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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Skyway Festival, Hai! Japantown 2019, Future Ancestors Festival, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Aug. 15:

A Living Legacy Artist Talk

“Edwin T. Pratt: A Living Legacy Artist Talk Presented by Northwest African American Museum and Pratt Fine Arts Center. The Edwin T. Pratt: A Living Legacy exhibit at NAAM is coming to a close on August 28th and we want to invite our community into a conversation between the artists of the exhibit. Tara Tamaribuchi, Jite Agbro, and Marilyn Montufar will be in discussion about how their art practices are informed by the work and legacy of Edwin T. Pratt. Nancy Rawles will open the conversation with a reading from her essay, Edwin T. Pratt: Excellence and Opportunity.

Time: 6:45–8 p.m.
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: FREE

*Also at Northwest African American Museum this week on Fri, Aug. 16: Let Us Tell It film Series: Daughters of the Dust.

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Javoen Byrd Drums The Beat of His African Heritage

by George Collins

It’s hard to miss Javoen Byrd as he enters Empire Espresso on Edmunds Street in Columbia City. He sports a cream colored outfit with soft gold balls dangling from the collar, an Aso Yoruba. It’s an outfit I’ve seen him wear several times when tapping his hands on a set of drums in celebration of his African heritage.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Rainier Beach Back2School Bash, Othello Park International Festival, Rizal Park Jazz Festival, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Wed., Aug. 7:

It Happened Here! – Stories in Hing Hay Park

“’It Happened Here!’ is an afternoon outdoor talk series in Hing Hay Park featuring community speakers, local history, and neighborhood stories from Seattle’s International District. Co-Hosted by Wing Luke Museum, InterIm Community Development Association, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Bring a lunch and enjoy a story!

SPEAKER: August 7 – Akemi Matsumoto, APACE – on becoming a community activist and the fight for education, employment, and opportunity.This free, all-ages event repeats weekly through Aug. 28 with new speakers/topics each week!

Time: 12 p.m.
Where: Hing Hay Park — 423 Maynard Ave S.
Cost: FREE

*Also at Hing Hay Park (on Sat., Aug. 10):  SAAFF (Seattle Asian American Film Festival) C-ID Summer Cinema: Iron Monkey—“Join us at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District for a free outdoor screening of Iron Monkey in Cantonese with English subtitles.With performances by: Junhong’s Kung Fu Club, Sendai ERA, and Brenda Xu.

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South End Heritage Festival Celebrates Local Musical Talent

by Carolyn Bick

Music from two different block parties wound its way down the block and into the ears of Columbia City’s and Hillman City’s pedestrians on the late afternoon of July 27. The parties, held at Big Chickie and City Teriyaki, were part of the first annual South End Heritage Festival.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Umoja Fest, CID Block Party 2019, Jamaica’s 57th Independence Celebration, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Heads up South Seattle! This weekend is SeaFair. The event is at Genesee Park and along Lake Washington Boulevard near the park (and on the lake itself). Learn about all the ways it will effect traffic and be super loud — planes, jets (Blue Angels, etc.), hydroplane racing, and other stuff — on the event website. Public transit will be affected by the gazillion people trying to get in and out of the Rainier Valley all weekend. 

Wed., July 31:

First Forty – July Edition

“First Forty is an intimate showcase of SassyBlack’s variety of talents & skills. Event will include: Live Performance by Sassy; Special Stand Up set by Sassy; Listening of unreleased music; Interview w/ special guest.

“Prizes, Giveaways & more! *’Sassy Special’ tickets come with an album download card (#NewBlackSwing or #NoMoreWeakDates).

Time: 7–9 p.m.
Where: 18th & Union: an arts space — 1406 18th Ave.
Cost: $10 Adv. / $12.50 “Sassy Special” / $15 Door

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Othello Block Party’s Second Volume Drops July 27

by Emerald Staff

The Othello Block Party is back with a second volume of music, dance, and arts on Martin Luther King Jr. Way July 27. And this time with an expansive lineup of Seattle artists bringing songs, dance, and poetry to the of 42nd Avenue near Othello Street.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — South End Heritage Festival, Othello Block Party, Alchemy Poetry Series, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., July 25:

Free Meaningful Movie: Never Give Up

Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice relates the life history of an American hero. Minoru (Min) Yasui was born and raised in the small farming town of Hood River, Oregon in 1916, by Japanese immigrant parents, Masuo and Shidzuyo Yasui. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon and during World War II, he initiated a legal test case by deliberately violating military orders that lead to the incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. War Relocation Authority concentration camps. He spent 9 months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled against him.

“Doors Open: 6 pm for snacks and conversation. Stay for speaker & audience discussion. Co-sponsors: Mt. Baker Community Club, So. Seattle Climate Action Network.

Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Where: Mt. Baker Community Club — 2811 Mt Rainier Dr. S.
Cost: FREE

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