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Top 5 Things to See & Do at Seattle Children’s Festival

Presented by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center, the Seattle Children’s Festival returns for its 6th year, from September 21 - 22, 2019 from 10 AM - 4 PM at Seattle Center, now expanded to a full weekend of family fun!
Sep 16, 2019

Ethiopia’s new year offers a chance to unite the country

On the occasion of the first day of Meskerem, the Ethiopian New Year, political lecturer Yohannes Gedamu examines what it would take for Ethiopia to reach a state of national unity — and reconciliation.
Sep 12, 2019

At age 5, helping mom and dad adjust to life in the U.S.

Arriving in the US at the ripe age of five, Sam was the first in his family to adapt to life in Seattle and he helped his parents and sister adjust.

Lyft and Uber to help Seattle immigrants get to naturalization interviews in Yakima and Portland

The city of Seattle got Lyft and Uber to pledge $10,000 each, which will help about 400 Seattle-area citizenship applicants get free transportation to Yakima or Portland for their naturalization interviews via bus or train.
Sep 11, 2019

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

Doctors Without Borders presents stories from the field at Seattle Center

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières will present "A Voice from the Field," a behind-the-scenes look at its fieldwork in challenging areas of the globe.

Claim forms open in Motel 6 $12M settlement for sharing guest lists with immigration

The claim forms are now open for people who stayed at one of seven Motel 6 locations in Washington, where staff had given immigration authorities access to guest lists, according to the state attorney general’s office.
Aug 29, 2019

How to change global health’s colonial ways

While well-meaning, global health practices are still colonial in many ways. Here are some ways that could change.

Mexico City’s Georgetown Records keeps Seattle’s indie spirit alive

The two record stores — one in Seattle and the other in Mexico City — share a name and a love of independent music and arts.
Aug 27, 2019

First a road trip, then a dream come true

Massimiliano Chiodo recalls his first time in the United States on a road trip with friends — lots of McDonald's and not at all like the movies.
Aug 21, 2019

Oregon Shakespeare Festival proves power of diversifying the stage

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's emphasis on diverse casts in classic and new plays, and on new works from playwrights of color, has brought accolades.
Gabriel Ray Pierre (left) high fives a student at Leschi Elementary School on Friday, as part of #SeattleHigh5. The event aimed to show children of color positive images of black men and women in their community. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Seattle Central and Seattle Schools launch effort to boost diversity of educators

Seattle Central's Academy for Rising Educators will focus on education and social justice.
Aug 15, 2019

How Toni Morrison’s legacy plays out in South Africa’s universities

What is Toni Morrison's place in South Africa's universities, as some professors there call for a more Africa-focused curricula.

Siblings recall a joyful reunion with mom

Brother and sister from The Democratic Republic of the Congo recall the joy of being reunited with their mom in Seattle, two years after she immigrated to the United States.

Nominate the 2019 Globalist of the Year

We’re looking for a person or organization in the Pacific Northwest doing great community work that advances racial equity, social and economic justice, elevating the voices of communities of color and immigrants, integrity, diversity, and community impact.
Aug 8, 2019

A life lesson in the “chicken”

An interpreter remembers her first days in the United States being embarrassed about struggling with English. But one day changed all that.
Aug 7, 2019

Seattle rally against ICE calls out border camps, family separations

Hundreds rallied at the Seattle offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, calling out the border camps and separations of families seeking asylum.
Aug 3, 2019

Hong Kong city workers, expats and unions join protests, making it harder for China to ignore

Mainland China has been tightening its grip on Hong Kong. But eight weeks of protests show how strong resistance to perceived Chinese influence has become.
Jul 31, 2019

“7th and Jackson” revisits a Seattle crossroads of history, place and culture

Through drama and jazz, writer/director Sara Porkalob revisits a historical crossroads of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District in “7th and Jackson.”

Karla Brollier and Climate Justice Initiative are rewriting the script about communities facing climate change

The Climate Justice Initiative’s priority is to provide communities with the resources to lead with resilience and adapt to climate change while keeping their traditional values intact.