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Reflecting on MLK’s approach to social change

A reflection on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s sermon "Loving Your Enemies" and how nonviolent direct action can make a change.
Jan 21, 2019

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

Third annual Seattle Womxn’s March draws thousands

About 10,000 people gathered for the third annual Seattle Womxn's March, which took place Saturday.

Community protests Trump moves to deport Vietnamese refugees

Vietnamese immigrants and other supporters of immigration rights rallied at Hing Hay Park on Friday to rally against the Trump administration's moves to deport Vietnamese refugees who have been convicted.
Jan 17, 2019
(Photo by Susan Fried)

Five ways to spend your weekend honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here are five ways to take action over the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
Jan 16, 2019

Census citizenship question blocked in federal court

Washington state had joined the lawsuit seeking to bar the citizenship question.

Tales of brave, resourceful girls lead Children’s Film Festival Seattle lineup

Tales of brave and resourceful girls from Africa, the Middle East and Europe will light up the screen at the upcoming 14th annual Children's Film Festival Seattle.
Jan 15, 2019

“China Love” captures the wedding dreams of Chinese couples

The film “China Love” explores the meaning behind the fantasy-making trend in China — the pre-wedding photoshoot.
Jan 14, 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.

In Zimbabwe, children’s charities struggle to fend off growing food insecurity

In Zimbabwe’s capital, many children rely on daily meals offered by neighborhood drop-in centers. As center administrators struggle to provide consistency despite the crumbling economy, they wonder privately how much longer it will last.
Jan 11, 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

Join friends and neighbors at the Othello-UW Commons opening celebration

The open house and celebration for the new Othello-UW Commons will take place 4–7 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2019, with a brief program starting at 4:45 p.m.
Jan 7, 2019

Their husbands casualties of war, Jaffna women fish for their families

Traditionally, women in Sri Lanka do not fish for a living. But in Jaffna, where many men died, were wounded or went missing during the civil war, Rasathurai Sarojathevi is teaching a group of 20 women to earn their livings from fishing. Even when the rains don’t cooperate, local women are taking the lead in earning for their families.
Jan 4, 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

The Colors of Green is a podcast focusing on how communities of color are leading the way in Seattle's environmental justice movement.
Dec 31, 2018

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.

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.

The Colors of Green: Jill Mangaliman

Jill Mangaliman speaks on the community power that is at the heart of resilience in the face of environmental instability.

The adventure and culture shock of coming to a new country

Cindy Huang first arrived in the United State in 2011 at age 16 from her home country, Taiwan.
Dec 28, 2018