Category Archives: Social Justice

Nickelsville Residents React to EHT Proposal and North Seattle Town Hall

by Irene Jagla

Tucked behind a Shell gas station on the corner of Ellis Avenue South and South Myrtle Street in Georgetown, the Nickelsville Tiny House Village is home to residents who can offer informed perspectives on the Seattle City Council’s proposed Employee Head Tax (EHT). A large group of Nickelsville residents, from the Georgetown location and others like it across the city, attended the North Seattle Town Hall last week to participate in what they hoped would be a productive dialogue about the need for a more aggressive policy to fund affordable housing. Instead, they witnessed a screaming match that compelled the Council to scrap its agenda and adopt an open mic format and set strict time limits on audience feedback. Continue reading Nickelsville Residents React to EHT Proposal and North Seattle Town Hall

Everyone Can Help LGBTQ+, Black, and Native American Youth In The Foster Care System

by Sarah Corn

When it comes to supporting the disproportionate numbers of LGBTQ+, African American, and Native American children entering Washington State’s child welfare system, everyone has something to contribute. And every contribution matters.

“It takes one person to make a difference,” said Dae Shogren, LGBTQ+/ Disproportionality/Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) program manager for DSHS Children’s Administration. “And there’s no reason that one person can’t be anybody sitting in this room.”   Continue reading Everyone Can Help LGBTQ+, Black, and Native American Youth In The Foster Care System

UW Study Asks if Ethnicity-based Microaggressions Affect Health

by Agatha Pacheco

(This article was originally published by The Seattle Globalist)

Researchers in University of Washington’s Department of Communication are looking for people who are black, Latino or multiracial to participate in a study looking at the impacts of microaggressions on health.

Participants must 18 or over, and have experienced a microaggression in the past six months. Continue reading UW Study Asks if Ethnicity-based Microaggressions Affect Health

Navigation Team Sweeps Ravenna Woods Encampment Despite Activist Barrier

by Kelsey Hamlin

Along a muddy path next to a section of the Burke Gilman trail in Ravenna, 25 activists joined the residents of a homeless encampment Wednesday hoping to halt a sweep. When the Navigation Team’s outreach group arrived, they were surprised to see a band of activists with linked arms acting as a human barrier to vehicles. The outreach notified the rest of their not-yet-arrived team, which then called for SPD back-up. Two more police vehicles arrived, but there was no physical confrontation and no arrests. Continue reading Navigation Team Sweeps Ravenna Woods Encampment Despite Activist Barrier

Activists Rally Over Death at Hands of Pierce County Law Enforcement

Photos and reporting by Susan Fried

Nina Gregory, a volunteer with “Not This Time” passed out shirts emblazoned with the words #Justice4Billy as a crowd gathered in the drenching rain at Westlake Center on Saturday, April 14th to support the friends and family of William “Billy” Langfitt. Continue reading Activists Rally Over Death at Hands of Pierce County Law Enforcement