By Will Sweger
How do you threaten the business operation of the richest man in the world in his own backyard? With a mask.
On Saint Patrick’s Day, protestors gathered outside the Amazon Distribution Center in
Georgetown. Their target wasn’t passing motorists on Marginal Way, but delivery drivers who work as independent contractors for the retail giant. Continue reading Protestors Gather at Amazon Distribution Center over Status of Amazon Flex Workers
by Reagan Jackson
What would it be like if every institution of higher education put in their mission statements that they were anti-racist?” asked Dr. Deniece Dortch, an Assistant Professor at George Washington University, in a recent interview about her work with black doctoral students. Continue reading African American Doctoral Scholars Initiative Creates Support System for Black PhDs
by Goorish Wibneh
(This article was originally published by The Seattle Globalist)
Dozens came to downtown Seattle Thursday to support Maru Mora-Villapando in her first hearing in immigration court, since the federal government started deportation proceedings against the immigration activist. Continue reading Immigration Activist Says Her Deportation Case Violates First Amendment Rights
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
by Carolyn Bick
Zoey Ferenczy’s mother didn’t speak English when she and Ferenczy’s father fled Hungary for the United States in the late 1980s. But the family didn’t have a choice. It was either escape or face further persecution under the Communist regime that had spread throughout the Eastern Bloc. Continue reading Refugee Women’s Alliance Celebrates Cultural Pluralism, Empowerment for International Women’s Day
by Angela Tucker
Sometimes the best intentions to bolster identity and culture contribute to gentrification and displacement of the Black community.
(This article was previously published by YES! Magazine)
Brad and Vickie Summerquist moved to Seattle’s Central District in 2003. They chose to purchase their first home in this rapidly changing, historically Black neighborhood because they loved its vibrant, eclectic character. Also, Vickie grew up in nearby Tacoma and prefers to live among people of color rather than the predominately White neighborhoods so common in much of Seattle. Continue reading What Happens When White Parents Adopt Black Children and Move to Black Neighborhoods
by Anna Kaplan
When someone goes from experiencing homelessness for decades to moving into a permanent home with a bed, kitchen, and door, they undoubtedly experience something profound.
But what has often been forgotten in the process are the basics: items like bedding, plates, shower curtains, or alarm clocks. Continue reading Local Community “Adopts Apartments” for Those Experiencing Homelessness