. Building a lot more housing in North Seattle won’t solve South End displacement, but we, members of Share the Cities, believe it is a piece of the housing crisis puzzle and will take some of the gentrification pressure off areas at risk of displacement throughout Seattle. Share The Cities is asking you to take action by October 24 on the Talaris Master Use Permit. This historic open space should be used as the catalyst for a more affordable community, with abundant housing choices.

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Showing Out: A Place For Blackness and Queerness To Come Alive

by Leija Farr

Langston Hughes Performing Art Institute hosted one of the most emotional, heart-pulling choreography moments this year. Shown at the historic Central District building in September, Showing Out: Contemporary Dance Choreographers was an event showcasing artistic expression through powerful movement. Curated by Dani Tirrell, it highlighted the Black and queer experience that is often underrepresented and unappreciated in our society.

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Smith and Smith Face Off in Debate Over Who Should Lead the 9th Congressional District

by Aaron Burkhalter

Congressional hopeful Sarah Smith met longtime incumbent Adam Smith for a debate at the Rainier Arts Center Oct. 18 in their bid for the congressional seat representing District 9, which encompasses Southeast Seattle and South King County.

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YMCA Provides Mitigation Funds for Powerful Schools Closure

by Erin Okuno, Heather Hart, and Idil Danan

At the end of last school year, a group of parents requested the YMCA of Greater Seattle provide $20,000 in mitigation funding to schools because the Y was closing its long-serving and popular Powerful Schools programs. The YMCA honored this request at eight schools that had comprehensive Powerful Schools programs.

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PHOTOS: Alleycat Acres Celebrates Community Farm at Fall Festival

by Carolyn Bick

Beneath a tent along the little lane at the back of South Estelle Street, children painted freshly picked pumpkins, as others eagerly fed and petted chickens in a mobile coop a few feet away. Though neither the coop nor the tent were permanent, greenery surrounding the was: the lane is the site of Wetmore Community Farm, and Saturday saw the farm’s official grand opening.

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SeaTac Center Community Fights Displacement Amid Hope for New City Council Member

by Irene Jagla

Under a clear blue afternoon sky on October 13, a crowd of about 40 people — including representatives from the Seattle City Council, the King County Working Families Party, and the Firs Mobile Home Community — gathered outside SeaTac City Hall to show support for the appointment of Takele Gobena to the Council’s vacant fifth seat.

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