Category Archives: Social Justice

Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter Intersect in Seattle

by Susan Fried

As a room full of young people listened intently inside a room of the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM), former Black Panther Party National Communications Secretary Kathleen Cleaver described growing up in the post war South. “My parents were living in Texas when I was born. My father was working in voting rights in Texas. If you think that’s easy think again.” Continue reading Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter Intersect in Seattle

Muslim Community’s Day of Dignity Provides Supplies to Seattle’s Unsheltered

by Molly Quinton 

By 7 a.m. Saturday, twenty people were already waiting outside Belltown’s Millionair Club Charity, zigzagging down the street and trying to shield themselves from the rain. Two and a half hours later, as the doors opened at 9:30, the line wrapped around the block. Volunteers passed out Top Pot doughnuts and hot coffee, and they laughed and joked with those in line. Continue reading Muslim Community’s Day of Dignity Provides Supplies to Seattle’s Unsheltered

Free Clinic Assists Thousands, Highlights Lack of Healthcare Access

by Susan Fried

Hundreds of eager patients waited patiently in long lines outside of Key Arena on Thursday for the first day of the Seattle/King County Clinic. Many had already waited several hours at the adjacent Fisher Pavilion just for a chance at an admission ticket. Continue reading Free Clinic Assists Thousands, Highlights Lack of Healthcare Access

Former Death Row Inmates Now Work to Abolish Death Penalty

by Susan Fried

Approximately 50 people gathered at the house of Barbara and Robert Rose-Leigh Sunday, October 1st for a reception to support the work of Witness to Innocence, a national organization composed of and led by exonerated death row survivors and their families whose mission is to abolish the death penalty.   Continue reading Former Death Row Inmates Now Work to Abolish Death Penalty

Vowing Support for DACA Recipients, Interfaith Coalition Says “No Human is Illegal”

by Susan Fried

On Sunday September 24, faith leaders from diverse religious traditions gathered for “No Human Being is Illegal An Interfaith Response Supporting DACA”  at Columbia City Church of Hope. Clergy members spoke about working together to support DACA recipients and undocumented people.   Continue reading Vowing Support for DACA Recipients, Interfaith Coalition Says “No Human is Illegal”