King County to ‘reorg’ a public health approach to juvenile justice

King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an order Thursday directing the health department to make a plan and timeline for juvenile justice reform. Seattle Police Department Chief Kathleen O’Toole supports the order. Via CHS, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog

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”

College of Education hosts annual free film screening

Created and run by Thomas Halverson, the director of the UW’s master’s in education policy (MEP) program, the Education and Society film screenings attempt to put academia into a real world context. “It’s just something I’ve taken on as a way to help students better understand how these challenges impact members of the community,” HalversonContinue reading “College of Education hosts annual free film screening”

Social Justice Film Festival highlights inequality

The Social Justice Film Festival [SJFF] is contrived of partnerships across the Pacific Northwest, coming together to host forums and screenings focused around issues of social justice.  SJFF’s mission is to “forge creative alliances with diverse communities, bring inspiring filmmaking to new audiences, and make the art of filmmaking an integral part of social change,”Continue reading “Social Justice Film Festival highlights inequality”

Socialist Alternative promotes protests in public meeting

Sixty people filtered into a classroom on the UW campus Wednesday night. Noise levels were at a murmur while provocative issues floated around like particles in the air, unavoidable. The group was gathered for a public meeting, sponsored by the Socialist Alternative, centered around the potential use for protests as a tool against racism andContinue reading “Socialist Alternative promotes protests in public meeting”