Category Archives: Social Justice

Pray-In Spotlights Amazon for Subcontractor’s Alleged Discriminationatory Policies

by Kelsey Hamlin

On Friday afternoon, Amazon employees gazing from the windows of the tech behemoth’s South Lake Union headquarters caught a glimpse of hundreds of devout Muslims, clergy, labor unionists and some of their fellow workers engaged in a mass prayer demonstration to support  some of the company’s subcontractors who see Amazon’s current policies as religiously discriminatory. Continue reading Pray-In Spotlights Amazon for Subcontractor’s Alleged Discriminationatory Policies

Seattle Public Library Rules A Bane to the Homeless

by Nathalie Graham

An average of five people are kicked out of Seattle Public Libraries (SPL) each day.

About 2,033 patrons are banned from SPL’s 27 locations each year for violating their rules of conduct. This is devastating to the library’s most disenfranchised visitors: the homeless. Continue reading Seattle Public Library Rules A Bane to the Homeless

NAACP Advocates for Ethnic Studies in Seattle Public Schools

by Kelsey Hamlin

It’s been well documented that Seattle has a problem when it comes to racial gaps in learning, discipline, and opportunities for all of its school children. Some of these systemic issues can be traced all the way back to redlining, Seattle’s historic practice of effectively restricting designated residential areas to certain races. Continue reading NAACP Advocates for Ethnic Studies in Seattle Public Schools

Reflections from My Time at Standing Rock

by Michael “Renaissance” Moynihan

I did not journey across the country to learn anything, I ventured to stand in solidarity with our Native relatives, but while I was at Standing Rock in the Oceti Sakowin Camp, I was taught and learned much. One of the first things I learned was how vast the camp is. I do not know what I thought I would see, but I was not expecting an entire valley filled with tents, teepees, campers, vehicles and people. Continue reading Reflections from My Time at Standing Rock

Freedom School Immerses Students in Liberation Education

by Sharayah Lane

As the year comes to a close and the haze of an election filled with racism, sexism and xenophobia moves closer to an inaugural reality, walking into a freedom school is no doubt a revitalizing and liberating experience for south Seattle’s youth. Continue reading Freedom School Immerses Students in Liberation Education