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Conversations on Tech and Social Justice: Bekah Marcum

Bekah Marcum created the social media community Black Designers of Seattle in the hope of increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM industries.
Nov 12, 2019

Thirty years after the Berlin Wall came down, Germany is still working to meet east with west

Since the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, the east and west parts of Germany have knitted themselves together. But differences linger, including a rise in increasingly brazen far-right extremist activity in the former East Germany.
Nov 10, 2019

Election update: Affirmative action faces rejection by voters

Voters appear to be rejecting Referendum 88 and the latest update on Seattle City Council results, as of Wednesday.
Nov 7, 2019

“Beyond Bollywood” at MOHAI digs deep into Indian American experience

The Punjabi farmers and canners who came to the Pacific Northwest in the late-1800s and early-1900s paved the way for today’s Indian American immigrants.

8 things to know about Referendum 88

Twenty years after Washington voters abolished affirmative action, it has returned to the ballot box.
Oct 30, 2019

Seattle Reads selects “There, There” by Tommy Orange for 2020

Seattle Reads, Seattle Public Library's citywide book program, has selected "There, There" by Tommy Orange, the program's first book by an Indigenous author.

Gates Foundation Discovery Center celebrates young changemakers in We the Future exhibition

We the Future: Young Leaders of Social Change is an exhibition that illuminates the stories of 10 young people working to build an equitable and sustainable world.

A better world and a better version of ourselves is possible through conscious, compassionate travel

For too long travel has been about escaping from life, a way to insulate ourselves from our stresses and pamper ourselves because we deserve it. This is great, but we believe travel is meant for something more. We have the chance, in our modern world, to positively impact others as we grow and discover the depths of who we are as people.
Oct 28, 2019

For 26 years, Helping Link volunteers have helped thousands of Vietnamese refugees, immigrants

To celebrate 26 years of serving community, Helping Link/Một Dấu Nố will be holding their gala on 26th October 2019 at Mercer Island Community Center.
Oct 25, 2019
A sign at Duwamish Waterway Park warns in nine languages against eating most fish caught in the river. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Apply to the Environmental Justice Investigative Journalism Fellowship

How are Seattle and the Puget Sound's communities of color and immigrant communities affected by environmental policies and politics? What can be done to address some of the inequities caused by pollution and climate change? Apply today to be part of a fellowship program to look into these questions.
Oct 23, 2019

The Seattle Globalist asks the Seattle City Council candidates

The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates for their views on topics important to Seattle communities, including gentrification, policing and Seattle's "welcoming city" stance.
Oct 16, 2019

Seattle City Council District 1: Lisa Herbold and Phil Tavel

Incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold faces challenger Phil Tavel to represent District 1, which includes West Seattle, White Center and South Park.

Seattle City Council District 3: Egan Orion and Kshama Sawant

Incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is facing challenger Egan Orion for the District 3 seat, which includes Capitol Hill, the Central District and Yesler Terrace.

Seattle City Council District 2: Tammy Morales and Mark Solomon

Tammy Morales and Mark Solomon are vying to represent Seattle City Council District 2, which includes Rainier Beach, Beacon Hill, SoDo and parts of the Chinatown-International District.

Seattle City Council District 6: Dan Strauss and Heidi Wills

Dan Strauss and Heidi Wills are vying for the seat representing Seattle City Council District 6, which includes Ballard, Crown Hill and Green Lake.

Seattle City Council District 5: Debora Juarez and Ann Davison Sattler

Incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez faces challenger Ann Davison Sattler to represent District 5, which includes Lake City, Northgate and parts of Greenwood.

Seattle City Council District 4: Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott

Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott are running for Seattle City Council District 4 seat, which includes University District, Wallingford, Laurelhurst, and parts of Maple Leaf and Fremont.

Seattle City Council District 7: Andrew Lewis and Jim Pugel

Andrew Lewis and Jim Pugel are running for the District 7 position on the Seattle City Council, which represents Belltown, Queen Anne, Pioneer Square and parts of Chinatown-International District and South Lake Union.

Kurds targeted in Turkish attack include female fighters who battled Islamic State

From the 19th century to modern fighters in Syria, Kurdish women have fought on the front lines of military battles.

Seattle artist draws connection between race and climate change

Carol Rashawwna Williams’ exhibit “For the Record” examines the similarities and disparities of global warming and the lasting impacts of slavery.
Oct 9, 2019