Posts categorized under Community Stories Archives - Page 3 of 8 - Front Porch

BUILD 2021 works to unite, engage, and inspire local Black leaders

During the winter of 2013, the topic of conversation for many Seattleites centered around the Seahawks as they marched toward their first championship. When people gathered in the streets of downtown to celebrate the team’s Super Bowl win, six African American men congregated elsewhere to discuss something else occurring in… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: ChrisTiana ObeySumner

Hindsight – Reflections on 2020 by ChrisTiana ObeySumner I have been calling 2020 the “existential master class in inequity” because it was the year that the universe kept pelting society in the face with glaringly obvious injustices and systemic violence towards communities who’ve been trying to tell us this whole… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Henry Liu

words & video by Henry Liu In response to COVID-19, I started a project of delivering culturally appropriate groceries and providing internet services to over 1,000 marginalized families living in Chinatown. To ensure the grocery items meet the dietary needs of my ethnically-diverse audiences, I telecommunicate with housing managers, residents,… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Roxanne White

Reimagine Seattle by Roxanne White I am Roxanne White. I am Nez Perce, Yakama, Nooksack and Aaniiih (Gros Ventre) Nations. I want to honor our ways and acknowledge that I am a guest to this Coast Salish territory. I acknowledge that these are the ancestral homelands of the Duwamish, Suqumish,… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Mariela Camara

words and posters by Mariela Camara When given the opportunity to contribute to the Reimagine Seattle campaign, I instantly knew this was something I wanted to embark on, but not alone. After 20 years in the City, I have developed relationships with many BIPOC communities and especially women, girls, femmes,… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Beverly Aarons

The Gift of Beauty by Beverly Aarons Think big. Think radical. Think innovative. That’s the mind frame we should step into when “reimagining” Seattle, right? Maybe. And, it depends. That’s how I began – thinking deeply about affordable housing, poverty, and the mental illness and drug addiction ailing many in… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: John Wesley Sargent

Reimagining Seattle by John Wesley Sargent I am proudly a native Texan turned New Yorker (2011-1018) who moved to Seattle in the summer of 2018. What right do I have to reimagine this city? There are architects, engineers, city planners, designers, politicians, business leaders, activists, and community organizers with far… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Chief Seattle Club & Sara Thomas

Storytelling from Chief Seattle Club & Sara Thomas At Chief Seattle Club we use a “Story First” model because the stories of lived experience help us to understand the barriers that exist and how we can help on the path to wellness. In the video below, Sara Thomas shares her story of… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Eliaichi Kimaro

Art as Resistance by Eliaichi Kimaro I’ve been reflecting on the role of art in my life this past year. As a queer, mixed race, black-skinned daughter of immigrants ~ and as a mom with a daughter starting high school ~ carving out time to get into the studio each… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Amanda Richer

Community Communication Requires Connection for All words and video by Amanda Richer Have you ever lost or misplaced your device? Think of the sense of panic you feel. The inability to connect with your community is frightening and infuriating. In this day and age, our devices have become our lifelines…. [ Keep reading ]