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One Woman’s Lifetime Vision for Education Becomes a Community’s Gift

by Melia LaCour

At the tender age of 5, Dr. Debra Sullivan knew the education system was flawed. She vividly recalls receiving a stern reprimand from her teacher after reading an above-grade reading level book to her classmates.

“I don’t want you bringing books like this to school anymore,” the teacher said. “When you read that far ahead of the other children, you make them feel bad about themselves.”

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Black Health Matters, Duwamish Spiders, Killing Marías, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Note: *This* “This Weekend in South Seattle” does not feature a variety of upcoming Halloween and related events. We’re rounding those up for you beautiful people in a separate post. Stay tuned!  

Friday, Oct. 19th:

Civic Boot Camp: Civil Rights, Then & Now

Discover How Civil Rights History Has Shaped the Present—“Explore the legacy of the civil rights movement in the Central District and learn how you can exercise your civil rights today.”
Time: 9 AM–3:30 PM
Where: Byrd Barr Place—722 18th Ave
Cost: $250

Tags: Civics, Civil Rights Movement, History, Central District, Social Justice

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The Rundown After Sundown: With Low Wages and High Pollution for People of Color, Justice in Seattle is Just Talk

by K.D. Senior

Justice is an abstract concept implored in the name of fairness, impartiality, and equity. These are often used interchangeably, but maintain subtle distinctions. Fairness can be understood as treatment without favor or discrimination. Impartiality can be understood as neutrality and objectiveness. Equity can be conceptualized as the application of fairness and impartiality.

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Social Justice Film Festival, Singing our Way to Freedom, Wakanda Paint Party, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Oct. 12th:

Singing our Way to Freedom

“Join the Seattle Latino Film Festival in collaboration with El Centro de la Raza in this special screening of the film, Singing our Way to Freedom.

About the movie: Singing Our Way to Freedom (length 88 minutes) is a multilayered look at the life of Chicano musician, composer and community activist, Ramon ‘Chunky’ Sanchez. Continue reading THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Social Justice Film Festival, Singing our Way to Freedom, Wakanda Paint Party, and more!

THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Truth to Power, For FAHM, Lil Brown Girls Club Open House, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Oct. 5th:

The Resistance Saga: 500 Years

​“Join us for a FREE screening of the documentary film 500 YEARS: Life in Resistance ​followed by a Q&A with protagonist Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj, Director Pamela Yates and Producer Paco de Onís hosted by​ El Centro de la Raza and The Seattle Public Library 500 YEARS tells the epic story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in their history, from the genocide trial of General Ríos Montt to the citizen uprising that toppled President Otto Perez Molina. Continue reading THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Truth to Power, For FAHM, Lil Brown Girls Club Open House, and more!

THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Black Joy II, Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, Benefit for Our Homeless Neighbors, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Sept. 28th:

Tasveer South Asian Film Festival

11-day event, begins tonight!—“Tasveer South Asian Film Festival is the largest South Asian film festival in the United States. Seeking to provide a counterpoint to the images and stories prevalent in main stream South Asia and Bollywood, the festival encourages an atmosphere of thoughtful dialogue and creative inquiry, where filmmakers and audiences engage in lively discussions, forums, and other collaborative interactive formats. In 2018, the festival will screen over 65 films and welcome 5000 attendees over 11 days, in 5 cities.

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Friday Night Po’ Boys at Estelita’s, Black Art Party, QTPOC Craft Night, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Sept. 21st:

Friday Night Po’ Boys at Estelita’s

“We are so excited to welcome our weekly food pop-up!! Every Friday, we will have Po’Boys for sale from 6-10pm. These Po’ Boys are some of the best you will ever try – New Orleans style and fresh. We will have Catfish, Shrimp, and Oyster Po’ Boys!! Where else can you get a fresh Po’ Boy in Seattle? Nowhere. So come join us and order a Po’ Boy and a Sangria. See you all Friday night!”
Time: 6–10 PM
Where: Estelita’s Library—2533 16th Ave S.
Cost: Prices vary

Tags: Community, Library, Bookstore, Soul Food, Sangria

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