by Goorish Wibneh
(This article was originally published by The Seattle Globalist)
Immigration activist Maru Mora-Villalpando called on the head of the state Department of Licensing to resign, as Mora-Villalpando and supporters revealed emails last week that showed that the Washington State license department provided her private information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement without a warrant. Continue reading Mora-Villalpando Calls for Accountability After State Agency Passes Information to ICE
by Kelsey Hamlin
As Erik Molano scrolled through his Facebook feed with endless streams of #MeToo posts inundating his eyes, he felt anger but also felt removed. He wasn’t a perpetrator of these harmful and degrading situations. Then he saw it. A woman who on his Facebook feed made a #MeToo post explicitly naming him and something he did. Continue reading Seattle Tech Leaders Panel Confronts Tough Changes Required by #MeToo Movement
by Kelsey Hamlin and Sharayah Lane
Saturday marked the one- year anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidency and welcomed the anticipated follow up to one of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States. Continue reading Seattle Womxn’s March 2.0 Attracts Thousands
by DJ Martinez
Supporters of Maru Mora-Villalpando showed up by the hundreds at the downtown Seattle offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Tuesday. They were there to express solidarity with the local activist as she faces deportation. Continue reading Supporters of “Modern Day Freedom Fighter” Say #HandsOff Maru
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day the Emerald posed a question to community members and local officials: How can Seattle truly live Dr. King’s Legacy? Their responses follow.
Legacies are tricky. With Dr. King’s, we tend to paint with a broad brush – highlighting his charisma yet glossing over the virtue of his persistent study and growth. Dr. King was a real person – learning and evolving until the dark day he was shot. We should recognize this growth as integral to his legacy, and hold the words and actions that shortly preceded his death as the culmination of his worldview.
By 1968, after years of fighting segregation in the South, King labored over broader systemic problems like poverty and economic injustice stating, “It’s much easier to integrate a lunch counter than it is to guarantee an annual income.” Through his work, Dr. King came to recognize that black liberation would require “forcing America to face all its interrelated flaws – racism, poverty, militarism and materialism.” Continue reading How Can Seattle Live King’s Legacy?
By Mary Hubert
(This article originally appeared in Real Change and has been reprinted with permission)
Ishmael Jacob Daniel Simpson is dynamic and engaging. He is well-spoken and as chocked-full of enthusiasm and passion as any person his age. In some ways, he is typical of many young adults – from the big plans he has for his future to his commitment to the art he creates.
The difference is how Simpson — who goes by Ish — grew up. Continue reading Fostering Into Adulthood: Mockingbird Society Seeks Improvements in Foster Care System to Help Youth Aging Out
by Brian Bergen-Aurand
Nearly 160,000 people in the state of Washington are visually disabled, according to the most recent American Foundation for the Blind statistics. Blindness and low vision affect every demographic in the state and can play a role in the education, employment, independence, and general wellbeing of every visually disabled person. Continue reading Columbia City Based Dept of Services for the Blind Facilitating “Economic Vitality” for People With Visual Disabilities