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Volunteers needed to advise on development plans for Swedish Medical Center – Cherry Hill Campus

Volunteers are needed to serve on the Implementation Advisory Committee (IAC) to provide feedback on projects planned and under development by Swedish Medical Center, Cherry Hill Campus. This committee advises the City of Seattle and the institution on the potential impacts of their campus development on the surrounding neighborhoods. Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of building located at 1550-1560 E Olive Way / 410-422 E Denny Way

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of the building located at 1550-1560 E Olive Way / 410-422 E Denny Way at its meeting on April 5, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. Members of the public can attend the meeting in person at the Boards & Commissions Room (L2-80) of… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Neighbor Day by performing and honoring acts of kindness

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods invites all Seattle residents to celebrate Neighbor Day on Saturday, May 6 by indulging in and amplifying acts of kindness in their community. Neighbor Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagining Black History Month: Closing Thoughts from Reagan Jackson

by Reagan Jackson This Black History Month has been a poignant meditation on joy, resilience, rage, fear, curiosity, pride, and grief. As always, I’m fascinated to learn new tidbits of history like how Norris B. Herndon, a Black gay millionaire, quietly helped fund the civil rights movement or that Rosa… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagining Black History Month: Tayah Carlisle

Tayah Carlisle is the Grow Program Coordinator at Young Women Empowered (Y-WE). Grow is a program based out of Marra Farm, that helps young people connect with the Earth in reciprocal relationship, gain practical gardening skills, and grow fresh, culturally-relevant produce. Tayah was born and raised in Seattle’s Central District… [ Keep reading ]

Remembering and Imagining our Stories

Remembering and Imagining our Stories by Mary Hall-Williams In which I remember my people. Most of whom took their stories with them when they passed. Some of whom I never had the pleasure of meeting. Anita, Sidney, Louise, Robert, Elcinda, William, Mary, Fred, Lenora, Raymond, Robert, Leslie Jr, Leslie Sr…. [ Keep reading ]

Reimagining Black History Month: Fatra Hussein

Fatra Hussein is a freshman at Franklin High School. For the past two years, she has been involved with Young Women Empowered (Y-WE), a Seattle-based nonprofit that cultivates the power of diverse young women to be creative leaders and courageous changemakers through transformative programs. In her time at Y-WE, Fatra… [ Keep reading ]

Redefining Blackness

Redefining Blackness by Indigo Mays What is Blackness? I am not referring to people whose ancestors descend from Africa, but the cultural phenomenon that is being Black. One can be African American, but not Black, just as one can be African American and Black. I happen to fall into the… [ 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 ]

Delivering New Worlds: Black Doulas Talk about Black Futures

Delivering New Worlds: Black Doulas Talk about Black Futures Wednesday, February 22, 5:30-7:30 pm at Y-WE (5623 Rainier Ave S.) If we are our ancestors’ wildest dreams, then what are our dreams for Black futures? This Black History month we are celebrating the past, but also contemplating how it’s shaped the… [ Keep reading ]