A round-up of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!
Get a COVID Vaccine Through ICHS
International Community Health Services (ICHS) continues to receive COVID vaccine supplies and to vaccinate both patients and non-patients alike. ICHS was recently named by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration as one of the first community health centers to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the federal government, and they are receiving regular shipments from this and other sources.
We are horrified and deeply saddened by the latest news uncovering the egregious treatment of a Black student at View Ridge Elementary School. As recently reported by KUOW, a Black second-grader named Jaleel at View Ridge Elementary School was locked up in an outdoor cage without a table or chair, multiple times, left to eat his lunch off the tray on the ground. Adult school staff, entrusted to teach and keep Jaleel safe, decided instead that putting him repeatedly (sometimes for the entire school day) in a fenced outdoor space dubbed “the cage” was an appropriate restraint for a second-grader.
More than 70 years ago, Kenneth and Mamie Clark conducted a study on both Black and white children’s attitudes towards race and racial preference. The children in the study overwhelmingly favored lighter skin over darker skin. And while feelings about their skin color have improved, a 2010 study showed that Black children still associate “goodness” with lighter skin.Continue reading Arts Festival Affirms Value of Children of Color→
This article was originally published in the Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission.
by Reagan Jackson
As a neighborhood between South Seattle’s Columbia City and Rainier Beach, Hillman City has hardly garnered the reputation of being a hotbed for community in the recent past. But change is coming, and with it, new initiatives, businesses and families that are slowly changing the face of the neighborhood. Continue reading “Young Families” De-gentrifying South Seattle?→
Amplifying the Authentic Narratives of South Seattle