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Sleep Steady performs at the 6th Annual Block Party at the Station coffeehouse in Beacon Hill. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)
Sleep Steady performs. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Beacon Hill took to the street Saturday for The Station Coffeehouse’s 6th annual block party.

Temperamental weather didn’t stop hundreds from filling a full block of 16th Ave South with dancing, double dutch and street art, as well as energetic performances from over a dozen local artists like Shontina And The Sugar Shack, JusMoni, Draze and DoNormaal.

It was a breath of fresh air as soaring entry fees and crushing crowds have made summer festivals like Bumbershoot and the Capitol Hill Block Party less and less accessible each year.

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Hollis Wong-Wear, musician, poet and host of the 2016 Globie Awards. (Photo by Eleanor Stills)

Get your Globies 2016 tickets now

Join The Seattle Globalist for the fourth annual Globie Awards on Friday October 14!

In just three years, the Globies has distinguished itself as the most energetic, quirky, feel-good fundraising event in Seattle. We’ll highlight the work of our best journalists and media makers and crown Seattle’s 2016 Globalist of the Year. We promise you won’t be bored!


“The Miner” is part one of Grey Filastine and Indonesian rapper Nova’s new visual album.

The World Trade Organization was coming to town and protestors needed a soundtrack.

That was the epiphany of activist musician Grey Filastine. Ahead of the Battle of Seattle, he started the Infernal Noise Brigade, a marching band that practiced clandestinely on a SODO loading dock before hitting the streets on those fateful days of November 1999.

The rest, as they say, is history – protestors shut down the summit, corporate storefronts were smashed, and environmentalists and the labor movement united in a rare moment of solidarity.

That galvanizing moment for the anti-globalization movement also helped launched Filastine’s career welding radical politics and experimental music into a potent Molotov cocktail of sound and visuals.

Ready to sharpen your pitching and storytelling skills? The Seattle Globalist, Crosscut, South Seattle Emerald, International Examiner, Seattle Weekly, Seattle Channel, KCTS9, Brown Paper Tickets (Low-Power FM) and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation bring you a day of workshops aimed at just that for “Press for the People: A Grassroots Media Workshop.”

On Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle, we will stop the presses to equip people with the tools to be strong grassroots journalists. 

Didn’t we just ring in the the new year? January flew right by, but no worries: February brings Lunar New Year and another chance to celebrate!

It’s also Black History Month, with tons of special events including art and great films. Speaking of film, check out the Seattle Asian American Film Festival, and a whole smorgasbord of other global adventures to choose from, right in your own rainy backyard.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. (Photo from Flickr by Ted Eytan)
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. (Photo from Flickr by Ted Eytan)

The Holocaust may seem far away — in time and distance — from contemporary Seattle.

But memories from this darkest chapter in modern history will be brought to life Wednesday night at Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, through the concert Art from Ashes.

The concert will feature eight performances, all but one of works by composers who were killed by the Nazis. It was curated by Music of Remembrance, a Seattle-based arts non-profit dedicated to commemorating the Holocaust through music.

Dreaming of a career in photojournalism or just want to take your cell phone photos and video to the next level?

On Thursday, Jan. 14 at Cafe Ibex, award-winning multimedia journalist Alex Stonehill will be leading our Seattle Globalist’s first media workshop of 2016, which takes participants through the basics of composition, getting comfortable shooting photo and video in public, and learning how to maximize the hidden functions of your phone camera. Participants will have an opportunity to take a photo and video series during the workshop and also pitch visual story ideas to Globalist editors.

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October has events covering places far afield, from Antarctica to North Korea.

This month is rife with great global Film Fests: two made the list, but let’s not forget the Social Justice Film Festival! The SJFF has a great Food Justice in Focus this year.

Climate Change is getting some serious attention, and you can take that momentum to the streets at the People’s Climate March. It’s October, but luckily Seattle protesting weather should be pretty mild, thanks to… climate change, right? (Sighhh…)

Well, I know just what will cheer you up: some amazing Music, Comics and Film. Every month seems to include some Bollywood these days, but a Bollywood Halloween Party? That I’ve gotta see!

Food justice in focus at the Seattle Social Justice Film Festival Oct 16-17

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The Food Justice in Focus film festival is October 16-17.
The Food Justice in Focus film festival is October 16-17.

Two major things have happened in my life in the past 18 months. First, I started working at Columbia Legal Services. Second, I started (and stopped and started and stopped again) eating a high raw, vegan diet. Between these two very significant events in my life, I have come to understand food and justice – and how they overlap – in the most profound ways.