Category Archives: Social Justice

Searching for a Collective Movement in “Progressive” Seattle

by Renea Harris-Peterson & emily warren

Seattle, celebrated for its progressive positions on many issues, still struggles to push past the façade of “liberalism” into the true realm of equity. Lack of rent control, the police force being under investigation, woefully underfunded education, and the proposal to build a new youth incarceration facility are just a few examples of how the city has fallen short on its promises of progressivism. Continue reading Searching for a Collective Movement in “Progressive” Seattle

#NoNewYouthJail Movement Says Flawed Appeals Process Aided Juvy’s Construction

by Kelsey Hamlin

Over the summer, Seattle’s #NoNewYouthJail movement’s future steps seemed unclear. After more than five years of protests, demonstrations, teach-ins and community outreach, it appeared the “youth jail” people had been fighting vehemently against would soon be constructed on 12th and Alder in the Squire Park neighborhood. Continue reading #NoNewYouthJail Movement Says Flawed Appeals Process Aided Juvy’s Construction

May Day’s “Womxn of Color and Families Contingent”

by Sharon H. Chang

Over the last decade and a half the March For Workers & Immigrants Rights has been the largest May Day event in Seattle. Led by El Comité and May 1st Action Coalition, the main march sees thousands walk from Judkins Park to the Seattle Center with, this year, nearly seventy organizations represented.

But for the last three years womxn of color have been growing their own home inside and outside this main march. Continue reading May Day’s “Womxn of Color and Families Contingent”

Advancing Towards Inclusion: An Interview With the March on Science’s Diversity Lead

by Chetanya Robinson

Seattle’s March for Science on Earth Day brought thousands of people into the streets, waving nerdy and outspoken signs. They marched to assert the value of science to society and to protest the Trump administration’s threats to scientific and environmental facts themselves. Continue reading Advancing Towards Inclusion: An Interview With the March on Science’s Diversity Lead

Seattle May Day Marchers “Share Songs, Share Space” to Support Immigrants, Workers

by Damme Getachew 

(This article was previously published on The Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission) 

Dancing, singing, drumming. That was the atmosphere as dozens of local organizations gathered Monday afternoon for the annual May Day Seattle March for Workers and Immigration Rights from Judkins Park to Seattle Center. Continue reading Seattle May Day Marchers “Share Songs, Share Space” to Support Immigrants, Workers

Immigrant and POC- Centered Food Collaborative Wants South King County to “Live Well”

by Lornet Turnbull

Next month, a new farmers market will sprout up on Kent’s East Hill.

Featuring produce by South King County farmers, it is the product of Living Well Kent, a grassroots collaborative led almost exclusively by immigrants, refugees and people of color.

The organization got its start with a 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant aimed at improving health and wellness across the country. Continue reading Immigrant and POC- Centered Food Collaborative Wants South King County to “Live Well”