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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.
Aug 29, 2019

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. 

“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

Reinstated affirmative action could go to the hands of voters in November

Referendum 88 asks voters whether the state should keep the recently reinstated affirmative action, which was passed by lawmakers after an initiative.
Jul 24, 2019

Building upon the legacy of the Central District’s Liberty Bank

In a push against the rapid gentrification of the Central District, the Liberty Bank Building carves out space for the housing and business needs of the neighborhood's Black community.
Jul 23, 2019

Skipping class for an away game in the United States

UW student Qiao "Bridge" Hu immigrated from Beijing to the U.S. in 2014. Though he struggled to adapt at first, he says now that he doesn't regret coming.
Jul 22, 2019

How a UK law has unintended consequences for women workers in Sri Lanka

The UK's Modern Slavery Act, aimed at sex trafficking, has increased the environment of surveillance against women factory workers in Sri Lanka.
Jul 17, 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.

Mexico City protest calls for global unity against U.S. migrant detention

A demonstration in Mexico City near the U.S. Embassy was among the hundreds worldwide on Friday that called for the end to the U.S. migrant concentration camps and for change to its immigration policies.
Jul 16, 2019