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Latinx Heritage Month: Mercado Luna and Mezcaleria Oaxaca

Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager, Rudy Riveron first arrived in Washington state after emigrating from Mexico in the late ’90s. Prior to coming to the United States, he worked as a musician, tattoo artist, and body piecer. After he arrived in Seattle, he worked as a dishwasher, prep cook, cook,… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Line Marker

We connected with local artist Edgar Martinez who has made his home in the Pacific Northwest for the past decade. Martinez is originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, and studied graphic design as his career. His art embodies the multitude of emotions and incorporates his culture into every piece. We chatted with… [ Keep reading ]

Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board Notice of Election

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Historic Preservation Program conducts an annual election for the selection of Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board members who have been nominated by the community. All residents, persons who operate businesses, and property owners in the Ballard Avenue Landmark District, who have registered to vote… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Alimentando al Pueblo

During the COVID Pandemic of 2020, out of Community* need, a revolutionary food bank was born. Five women from the Highline service area collaborated with six local, partner organizations (Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Para los Niños, La Roxay Productions, Lake Burien Presbyterian Church and White Center Community Development Association) to… [ Keep reading ]

“I did enough.” by Dr. Randy X Nuñez

“I did enough.” by Dr. Randy X Nuñez It’s taken me nearly forty years to realize and accept that I did enough. For years I felt guilty I didn’t do more. I just couldn’t get my body to do more, being both frozen and explosive at the same time. After… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Culturally Travel

Culturally Travel is one of only five programs in the nation that helps noncitizens access travel abroad opportunities. The organization offers Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients the ability to depart and re-enter the U.S. under strict guidelines, a privilege most U.S. citizens may not even think twice about…. [ Keep reading ]

Finding community and solidarity in Seattle as a Chilean refugee by Barbara Mendoza

Finding community and solidarity in Seattle as a Chilean refugee by Barbara Mendoza My name is Teodora Barbarita Marquez Palza, but everybody who knows me calls me Barbara Mendoza. I was born in Arica, Chile, a small border town near Peru, and I came to Washington State as a refugee… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2023

This year, Indigenous Peoples’ Day is on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. To celebrate the day, learn about your neighbor’s experiences in these Indigenous spotlights and stories. The City of Seattle observes Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday in honor of Indigenous peoples past and present. This year, the City… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Community Wealth Building Pilots: Building & Retaining Wealth Among African American Legacy Homeowners in Seattle

This article was written by Laura Nash and People’s Economy Lab and originally published at peopleseconomylab.org/blog. It is republished here with permission from People’s Economy Lab. Homeownership creates financial stability and allows families to build and pass on wealth to future generations. But not all families have equal access to homeownership,… [ Keep reading ]

Nosotros venimos para darle una mejor vida a los hijos de mis hijos by Aviona Brown

Nosotros venimos para darle una mejor vida a los hijos de mis hijos By Aviona Brown “Nosotros venimos para darle una mejor vida a los hijos de mis hijos.” -mi tatada abuela Rodriguez/Balderas. This was the same sentiment that motivated my mom to move out to Seattle, the same creed… [ Keep reading ]