Another World is Possible! WTO+20 and the Justice Movements of Today

Please register so we know how much food to order! Today in Seattle, and around the world, social movements are taking to the streets, striking, locking down, and engaging in multiple forms of direct action. These tactics build collective power to transform the intersecting crises of our times into opportunities for equity, healing, and sustainability. […]
Nov 8, 2019

When Texas was Mexico: Who’s invading Whom?

Open House & Community Discussion #2 When Texas was Mexico: Who’s invading Whom? At the September Community Discussion, folks came together and examined the racist roots of closed borders, the history of stolen land and colonization, and more. The dire situation for immigrants continues. We’ll discuss recent raids and detentions in the Pacific Northwest and […]
Nov 11, 2019

SLEE! Dinner 2018

This year, SLEE! will center agroecology, a set of agricultural principles and a process for social and ecological transformation. Amidst the current political context of deportation raids on workers at the backbone of our food system, we will uplift a liberatory vision that connects food justice and immigrant justice. Join us to celebrate farmworkers who […]
Aug 8, 2018

Our Own Stories: Syrian Women Organize for Justice

Global Fund for Women, and the World Affairs Council Seattle and The Channel Foundation are co-hosting a lunch featuring women activists from Syria catered by Syrian-Lebanese restaurant Mamnoon. $15 ($25 non-member). News stories about Syria in the international media often feature the voices of aid workers, UN policy-makers, and academics; rarely do we hear from […]
Mar 5, 2018

Nepal migrant workers push back against illegal fees

Workers say employment agencies are still charging extra fees, which the Nepal government has made illegal.
Feb 28, 2018

Talk by Elizabeth Becker | Reporting War, Genocide, Pol Pot and Testifying at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Join us for a public talk on Rare Witness: Reporting on War, Genocide, Pol Pot and Testifying at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal by award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker. Becker will describe her journey as a war correspondent during the massive U.S. bombing of Cambodia, her rare and dangerous journey to Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge – including her interview […]
Jan 17, 2018

The Voices of Children: A Documentary Screening and Dialogue on Children’s Rights

Children have the right to be heard. Through language, drawings, movement, and play, children strive to communicate their beliefs, understandings, and needs. But often children’s experiences are discounted, their contributions to society minimized, and their voices silenced. If we listen to children’s ideas and closely observe their actions, what can we learn of their views about […]
Nov 7, 2017

Discover Astonishing Kashmir

Come explore the mysteries of Srinigar and Kashmir and learn about this once in a lifetime opportunity to join the delegation of Global Citizen Journey Kashmir in October, 2018 … or just to hear about the wonders and challenges of Kashmir. Have you wondered why the situation continues to challenge India-Pakistan-China? Did you know it […]
Nov 27, 2017

Zambia ID process fraught with complexity for intersex individuals

Intersex people in Zambia struggle to have their gender identity properly recorded on legal documents because the law does not recognize their existence.
Oct 24, 2017

UN official speaks about engaging Seattle in refugee crisis

The Seattle Globalist and Crosscut caught up with Kelly Clements, the deputy high commissioner for refugees for the United Nations refugee agency.
Apr 22, 2016

UN rules Nestora Salgado illegally detained in Mexico

Supporters of Nestora Salgado, a U.S. citizen who organized a community police force, are urging the U.S. government to press Mexico for her freedom.
Feb 9, 2016
Protesters in Guerrero marched earlier this year with a cutout of Nestora Salgado. The Renton mom became leader of a community police force in her home town, and has been held in jail for two years. (Photo by Fernando Salgado)

Meeting La Comandante: a jailhouse interview with Nestora Salgado

Nestora Salgado gave up a quiet life near Seattle to lead a community police force in her hometown in Mexico. Now she continues her activism from a prison cell.
Nov 5, 2015

7-year family separation leads to 100-mile march for immigration reform

Amy Kele, 18, was 11 years old the last time she saw her parents. She joined the pilgrimage of "100 Women 100 Miles" to bring a face to immigration reform.
Oct 8, 2015
A police officer beats back migrants trying to enter into Macedonia from Greece. (Photo from REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)

Let them drown: Cowardly responses to the European refugee crisis

European leaders are turning their backs on what may be the defining crisis of our generation.
Aug 27, 2015
Cocoa beans in a cocoa pod. These are harvested to eventually make chocolate. (Photo via Agricultural Research Service)

Global food empowerment is on our plates, activists say

Going vegan in the 1980s was a much different experience than it is today — especially if you were in Texas.
Feb 4, 2014
An elder Salvadoran man who survived the armed conflict is preparing a poster memorializing slain family members for the annual “Encuentro de Victimas” (Meeting of Victims) in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo by Alex Montalvo)

Seattleites renew fight for justice in El Salvador’s dirty wars

In the Eighties, Seattle was a hub for resistance to U.S. funded human rights abuses in Central America. With new hope for justice in El Salvador, some locals are back at it. 
Dec 10, 2013
Pride Parade

The international fight for gay rights comes to Seattle

The national conversation about LGBT rights has reached a fever pitch. On Wednesday, President Obama confirmed his opinion that same-sex marriage should be legal, becoming the first sitting president to publicly support one of the most controversial civil rights issues of our time. Just the day before, North Carolinians voted to ban same-sex marriages, partnerships and civil unions, becoming the […]
May 11, 2012