Category Archives: Social Justice

NAACP Advocates for Ethnic Studies in Seattle Public Schools

by Kelsey Hamlin

It’s been well documented that Seattle has a problem when it comes to racial gaps in learning, discipline, and opportunities for all of its school children. Some of these systemic issues can be traced all the way back to redlining, Seattle’s historic practice of effectively restricting designated residential areas to certain races. Continue reading NAACP Advocates for Ethnic Studies in Seattle Public Schools

Reflections from My Time at Standing Rock

by Michael “Renaissance” Moynihan

I did not journey across the country to learn anything, I ventured to stand in solidarity with our Native relatives, but while I was at Standing Rock in the Oceti Sakowin Camp, I was taught and learned much. One of the first things I learned was how vast the camp is. I do not know what I thought I would see, but I was not expecting an entire valley filled with tents, teepees, campers, vehicles and people. Continue reading Reflections from My Time at Standing Rock

Freedom School Immerses Students in Liberation Education

by Sharayah Lane

As the year comes to a close and the haze of an election filled with racism, sexism and xenophobia moves closer to an inaugural reality, walking into a freedom school is no doubt a revitalizing and liberating experience for south Seattle’s youth. Continue reading Freedom School Immerses Students in Liberation Education

Action Items for Those at a Loss, Part 2

by Kelsey Hamlin

As a new year approaches, people continue to ask what actions they can take to improve the lot of the world. Locally, a sea of community faces come together time and time again, but feel like they’re in some sort of limbo, no matter how much they want to help.

This is all unfortunately a reaction to the U.S. president-elect, Donald Trump, winning office despite running a campaign short on substantive policies and heavy on hateful rhetoric. Specific jobs, movements, identities, and people have already been targeted by his campaign and many fear it will only get worse. But what can people do? What can allies do? Continue reading Action Items for Those at a Loss, Part 2