Category Archives: Perspective

How Seward Park Audubon Center Turned a City Slicker Into a Bird Lover

by Rasheena Fountain

I am by nature a city girl. I enjoy bright lights and long walks down populated concrete sidewalks while street musicians fill the air with tunes. I am from Chicago, land of blues and backyard barbecue smells, where as a child I played double-dutch near curbs on city streets in my Westside neighborhood. Early mornings were abundant with the sounds of pigeons, rock doves, crows, and ravens, but those mostly blended with big-city noises such as loud car motors and high-volume voices. Continue reading How Seward Park Audubon Center Turned a City Slicker Into a Bird Lover

Top Cancer Groups Team up to Take on Health Disparities

(This post was originally published on FredHutch.org and has been reprinted with permission)

It’s no surprise that there are health haves and have-nots in our country, particularly when it comes to cancer.

The health haves have money, insurance, socioeconomic and even geographical advantages on their side.

The health have-nots?  Continue reading Top Cancer Groups Team up to Take on Health Disparities

Contributing to Inequity: White Parents Must Act to Change Seattle Public Schools’ Opportunity Gap

by Hayden Bass & Vivian van Gelder

We were struck by a recent KUOW report about parental backlash against last fall’s “We Stand United” event in Seattle’s public schools. On October 19, 2016, many Seattle Public Schools teachers wore Black Lives Matter shirts to school, and offered teachings on Black history and institutionalized racism to bring focus to racial equity. But many white parents – especially in the north end, where few students of color live – wrote angry emails in response. Their reaction suggests that many of us white liberal parents have work to do when it comes to race.   Continue reading Contributing to Inequity: White Parents Must Act to Change Seattle Public Schools’ Opportunity Gap