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Beacon Food Forest Helps Family Maintain Connection to Agricultural Roots of Mam Culture

English version Recientemente hablabamos con Nazario y Everilda, horticultores del huerto comunitario de Beacon Food Forest P-Patch, para aprender más sobre la cultura Mam, su infancia en Guatemala y su arraigada conexión con el cultivo de los alimentos. Everilda y Nazario están orgullosos de ser parte de la gente Mam,… [ Keep reading ]

Casa Latina uses Food Equity Fund grant to bring food security and job skills training to Latino immigrants

Since 1994, Casa Latina has provided training, knowledge, and support to Latino immigrants in Seattle. Their services include Day Worker Center, free English language classes, job skills training, employment programs, and much more, all focused on breaking the cycle of poverty within Latino immigrant communities and helping women and men… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: Seattle “The City of Clocks”

Seattle “The City of Clocks” By Mark Mendez Mayer It is because of my great-uncle, Joseph Mayer, that Seattle began to be called the “City of Clocks.” By 1935, he had made over 100 street clocks in Seattle. At least 40 of those stood at one point in or around… [ Keep reading ]

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos by Aleyda Cervantes Today I want to honor Dia de los Muertos, remembering this holiday is and always has been an Indigenous celebration. Since I was young, Dia de los Muertos has been close to my heart and identity. My family would make food, then walk… [ Keep reading ]

“La tierra es de quien la trabaja”

“La tierra es de quien la trabaja” by Eileen Jimenez My mother is Maria Cruz, my grandmother is Eloisa and my great-grandmother is Isidora, matriarchs of the Ñätho (Otomí peoples Indigenous to the Michoacan/Guanajuato area in Mexico). My name is Eileen Jimenez. One of my favorite quotes is by the… [ Keep reading ]

Growing up at the Monterrey Restaurant

Growing up at the Monterrey Restaurant by Aeon Corvidae My brother Jeremy and I had the special privilege to grow up the same way as my mom and her siblings. We never had to worry about what we would eat, or if we would have food on the table. My… [ Keep reading ]

Let’s Start with Mofongo

Let’s Start with Mofongo by Gabriel-Bello Lawrence-Diaz “Boriqua!” is what I yell with pride. Coming to Seattle was an unexpected exploration of my identity that I didn’t know I was looking for or needed. It crept from my peripheral to a magnetic bullseye of purpose. This wasn’t a distraction or… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: Somos Vecinos y El Maestro de Español

Somos Vecinos y El Maestro de Español by Paco Díaz English Siempre he visto a un maestro como una persona comprometida, con preparación y vocación, ya que tienen una gran responsabilidad. También con la gran oportunidad para construir puentes entre las personas con las que interactúa, conocer y compartir muchas historias… [ Keep reading ]

Partner Profile: La Roxay Productions

La Roxay Productions (LRP) is a consulting agency centered on BIPOC healing and liberation, with a powerful origin story. “In its purest and most vulnerable form, LRP exists because of an angry young child, an angry teenager, and angry young adult. Angry that my educators didn’t look like me, angry… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Salvadorean Bakery and Restaurant

When sisters Aminta Elgin and Ana Castro came to Seattle, they dreamt of opening an eatery that would provide a taste of home to Salvadoreans in the area and share the traditional meals and customs of El Salvador with the broader community. The sisters can track their passion for baking… [ Keep reading ]