by Guy Oron
The seventh annual Seattle Social Justice Film Festival begins Friday with a focus on immigrant rights, Black liberation, and indigenous futurism. The week-long festival features a number of local and global films. Showings will take place from Oct. 5 to 14 at locations throughout the city, including the Northwest African-American Museum and Duwamish Longhouse.
Continue reading Experience Stories of Community Resistance at Social Justice Film Festival
Michael Bennett and Macklemore gifting a copy of Teaching for Black Lives to Seattle language arts and social studies teachers
by Carolyn Bick
Former Seahawk Michael Bennett and rapper Macklemore felt strongly enough about the importance of education for Black students that they’re sending copies of Teaching For Black Lives to every every language arts and social studies teacher in middle and high schools in Seattle Public Schools. On Monday, co-editor Jesse Hagopian and his fellow co-editors will hold a discussion on the book and improving education for Black students. Less than a week prior, Hagopian announced the gift that Bennett and Macklemore are making to educators the community.
Continue reading Q&A: Jesse Hagopian on Teaching for Black Lives
by Carolyn Bick
If Mayor Jenny Durkan agrees, most of the money garnered from the Sweetened Beverage Tax will continue to fund education and nutrition programs within the communities most disproportionately affected by the tax.
Continue reading Will Sweetened Beverage Tax Money Support The Community Equitably?
by S. Annie Chung
Over the past six years, since voters in King County passed a tax levy to pay for a new “Youth and Family Services Center,” opposition has been steadily and relentlessly growing. Hundreds of organizations and countless community members have been part of the No New Youth Jail campaign. As pressure mounts to stop construction, I want to make sure people are thinking not only about the youth jail the County continues to build this very minute, but also about the court facility that is part of the same construction project.
Continue reading Stop the Jail, But Also Stop the Racist and Punitive Family Court System