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Food Equity Fund Supports Intergenerational, Multicultural Food and Farm Projects

by Ronnie Estoque


Last month, the City of Seattle awarded $2.8 million to support community-driven initiatives through the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ (DON) Food Equity Fund. Twenty-two community organizations received awards ranging from $75,000 to $150,000 to be used in various ways to offer opportunities to grow culturally relevant food and provide education around the importance of healthy meals. The awardees of this Tier 2 grant (a maximum of $150,000) funding are creating projects that will span from 15 to 24 months.

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Local Indigenous Food Sovereignty Efforts Uplift the Importance of Traditional Foods

by Vee Hua 華婷婷


Home to individuals from a number of tribal nations, the Puget Sound region serves as fertile ground for conversations and movements towards Indigenous food sovereignty. While many definitions of food sovereignty exist, the Indian Education Division at the Montana Office of Public Instruction defines it as “the ability of an Indigenous nation or community to control its own food system and food-producing resources free of control or limitations put on it by an outside power (such as a settler/colonizer government).”

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NEWS GLEAMS: Emily Alvarado Seeks Legislative Seat, Summer Youth Program Grants, & More

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A round-up of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!


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My Fearless Imagination, or How Reimagining Seattle Is a Question Better Asked of Fire

by Roberto Ascalon

(This article is reprinted with permission from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Front Porch project. Read more works by Seattle poets and community members in the series “Reimagining Seattle,” at the official website.)

Content Warning: This article mentions some details about the killing of George Floyd.


“again, a question of fire” by Roberto Ascalon

Reading books to my son before bedtime taught me to cry well. For the first few years of my son’s life, I cried a lot. I mean really cried.

Those first few years I learned to cry without using all the muscles of my face. I’d get all pink-faced over his bedtime story and silently, silently, ever so silently take a single deep head-nodding sob in between words. I felt like this big-ass bald-headed Quasimoto hunching beside his crib hissing, “Don’t look at me!” And it’s not because I don’t want him to see me cry. Quite the contrary — “I’m gonna teach that boy to cry if it’s the last thing I do! Muahahahaha!” No. That’s just a joke. It’s because watching your dad work out existential issues can be trying, and I believe in trying to reduce the amount of PTSD I dole out just before bedtime as much as I can.

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NEWS GLEAMS: Youth Opportunities in Blogging & Maritime, Zoning Survey for RBHS

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Photo advertising the Latinos in Tech's Youth Inspired Blogger Bootcamp with white text on a red background that reads, "Do you want to be a blogger? For Instagram! @LatinosInTechWA Network with professionals, learn how to blog, and get compensation for your work."
Flyer advertising the Youth Inspired Blogger Bootcamp for Latinos in Tech.

Latinos in Tech Seeking Youth Bloggers!

Latinos in Tech, an initiative by the Latino Community Fund that provides networking opportunities for Latino professionals and students in the technology industry, is seeking high schoolers interested in learning how to blog for their Youth Inspired Blogger Bootcamp!

From Latinos in Tech: “This project aims to share the stories of Latinx & BIPOC folks in STEM in order to make these fields more accessible to our community. This will be an opportunity for youth to network with professionals and gain experience writing for publication.”

The deadline to apply is Oct. 6 at 11:59 p.m. This is a paid position.

To apply for the Youth Inspired Blogger Bootcamp, complete the online form. For more information about the program, contact jlira@latinocommunityfund.org.

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NEWS GLEAMS: Vaccines, Seattle Parks Summer Jobs, Share Your ‘Seattle Histories,’ & More!

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A round-up of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle! 


The City of Seattle offers COVID-19 vaccines at a site in Rainier Beach.
The City of Seattle offers COVID-19 vaccines at its Rainier Beach Vaccination Hub, which now accepts walk/roll/drive ups. (Photo: Alex Garland)

COVID-19 Vaccination Accessibility & Other Info

Auburn Vaccination Center Now Offering Car-Side Service on Mondays From PHSKC: On Mondays only, beginning May 10, the Auburn vaccination clinic is offering car-side service for those who cannot easily walk into the clinic. Just let a greeter know upon arrival that car-side service is needed. Find directions to the Auburn location at https://kingcounty.gov/vaccine

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