Category Archives: Social Justice

Anti-Racist and LGBTQIA+ Speaker Cancels Town Hall Appearance Due to Death Threats

by Kelsey Hamlin

Citing safety concerns, author and professor Keeanga-Yahmatta Taylor cancelled her event at Town Hall last Wednesday, due to death threats aimed at  her and her family.

Taylor, who was touring in support of her book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, also cancelled an appearance at UC Berkeley that was to take place later in the week. Continue reading Anti-Racist and LGBTQIA+ Speaker Cancels Town Hall Appearance Due to Death Threats

Seattle Homeless Struggling with Addiction Find Shelter in Aurora’s Tiny House Village

by Miasmin Andre

The Low Barrier Approach

In just one year, Seattle’s homeless population has grown by over 900 people, according to a count done across the Seattle/King County area in January 2017.

There are currently 11,643 individuals in Seattle living with no home. Continue reading Seattle Homeless Struggling with Addiction Find Shelter in Aurora’s Tiny House Village

Students’ Year-long Social Justice Projects Combat Islamophobia and Racial, Gender Stereotypes

by Kelsey Hamlin

A group of hodge podge high schoolers at The Center School spent their entire senior year preparing for last Friday’s presentations focused on social justice. The rooms were speckled with vibrant hair colors, fabulous femmes, amazingly creative clothing and immaculate make-up. Continue reading Students’ Year-long Social Justice Projects Combat Islamophobia and Racial, Gender Stereotypes

Summit Spotlights Progress, Long Road Ahead in Closing County’s Gender Wage Gap

by Marcus Harrison Green

King County can shrink its stubborn gender wage gap, but only with an absolute commitment from local employers.

Tuesday afternoon’s inaugural Wage Gap Summit impressed that message on the more than 300 people in attendance. It also strove to commit to memory the fact that women employed in King County currently take home only 78.6 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. Continue reading Summit Spotlights Progress, Long Road Ahead in Closing County’s Gender Wage Gap

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