Emerald in the Rough: “Hello City Hall”; Violence Continues Unabated in the South End

by Cindi Laws

Special to the South Seattle Emerald

All that happened on Tuesday at Seattle’s “Last Chance High School”, the Interagency High School at 3528 South Ferdinand Street in Columbia City, was a lockdown.  A 17-year old student had been openly carrying a gun in the school hallway. Continue reading Emerald in the Rough: “Hello City Hall”; Violence Continues Unabated in the South End

A Call For Peace: Christians March for an End to Violence in the South End

by drea chicas

A large and moving crowd had residents in the South-end asking questions on Saturday morning. Why were folks walking, talking, and singing aloud on a rainy morning? Who were these people holding hands and linking arms along Rainier Ave. South, their children marching beside them? Continue reading A Call For Peace: Christians March for an End to Violence in the South End

“Opportunity Brokers” Look to Close Divide Between South End Youth and Success

For many South Seattle youth the chasm runs long and deep. It separates them from fully realized prospects – stranding them at the fringes of undeveloped potential and diminished lives. Its boundaries stubbornly widening ever farther, leaving a persistent divergence between the youth of the city marked for success and those marked for mediocrity. Continue reading “Opportunity Brokers” Look to Close Divide Between South End Youth and Success

Reclaiming Theater: Of the People, by the People and for the People

by Mary Hubert

Sweating, 40 year old dudes eating peanuts. College-age kids in casual attire swigging beer and laughing too loudly. Crowds of people packed into standing-room-only arenas. Sound like a concert? Maybe an outdoor movie, or a festival? Perhaps a boxing match? Oh no. This is Shakespeare. Continue reading Reclaiming Theater: Of the People, by the People and for the People

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