Advocate describes China’s growing movement for LGBTQI rights

Ping "Hoping" Hou, an advocate for the LGBTQI community in China, says one of the major obstacles to equal rights in China is the current societal expectations and conservative family values.
Feb 14, 2019

Seattle students mark Black Lives Matter at School Week

A coalition of activists, educators and students have organized lesson plans and classrooms in Seattle become filled with discussions and activities, all inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Feb 13, 2019

Susan Lieu traces the path from vengeance to understanding in “140 LBS”

Performance artist Susan Lieu's "140 LBS" explores patient rights, body image, the Vietnamese-American experience and her own journey to understanding her mother's death after plastic surgery.
Feb 11, 2019

Movement to push U.S. military out of Pacific Islands comes to Seattle

On the “Oceania Rising: Peace Pivot to the Pacific” speaking tour, three activists will highlight efforts to remove the U.S. military from Indigenous lands in the Pacific Islands.

“Alien/Angel” is a stage retrospective of a performer lost too soon

Devin Bannon plays Klaus Nomi in a show about the life of the German singer, who was influential at the height of New York City's avant garde performance art scene.
Feb 6, 2019

Conversations on tech and social justice: Shoba Sriaiyer

Shoba Sriaiyer talks about how the organization Act Now Mantra creates in-person conversations to counter a world increasingly dominated by technology.

Comedian’s border patrol run-in on Spokane bus raises enforcement questions

Comedian Mohanad Elshieky was pulled off a Greyhound bus last week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Spokane, about 90 miles away from an international border.
Feb 5, 2019

Bystander training focuses on countering hate with solidarity

CAIR-WA and Densho will partner on a training that focuses on the principles of nonviolence, and on the importance of being supportive to the target rather than confronting the attacker.
Feb 4, 2019

Educators examine “healing-centered” approach to student success

Local youth development organizations are emphasizing a complex approach to helping students that addresses social, emotional and systemic issues.
Feb 2, 2019

Refugees discuss employment challenges with Attorney General

Many refugees bring extensive knowledge and work experience, but still find it challenging to get higher than entry-level jobs when they settle in the U.S.
Jan 30, 2019

International films to delight any age at Children’s Film Festival Seattle

From historic silent animated films with a modern twist, to documentaries and shorts, the Children's Film Festival Seattle at the Northwest Film Forum brings cinematic highlights from around the globe.
Jan 23, 2019

Canadian Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq explores the powerful outer limits of human expression

Tagaq will bring her unique style of throat singing and music to UW’s Meany Center on Friday, Feb. 8.
Jan 22, 2019

Affirmative action a focus at annual Seattle MLK Day march

This was the 37th year of the event, which also encompassed speakers, a job and opportunity fair, and workshops about combatting racism.

Sunday march puts spotlight on missing and murdered Indigenous women

The gathering starting at Occidental Square Sunday advocated for missing and murdered Indigenous women and for greater protections for Native communities.
Jan 20, 2019

Join the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board—Let’s Get Seattle Walking

SDOT is currently accepting applications for new members of the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board (SPAB), to fill at least three positions.
Jan 14, 2019

“Voluntary colonialism” is the West’s anti-immigration strategy

Opinion: Is colonialism ever voluntary? Western countries propose “voluntary colonialism” amid anti-immigrant sentiment.
Jan 8, 2019

Exhibit highlights art and urban design as immigration advocacy

An exhibit at the Center for Architecture & Design spotlights protest posters and design proposals that show how Seattle and other sanctuary cities could be more welcoming to refugees.
Jan 1, 2019

The Colors of Green: James Rasmussen

James Rasmussen's family has been connected to the Duwamish River for 10,000 years, and his concept of home fuels his stewardship of the river.
Dec 31, 2018

The Colors of Green: Sonali Jasuja

Sonali Jasuja walks us through her journey from being a tech worker to becoming a mentor to young women passionate about building a better environmental future.

The Colors of Green: Tania Tam Park

Tania Tam Park says that people of color and immigrants practice environmental stewardship in ways that can challenge the dominant view of environmentalism.