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The Rainier Valley “Roots & Music” Festival is the first fundraiser for KVRU 105.7fm aka Rainier Valley Radio. The event takes place in the Rainier Valley Cultural Theater located at 3515 South Alaska Street, Seattle, Wa 98118.
Continue reading First Rainier Valley Radio fundraiser to Feature “Roots & Music” Festival at the Historic Rainier Valley Cultural Theater
Kick it old school at the 23rd Annual Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Festival on August 15th, an inclusive cultural extravaganza celebrating one of the most diverse communities in the country, presented by the Rainier (Valley) Chamber of Commerce. A judged parade with “Heritage” theme kicks off at noon with nearly 60 local entertainment representing over a dozen cultures that call Southeast Seattle home, recognizing that “Seattle Starts Here” as the first stop on the journey for many cultural groups that have helped to build the city.
Continue reading Rainier Chamber Presents 23rd Annual Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Festival August 15th
by Marcus Harrison Green
They descended on Fifth Avenue in droves. With the swath of black and brown bodies shoulder-to-shoulder in solidarity, it was hard to imagine a time not so long ago when the wrong look from one of them, the wrong bandanna, or the wrong address was enough to incite an epidemic of violence that left south and central Seattle streets littered with bodies. Continue reading Former Gang Members Stand United in Repairing Community
by Bill Bradburd
On the whole, the HALA Report’s recommendations will not dramatically address the affordability crisis in the near term. Rather than simply looking for a path to quickly address our affordable housing crisis, the recommendations broaden the scope to include ways of producing as much market-rate housing as possible throughout the city. Continue reading Op-Ed: HALA Recommendations Don’t Address Seattle’s Affordability Crisis
by Ashley Mouldon
Summer is one of the best seasons for food: garden-fresh produce, grill-outs and patios. It’s a great time to try new recipes, using the season’s favorite ingredients ranging from ripened tomatoes to creamy ice cream. Continue reading South Seattle Supper Club: Get Out in the Sun
Members of the Metropolitan King County Council will be joined by their counterparts on the Seattle City Council tomorrow for a special discussion that will focus on the challenges of meeting the educational needs of youth of color as a step to help reduce their numbers in the regional criminal justice system: Continue reading King County and City Council Members to Host School-to-Prison Pipeline Town Hall at New Holly
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Let’s be honest, what do you tell your friends or family when they ask you why you live in south Seattle? You tell them it’s diverse, you love the sense of community, and the people are friendly compared to the rest of Seattle. Maybe this is what you tell them when you’re not feeling cynical. And you’re right, this is what makes our neighborhood great!
This Tuesday the Rainier Valley Food Bank is offering an opportunity to experience all of this in one night. They are hosting Chow Down, described as a “one day culinary tour of Columbia City and Hillman City”. The event sells tickets, or “passports” as they call them, for $50 each. They include options to enjoy a sample at 19 participating restaurants and bars in the neighborhood. One resident once described the food scene down here by saying “spin the globe and throw down your finger, that country’s cuisine is only five blocks down the road.” Chow Down definitely tries to offer this with restaurants that include Caribbean, Kenyan, Ethiopian, Vietnamese, British, Peruvian and Thai foods as only a sample of the full list.
Let’s not forget the main reason this event is being thrown. People in our zip code and surrounding zip codes are going hungry. The causes are extensive to things we wish we could fix, like housing and the cost of health care, to things that are easier to turn away from like substance abuse and mental health. The staff and volunteers at the Rainier Valley Food Bank face these issues head on every week. Here’s your chance to support their work and what you love about the place you call home.
The event is Tuesday, July 28th from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. Tickets (or passports) are on sale at http://ow.ly/Qa5jk or at the check in table in front of Andaluz (4908 Rainier Ave S) prior to and during the event.