Thirty years after the Berlin Wall came down, Germany is still working to meet east with west
by The Conversation
Since the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, the east and west parts of Germany have knitted themselves together. But differences linger, including a rise in increasingly brazen far-right extremist activity in the former East Germany.
Nov 10, 2019
A better world and a better version of ourselves is possible through conscious, compassionate travel
by Travel Life Adventures
For too long travel has been about escaping from life, a way to insulate ourselves from our stresses and pamper ourselves because we deserve it. This is great, but we believe travel is meant for something more. We have the chance, in our modern world, to positively impact others as we grow and discover the depths of who we are as people.
Oct 28, 2019
Sustainable style in Seattle: How local choices can make global impacts
by Claudia Yaw
Are thrift stores and "slow fashion" designers enough to decrease the fashion industry's reliance on sweatshop labor and low-quality clothes?
Jun 11, 2019
Where were the allies after New Zealand?
by Mennah El-Gammal
The relative silence that followed the terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand says volumes.
Mar 27, 2019
How will we talk about Asian American athletes
by Andy Yamashita
Asian American sports professionals are increasingly hitting the big time, but sports commentators and analysts often resort to familiar racial stereotypes.
Mar 20, 2019
Sea-Watch 3 standoff shows how far Europe will go to keep out refugees
by Ramona Wadi
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
Woven Together—Helping Link’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
by Melanie Roberts and Tanya Dumas
Helping Link continues to provide weekly ESL, citizenship and computer classes as well as information and referral services.
Feb 11, 2019
“China Love” captures the wedding dreams of Chinese couples
by Zijun Cathy You
The film “China Love” explores the meaning behind the fantasy-making trend in China — the pre-wedding photoshoot.
Jan 14, 2019
“Voluntary colonialism” is the West’s anti-immigration strategy
by Ramona Wadi
Opinion: Is colonialism ever voluntary? Western countries propose “voluntary colonialism” amid anti-immigrant sentiment.
Jan 8, 2019
Community leads effort to keep Khmer families together
by Khmer Anti-deportation Advocacy Group of Washington
The removals of 36 Khmer-American community members have sent shock waves through the community. However, the tide is turning. Following this latest wave, an ad hoc group led by some of the family members of the WA7 has come together.
Dec 21, 2018
I had accolades, but I wasn’t filling my own cup
by Marcus Harrison Green
It was on a day not so far in the past, when I had hit my darkest point in life, ironically, at a moment when, career-wise, I couldn’t have flown higher.
Dec 19, 2018
Seeking change without the commodification of pain and suffering
by Frances Lee
Empathy is an incomplete theory of change that we must be willing to set aside. It is dangerous to try to strong arm it into every outreach strategy without examining its limits.
Dec 10, 2018
Being autistic, black and femme highlights the experience of living intersectionally
by ChrisTiana ObeySumner
Autism doesn’t occur in a vacuum, and neither do any aspects of our intersectionality.
Dec 7, 2018
Misconceptions about what it means for immigrants who get public services
by International Community Health Services
“There is a lot of misconception about what it means to get public services.” ICHS Foundation board member Lu Jiang talks about her experiences as a newly-arrived immigrant and how ICHS saved her life.
Nov 28, 2018
Changing names is just one cost of immigrant life in the U.S.
by Zijun Cathy You
Many choose to adopt American names to fit in, but immigrants often feel further pressure to change their entire lifestyles: what they eat, how they dress and how they speak.
Nov 20, 2018
Homeland Security Seeks Comments on Immigration Policy Changes
by Joseph Shoji Lachman
Asian Counseling and Referral Services encourages people to comment on proposed immigration policy changes.
Nov 16, 2018
Reflecting on a year after taking a plunge into The Deep End
by Reagan Jackson
Reagan Jackson and poet Anastacia Renee started The Deep End to create and amplify stories of hope in Seattle's communities of color.
Nov 7, 2018
Trump’s Birthright Citizenship threat brings up lies from history
by Devin Israel Cabanilla
President Donald Trump's threat to end Birthright Citizenship wouldn't be the first time that the U.S. has betrayed its promises to immigrants.
Nov 5, 2018
Guest Opinion: I-1631 starts to right historic environmental injustices
by Jill Mangaliman
Jill Mangaliman on I-1631: This initiative begins to address the needs of communities that have been most impacted by environmental damage.
Oct 23, 2018