Tag Archives: Beacon Hill

Freedom School Immerses Students in Liberation Education

by Sharayah Lane

As the year comes to a close and the haze of an election filled with racism, sexism and xenophobia moves closer to an inaugural reality, walking into a freedom school is no doubt a revitalizing and liberating experience for south Seattle’s youth. Continue reading Freedom School Immerses Students in Liberation Education

Beyond the Block Party: Beacon Hill Coffee Shop Is Catalyst for Social Change

by Marilee Jolin

You’ve probably heard about The Beacon Hill Block Party that happened two weekends ago.  Our neighborhood’s free summer music festival, created and organized by The Station café on Beacon Hill, has gotten a lot of media attention.  With coverage from The Weekly, The Stranger, The Globalist and, of course, The Emerald, The Station is basking in its “2 or 3 seconds of fame” as owner and Block Party organizer Luis Rodriguez calls it.  Continue reading Beyond the Block Party: Beacon Hill Coffee Shop Is Catalyst for Social Change

As Beacon Hill Adapts to Change, So Does the Station Block Party

by Ellis Simani

As an influx of new capital, infrastructure, and suburban transplants continue to change the faces of several neighborhoods throughout South and Central Seattle, a new generation of artists, activists, and community leaders took center stage on Beacon Hill—giving voice to the experiences of many from Seattle’s inner-city neighborhoods. Continue reading As Beacon Hill Adapts to Change, So Does the Station Block Party