Category Archives: Social Justice

Summer Social Justice Program Held at Rainier Beach High Raising Funds to Continue This Year

A summer-learning program at Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School that emphasizes community service and social action is hoping to raise enough money to continue this summer.

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Native Americans Gather in Seattle to Protest Disenrollment of Nooksack Tribal Members

by Alex Garland

(originally published on The Dignity Virus)

As the sun warmed the streets of Seattle on a hot Monday afternoon, Indigenous people from around the Pacific Northwest gathered at Westlake Park for a rally in protest of the disenrollment of 306 members of the Nooksack tribe and other tribes across the United States who have diesenrolled tribal members. The rally included speakers from the Nooksack tribe, tribal leaders from the Snoqualmie tribe, and disenrolled members from other tribes throughout Washington. Continue reading Native Americans Gather in Seattle to Protest Disenrollment of Nooksack Tribal Members

Bringing It Back: An EPIC Giving Project

by James Akbar Williams

ADDING DETAIL TO OUR DREAMS

The EPIC Giving Project is a partnership between the Social Justice Fund (SJF) and Ending Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC) to develop anti-racist, community led models of raising money and distributing funds.  Over the next year, SJF and EPIC will work with a group of 15-20 community members to distribute $500,000 Seattle City Council allocated for Community Led Alternatives in the last budget cycle.  The EPIC Giving Project is the product of years of community struggle against King County pouring $210,000,000 into a youth detention center on 12th and Alder, calling for investment in community led alternatives instead.  Also, the EPIC Giving Project is what Anti-Racist Community Organizers demanded from the Seattle City Council after they passed the Zero Youth Detention Resolution last fall.  Personally, there are two primary reasons I’m invested in this work:   Continue reading Bringing It Back: An EPIC Giving Project

What “Reel” Male Allyship Looks Like

by Reagan Jackson

The first time I got sent to the principal’s office it was for reading. In the midst of a messy Spanish lesson where the boy next to me literally spat on another boy, I pulled out my book and tried to disappear. My teacher’s voice cut across the chaos. “Get your things and go to the office.” The room went silent. It was one of the few times she spoke to us in English and her anger was palpable, as was my humiliation. Continue reading What “Reel” Male Allyship Looks Like