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Editor in Chief of the South Seattle Emerald

Q&A: District 4 candidate Shaun Scott discusses democratic socialism and campaigning while Black

The Emerald sat down with Democratic Socialist candidate Shaun Scott who recounted his advancement in the King County Primary Election for District 4, edging out competitors Cathy Tuttle and Emily Myers in August. This is his first run for public office, which he said was funded substantially by democracy vouchers, a taxpayer-funded citywide program that allows voters to give up to $100 to their candidates of choice.  Before running for election, Scott worked for U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal’s campaign, as well as Jon Grant’s 2017 run for Seattle City Council, and other campaigns.

Scott will run with Alex Pederson in November’s General Election on a platform that includes public housing, a Seattle Green New Deal, a new tax code, a Freelancer’s Bill of Rights, and other issues.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Tagalog sa King Street, 4th Seattle Urban Book Expo, Mighty Diamonds, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Oct. 3:

Tagalog sa King Street

“Join us for the workshop production of Tagalog sa King Street, a collection of one-act plays written and performed in Tagalog.

“With creative use of live English subtitles and shadow puppetry, non-Tagalog speaking audiences can enjoy the innovative, brave, new voices selected from the prestigious Virgin Labfest of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

“Presented by the creative team comprised of Lorna Velasco, Joyce Juan Manalo, Ai Lalo, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Arlo Magpoc, Nina De Torres Ignacio, Leah Mitts, Manny Golez, and Pia Rivera.This event repeats on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. See event for individual performance details. 

Time: 6 p.m.
Where: ARTS at King Street Station — 303 S. Jackson St (top floor) Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE (RSVP)

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Q&A: Because We Are Girls writer and director talks cultural silence and breaking the cycle around abuse

Baljit Sangra is the writer and director of Because We Are Girls, a documentary film about three sisters who suffered sexual assault at the hands of a trusted relative. Sangra talked with the South Seattle Emerald about the making of the film, the difficulties in breaking away from a culture that teaches girls and women that they are lesser than their male counterparts, and how cultural dynamics between older and younger generations play into the narrative.

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OPINION: Toxic Prisons are the Reality of the Injustice System

by Villainus

We live in a dangerous world. People leave the house in fear, in fear of the world outside. The crime, the robberies, the rape, the murder. In these grim streets with piss stained alleys, they see danger around every corner. Those fears are what make the world dangerous; in the name of protection many children have been slain. All in the name of the injustice system, all in the name of public safety, but is the public safe?

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