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31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #10: Mavis Staples

By Emily Naftalin

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be posting one story each day of March written by local citizen journalists about a revolutionary woman from history or today who has inspired them as women.

Mavis Staples was only ten years old when she stood up to sing before the congregation of a Chicago church. But with her small chin held high, she was already embracing her gift of a uniquely powerful, breath-taking voice.  Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #10: Mavis Staples

Organizers Camp Out to Demonstrate Opposition to Youth Jail Endures

by Marcus Harrison Green (photos by Alex Garland)

Dozens of tents lined the sidewalk of 12th Avenue and Spruce Street on Sunday afternoon, and more than 200 community organizers, activists, and religious leaders withstood intermittent rain showers to gather for a five hour-long camp out just outside the King County Juvenile Detention Center, in protest of a new center scheduled as its replacement. Continue reading Organizers Camp Out to Demonstrate Opposition to Youth Jail Endures

Community Voices Concern, Support at Othello Encampment Meeting

by Matt Mills McKnight

Last Thursday, South Seattle community members engaged with city officials at the New Holly Gathering Hall to discuss the Othello Village homeless encampment. Othello Village will start admitting tenants on March 8th. Continue reading Community Voices Concern, Support at Othello Encampment Meeting

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #04: Margaret Sanger

by emily charlotte taibleson

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be posting one story each day of March written by local citizen journalists about a revolutionary woman from history or today who has inspired them as women.

One hundred years ago the U.S. postal service refused to distribute Margaret Sanger’s monthly publication The Woman Rebel for its violation of postal-obscenity laws. Below, I am publishing the letter she sent to her subscribers in the wake of her persecution in 1914. Information regarding self care and contraception continues to be controlled by higher-up-outside sources today. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #04: Margaret Sanger

“People’s Assembly” Ask: Is There Actually a Solution to the Problem of Homelessness?

by Sharayah Lane

Last Saturday, hundreds of community members packed City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes room beyond capacity to hear City and County councilmembers, community organizers, and homeless advocate’s attempts at answering the question: how do we end homelessness in Seattle? Continue reading “People’s Assembly” Ask: Is There Actually a Solution to the Problem of Homelessness?

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #02: Mary of Egypt

By Nancy Melvin

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be posting one story each day of March written by local citizen journalists about a revolutionary woman from history or today who has inspired them as women.

Every era has champions, even if we have never heard of them or their stories come to us encased in prejudice. Some rethinking is in order to hear the story of Mary of Egypt anew. She survived years alone in the desert. Her miracles: clairvoyance, walking on water, the devotion of animals. I contemplate her struggles every year at this time to renew myself.  Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #02: Mary of Egypt

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #01: An Introduction by Hanako O’Leary

By Hanako O’Leary

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be posting one story each day of March written by local citizen journalists about a revolutionary woman from history or today who has inspired them as women.

Starting as a weeklong celebration in the Sonoma, California school district, March officially became National Women’s History Month in 1987. Each day for the next 30 days, we feature these stories of 30 women from history as we know them. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #01: An Introduction by Hanako O’Leary

Op-Ed: Addressing Homelessness Begins With Addressing Addiction

by Gabriella Duncan

It’s time to stand up to the challenges caused by homelessness and addiction, bleeding out into our communities. People should always be first!

The hardest thing to address, regarding homelessness, is addiction. A key component to homelessness is that addiction will need to be addressed before success in tiny villages can be achieved. Continue reading Op-Ed: Addressing Homelessness Begins With Addressing Addiction