Posts for 'Race & Social Justice'

Seattle Poetry: From Populist to Civic

August 13th, 2015

See and hear the city’s first Civic Poet read during the Mayor’s Arts Awards at Seattle Center, September 4th at 4 p.m.

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Expressing Regret for 19th Century Seattle Anti-Chinese Legislation

July 31st, 2015

On Wednesday, the Finance and Culture Committee discussed a shameful period in Seattle’s history: Seattle’s treatment of Chinese in the late 19th century. This included discriminatory legislation passed by the Seattle City Council, an anti-Chinese riot, and the expulsion of Chinese residents. To address this history, a resolution was brought forward by the Organization of […]

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Growth and Displacement Vulnerability Risk Index

May 6th, 2015

What will it say about us as a City if, in doing so, we select the alternative that has the greatest displacement impacts on low income and people of color?

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Town Hall about Rising Rents with Councilmember Sawant

April 15th, 2015

Next week, on Thursday, 4/23, at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers, Councilmember Kshama Sawant and I are co-hosting a Town Hall to discuss the impacts of rising rents on Seattle residents and what we can do about it.  I hope that you can join us.  Sponsoring organizations include the Community Housing Caucus, the Church […]

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Apply to Ethnic Artist Roster by May 18!

April 8th, 2015

We’re creating dialogue on race, culture, gender & equity via diverse exhibitions by regional artists of color.

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UP #364 – Anti-Union Policies on the Rise

March 19th, 2015

With the iconic Needle looming in the background, employees gathered to voice concern over not having received a sensible raise in 3 years.

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One Night Count Numbers Jump 21%

January 23rd, 2015

Each year the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, organizes a one night count of people all over King County sleeping in their cars, in doorways, under bridges, in greenbelts, and in doorways.  This year 1000 people participated in the count.  This year, these volunteers counted 3,772 people without shelter in King County last night.  This […]

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Local Progress 2014 Convening In NYC & A Call for Action

December 5th, 2014

I stand with the multitudes who are mobilizing and saying “enough is enough.”

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Update on City Actions in Response to Immigration Resolution

October 15th, 2014

What I thought was equally important for the City of Seattle was that the resolution also looked at our own practices and committed the City of Seattle to redouble efforts.

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Council Passes Resolutions about Investing in Fossil Fuels and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

June 30th, 2014

Today the Council voted on two resolutions that I had the privilege of sponsoring.  Below are short summaries on both. I. Resolution 31525 Resolution 31525 strengthens the City’s commitment to greenhouse gas reductions by formalizing the City’s policy begun under the previous administration to not invest the City’s cash pool in corporations and other entities […]

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