This Weekend In South Seattle: Cinema Under the Stars, Family Summit and A South End Business Tour

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Saturday, July 18th

Community: Fifth Annual Black Prisoners Caucus Family SummitDetails: The Black Prisoners’ Caucus cordially invites you to attend its 5th Annual Family Summit. This FREE event will focus on issues related to families who have loved-ones behind bars. The Family Summit will feature music, speakers, artwork, workshops, family activities, and resources to support the families of those incarcerated. The Family Summit also plans to strengthen and to heal our entire community from the impact of mass incarceration. Food and childcare provided.  We hope to see our entire community (especially children/youth) at this year’s Family Summit. It takes village! Time: 11:00am- 4:00am –Where:Africatown Innovation Center 3100 S Alaska Street Seattle, WA Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Cinema Under the Stars, Family Summit and A South End Business Tour

Rainier Beach Library Expected to Close Temporarily

The Seattle Public  Library announced today that the Rainier Beach Branch,  located at 9125 Rainier Ave. S., is tentatively set to close effective Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, for the rest of the year while the building is partially reroofed, other maintenance is performed and the interior is reconfigured to better meet the needs of the community. Continue reading Rainier Beach Library Expected to Close Temporarily

Sunday Stew: Birmingham Sunday in New York City

by Celia Y. Weisman

The radio is on and the little girl walks into the kitchen.  Her mother, back to the kitchen doorway, is actually sitting at the kitchen table.  This is strange, because the mother rarely would sit down, especially on a Sunday morning with all the kids at home. And even more oddly, the girl discovers when she comes closer, the mother is weeping.   Continue reading Sunday Stew: Birmingham Sunday in New York City

Articles of Faith: The Role White Churches Must Play in Ending Racism

Note: Articles of Faith is a regular column featuring social critiques from local clergy members of diverse religious affiliations.

by Brandon Duran

(The following is a transcript of a speech given at last Wednesday’s Charleston 9 Solidarity Rally which took place at Seattle’s First AME Church)

My name is Brandon Duran and I am a pastor at Plymouth, United Church of Christ in downtown Seattle.  Plymouth has a long history of engaging its faith through issues of justice, equality, and peace. Continue reading Articles of Faith: The Role White Churches Must Play in Ending Racism

Duwamish Respond to Federal Decision Against Tribal Recognition

by Alex Garland

(This article was originally published on the Dignity Virus)

Last Wednesday Duwamish Chairperson Cecile Hansen spoke to the press and those concerned for Native rights who had gathered at the Duwamish Longhouse in Seattle to decry the Bureau of Indian Affair’s decision that the Duwamish tribe did not meet the federal guidelines for tribal recognition. Continue reading Duwamish Respond to Federal Decision Against Tribal Recognition

Confronting the “G Word” In Columbia City

by Sharon Chang

(This article originally appeared on the Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission)

A couple weeks ago I attended “Dismantling Racism: A Community Forum For Southeast Seattle” at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center in Columbia City. The five featured panelists were Black artists/activists from the recent exhibit: “Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable.” Continue reading Confronting the “G Word” In Columbia City

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