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Recognizing Seattle’s Black Women Heroes

by Irene Jagla

What makes a woman courageous? For those attending the Northwest African American Museum’s “Our Women of Courage” celebration, the answer came in recognizing the lives and works of Rev. Harriett Walden—peace advocate and police accountability activist—and DeCharlene Williams—salon and boutique owner and activist in her own right.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Othello Block Party Uses Arts, Music, Merchants to Build Connections in South Seattle

by Emerald Staff

The Othello Block Party celebrated arts, culture, music, entrepreneurship, and community Saturday at Othello Station. The event was sponsored by the MLK Business Association, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, South Seattle Emerald, Homesight, OnBoard Othello, UW Commons, Office of Arts & Culture, Assembly 118, and The Grocery, and was coordinated by Cafe Red and Artist Coalition for Equitable Development.

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Beacon Food Forest Celebrates Expansion of Edible Landscape

by Leija Farr

Glenn Herlihy, the co-founder of Beacon Food Forest, garnered a cheer as he announced the addition of 1.75 acres of land that will soon be overflowing with plants producing edible fruits and vegetables. Volunteers and supporters raised gardening tools to celebrate the added acreage, part of the second phase of the Beacon Food Forest. The land extends the growing space for the Food Forest and continues the theme that has marked the forest for years: community. Continue reading Beacon Food Forest Celebrates Expansion of Edible Landscape

Othello Block Party Centers Community, Arts This Saturday

by Emerald Staff

Community is more than just a cluster of residential buildings—it’s the person-to-person connections.

The Othello Block Party is bringing that spirit to South Seattle with a celebration of art, culture, music, and community in the South End. Saturday afternoon and evening, Othello Station will play host to visual and performing arts, supporting artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, and organizers.

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Othello Block Party, Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival, An Afternoon in Ghana, and more!

Friday, July 27th:

Teen Book Club

“Meet other avid readers and discuss your favorite books! We do not assign the books you read, each teen gets to choose a book they are excited about to bring to each meeting. Talk about what we liked and absolutely did not like about our choices. Every book club member will win a free book to keep, and one lucky member will leave the meeting with a book autographed by the author! Meets the last Friday of every month.”
Time: 4–5 PM
Where: Skyway Library—12601 76th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Youth, Literary

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Protestors Amass at ICE Headquarters for Deadline to Reunite Families

by Neal McNamara

(This article originally appeared on Patch.com and has been republished with permission)

On deadline day for President Donald Trump’s administration to reunite families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, a group of more than 100 protesters demonstrated outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in downtown Seattle Thursday morning.

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Rainier Beach Urban Farm Celebrates Improvements to Farm and Trail

by Susan Fried

More than 800 people visited the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Saturday, July 21, for the inaugural Farm Fest, a celebration and opportunity to see some of the improvements Seattle’s largest urban farm has gone through over the last year following the construction of a new kitchen, office, and classroom spaces and updates to the farm and nature trail.

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