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

Seattle Pro Musica highlights choral works of Asian composers

"Pacific Voices" will feature works by composers from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and the United States.
Mar 5, 2019

Act In The Public Heart: A Lawyer’s Journey

A ONE-WOMAN SHOW ACT IN THE PUBLIC HEART: A Lawyer’s Journey A personal and collective quest for justice is back at The Jewelbox Theater Seattle, WA: Franca Baroni’s one-woman show is coming back to The Jewelbox Theater on October 19 and November 3, 2018 after a sold-out premiere last December and acclaimed shows in the […]
Oct 19, 2018

Ask a Feminist by Act Now Mantra

Why do so many men who believe in the equality of the sexes have a hard time calling themselves feminists? Has the #MeToo movement perpetuated the victimhood status of women or given them a voice? Is expecting men to pick up the check but treat women as equals at work, a double standard? Join Act […]
Sep 16, 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

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

What it takes to be featured in the Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF's programming team is inclusive on gender, race, country, sexual orientation and film budget.
May 22, 2017

Outcry over ‘racist’ Nivea ad: critics call for diversity in advertising industry

The "White is purity" ad was pulled after a social media outcry. But it wasn't the first time Nivea was called out for insensitive advertising.
Apr 21, 2017

“Bunker” outcry: North Precinct discussions exclude Seattle communities

How did Seattle Police Department's North Precinct process leave out people of color and other communities until now?
Aug 25, 2016

You could shine at our Sept. 14 storytelling event

Have a South Seattle story to share about "finding home" or want to hear some? Learn more about our Sept. 14 storytelling event: bit.do/SouthEnd.
Jul 19, 2016

New fellowship aims to diversify a very white global philanthropy field

There’s no denying the power of purse strings. Those who control money control much of the world. And that’s as true for charity work as it is for politics or business. Here in Seattle, home to powerhouses like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we understand the global influence of foundation giving. But despite its […]
Jun 10, 2016

What #JournalismSoWhite can learn from Jackie Robinson

“Jackie Robinson,” the latest Ken Burns documentary, informs a new generation about this great American hero. Still, after 70 years of media coverage, the journalism industry has neglected to absorb the strategic lessons Robinson gives us in plain sight to build a more just playing field. 
May 18, 2016

#JournalismSoWhite. But you have the power to change it.

Support this crowdfunding campaign to get more immigrant voices into the newsroom. When we reach 100 backers we'll unlock $5,000 in matching funds to help elevate diverse voices through media. Please make your gift today!
Feb 4, 2016

Give $10.68 and double your impact by December 31

Elevate diverse voices. Just $10.68 can help launch a new writer's career. Donate before December 31st 2015, and your gift will be doubled!
Dec 17, 2015

The trouble with living in Seattle with a foreign-sounding name

Having a foreign-sounding name in Seattle can be difficult in many different ways — from the casual to the substantial.
Jul 30, 2015
The sea of white at the Capitol Hill Block Party. (Photo by Bjørn Giesenbauer)

Surviving in Seattle’s sea of white

No matter how you slice it, a city that's almost 70 percent white can't really claim to be diverse.
Dec 11, 2014
Patrice Thomas, left, and Maia Segura discuss community development and diversity at Kaffa Coffee & Wine Bar on Rainier Avenue South in Seattle. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

Confronting the myth of Seattle as a “white city”

What the numbers hide when we measure diversity in Seattle.
Nov 14, 2014
Pramila Jayapal and supportes wave signs at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr Way and Rainier Ave on Election Day. (Photo courtesy Jayapal for State Senate)

Big win for Pramila, but diversity in WA politics at a standstill

Metro funding, Pre-K education and several candidates with international backgrounds came out ahead at the polls yesterday. But overall, immigrants and people of color are still underrepresented in state politics.
Nov 5, 2014
A bilingual classroom at Scenic Hill Elementary, in the Kent School District. (Photo courtesy OneAmerica)

Why teachers must reflect student diversity

A new pilot program in South King County will fast track bilingual educators from diverse backgrounds to the front of classrooms filled with immigrants and youth of color.
Sep 26, 2014
The wall of old signs inside of Thompson Signs' warehouse serves as a visual reminder of the mostly white, male political candidates in the northwest. (Photo by Lucas Anderson / UW Election Eye)

Candidates address startling dearth of diversity in State Legislature

Only 13 out of the total 147 state legislators in the state House and Senate are people of color. All 13 are democrats.
Aug 1, 2014