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Editor in Chief of the South Seattle Emerald

On First Day of School, Seattle Students Walk Out Demanding Equal Education

by Naomi Ishisaka

Chanting “Say it loud, say it clear, equal education here,” students from Rainier Beach High School led a walkout on the first day of school.

Around 60 students from different schools including Rainier Beach rallied at the Rainier Beach Community Center on Wednesday to protest inequalities in education funding, inadequate school funding in general and disparities in educational access for Black and Latinx students.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Jackson Street Jazz Walk, Grandparents Day Celebrations, Last 2019 Beatwalk, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Wed., Sept. 4:

Last Black Man in San Francisco—Tenth Week at Ark Lodge!

“Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

“Director: Joe Talbot
Cast: Thora Birch, Finn Wittrock, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps
Advisory: Rated R for language, brief nudity and drug use

*Also playing at Ark Lodge Cinemas: The Farewell, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Midsommar: The Director’s CutReady or Not, and opening Thurs., 9/5—IT Chapter Two 

Time: Showtimes vary (see website)
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas — 4816 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $9–13 ($6 Wednesdays!)

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New Beacon Cinema Grows Out of Shared Love of Film

by Carolyn Bick

Tommy Swenson and Casey Moore were obsessed with movies as kids. Growing up in Seattle’s University District in the 1990s only served to further that obsession.

“There were, like, five or six different movie theatres, and Scarecrow Video, and Cinema Books,” Swenson said. “I was really plunged into this movies incubator, where I had access to see so much and got such an education, just by watching a lot of movies.”

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — CAC MURAL Community Paint Day, Compassion Health Clinic’s Free Health Clinic, Deaf Comedy Jam, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Wed., Aug. 28:

New Mural on the Ave.

“Come see mural artists Ari [Glass] and Craig [Cundiff] work with Franklin High School students, painting a new mural around the entire fence, highlighting transportation issues and how they relate to climate change.” This event is ongoing and takes place daily at the Mt. Baker light rail station through Sept. 14.

Time: 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Where: Mt. Baker light rail station — Rainier Ave S. & S. Forest St
Cost: FREE

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Pecha Kucha — 20 Frames at 20 Seconds to Hold Life-Changing Conversations

by Carla Bell

Prompted by the state murder of Mike Brown in 2014, and the public outcry and protests that followed, Pecha Kucha Seattle, in collaboration with Northwest African American Museum and the Facebook group Seattle People of Color Salon, produced Pecha Kucha Vol. 56, #Ferguson, gathering hundreds of Seattleites to pour out their hearts. Pecha Kucha Vol. 66 #BlackLivesMatter: The Movement for Black Lives, held at Seattle University in 2015, was a time to “explore the past, present and future impact of the movement in Seattle, across the United States, and around the world.”

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