Liliana Caracoza takes the oath of citizenship at a ceremony in Tacoma in September 2014. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Seattle citizenship clinic pushes back against “Second Wall”

Seattle officials say they want to help people navigate the federal government's citizenship bureaucracy, which has resulted in wait times of up to 20 months.
Mar 20, 2019

QueenCare helps young women thrive in multiple ways

Monika Mathews runs QueenCare, a luxury skincare brand, and Life Enrichment Group, a nonprofit organization that helps Seattle youth. Both ventures were inspired by the lessons she learned in her own life.
By Christine McManigal

How will we talk about Asian American athletes

Asian American sports professionals are increasingly hitting the big time, but sports commentators and analysts often resort to familiar racial stereotypes.

Seattle-area mosque hosts interfaith vigil for New Zealand victims

Seattle-area Muslim leaders hosted an interfaith vigil and anti-Islamophobia teach-in Monday night in honor of the victims of the terrorist attack on two New Zealand mosques last week.
Mar 19, 2019

Wing Luke museum examines legacy of Seattle housing discrimination

"Excluded, Inside the Lines" explores the history and lasting effects of housing discrimination and redlining in Seattle on communities of color.
Mar 12, 2019

Seattle Pro Musica highlights choral works of Asian composers

"Pacific Voices" will feature works by composers from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and the United States.
Mar 5, 2019

Seattle supporters of Latino films excited by Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar win

Five out of the past six Best Director Academy Awards have gone to Mexican filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuarón, who directed "Roma."

Conversations on Tech and Social Justice: Noelle LaCharite

Noelle LaCharite, who specializes in conversational artificial intelligence, has been a long-time advocate for women’s advancement in the tech industry.

U.S. intervention in Venezuela gets critical eye at Seattle event

Critics of those calling for sanctions or military action against its President Nicolas Maduro say it is a ploy to grab political control of the oil-rich nation, especially given the United States' track record with intervention in South America.
Feb 27, 2019

Conversations on Tech and Social Justice: Matt Chan

Matt Chan talks about how technology is serving citizen journalism and community storytelling, and empowering communities through media education.

Will Washington state sue Trump over his border wall emergency declaration?

More than a dozen states have filed suit challenging Trump's declaration of a national emergency that would enable him to redirect billions of dollars from military programs to his border wall.
Feb 25, 2019

Young Native artists break through in the yəhaw̓ Indigenous Teen Art Show

yəhaw̓ and Teens of Tacoma encouraged young people from all over Washington state who identified as indigenous to submit their artwork.
Feb 20, 2019

Advocate describes China’s growing movement for LGBTQI rights

Ping "Hoping" Hou, an advocate for the LGBTQI community in China, says one of the major obstacles to equal rights in China is the current societal expectations and conservative family values.
Feb 14, 2019

Seattle students mark Black Lives Matter at School Week

A coalition of activists, educators and students have organized lesson plans and classrooms in Seattle become filled with discussions and activities, all inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Feb 13, 2019

Susan Lieu traces the path from vengeance to understanding in “140 LBS”

Performance artist Susan Lieu's "140 LBS" explores patient rights, body image, the Vietnamese-American experience and her own journey to understanding her mother's death after plastic surgery.
Feb 11, 2019

Movement to push U.S. military out of Pacific Islands comes to Seattle

On the “Oceania Rising: Peace Pivot to the Pacific” speaking tour, three activists will highlight efforts to remove the U.S. military from Indigenous lands in the Pacific Islands.

“Alien/Angel” is a stage retrospective of a performer lost too soon

Devin Bannon plays Klaus Nomi in a show about the life of the German singer, who was influential at the height of New York City's avant garde performance art scene.
Feb 6, 2019

Conversations on tech and social justice: Shoba Sriaiyer

Shoba Sriaiyer talks about how the organization Act Now Mantra creates in-person conversations to counter a world increasingly dominated by technology.

Comedian’s border patrol run-in on Spokane bus raises enforcement questions

Comedian Mohanad Elshieky was pulled off a Greyhound bus last week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Spokane, about 90 miles away from an international border.
Feb 5, 2019

Bystander training focuses on countering hate with solidarity

CAIR-WA and Densho will partner on a training that focuses on the principles of nonviolence, and on the importance of being supportive to the target rather than confronting the attacker.
Feb 4, 2019