Category Archives: Photo Essay

Photo Essay: “Spring Into Summer” Community Carnival

by Susan Fried

Dozens of families enjoyed a fun day of games and activities at the “Spring Into Summer” Community Carnival, on May 10th at the Rainier Beach Community Center. Although the event was free and open to the entire community, it was especially dedicated to the children of incarcerated parents. Continue reading Photo Essay: “Spring Into Summer” Community Carnival

May Day March Highlights Youth Jail, Extrajudicial Killings in Philippines

by Susan Fried and Naomi Ishisaka

(This article was originally published by The Seattle Globalist)

Signs urged “Stop the Killings” and “No New Youth Jail” at a May Day march centering womxn of color and families as part of Seattle’s annual International Workers and Immigrants Rights march. Continue reading May Day March Highlights Youth Jail, Extrajudicial Killings in Philippines

Reliving the Seattle Black Panther Party’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

by Susan Fried

The Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a three-day conference April 26-28 and an Art and Fashion Exhibition on the 29th. The conference featured talks and presentations by former Black Panthers from around the country including Ericka Huggins, Emory Douglas, and Elaine Brown. Special guests also included members from the “rainbow coalition” of other activists groups inspired by the Panthers, like the American Indian Movement, the Young Patriot Party, and the Young Lords. Continue reading Reliving the Seattle Black Panther Party’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Civil Rights Movement’s Past and Present Converge to Commemorate MLK’s Death

by Susan Fried

Hundreds of Seattleites from diverse races and backgrounds packed the pews of Mount Zion Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 4. All were in attendance to pay tribute to the life and legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th Anniversary of his assassination. Continue reading Civil Rights Movement’s Past and Present Converge to Commemorate MLK’s Death