THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Edwin T. Pratt: A Living Legacy, The Groovement, Cultural Dance Series, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Editor’s note: THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE (TWISS) has a new name! Read THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE to find events throughout the entire week.

Wed., May 8:

We Got Jokes May Edition

“Join us for beverage and food specials! Kick off your month with laughs with local comedians and one of the northwest’s funniest, Cheri Hardman. Featuring the comedy stylings of J Lamar Jones. Hosting the evening will be yours truly, Chris Zapata and a few more friends of Café Red will bring you joy to make your week a better week with giggles and laughs!All-Ages

*Also check out The Friday Night Get Down on Friday & Asymetriclove Part II on Saturday.

Time: 8–10 PM
Where: Cafe Red — 7148 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.
Cost: Free to attend

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OPINION — Pockets Over People: The Problem with the Liquor Control Board

by Villainus (formerly Bypolar)

I have been working security for clubs for the last few years and watched the changes that have happened after multiple crack downs by the liquor control board (LCB). There are many ways I could show that it’s about money and not people by describing how they do not stop violence but instead let it play out and incarcerate the winner and survivor afterwards or how they refuse to help women in distress unless they are obviously attracted to them.

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Chelsea Hendrickson on the Spiritual and Personal Work Around Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

by Kayla Blau

A groundbreaking report was released from the Urban Indian Health Institute revealed that Seattle has the highest number of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) in the country, and Washington state holds the second highest rates of missing and murdered indigenous women. Native women have been leading the way in responses to the crisis of MMIW through legislative advocacy and community organizing work. In Washington state, two bills were recently passed thanks to the work of native women which increase reporting of missing native women and require law enforcement to improve their response to MMIW through hiring tribal liaisons and improving data collection methods.

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Got Green: Our Futures Won’t be Traded

Cap and Trade is a False Solution to Climate Change

by Jill Mangaliman and Edgar Franks

“How can you buy or sell the sky?”

These words by Chief Seattle resonate today, especially when there are contradicting proposals for climate action that pit profit against people and planet. Cap and Trade — also known as Carbon Markets — are “market-based” schemes introduced for and by major climate-polluting corporations in order to claim they are taking meaningful steps to limit (and over time) reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

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Billiard Hoang Offers Hearty and Homey Food in Columbia City

by Jacob Uitti

Mai Truong, co-owner and operator of the Columbia City restaurant, bar, and pool hall, Billiard Hoang, escaped Vietnam in 1981 on a boat. Fleeing from the Saigon region of the Communist State, Truong landed on the West Coast. She later arrived in Seattle where, in 1987, she helped open her establishment, which today serves some of the most appreciated traditional Vietnamese food in the Emerald City.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE—20th-Annual May Day March, Cinco de Mayo, 2019 Kodomo no Hi, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Editor’s note: THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE (TWISS) has a new name! Read THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE to find events throughout the entire week.

Wed., May 1st:

20ma Marcha Anual del 1ro de Mayo / 20th Annual May Day March

“Join us in the 20th Annual May Day March for the Rights of Immigrants and Workers. This year we march once again to reclaim our struggles as immigrants, workers, and without borders.

“We are here because of the insecurity, crime, and corruption unleashed in our countries by bad governments with the support and intervention of the U.S. We are here because of political repression and exploitation of workers and the dispossession of our natural resources and territories. We are here refusing to be victims of the few who benefit from this system and the impoverishment, displacement and death that they wreak upon on our peoples.
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How The South King County Discipline Coalition Responds to Disproportionate Treatment

by Kayla Blau

If your child has ever been disproportionately disciplined, the South King County Discipline Coalition (SKCDC) is here for you. The coalition is comprised of community members and organizations that believe discipline disproportionality and the school-to-prison pipeline are unacceptable.

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