Category Archives: Social Justice

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”

Alternative BLM Protest Focuses On Halting Displacement

by Kelsey Hamlin

While hundreds turned out Saturday for a months in the making  Black Lives Matter March 2.0 , another event sprouted up nearly two weeks ago among activist’s Facebook feeds: A “We Want In” rally and block party. The latter gathered local Black organizers, local artists, and resources all in one place Saturday afternoon at 23rd and Union, a historically Black neighborhood. Continue reading Alternative BLM Protest Focuses On Halting Displacement

Jews, Christians protest new youth jail in Table Turning/Passover Monday

by Marilee Jolin

A warm, spring sun shone down Monday morning as 70+ people gathered on the corner of 1st Ave N and Republican, across the street from the offices of Howard S. Wright Co., to oppose the King County’s plan to build a new youth jail. To commemorate the start of Passover, as well as Holy Week, anti-racist Jews and Christians came together to participate in a shared ritual and action, expressing both faith traditions’ commitment to racial and social justice. Continue reading Jews, Christians protest new youth jail in Table Turning/Passover Monday

UW Shooting Victim’s Partner Wants People to Engage Reality

by Kelsey Hamlin

(Updated  4/4/17 at 3:40 pm)

When it comes to America’s legal system, it has a rather interesting history: Going from grotesque but nonetheless visible executions to traumatic and invisible navigation and punishment. Nearly everything about the judicial and legal system takes place outside of the public eye: legal financial obligations, sentencing, figuring out where to go and what time and if it’s even possible to make it to court while working and with kids, attempting to get an often unaffordable or otherwise overworked lawyer, reliving traumatic events for testimony, the list goes on. Continue reading UW Shooting Victim’s Partner Wants People to Engage Reality