Tag: Anti-Racism

Fund Career Bridge, Fight Racial Injustice

November 9th, 2015

Over the last two decades, Seattle has seen a massive influx of new workers, particularly in the tech industries. City Hall has gone to great lengths to court specific companies through sweetheart deals to mega-corporations and developers. In the meantime, low income Seattleites and people of color, in particular, have been neglected, and the Mayor’s proposed budget continues this […]

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Press conference with pepper-sprayed teacher

February 2nd, 2015

  Garfield High School teacher and social justice activist, Jesse Hagopian, announced at a press conference on January 28th that he is filing a lawsuit against the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Department (SPD) after being pepper sprayed as he walked down the street. The incident, which was captured on video, occurred after […]

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MLK Day Rally Speech Outside Youth Jail, January 19, 2015

January 19th, 2015

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 19, 2015, I gave the following speech outside of our local youth jail. My Sisters and Brothers, Greetings on this day of remembrance for the great fighter and radical, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many thanks to the MLK Celebration Committee, and all who, through their dedication, ensured […]

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SPD Chief O’Toole to Answer Questions About Policing of Protests

January 9th, 2015

On Monday, January 12th at 9:30 am at City Hall, Chief O’Toole and other leading officials from the Seattle Police Department will answer questions from Councilmembers about the SPD‘s policing of the Black Lives Matter protests over the last several weeks. It is important that civil rights activists and social justice advocates come to this […]

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No New Youth Jail: Build the Struggle for Racial Justice

October 13th, 2014

For many months, civil rights activists and community leaders have been organizing against the construction of a new youth detention center in King County. At many council meetings they have clearly articulated how this jail would exacerbate institutional racism in Seattle, and how the $210 million dollars could be spent on better projects than a […]

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2014

October 6th, 2014

After weeks of collaboration with Indigenous Rights activists, on Monday, October 6th, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously in favor of Resolution 31538, declaring the second Monday in October “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in the City of Seattle. It was an honor to work with activists to draft the legislation, and to sponsor it. Check out […]

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Letter of Support from National Lawyers Guild Seattle Chapter

August 11th, 2014

This week the Seattle Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild issued a statement urging Councilmembers to sign on to my letter calling on President Obama and Congress to denounce the violence in Gaza. See their statement below, and check out my letter here.   August 8, 2014   To the Seattle City Council:   The […]

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Letter Condemning Continued Violence in Gaza

August 11th, 2014

On Monday, August 4th I shared a draft letter with Councilmembers calling on Obama and members of both houses of Congress to condemn the continuation of violence in Gaza. Peace in Israel and Palestine is essential to peace within the region. In order to assure that peace, Israel’s violence in Palestine must immediately cease and the targeting […]

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Letter of Support from Jewish Voice for Peace

August 7th, 2014

Today, Jewish Voice for Peace wrote to Seattle City Councilmembers asking them to join me in calling on Obama and Congress to issue a formal statement denouncing Israel’s siege and blockade of Gaza, along with the occupation of the West Bank, and calling for an end to all U.S. government military aid for Israel. I am very grateful […]

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Draft Letter Condemning Continued Violence in Gaza

August 4th, 2014

On Monday August 4th at Full Council, I shared a draft letter with Councilmembers calling on Obama and members of both houses of Congress to condemn the continuation of violence in Gaza. Elected officials in the U.S. have failed to step up and speak to the conflict. It is the duty of all people, irrespective of […]

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