A center of support for undocumented university students

Leadership Without Borders at the University of Washington shows how institutions can provide help that makes a difference to undocumented students.
Apr 17, 2019

Sri Lankan website offers “lady seats” to help women travel safely

In response to sexual assaults and harassment on long-distance buses, a Sri Lankan businessman says booking a "lady seat" could improve safety for women.
Apr 16, 2019

Fire damages Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Paris fire officials say Notre Dame's main structure, towers saved following blaze.
Apr 15, 2019

UW study: Anti-immigrant political discourse can hurt immigrant health

A University of Washington professor found that anti-immigrant political rhetoric and cultural division can lead to health issues for immigrants.
Apr 10, 2019

Zimbabwe officials struggle to help furniture makers threatened by fires

Furniture workers make up a large portion of Zimbabwe’s informal economy. But their livelihoods are in danger from fires that authorities can’t address.
Apr 9, 2019

Man facing deportation takes sanctuary at St. Mark’s Cathedral

37-year-old business owner and dance instructor Jaime Rubio Sulficio will be taking sanctuary at St. Mark's after being faced with deportation.
Apr 3, 2019

Interactive drama “The Detention Lottery” sheds light on immigration court

The play, written and produced by Seattle-area immigration attorneys, gives audiences a look into the immigration courtroom.
Mar 27, 2019
By Christine McManigal

How will we talk about Asian American athletes

Asian American sports professionals are increasingly hitting the big time, but sports commentators and analysts often resort to familiar racial stereotypes.
Mar 20, 2019

Seattle supporters of Latino films excited by Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar win

Five out of the past six Best Director Academy Awards have gone to Mexican filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuarón, who directed "Roma."
Mar 5, 2019

Kashmiris in New Delhi blamed, threatened after fatal bombing

For years, moving to New Delhi, India’s capital city, has been one option for people who want to escape strife in Indian-administered Kashmir. But even that is increasingly bringing its own risks.
Feb 27, 2019
Sea-Watch 3, the last rescue ship operating in the central Mediterranean saved 47 people from a rubber dinghy, off the coast of Libya, on Jan. 19. (Photo by Felix Weiss for Sea-Watch).

Sea-Watch 3 standoff shows how far Europe will go to keep out refugees

The rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 has struggled to find a European nation willing to take 47 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean.
Feb 20, 2019

Conversations on tech and social justice: Shoba Sriaiyer

Shoba Sriaiyer talks about how the organization Act Now Mantra creates in-person conversations to counter a world increasingly dominated by technology.
Feb 6, 2019

Kashmir farmers ride out dry summers with ancient solution

Ice stupas help farmers cope as climate change has affected the predictability of natural water sources in warm months.
Jan 31, 2019

Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz returns to Seattle amid presidential exploration

Howard Schultz, who led Seattle-based Starbucks into international growth, on tour for his memoir, also announced that he is mulling a run for president.
Jan 30, 2019

Join the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board—Let’s Get Seattle Walking

SDOT is currently accepting applications for new members of the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board (SPAB), to fill at least three positions.
Jan 14, 2019

In Zimbabwe, children’s charities struggle to fend off growing food insecurity

In Zimbabwe’s capital, many children rely on daily meals offered by neighborhood drop-in centers. As center administrators struggle to provide consistency despite the crumbling economy, they wonder privately how much longer it will last.
Jan 11, 2019

Their husbands casualties of war, Jaffna women fish for their families

Traditionally, women in Sri Lanka do not fish for a living. But in Jaffna, where many men died, were wounded or went missing during the civil war, Rasathurai Sarojathevi is teaching a group of 20 women to earn their livings from fishing. Even when the rains don’t cooperate, local women are taking the lead in earning for their families.
Jan 4, 2019

Exhibit highlights art and urban design as immigration advocacy

An exhibit at the Center for Architecture & Design spotlights protest posters and design proposals that show how Seattle and other sanctuary cities could be more welcoming to refugees.
Jan 1, 2019

The Colors of Green

The Colors of Green is a podcast focusing on how communities of color are leading the way in Seattle's environmental justice movement.
Dec 31, 2018

Sexual assault nurse examiners want safe, patient-centered process

The examination procedure is sensitive and detailed. Examiners do everything they can to help survivors feel comfortable.
Dec 18, 2018