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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
Tibebu Proctor, 19, runs in the 5,000 meters at the Husky Classic for Washington on Feb. 8, 2019. Proctor earned All-American honors for the first time in his career in cross country last season after finishing 38th at the national meet.

Tibs Proctor’s unique run from Ethiopia to UW success

Tibebu "Tibs" Proctor, who immigrated from Ethiopia 10 years ago, has excelled at the University of Washington as a student and as a cross country athlete.

Fire damages Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

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

Green Pathways Fellowship wants to make green jobs accessible to young people of color

While community organizations like Got Green mobilize communities and make movements happen, the other side of the change equation takes an internal transformation of environmentalism.
Apr 12, 2019

Thi Bui traces a Vietnamese American family’s life in illustrated memoir

Thi Bui will discuss her memoir "The Best We Could Do" at several events as part of Seattle Reads, a program encouraging people to read and discuss the same book.
Apr 10, 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.

Global travel shapes views of diversity in higher ed

The National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education's international trips help give global context to the work of helping students of color.
Apr 9, 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.

Motel 6 to pay $12M settlement for giving guest lists to immigration

At least nine Washington state residents were deported over two years, after disclosure to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, the Washington State Attorney General's Office reported.
Apr 4, 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

Cambodia art journey reflects the nation’s modern hope

A tour of more than 20 artists in Cambodia reflects the long and complex history of the country and the resilience of its people.

Belize group builds movement for lesbian and bisexual community

Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness of Lesbian and Bisexual Women (PETAL) came from a need for support and education for lesbian and bisexual women in Belize.
Apr 2, 2019

Mexican football player with visual impairment finds new future in sport

After injuring his eye, a Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, a major opportunity has given him a new purpose.
Apr 1, 2019

Explore the Cultures of the World at Movin’ Around the World: Spring

Movin’ Around the World: Spring will take place Saturday, April 6, to Friday, April 12, 11 am- 2:30 pm, in Seattle Center Armory.

Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) observes 45 years of service

The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) cordially invites the public to attend its Sapphire Anniversary Celebration, observing 45 years of service to the APA community statewide.
Mar 28, 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

Somali children’s book launches in Seattle after community collaboration

Several local Somali families and community groups collaborated with Seattle library and school officials to create two books for children.

Where were the allies after New Zealand?

The relative silence that followed the terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand says volumes.

Seattle fashion show encourages women to embrace their curves

Curves Beautifully Empowered, an organization aimed at helping women and girls embrace their curves, recently held a held a fashion show at Seattle Center’s Armory.
Mar 26, 2019