storytelling-seattle

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
A student at Hoa Mai Vietnamese Bilingual School. (Photo by Christina Twu)

Why it’s important to honor home languages in schools

A new "Speak Your Language" campaign is encouraging schools and parents to preserve home language.
Feb 16, 2016
Deepa Iyer will be speaking at Town Hall on Dec. 1. (Photo by Les Talusan Photography)

Deepa Iyer: Multiracial work can dismantle racism, Islamophobia

Deepa Iyer tackles the U.S.'s deepest racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia with our greatest asset: a multiracial nation.
Nov 24, 2015
Diana Elizabeth Torres depicts Juana in "East Side Sushi." (Photo courtesy of Blue Sun Pictures)

“East Side Sushi” pushes gender barriers in a cross-ethnic culinary setting

The "East Side Sushi" premiere in Seattle is sure to raise questions about gender, culture and food.
Nov 12, 2015
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The best and worst of Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None”

Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" finds a distinct voice in the growing world of streaming comedy in a more diverse America.
Nov 11, 2015
Cynthia Nkeze, ELL teacher at the SWS, looks proudly at her student Abdi Hussein on receiving his high school diploma. (Photo by Valeria Koulikova.)

Seattle World School graduates first high school class

Seattle World School celebrated its first 13 high school graduates Tuesday, in an emotional and touching graduation ceremony that recognized each student.
Jun 12, 2015
My sister Anna meeting some long lost relatives in Lebanon.  (Photo by Deric Gruen)

5 Arabic words I wish we had in English

As a second-generation nuss-nuss (“half n’ half”) Arab American who is Lebanese and German,  it was only in my adult life that I took a keen interest in my grandparents’ language. I took a standard Arabic course in Seattle, then traveled to Lebanon to learn the spoken language, only to be evacuated in the summer […]
Apr 22, 2015
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6 weeks post-tragedy, Seattle friends of Chapel Hill victims share their reflections

Six weeks after their friends' Chapel Hill shootings, Zeinab Abrahim and Sophia Malik reflect on the inspiring lives of Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha.
Mar 25, 2015
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El Salvador shows signs of progress in the shadow of U.S. intervention

With popular media influencing U.S. perceptions of El Salvador, it's easy to forget the progressive democratic changes that are underway.
Mar 24, 2015
Two children play around Chaharshanbeh Suri bonfires, a Nowruz opening ceremony the author grew up with. (Photo by Lucinda Homa Gray)

Celebrating Nowruz from London to Seattle

Ancient Nowruz traditions celebrated around the world make a big splash in Seattle.
Mar 21, 2015
Eveline Murray and her husband Hugh opened Galway Traders on St. Patrick’s Day in 1983. (Photo by Lindsey Boisvin)

Irish import shop will lose its shamrocks in Ballard building demolition

After 32 years in a historic house in Ballard, the Galway Traders Irish import shop is being displaced by a new housing development.
Mar 16, 2015
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Hundreds in Seattle gather to honor lives of Chapel Hill shooting victims

Seattle honors Chapel Hill shooting victims Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.
Feb 15, 2015
Solomon Dubie is raising money to turn his Rainier Mini Mart into a cafe that will serve Ethiopian-style coffee.

Store owner dreams of adding Ethiopian coffee traditions to Seattle’s java scene

“This was one of the first forms of brewed coffee ever, ever. That’s amazing to me,” says Rainier business owner Solomon Dubie.
Feb 12, 2015
Rodrigo Valenzuela's "Maria TV." (Image from the Frye Art Museum)

Rodrigo Valenzuela’s ‘Future Ruins’ reminds us of the ’13th Man’

Rodrigo Valenzuela shows us the "13th Man" post-Superbowl upset.
Feb 8, 2015
Meet young Eddie Huang, played by Hudson Yang. (Photo via "Fresh of the Boat" Facebook)

Seattle Asian Americans respond to “Fresh Off the Boat” before Wednesday premiere

The Globalist convened a panel of Seattleites to preview ABC's new Asian-American sitcom "Fresh of the Boat."
Feb 1, 2015
Migrant domestic workers lay low on a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. Sundays are their only day off in Hong Kong. (Photo by Chong Kai Xiong)

Exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements

How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.
Jan 22, 2015
1990 RomCom "Green Card" depicted a French-American couple whose sham immigration marriage turned to true love.

Green card marriages blur lines between love and convenience

A green card marriage is one of the easiest ways to immigrate to the U.S. — but you'll have to convince the government your love is true.
Jan 6, 2015
Migrant farm workers in the tomato fields of Immokalee, Fla., where advocacy led to a Fair Food agreement with major food chains. (Still from FoodChainsFilm.com)

What can Sakuma workers on strike learn from ‘Food Chains’?

Connecting the field to the grocery store proved to be the best means to achieve labor gains for migrant farmworkers.
Jan 2, 2015
Tarik Abdullah at a pop-up dinner in Hillman City featuring live DJs. (Photo courtesy of Tarik Abdullah)

Seattle’s best international food entrepreneurs of 2014

Meet some of the best international food entrepreneurs who got their start this year.
Dec 30, 2014
More than 10 ethnicities are represented in one of FOCS' Southend newborn mom groups. (Photo courtesy of FOCS)

Young families of color de-gentrifying South Seattle?

Hillman City has hardly garnered the reputation of being a hotbed for community in the recent past. But change is coming.
Dec 29, 2014