Colorful ribbons of sticky syrup trailed down children’s chins as their spoonfuls of shaved ice rapidly melted beneath a warm sun. Nearby, teens helped one another dress in yukata, Japanese summer garments made of light cotton, and settled with their families under tents to enjoy the night’s festivities.
Barb Horton started fixing things because it was considered a “boy job,” and boy jobs paid better in 1975.
Horton was then studying at the University of Washington to be a teacher. To pay for her education, she maintained postage printing machines, but her career path changed when she was hired full-time by a company that produced the devices.
Under a warm summer sun, Ray Corona stood on a stage bursting with color.
“I want to talk about why we use the term ‘Latinx,’” Corona said to the crowd. “Part of the reason why we use the term ‘Latinx’ is because it’s a non-gendered term, and it’s [used] to highlight diversity in our community and to highlight transgender individuals and non-binary individuals.”
Open Mic/Performance:Legacy Fridays Open Mic / Showcase Respect The Culture Presents Vol. 17 of Legacy Fridays (occurs second Fridays monthly), hosted by Suntonio Bandanaz w/ DJ Neebor (Robbin Neebor Clemente). Featured performers tonight are TBD. Limited sign-up performer slots available (arrive early!).ALL AGES Time: 6 PM–12 AM Where: Cypher Cafe at Washington Hall—153 14th Ave Cost: FREE
Movies: Opening: Wonder Woman– Details: Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.– Showings: 12:30pm, 3:45pm, 7:00pm, 9:20pm (Fri, Sat & Sun) –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – MoreInfo:http://www.arklodgecinemas.comContinue reading This Weekend in South Seattle: Rhythms of the Sole, Honk! Fest, and “Beautiful Music” Potluck→
Savory, spicy, crunchy, oily (at times). These are the characteristics that I expect to get from a sambusa. A triangular shaped piece of dough that is prepared from east Africa to India to Turkey and others, each country with different ingredients but have the same goal fast and cheap. Now mind you I did not forget about the samosa but that will be for another day on Indian cuisine.Continue reading T-Time: Chef T’s Top Picks for South End Sambusa→
Earlier this year, the West Seattle Helpline, which provides financial assistance to people who need help paying their utility bills, learned about a troubling change the city’s two utilities, Seattle City Light (City Light) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), were making as part of their transition to a new joint billing and customer contact system.Continue reading Even with Changes, South Seattle is Ground Zero for Utility Shutoffs→
At work last Wednesday, a palpable gloom thickened the air. I don’t know the political leanings of all my coworkers, but it was easy to spot those disheartened or shocked by the outcome of the election. We shared stories of Election Day parties that went from cautious optimism to teary wake as the exit poll numbers showed what is now the stark reality: President Trump.Continue reading The Kids Are Alright, For Now→
Amplifying the Authentic Narratives of South Seattle