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Reciprocity Project Highlights Indigenous Storytelling and Values

by Victor Simoes


Reciprocity Project, a series of seven Indigenous-made documentary short films, combines Native American storytelling with climate awareness and other intersectional movements rooted in Indigenous guardianship, social justice, and human rights. The first season of the project debuted on Oct. 10, and it’s already available to stream. 

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El Centro de la Raza Celebrates 50 Years of Resistance in South Seattle

by Victor Simoes


El Centro de la Raza (The Center for People of All Races), a Beacon Hill-based organization grounded in the Latine community of Washington State, celebrated 50 years of resistance and civil rights advocacy in the South Seattle community last October.

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Where to Turn for Help: The South End Guide to Crisis and Advocacy Groups

by Victor Simoes


Strong communities are a source of vital connection and a sense of belonging — a place of collaborative care where we often seek help and support​​ in times of crisis. When emergencies happen, it can be daunting to figure out where to turn, especially if calling police-involved numbers like 911 or the 988 hotline isn’t ideal. 

In this South End Guide, the Emerald has compiled a list of crisis and advocacy groups that offer immediate assistance through emergency or crisis services, legal assistance, and information and support on mental health, domestic violence, sexual assault, and substance use. 

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Arts in the South End: A November Roundup

by Victor Simoes

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (the Glee version, please), but that doesn’t mean you can’t go out and enjoy the events we have curated for South Enders. From film festivals and circus debuts to local jazz and more, the South Seattle November art scene is worth stepping out for.

Check out our list of November arts events below. Know of something that should be on our list? Let us know at Arts@SeattleEmerald.org.

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‘Set Us Free From Fear: Faith, White Supremacy and Electoral Politics’ Kicks Off This Sunday

by Victor Simoes


Valley and Mountain Fellowship’s Center for Faith, Art, and Justice, in partnership with the Innovation Vitality Team of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church, will host Set Us Free From Fear: Faith, White Supremacy and Electoral Politics, a series of four events, where scholars, clergy, and activists working at the intersection of race and faith will come together to discuss important topics with the broader community. The South Seattle Emerald is a media partner of this event.

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Get Ready for T’Challaween — a South End Tribute to Our Heroes

by Victor Simoes


The South Seattle Emerald’s third annual costume parade, T’Challaween — A South End Tribute to Our Heroes, returns on Saturday, Oct. 29, 1–4 p.m. As in previous years, the parade takes place along the Beacon Hill Stay Healthy Street — beginning on 18th Avenue South and South College Street and ending at Jefferson Park (via the South Spokane Street entrance).

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Against Imperialism: International League of Peoples’ Struggle Hosts Assembly in Seattle

by Victor Simoes

The Seattle Globalist was a daily online publication that covered the connections between local and global issues in Seattle. The Emerald is keeping alive its legacy of highlighting our city’s diverse voices by regularly publishing and re-publishing stories aligned with the Globalist’s mission. 


The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) U.S. 2nd National Assembly will take place Oct. 21–23 at Washington Hall in Seattle. This gathering of organizations from around the world aims to strengthen ties in the global fight against imperialism through a series of actions, workshops, discussions, and panels centered around the call “Fight for Our Rights, Lives, and Planet! Unite Against the Dying, Desperate U.S. Empire!” 

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‘Drop, Cover, and Hold on!’ The Annual Great ShakeOut Happens This Thursday

by Victor Simoes


California is usually the West Coast state most associated with earthquakes, but the Pacific Northwest is due for a “Big One” of its own. The thing is, no one knows when. 

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Experience Queer Magic at the 27th Annual Seattle Queer Film Festival

by Victor Simoes


Three Dollar Bill Cinema kicks off its 27th annual Seattle Queer Film Festival (SQFF) with screenings all over Seattle from Oct. 13 to Oct. 24. The hybrid in-person and online film festival will feature 150 films, auxiliary events, workshops, community meetups, a collaborative multimedia installation, and more.

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