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Young Native artists break through in the yəhaw̓ Indigenous Teen Art Show

yəhaw̓ and Teens of Tacoma encouraged young people from all over Washington state who identified as indigenous to submit their artwork.
Feb 20, 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.

Under a new president, Zimbabweans tentatively acknowledge bloody past

With former President Robert Mugabe out of power, Zimbabweans are less reluctant to discuss the country’s legacy of human rights abuses.
Feb 18, 2019

Advocate describes China’s growing movement for LGBTQI rights

Ping "Hoping" Hou, an advocate for the LGBTQI community in China, says one of the major obstacles to equal rights in China is the current societal expectations and conservative family values.
Feb 14, 2019

Native health officials hope for changes to avert future shutdown woes

A federal bill introduced last month could help avoid interruptions to health programs for Native Americans, which got disrupted during the federal shutdown.
Feb 13, 2019

Seattle students mark Black Lives Matter at School Week

A coalition of activists, educators and students have organized lesson plans and classrooms in Seattle become filled with discussions and activities, all inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Susan Lieu traces the path from vengeance to understanding in “140 LBS”

Performance artist Susan Lieu's "140 LBS" explores patient rights, body image, the Vietnamese-American experience and her own journey to understanding her mother's death after plastic surgery.
Feb 11, 2019

Movement to push U.S. military out of Pacific Islands comes to Seattle

On the “Oceania Rising: Peace Pivot to the Pacific” speaking tour, three activists will highlight efforts to remove the U.S. military from Indigenous lands in the Pacific Islands.

Woven Together—Helping Link’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Helping Link continues to provide weekly ESL, citizenship and computer classes as well as information and referral services.

“Alien/Angel” is a stage retrospective of a performer lost too soon

Devin Bannon plays Klaus Nomi in a show about the life of the German singer, who was influential at the height of New York City's avant garde performance art scene.
Feb 6, 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.

Comedian’s border patrol run-in on Spokane bus raises enforcement questions

Comedian Mohanad Elshieky was pulled off a Greyhound bus last week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Spokane, about 90 miles away from an international border.
Feb 5, 2019

Bystander training focuses on countering hate with solidarity

CAIR-WA and Densho will partner on a training that focuses on the principles of nonviolence, and on the importance of being supportive to the target rather than confronting the attacker.
Feb 4, 2019

Educators examine “healing-centered” approach to student success

Local youth development organizations are emphasizing a complex approach to helping students that addresses social, emotional and systemic issues.
Feb 2, 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

Refugees discuss employment challenges with Attorney General

Many refugees bring extensive knowledge and work experience, but still find it challenging to get higher than entry-level jobs when they settle in the U.S.

Intiman Theatre sheds debt as it focuses on social justice

The Intiman Theater has focused in recent years on issues of justice and inequity both nationally and locally —  and now has retired the $2.7 million in debts that nearly crushed it.
Jan 28, 2019

International films to delight any age at Children’s Film Festival Seattle

From historic silent animated films with a modern twist, to documentaries and shorts, the Children's Film Festival Seattle at the Northwest Film Forum brings cinematic highlights from around the globe.
Jan 23, 2019

Anti-trafficking campaign gets boost at Sea-Tac airport and on King County buses

Victims and survivors of trafficking are disproportionately people of color, according to local and national organizations.