Category Archives: Social Justice

Trans Awareness Week: Liberation Medicine Seeks Humane, Kind Healing

For Trans Awareness Week, the Emerald is publishing interviews by the Ingersoll Gender Center with important trans community members and the work they are doing for gender equity. This content is produced by Ingersoll Gender Center and provided to the Emerald for publication. To read the other interviews in this series, click here.

by Mattie Mooney

Liberation Medicine is a collective of Black queer and trans leaders. Mattie Mooney of the Ingersoll Center interviewed them on Friday, November 9th.

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Trans Awareness Week: Adrien Leavitt Uses Privilege of Being and Attorney to Support Trans People

For Trans Awareness Week, the Emerald is publishing interviews by the Ingersoll Gender Center with important trans community members and the work they are doing for gender equity. This content is produced by Ingersoll Gender Center and provided to the Emerald for publication. To read the other interviews in this series, click here.

by Anis Gisele

Adrien Leavitt is an attorney and member of QLaw. Anis Gisele of Ingersoll Gender Center interviewed Leavitt on Tuesday, November 6th.

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Trans Awareness Week: Isyss Honnen Discusses The Beauty of Siblinghood

For Trans Awareness Week, the Emerald is publishing interviews by the Ingersoll Gender Center with important trans community members and the work they are doing for gender equity. This content is produced by Ingersoll Gender Center and provided to the Emerald for publication. To read the other interviews in this series, click here.

by Alphonse Littlejohn

Isyss Honnen works with the Pride Foundation, TRANSform Washington, and UTOPIA. Alphonse Littlejohn of Ingersoll Gender Center interviewed Honnen on Tuesday, November 6th.

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Trans Awareness Week: Sunny Kim Brings Inclusion and Justice to Libraries

For Trans Awareness Week, the Emerald is publishing interviews by the Ingersoll Gender Center with important trans community members and the work they are doing for gender equity. This content is produced by Ingersoll Gender Center and provided to the Emerald for publication. To read the other interviews in this series, click here.

by Grayson Crane

Sunny Kim is a teen librarian at the Rainier Beach branch of the Seattle Public Library and is active in our communities. Grayson Crane of Ingersoll Gender Center interviewed Kim on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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Trans Awareness Week: Marsha Botzer Discusses the Past and Present of Gender Activism

For Trans Awareness Week, the Emerald is publishing interviews by the Ingersoll Gender Center with important trans community members and the work they are doing for gender equity. This content is produced by Ingersoll Gender Center and provided to the Emerald for publication. To read the other interviews in this series, click here.

by Karter Booher

Marsha Botzer is the founder of Ingersoll Gender Center and LGBTQ movement pioneer. Karter Booher of Ingersoll Gender Center interviewed Botzer on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

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Budget for Justice Calls for ‘Ongoing, Real and Progressive Policy and System Change’

This is a letter Budget for Justice sent to the city of Seattle. It is reprinted with permission.

For years, Budget for Justice (BfJ) organizations have been doing the restorative and transformative justice work our communities need. Despite repeated acknowledgement and talk, the City of Seattle has, also for years, allowed this work to remain unfunded or underfunded. We have been doing the work longer than the recommendations of many city work groups have existed. It is time for the City of Seattle to fund our work and to stop funding the harmful systems that make our work necessary. The criminal justice system causes disproportionate and irreparable harm.

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Missing the Deadline: Address Climate Change Now; People of Color Are Feeling the Impact

by Natalie Barry

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report on October 6, and it’s far more dramatic than any that came before it. It offers a hard deadline for climate action; just 12 years. It recognizes that climate change is already happening, and that we are currently dealing with just the tip of the iceberg of what’s ahead.

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