King County Council Candidate Shukri Olow: Marginalized People, ‘You Belong Here’

Shukri Olow, a first-time candidate deemed a community leader among many in Kent, seeks to unseat incumbent Dave Upthegrove who has served on the King County Council representing District 5 since 2014. She would be the only Black woman on the Council if elected. Via South Seattle Emerald

Navigation Team Sweeps Ravenna Woods Encampment Despite Activist Barrier

Along a muddy path next to a section of the Burke Gilman trail in Ravenna, 25 activists joined the residents of a homeless encampment Wednesday hoping to halt a sweep. When the Navigation Team’s outreach group arrived, they were surprised to see a band of activists with linked arms acting as a human barrier to vehicles.Continue reading “Navigation Team Sweeps Ravenna Woods Encampment Despite Activist Barrier”

Public Defender’s Office to Help Mitigate Unintended Impacts of Low Level Crimes

Seattle City Council passed Resolution 31802 Monday to insert civil “collateral consequence” attorneys into the King County Department of Public Defense (KC DPD) in an effort to inform people charged with crimes about the unintended consequences of conviction. via South Seattle Emerald

One Young South End Musician out to Change The Game: Theomatic

Like a dream, Theomatic’s music tends to be soft and intricate. It typically induces a state of relaxation and transports you to your own headspace, provoking thoughts or simply letting them wander. via South Seattle Emerald

One Year After First Proposal, Micro Business Owners Weigh Impact of Sugar Tax

South End and Central District community members and small business owners gathered Monday to discuss their personal experiences with Seattle’s so-called “soda tax.” The soda tax, also commonly known as the sugar tax, was originally brought forward by Seattle’s previous Mayor Ed Murray. The tax originated in part out of a response to America’s “obesityContinue reading “One Year After First Proposal, Micro Business Owners Weigh Impact of Sugar Tax”

Seattle Teachers Show Solidarity With Striking Bus Drivers

Hundreds of educators joined with striking bus drivers on the picket line Wednesday at a number of protest hubs throughout Seattle. The gulf between the drivers, represented by the Teamsters union, and First Student, a subcontractor with Seattle Public Schools, has widened since a one-day strike in Nov. 2017 after the two sides failed toContinue reading “Seattle Teachers Show Solidarity With Striking Bus Drivers”

King County Ensures Legal Representation During Inquest Process

The King County Council unanimously passed a proposal Monday ensuring public defenders are made available to the families of people killed in officer-involved shootings during the inquest process. via South Seattle Emerald

Seattle Tech Leaders Panel Confronts Tough Changes Required by #MeToo Movement

As Erik Molano scrolled through his Facebook feed with endless streams of #MeToo posts inundating his eyes, he felt anger but also felt removed. He wasn’t a perpetrator of these harmful and degrading situations. Then he saw it. A woman who, on his Facebook feed, made a #MeToo post explicitly naming him and something he did.Continue reading “Seattle Tech Leaders Panel Confronts Tough Changes Required by #MeToo Movement”

Seattle Womxn’s March 2.0 Attracts Thousands

Saturday marked the one- year anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidency and welcomed the anticipated follow up to one of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States. Joining sister marches spanning cities across the country, Seattle’s Womxn’s March 2.0 served as a reminder that many of the thousands who poured into the streets lastContinue reading “Seattle Womxn’s March 2.0 Attracts Thousands”