Category Archives: Photo Essay

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

Photo Essay: March For Our Lives Seattle

by Susan Fried and Sharon H Chang

Thousands gathered in Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park on Saturday morning for Seattle’s March for Our Lives. The demonstration was one of the hundreds held across the country in support of stricter gun control laws, including a primary rally held in Washington, DC that attracted crowds in the hundreds of thousands. The DC event featured passionate speeches by several student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, FL.   Continue reading Photo Essay: March For Our Lives Seattle

“We Are Students, We Are Change”: South Shore Middle School Students Join in School Walkout Against Gun Violence

by Naomi Ishisaka

Organized and led by students from teacher Jon Hughes’ leadership class, all of South Shore School’s students walked out of class at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning to protest gun violence and school shootings.  Continue reading “We Are Students, We Are Change”: South Shore Middle School Students Join in School Walkout Against Gun Violence

“Women Hold Up the Whole Sky”: Seattle’s International Women’s Day Celebrations

by Susan Fried (words and photos)

Thursday saw no shortage of International Women’s Day celebrations across Seattle. Some celebrants braved the rain to rally for an end to violence against women and capitalism, some honored local change makers championing women’s rights, while others highlighted the continued struggles of women worldwide. Continue reading “Women Hold Up the Whole Sky”: Seattle’s International Women’s Day Celebrations