by Kevin Schofield
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by Jas Keimig
2024 is practically breathing down our necks, and there’s no shortage of art to take in this December. From an all-new holiday musical at ArtsWest to the return and reimagining of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity at Intiman Theatre, this season is the perfect time to rejoice in traditions new and old with those you love most.
Think we missed something? Let us know at Arts@SeattleEmerald.org.Continue reading Arts in the South End: December Roundup
The Seattle Globalist was a daily online publication that covered the connections between local and global issues in Seattle. The Emerald is keeping alive its legacy of highlighting our city’s diverse voices by regularly publishing and re-publishing stories aligned with the Globalist’s mission.
On Sunday evening, Nov. 19, a very special multifaceted gathering unfolded at Washington Hall. “We See You: Da Village for Palestine” — a community-organized learning and healing space — came together in vibrant execution, weaving together art, culture, collective care, and political education.Continue reading Da Village for Palestine: We See You
by Lauryn Bray
With three hours to go before a $1 million offer expired, the Burien City Council voted 4-3 Monday, Nov. 27, to accept King County’s offer and build a hotly contested tiny home village (THV) for the homeless in the Boulevard Park neighborhood.Continue reading Burien City Council Accepts King County’s $1M Offer to Establish a Tiny Home Village on Seattle City Light Property
by Lola E. Peters
What. Is. Wrong. With our species? At what point will we look back on the patterns of history and say, “Wow, it looks like violence doesn’t work in the long run, shall we try something else?”
Once again we are mired in the unproductive debate about whose fault it is and what degree of murder is acceptable when it’s done by a government. It’s truly surreal.Continue reading OPINION | What. Is. Wrong. With Our Species?
by Jared Brown
(This article was originally published by KNKX and has been reprinted under an agreement.)
🚔 Tacoma police officers Matthew Collins, Christopher Burbank, and Timothy Rankine face felony charges in the death of Manuel “Manny” Ellis, a 33-year-old Black man who died in police custody on March 3, 2020. All three pleaded not guilty and are on paid leave.
🏛 After nearly six weeks and hearing from about two dozen witnesses, prosecutors from the state Attorney General’s Office rested their case on Nov. 8. Attorneys for the officers are expected to call several more witnesses before resting their case, including their clients.
A police use of force expert testified Monday, Nov. 27, that the Tacoma police officers’ punches, neck hold, and Taser shocks of Manny Ellis were appropriate because Ellis was resisting arrest.Continue reading Tacoma Officers Trial: Testimony From Defense Use of Force Expert Continues, Officers Expected to Testify Soon
by Alex Garland
In eastern King County, a mountainside forest holds an unlikely approach to sustainability and ecological restoration. There, a decades-long project converts poop into profit, yielding bigger trees and potentially lowering taxes.Continue reading The Royal Flush: How a King County Project Turns Our Waste Into a Rich Environmental and Agricultural Resource
by Patheresa Wells
Originally published on Nov. 30, 2021, “The Radical Generosity of GivingTuesday” encapsulates the essence of what GivingTuesday stands for — a global movement of generosity and communal support. As we celebrate this special day, we’re revisiting this insightful piece that explores the concept of “radical generosity,” an idea that challenges us to view the suffering of others as intolerable as our own
Have you ever been in line for coffee and when you pull up to the window to pay, you find that a stranger paid? It’s such a simple act of kindness, yet that is where the joy comes from, how easy it is to give. GivingTuesday centers on this idea of “radical generosity” — defined by the GivingTuesday organization as “[t]he concept that the suffering of others should be as intolerable to us as our own suffering.”
The idea for the day was created at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City in 2012. Despite its humble beginnings, the day has grown into a collaborative global initiative involving millions of people who give each year. GivingTuesday is now its own nonprofit that rallies us to share in the spirit of giving routinely. According to The GivingTuesday, 2020 Impact Report, nearly 16 million Americans donated a total of $503 million. Worldwide, the donations went to over 75 countries. And the money isn’t all big gifts, donations from small donors increased by 10% in 2020.Continue reading The Radical Generosity of GivingTuesday
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by Ari Robin McKenna
On Sept. 27, a spirited crowd packed the SoDo auditorium where Seattle’s school board meetings are held. Word had circulated that anti-trans activists were signed up to speak. Trans students, their allies, and the adults raising them were in attendance, and a showdown of sorts took place.Continue reading Seattle Trans Students Have a Message: We Just Want to Be Young People