Free Movie “HAPPY”

DOES MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY?  Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being?? “Happy” sets out to answer these questions and more. Covering 5 continents and four years and taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of […]
Nov 12, 2018

Author Radha Agrawal at University Bookstore

Daybreaker founder Radha Agrawal will be in Seattle on September 10th for a 6 pm event at University Bookstore to celebrate her first book, Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life! This event will include a talk, Q&A, and signing. 
Aug 13, 2018

South Lake Union Block Party

All are invited to South Lake Union for the party of the summer – a full day of community, food, art, music, and brews. This family-friendly event is free to enter, and will once again host a stellar lineup of bands, food trucks, community booths, lawn games, SVC’s Steamroller Smackdown Poster Competition and Plein Air […]
Jun 28, 2018

Civic Trivia – An Enlightening Brunch Event

ACT NOW Mantra Presents: Civic Trivia – An Enlightening Brunch Event The quizmaster for our popular Civic Trivia Brunch is the fabulous Stephanie Thorpe. Stephanie Thorpe is currently a Program Manager at the City of Seattle’s Office for Civil Rights.  Prior to joining the City she practiced as an immigration attorney for 10 years. Stephanie […]
May 4, 2018

13th Aaina South Asian Women’s Focus

Tasveer present’s the 13th AAINA- South Asian Women’s Focus . Aaina, which in Urdu means mirror, celebrates the artistic work of and about South Asian women through film, visual and performance art, speakers, and conversations aimed at highlighting issues relevant to South Asian women. The spotlight event of Aaina is Yoni Ki Baat, a South […]
Feb 13, 2018

Willing2Rise

On Saturday, March 10th, 2018, Professor Kaba Kamene formerly known as Booker T. Coleman of “Hidden Colors”, “Out of Darkness” the upcoming documentary “Race Wars” as well as author of “Honoring William Leo Hansberry”, will be lecturing on the intersections between spiritually and economics. He will then be facilitating workshops between men and women on nation […]
Feb 7, 2018

Mount Baker Home Tour

Explore 6 homes, some historic, some contemporary, all classic, plus a 1925 Italian Romanesque church, in this dynamic south-Seattle neighborhood. Begin at Mount Baker Community Club, designed by Charles Dose in the rustic 1910’s Craftsman style. Tickets are $35 before the event and $40 on the day, and include free shuttle service, refreshments and craft […]
Oct 29, 2017

Act Now Mantra’s ‘Heart to Heart’ talk series launch – “Ask a Muslim a Question”

  We all cherish diversity. Yet, how well do we know folks from other parts of the world? From different faiths?How about those who make choices different than ours? Act Now Mantra™ gives you an opportunity to know those around us more deeply. To ask them curious questions. So we understand what they value. And discover […]
Nov 2, 2017

Free Movie “THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS” presented by Mt. Baker Meaningful Movies

  Release Year: 2012 Running Time: 1 hr 8 min Director: Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, John Page “Lonely people have never been happy people. And globalization is creating a very lonely planet.” So says activist and author Vandana Shiva in The Economics of Happiness. The Economics of Happiness,  is an incisive documentary that links today’s global crises (climate change, terrorism, the […]
Oct 15, 2017

Unity in Community Fall Concert

Join API Chaya for our fall concert, Unity in Community, to celebrate the survival and empowerment of our communities. Please bring friends and family for an evening of live performances, delicious food, drinks, local artist vendors, virtual reality games, prizes, and more! Buy Tickets ($20 each): apichaya.org/guest-registration Volunteer (free): bit.ly/FallConcert2017 Become a Donor: apichaya.org/donate-online The Line Up: Patricia […]
Oct 6, 2017

Seattle’s Ethiopian community savors its coffee culture

The tradition of Ethiopian coffee is not just about the caffeine, but about the community.
Jun 7, 2017

Poetry on Buses returns, with expansion of multilingual outreach

The program will host workshops for Chinese, Ethiopian, Punjabi, Spanish-speaking, African American and Tlingit communities.
Apr 26, 2016
Leigh Michael. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

The sudden loss of two neighbors shifts Leigh Michael’s thoughts on the “big picture”

"Those big picture things that we think about are already impacting the people in our very own city"
Mar 25, 2016

Documentary on A Better L.A. shows potential for A Better Seattle

Former gang members are helping with peacekeeping through a Los Angeles organization. A Better Seattle brings similar concepts here.
Jun 16, 2015
The coffee at Cortona Café is good and strong. Shop owner, Ice, will wake you up with a hot cup while a catchy mix of music gets your foot tapping long before the caffeine-induced jitters catch up (Photo by Brie Ripley).

Cortona Café: beacon of unity amid Central District gentrification

“This is a place where people build relationships” Central District resident Amanda Predmore says of Cortona Café “It’s one of the most intimate cafés in the city.”
Apr 8, 2015