Seeking change without the commodification of pain and suffering

Empathy is an incomplete theory of change that we must be willing to set aside. It is dangerous to try to strong arm it into every outreach strategy without examining its limits.
Dec 10, 2018

Being autistic, black and femme highlights the experience of living intersectionally

Autism doesn’t occur in a vacuum, and neither do any aspects of our intersectionality.
Dec 7, 2018

Artist fills 10,000 bottles with polluted water for exhibition

Brother Nut filled 10,000 emptied bottles of Nongfu Spring water, a well-known brand of bottled water in China, with the polluted water that villagers have been drinking.
Dec 4, 2018

Local program leads charge to preserve Ladino language

It’s a language called Ladino. And what’s happening in this small office on the third floor of Thomson Hall at the University of Washington is an effort unlike any other currently to preserve a language and a culture that has been fading for the past hundred years.
Dec 3, 2018

Scenes from the border crossing in Tijuana

U.S. border agents deployed tear gas against migrants attempting to cross the border in Tijuana at El Chaparrel border crossing. Photographer Bruno Gallardo witnessed it all with his camera.
Nov 30, 2018

Decolonizing Thanksgiving: Practicing gratitude while acknowledging Native history

Thanksgiving, often considered the quintessential all-American holiday, is a favorite for many families across the United States. However, practicing gratitude doesn’t have to erase Native history or the current presence and survival of Indigenous peoples.
Nov 21, 2018

CAIR-WA examines rising trend of bullying Muslim youth

CAIR-WA seeks to understand bullying trends in Washington to inform policy change.
Nov 19, 2018

Youth Empowerment Summit marks 50-year anniversary of Seattle Black Panthers

Students look at yesterday, today and tomorrow at Black Panther-sponsored Youth Empowerment Summit.
Nov 13, 2018

“A Bright Room Called Day” rises to the current political moment

The Williams Project brings Tony Kushner's "A Bright Room Called Day" to the Hillman City Collaboratory.
Nov 12, 2018

Reflecting on a year after taking a plunge into The Deep End

Reagan Jackson and poet Anastacia Renee started The Deep End to create and amplify stories of hope in Seattle's communities of color.
Nov 7, 2018

Communities of color among most vulnerable in wildfires, UW study shows

Native Americans were six times more more likely than other groups to live in areas prone to wildfires, according to researchers with the Nature Conservancy and the University of Washington.

Trump’s Birthright Citizenship threat brings up lies from history

President Donald Trump's threat to end Birthright Citizenship wouldn't be the first time that the U.S. has betrayed its promises to immigrants.
Nov 5, 2018

Seattle vigil for Pittsburgh shooting unites mourners of many faiths

Speakers from different religious backgrounds and political offices addressed two sets of crowds — hundreds seated inside the Temple De Hirsch Sinai and even more outside in the streets.
Oct 30, 2018

“Hapa Tales:” Mixed Race memoir probes colonial legacy of a Hawaiian word

Throughout “Hapa Tales and Other Lies,” author Sharon H. Chang interrogates her evolving relationship to her Mixed Race identity, to Hawai’i, and to the problematic use of the word “hapa.”
Oct 16, 2018

Family event encourages diversity at National Parks

Outdoor organizations are hosting a free family event this Sunday at El Centro De La Raza to encourage diversity in attendance at national parks and to mark the 50th anniversary of North Cascades National Park.
Oct 10, 2018

The wait for citizenship

Thousands applying for U.S. citizenship at the Seattle office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are in limbo more than a year after filing their naturalization forms.
Oct 8, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor comes to Seattle with a message for children

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor answered questions submitted by attendees — and encouraged kids to step forward for a hug.
Sep 12, 2018

Seattle Ethiopians and Eritreans react to their home countries’ new peace

Ethiopians and Eritreans who are now living in Seattle are happy to see the end of the 20-year cold war that separated families and friends. But while some people have a wait-and-see reaction to the peace agreement, others are ready to celebrate.
Aug 31, 2018

Marchers call for social change at commemorative MLK march

Speakers connected the local affirmative action push with the Civil Rights struggle on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.
Aug 28, 2018

Environmental justice at center of carbon fee initiative

Backers of Initiative 1631 say it was important to address the needs of the people most affected by pollution — who often are communities of color and low-income communities.
Aug 23, 2018