The Seattle Vigil: A Solemn Celebration of Shared Humanity

By Isabel Funk


I thought we were past this. I grew up safe and loved and not once did I feel scared in a synagogue. Of course, I knew about hate and violence, I knew people hated me because of how I was raised, but it never felt real to me. It was something from the past, something from 1930s Germany.

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What Comes After the Women’s March for Gender Equality?

By Annika Bhananker and Annie Poole


In hundreds of cities across the country, many protesters took to the streets for the 2018 Women’s March in an act of unity. but many young activists are continuing the movement by creating tangible change within the community throughout the whole year. Continue reading “What Comes After the Women’s March for Gender Equality?”

A History of Mistreatment in the Workplace

By Joy Francke


Events in the last hundred years have built up the pressure that led to the recent cultural eruption of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Women have faced a dark and disturbing reality since first entering the workplace. Today, women are finally speaking out against the sexual harassment and abuse of power perpetuated by their male colleges. However, this abuse is in no way a new phenomenon. Society has come a long way since 1920, when women were told to simply quit their jobs if they could not handle the sexual abuse, yet there is still a long way to go. Continue reading “A History of Mistreatment in the Workplace”

Trump Defunds Sanctuary Cities, Including Seattle

By Annika Bhananker


Five days after the 2017 inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order to defund sanctuary cities across the nation. The ongoing battle between local authorities and the Trump administration is still continuing despite several federal rulings against the order, forcing sanctuary cities such as Seattle to comply with the proposed immigration laws or risk losing a significant portion of federal funding.= Continue reading “Trump Defunds Sanctuary Cities, Including Seattle”

Take Action Against the Rohingya Genocide: An Open Letter to U.S. Representative Adam Smith

By Hannah Whobrey


This message was written and sent to Congressman Adam Smith during the October 26 write-in. Visit www.tinyurl.com/mimyanmar for a list of resources and contact information if you want to write a similar letter to take action against this horrific genocide. 

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Take Action Against the Rohingya Genocide: An Open Letter to Secretary Tillerson

By Grady Short


This message was written and sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during the October 26 write-in. Visit www.tinyurl.com/mimyanmar for a list of resources and contact information if you want to write a similar letter to take action against this horrific genocide.

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