Did you miss our “Finding Home” storytelling event? Watch the video here

Attorney Jamila Johnson gets the audience's attention at the Seattle Globalist's "Stories of Finding Home" event at the Rainier Arts Center. (Photo by Alex Stonehill.)
Jamila Johnson gets the audience’s attention at the Seattle Globalist’s “Stories of Finding Home” event at the Rainier Arts Center. (Photo by Alex Stonehill.)

If you didn’t make it to The Seattle Globalist’s first storytelling event “Stories of Finding Home” at the Rainier Arts Center, you can catch Wednesday’s great performances on our Facebook videos and take a look at a few of the photos we took at the event.

We plan to post more photos later this evening, as well as information on future broadcasts of the event.

The event was sponsored by Humanities Washington and Rainier Arts Center. Our media sponsors were the South Seattle Emerald and KUOW.

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The story tellers Wednesday night were:

Hodan Hassan

Hodan is a climate justice organizer at grassroots community organization Got Green. She has a background in labor and political organizing and began organizing with the Washington Bus as a Bus Fellow where she learned political organizing skills such as storytelling. Hodan is on Twitter @fearlesslyblack.

Hodan Hassan onstage at the Seattle Globalist's "Stories of Finding Home" event. (Photo by Alex Stonehill.(
Hodan Hassan onstage at the Seattle Globalist’s “Stories of Finding Home” event. (Photo by Alex Stonehill.(

Mónica Mendoza-Castrejón

Monica is a South King County born-and-raised Chicana and the daughter of Mexican, immigrant farmworking parents. She’s an artist, poet, community organizer and everything else that her fluid identity embodies. Her early childhood experiences living in poverty shaped her later involvement in social movements. Her greatest passion lies in fighting for the disenfranchised and healing.

Mónica Mendoza-Castrejón performs at "Stories of Finding Home." (Photo by Alex Stonehill.)
Mónica Mendoza-Castrejón performs at “Stories of Finding Home.” (Photo by Alex Stonehill.)

Felipe Rodriguez-Flores

Felipe is the Director of Civic Engagement at Latino Community Fund of Washington State, and one of the community group coordinators with the Racial Equity Team, a network of activists, organizers, and lobbyists in Washington dedicated to advancing racial equity at the state level. He has contributed to LCF’s statewide policy and community organizing work with coalitions such as the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy and Front and Centered.

Felipe Rodriguez-Flores speaks at "Stories of Finding Home." (Photo by Alex Stonehill.)
Felipe Rodriguez-Flores speaks at “Stories of Finding Home.” (Photo by Alex Stonehill.)

Nikkita Oliver

Nikkita is a Seattle-based creative, teaching artist, mentor, and organizer. She is an attorney in Washington State and is the 2014 Seattle Poetry Slam Grand Slam Champion, the 2012 and 2013 Seattle Poetry Slam Women of the World Poetry Slam representative, and has served as Seattle Poetry Slam national team coach on numerous occasions. Nikkita is also a mentor-artist with Creative Justice, an arts-based youth diversion program that provides alternatives to incarceration for youth who are court-involved.

Artist Nikkita Oliver onstage at "Stories of Finding Home," a Seattle Globalist event at the Rainier Arts Center. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)
Nikkita Oliver onstage at “Stories of Finding Home,” a Seattle Globalist event at the Rainier Arts Center. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Jamila Johnson

Jamila grew up in the High Point neighborhood of Seattle, and in the salon chair in the basement of her Nana’s duplex on 25th and Yesler. She is a constitutional litigator, serves on the board of the ACLU of Washington, and teaches Professional Responsibility at Seattle University School of Law. Jamila is on Twitter @Jamila22.

Jamila Johnson onstage at "Stories of Finding Home." (Photo by Alex Stonehill.)
Jamila Johnson onstage at “Stories of Finding Home.” (Photo by Alex Stonehill.)

Myani Guetta-Gilbert

Myani is the Coalition Organizer at local grassroots organization Puget Sound Sage. Myani brings together the South Communities Organizing for Racial Equity, or SCORE, and is passionate about ending displacement in Seattle. She spends most of her spare time delightfully watching her kitten throw down during wrestling matches against her chihuahua.

Puget Sound Sage organizer Myani Guetta-Gilbert tells a story at "Stories of Finding Home," a Seattle Globalist event at the Rainier Arts Center. (Photo by Alex Stonehill.)
Myani Guetta-Gilbert tells a story at “Stories of Finding Home,” a Seattle Globalist event at the Rainier Arts Center. (Photo by Alex Stonehill.)

Roldy Aguero Ablao

Roldy is a Seattle-based visual artist and educator whose work is inspired by the land, people and mythology of the Oceania. He is a strong advocate of the art as a way to educate and engage people, and works as Exhibit Specialist for the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle. He likes cats, thrift shopping, and social justice.

Roldy Ablao onstage at the Rainier Arts Center for the Seattle Globalist's "Stories of Finding Home." (Photo by Alex Stonehill.)
Roldy Ablao onstage at the Rainier Arts Center for the Seattle Globalist’s “Stories of Finding Home.” (Photo by Alex Stonehill.)

Gabriel Teodros

Gabriel is a musician and writer who first became known through the group Abyssinian Creole and reached an international audience with his critically-acclaimed solo debut Lovework. In 2012, he released two critically-acclaimed albums: “Colored People’s Time Machine” and CopperWire’s “Earthbound,” a space opera of a hip hop ride set in the year 2089 that he recorded with fellow Ethiopian-American artists Meklit Hadero and Burntface. Gabriel Teodros is on Twitter @GabrielTeodros.

Gabriel Teodros performs at the Seattle Globalist's "Stories of Finding Home" event at the Rainier Arts Center. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)
Gabriel Teodros performs at the Seattle Globalist’s “Stories of Finding Home” event at the Rainier Arts Center. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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