Houseless advocates hold vigil outside city hall, deliver letter against budget cuts to services

Approximately 45 homeless advocates silently stood outside Seattle City Hall on a cold Wednesday evening, holding signs that read “without shelter, people die.” Women in Black, a group created by Seattle Housing and Resource Effort(SHARE)/WHEEL, honor homeless people who have died on the streets. As soon as they find out, a vigil is held aboutContinue reading “Houseless advocates hold vigil outside city hall, deliver letter against budget cuts to services”

Contextualizing the death of Charleena Lyles: National and local patterns where people of color die disproportionately at the hands of police

Seattle’s jagged mountains were shaded blue the morning Charleena Lyles was fatally shot by Steven McNew and Jason Anderson of the Seattle Police Department (SPD), matching that of the community’s reaction to such police violence: tragic and somewhat jaded, topped with anger as sharp as the rocky skyline. Lyles’ death tacks on yet another nameContinue reading “Contextualizing the death of Charleena Lyles: National and local patterns where people of color die disproportionately at the hands of police”

Paying Tribute to Charleena Lyles, No Justice No Pride Action Disrupts Pride Parade

The planning was set over the course of a week, organized by three core members. This year’s Pride Parade would feature a surprise altar for Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old pregnant mother of four killed by Seattle Police Department officers Steven McNew and Jason Anderson on June 18. Via  South Seattle Emerald

Nepal earthquake relief: a reality check on large donors

People around the globe have been asking themselves how to best help Nepal, and even more so, where to direct their donation dollars for the largest benefit. As it turns out, large aid commitment claims are suddenly facing due scrutiny.  NPR and ProPublica released an investigation June 3rd that found the the American Red Cross has only built six permanent homes in Haiti — despite itsContinue reading “Nepal earthquake relief: a reality check on large donors”