Wa Na Wari gives home to Seattle’s Black culture and art

A house in the Central District has turned into Wa Na Wari, a new gallery and space centering Black artists and culture, and preserving the joy and vibrancy of the area's historic neighborhood.
Sep 4, 2019

“An American Superhero” explores the diverse origin stories of every day people

Vishavjit Singh, also known as Sikh Captain America, inspired the exhibit, which features dozens of people and their reflections on their identities and what they consider to be their superpowers.
Jul 30, 2019

Jose Robles detained by ICE after leaving sanctuary by Seattle church

After a year of living under sanctuary of Seattle's Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Jose Robles presented himself to immigration authorities and was detained.
Jul 17, 2019

Could environmental justice be written into Washington state law?

Washington lawmakers this year stopped short of writing environmental justice into law. But a task force could pave the way in the future.
Jul 10, 2019

Seattle groups urge census turnout despite citizenship question uncertainty

Seattle groups still hope people will participate in the 2020 census, despite the federal government's latest twists and turns in whether it will ask about citizenship.
Jul 4, 2019

Local activists bring global movement Extinction Rebellion to Seattle

Seattle activists protested Amazon and KOMO Plaza as part of the international climate movement Extinction Rebellion, which organizes disruptive protests that aim to inspire people to act on climate change.
Jun 26, 2019

Filipino Americans champion legacy in Chinatown International District

After the Filipino history of the Chinatown International District was nearly deleted from a Seattle city resolution, a group works to revive that legacy.
Jul 31, 2018

“A Night at The Forbidden City” draws on legacy of Asian American cabaret

The show includes dancers, magicians, burlesque and more, in homage to the supper club entertainment prevalent in Chinatowns in the 1940s and 1950s.
Jun 20, 2018

Cartoonist vanquishes more than hate with Sikh Captain America

Cartoonist Vishavjit Singh says battling hate through Sikh Captain America shows the power of venturing outside of one's comfort zone.
May 17, 2018

Beijing Queer Chorus sings for a better world

Members of the chorus say they hope to bring some of the progress in the LGBTQ community in the United States back to China.
Mar 14, 2018

Densho’s Day of Remembrance focuses on solidarity with Muslim community

Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father and critic of President Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric, spoke of the resilience of Japanese Americans as an example.
Feb 20, 2018

Refugee women, children the focus of artist Humaira Abid’s “Searching for Home”

Humaira Abid's "Searching for Home" explores the experiences of women and children refugees in intricate wood sculptures.
Jan 23, 2018

Sara Porkalob pushes past expectations as an artist and activist

Sara Porkalob, who stars in Book It Repertory's "Howl's Moving Castle," has made a name pushing boundaries in theater.
Dec 5, 2017

Seattle’s Filipino community questions deletion of historic “Manilatown”

Seattle's Filipino Americans say striking out of the reference to the historic community disrespected the community's long history.
Aug 16, 2017

Chinatown/International District residents demand voice at development hearing

Chinatown/International District residents wonder whose voices are being heard when it comes to changes that could reshape the historic neighborhood.
Jul 24, 2017

Local Koreans hope for nuanced peace between North and South

While local Korean Americans hope for peace, they also call for a nuanced resolution to the decades-long struggle on the Korean Peninsula.
May 10, 2017

Hate crimes bring anxiety, action for South Asians

Crimes targeting South Asians are happening at rates comparable to post-9/11 panic after dipping over the past decade, sparking anxiety in Asian communities
Apr 26, 2017

It’s time for South Asians to “get stuck in the gossip”

A Tamil saying goes "don't get stuck in the gossip," i.e., mind your own business. But in the current political climate, this could do more harm than good.
Mar 24, 2017

Could greater compassion for men curb mass shootings?

There's something wrong in how our culture treats men and boys.
Nov 15, 2016
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The privilege and pain of passing as white

What's it like to be perceived as a race different than the one you identify with?
Sep 3, 2014