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Celebrate Seattle’s Good Neighbors

As we enter the new year, many of us are counting our blessings and expressing gratitude for the things and people around us. At the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON), one thing we are grateful for is neighbors! Though it’s only January, we are already looking ahead to Neighbor Day… [ Keep reading ]

Night of Storytelling in the Central District

Join us for an unforgettable night of live performances, music, and dancing at “The Griot Party Experience” on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at 8 pm at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. At this free, in-person event, which is funded in part by the Department of Neighborhoods (DON), talented artists such… [ Keep reading ]

Land Back, Fish Back

by Rena Priest Welcome to Indian Country Where is Indian Country? It’s everywhere we stand. It’s anywhere we dance. It’s where the earth loves the feel of our feet. Welcome to Indian Country. What does that mean? It means this is where we lift our voice in song and make… [ Keep reading ]

landback 4 dummies

“Land Back? What does it mean? Is it the new organic, locally sourced, farm to table vegan kombucha? Is it perhaps some sort of small-pitted fruit you got in the Fremont farmers market? Find out as famed Anti-Intellectual, Intellectual Howie Echo-Hawk shares their middling diatribe and wandering, miscellaneous thoughts on… [ Keep reading ]

How Gumbo took the Land Back

by Christopher Rachal When I think of Land Back I think of my Ancestors. I try to remember them each day. How they came together in the midst of war, slavery, genocide. Things we don’t like to think about somehow bound them together. All that grief spilling off that Trail… [ Keep reading ]

Land Back from Turtle Island to Palestine

by Luna Reyna Indigenous people telling our own stories is healing for past, present, and future generations—of both Native and non-Natives. Expressing the conditions of an unjust society and facilitating healing is vital for true liberation, not just Native liberation, but for all people impacted by systems of white supremacy…. [ Keep reading ]

2023 Community Wealth Building Pilots: Becoming a Spanish-language Resource for Cooperative Development

This article was written by Laura Nash and People’s Economy Lab and originally published at It is republished here with permission from People’s Economy Lab. Villa Comunitaria envisions a community where all families thrive and participate. In particular, they’re working toward a thriving and empowered Latine community in Seattle’s South Park… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

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 ]