Anti-Racist and LGBTQIA Speaker Cancels Town Hall Appearance Due to Death Threats

Citing safety concerns, author and professor Keeanga-Yahmatta Taylor cancelled her event at Town Hall last Wednesday, due to death threats aimed at her and her family. Taylor, who was touring in support of her book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, also cancelled an appearance at UC Berkeley that was to take place […] This came after FoxContinue reading “Anti-Racist and LGBTQIA Speaker Cancels Town Hall Appearance Due to Death Threats”

Students’ Year-long Social Justice Projects Combat Islamophobia And Racial, Gender Stereotypes

A group of hodge podge high schoolers at The Center School spent their entire senior year preparing for last Friday’s presentations focused on social justice. The rooms were speckled with vibrant hair colors, fabulous femmes, amazingly creative clothing and immaculate make-up. Teacher Jon Greenberg spearheaded the presentations, which first began in 2009. “I felt confidentContinue reading “Students’ Year-long Social Justice Projects Combat Islamophobia And Racial, Gender Stereotypes”

Every journalist should read this

We hosted an immigration panel on last week featuring professionals working to protect the rights of (un)documented immigrants. Together, we broke down what journalists can improve on when it comes to marginalized voices. … [The Northwest Immigrants Rights Project has a hotline specifically for potential sightings of ICE. This group then sends people to checkContinue reading “Every journalist should read this”

Seattle’s Unlikeliest City Council Candidate

His wardrobe is humdrum, his speech informal, and reason for running ad hoc. His name is Eric Smiley. You may have met him at a bus stop or in the tunnel stations, because that’s how he’s trying to compete with the large sums of campaign money backing other councilmember candidates. But he also just wants toContinue reading “Seattle’s Unlikeliest City Council Candidate”