by Erin Okuno
One word comes to mind in thinking about the playground that was built at Beacon Hill International School – Community. At the end of last school year, due to vandalism and age, the former playground was torn out and the students were left with a pile of woodchips and a flat surface to play on. Last Wednesday, a new playground was built thanks to community effort. Continue reading Community Comes Alive to Build Playground for Beacon Hill Kids
by Brett Hamil
Less than a block into our Slow Internet Walk from Comcast’s office to City Hall, a construction worker approached in solidarity.
“Comcast is terrible!” he said. The TV cameras turned from us to him. A KOMO reporter asked him about his experience with Comcast.
“Oh, they’re the worst. The problem is there’s no real competition. If there was some other option-“ Continue reading Slow Internet Walk to City Hall: An Absurd Procession for Municipal Broadband
This week Marcus was busy because he was hosting a #JournalismSoWhite panel so he found an extremely suitable special guest for the podcast: Zachary DeWolf (nee Pullin)!
Zachary is a true hero in Seattle (whenever he runs for office we’ll be all OVER it!) and he graciously joined HBO to share insights about organizing, what’s next for the Democrats, the dust-up in CD7, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and way more.
Get after it:
by Donte Felder
[The following is a personal chronicle of last week’s teacher led Black Lives Matter demonstration that took place at Seattle public schools citywide.]
October 12, 2016
I am shocked that the SEA (Seattle Education Association) Representative Assembly voted unanimously to endorse a collective statement that Black Lives Matter. I’m also cautiously optimistic that Seattle Public Schools got on board and has also endorsed the day of “Solidarity” by proclaiming, “we stand united in eliminating the opportunity gap.” Continue reading Black Lives Matter in The Classroom: The Journaling of a Movement
by Hanna Brooks Olsen and Marcus Harrison Green
In Episode 3, Hanna and Marcus do some yelling about Trump (here’s a thing Hanna wrote about it this week), some yelling about encampments (here’s a letter to send to your City Councilmembers), and some non-yelling about the Extreme Risk Protection Order initiative.
Ok, Hanna yells. Marcus is kind and measured. That’s just the dynamic.
by Nikkita Oliver
I detest disclaimers. I strive to own my story, let you own your reaction, and vise versa. Nonetheless, I’d like to first quote fellow “Bad Feminist” Roxane Gay, from her TEDwomen Talk:
“As a feminist I feel a lot of pressure. We have this tendency to put visible feminists on a pedestal. We expect them to pose perfectly. When they disappoint us, we gleefully knock them from the pedestal we put them on…‘I am a mess.’ Consider me knocked off that pedestal before you try to put me up there.”
Disclaimer: I, too, am a mess with a lot of cleaning up to do. Continue reading You’ve Read 1000 Books