Civic Boot Camp: Civil Rights

Learn about and explore the legacy of the civil rights movement in the Central District. Learn how that legacy continues to this day with issues like gentrification. Gain the knowledge and tools needed to take action in the community and protect the future of civil rights. What You’ll Do Listen to presentations about Seattle’s Black […]
Apr 4, 2019

“Nina Simone: Four Women” imagines an artist’s path to activism

“Nina Simone: Four Women,” presented by the Seattle Repertory Theatre, explores the life of the iconic jazz singer and activist artist.
May 9, 2019

Civic Boot Camp: Civil Rights, Then & Now, Oct. 19th

Discover How Civil Rights History Has Shaped the Present Explore the legacy of the civil rights movement in the Central District and learn how you can exercise your civil rights today. Register for October 5th. Pricing $250 – Single ticket (includes breakfast and afternoon snacks and full lunch) To encourage connections across political, cultural and economic boundaries, […]
Sep 7, 2018

Civic Boot Camp: Civil Rights, Then & Now, Oct. 5th

Discover How Civil Rights History Has Shaped the Present Explore the legacy of the civil rights movement in the Central District and learn how you can exercise your civil rights today. Register for October 19th. Pricing $250 – Single ticket (includes breakfast and afternoon snacks and full lunch) To encourage connections across political, cultural and economic boundaries, […]
Sep 12, 2018

The Voices of Children: A Documentary Screening and Dialogue on Children’s Rights

Children have the right to be heard. Through language, drawings, movement, and play, children strive to communicate their beliefs, understandings, and needs. But often children’s experiences are discounted, their contributions to society minimized, and their voices silenced. If we listen to children’s ideas and closely observe their actions, what can we learn of their views about […]
Nov 7, 2017

How Alabama taught me that immigration is a civil rights issue

“They really beat into your mind that (immigrants) are stealing from you ... that they’re taking money out of your pockets.”
Mar 28, 2014
LGBT Activists at a September 2012 anti-Putin rally in Moscow. Photo by Sarah Stuteville.

I may hate Russia’s law, but I can’t hate Russia

What's a Russophile to do about Vladimir V. Putin's homophobic policies?
Feb 19, 2014
Magdaleno Rose-Avila addresses the crowd at an immigration rally in Seattle in 2006. (Photo courtesy of Rose-Avila)

We are Seattle, we want to be free: Rose-Avila on Mandela and MLK

With his tenure at the city’s Office of Immigrant Refugee Affairs ending, Seattle activist Magdaleno Rose-Avila is back at his typewriter to carry on a life-long struggle for civil rights.
Jan 18, 2014

What to do if you’re stopped by Immigration officers

A quick guide to your rights as a non-citizen living in the US.  Leer en Español
Mar 18, 2013

Qué hacer si eres detenido por oficiales de Inmigración

Información rapida sobre tus derechos como persona no ciudadana.  Read in English  
King County's current juvenile detention facility, on 12th Ave and Alder St, has fallen into disrepair. Prop 1 would expand property taxes to build a new facility. (Photo by Matthew Rutledge via Flickr)

Why King County doesn’t need a new juvenile hall

You might have guessed from the green King County elections envelope sitting on your table that there’s an election coming up on Tuesday. In the midst of a lot of local races that won’t really get decided until November, there’s a pressing item on the ballot. It’s King County Proposition 1, which would create a nine-year, […]
Aug 3, 2012

Globalists get primed for Pride Weekend with Aleksa Manila

You can tell it’s Pride Month when all the storefronts on Capitol Hill put out their rainbow flags and your newsfeed fills up with invites to parades and dance parties. With Marriage Equality on the ballot and the first ever Pride ASIA event in the International District, it’s like everyone is feeling us queers. But […]
Jun 22, 2012