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32 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 Events In Puget Sound

(This article originally appeared on Patch.com and has been republished with permission.)

The 32nd Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, and there are plenty of volunteer events, marches, and memorials to honor the civil rights leader happening around Puget Sound.

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Non-Violence in a Violent World

by Ijeoma Oluo

This is a transcript of a speech delivered at the 45th Annual Community Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2018. The event was sponsored by Seattle Colleges, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Seattle.

Like many black children, I was raised with tales of the great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Much of that narrative — at home, in school, in television and in film — centered around Dr. King’s commitment to nonviolence in his fight for racial equality. Continue reading Non-Violence in a Violent World

PHOTOS: University of Washington Lands in South End with Othello Commons

by Carolyn Bick

A throng of people filled the sleek, modern rooms of the University of Washington’s new Othello hub in the South End, called the Othello-UW Commons, at an open house to celebrate its opening on Jan. 16. Some munched on tiny, purple-frosted cupcakes, dusted with yellow sprinkles. Others lounged and chatted by the fireplace in the main hall, while still more explored the upstairs, looking at the artwork that decorated the walls.

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Django’s Birthday, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s March, Plus MLK Jr. Day!

by Emerald Staff 

Friday, Jan. 18th:

TBD feat. Mt Eden

“STAGE Seattle, FW Events, Bass Therapy, and Safe Escape Events present: TBD… a genre-less weekly event series. Featuring: Mt Eden. Presale tickets: https://e.sparxo.com/mteden.

“Stage features a brand new full LED lighting display, festival quality Turbosound system, multiple rooms, Seattle’s best DJs, Seattle’s top VIP experience & more.”

Time: 10 PM–2 AM
Where: STAGE Seattle — 172 S. Washington St
Cost: $10–20

Tags: DJ, Dancing, 21+

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Affirmative Action Returning to Washington Ballots

Initiative 1000 seeks to reverse the impact Initiative 200 had in the 1990s.

by Sharayah Lane

As Carl Livingston stood behind the curtain, he took deep breaths, prayed and worked (in vain) to calm his nerves. In a few moments he, a Black man, would be going out in front of hundreds to debate a white man on the merits of Affirmative Action in the state of Washington.

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OPINION: Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program Supports Workers, Businesses

by Lauren Hipp

As we welcome in the New Year, there are many reasons to celebrate. But perhaps one of the biggest is that on January 1, Washington took a huge step toward ensuring that workers across the state will have access to comprehensive paid family and medical leave for the first time. This will make a huge difference in the lives of so many families, and I’m especially excited about the changes it will bring for mine.

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News Gleams: Tammy Morales Announces Bid for City Council, Uber Expands Bike-Share to South End

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Tammy Morales running for Seattle City Council, Bruce Harrell is not

Community organizer and Seattle Human Rights Commissioner Tammy Morales will run for the District 2 seat on the Seattle City Council in 2019. District 2 covers the Chinatown-International District and Southeast Seattle.

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