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Real Change News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:18
Almost all King County events are canceled, so we’re listing streaming events for optimal physical distancing September 29 A Conversation About Disability in Higher Education ASUW Student Disability Commission: online event; 1–3 p.m., free, UW students tinyurl.com/yya3mu8u This is a call to University of Washington (UW) students who need disability resources or can...

‘Hispanic’ heritage, government identifiers and census count

Real Change News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:16
I cringe every time I hear the term “Hispanic” when September rolls around. I used this term sporadically as a youth when referring to people of “Spanish-speaking” background and slowly phased it out in favor of the term “Latino” and, as of late, its more...

Hey! What does history have to do with what has happened?

Real Change News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:14
As usual, President Donald J. Trump has said something that deeply annoys me. I tried to resist making the whole column about what Trump said, so I looked around for anything else in the news I could grasp at and found a headline that quotes Helena Bonham...

Confronting sex & violence

Real Change News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:09
Book review: ‘The Feminist and the Sex Offender: Confronting Sexual Harm, Ending State Violence’ By Judith Levine and Erica R. Meiners Studying to be antiracist and feminist as a white man, I have learned that a major tension in the feminist movement is between its attempts to speak for all women and its evident dominance by white, middle class people. A flash point in this tension is the...

To heal, 'God had to strip me down'

Real Change News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:05
Vendor of the Year Darrell Wrenn shares his life story and the importance of healing Darrell Wrenn was voted one of our Vendors of the Year. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, he moved to Seattle from Philadelphia in 2014. Darrell’s usual post is at the Issaquah PCC. He says, “Besides PCC having the best hot bar on the West Coast, the...

'If you don't love yourself, you can't love anybody else'

Real Change News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 09:58
Vendor of the Year Janice Dampier: A faithful soothsayer and humorist Janice Dampier conveys wisdom so easily that you may not be ready for it and will wish you had a tape recorder. Gratefully, I knew this, because I’ve gotten to talk to Janice before. I downloaded high-tech audio software to interview her once she was named...

City is starting property transfers to resident organizations

Real Change News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 09:54
It took more than a decade, but it finally happened. The Seattle City Council is poised to approve the transfer of former Fire Station 23 to Byrd Barr Place, a social services organization that has been operating in the Central District for more than 50...

Lowering the Barr

Real Change News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 09:52
United States Attorney General William Barr asked federal prosecutors to explore whether or not they could levy charges against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan for “allowing a police-free protest zone” in June, according to explosive reporting by the New York...

City Councilmember Sawant faces scant recall fueled by process

Real Change News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 09:50
A district judge ruled that a recall effort against Councilmember Kshama Sawant could move forward, making her the second elected official in Seattle to face recall in two months. In his decision, presiding Judge Jim Rogers found that the four claims...

Imagine Change panel brings much wisdom to each crisis

Real Change News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 09:47
The Imagine Change Keynote Panel accentuated our Real Change 26th Anniversary Breakfast. Because of COVID-19, the Breakfast was virtual – but on the upside, it also lasted five days. While the Real Change community was unable to meet in person, a dynamic...

Streaming to stay sane

Real Change News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:53
Almost all King County events are canceled, so we’re listing streaming events for optimal physical distancing September 24 ‘House of Angels: Living with AIDS at Bailey-Boushay House’ The AIDS Memorial Pathway and Northwest Film Foru m: online event; 7 p.m., pay what you can tinyurl.com/y2samaxw The Bailey-Boushay House, an HIV/AIDS care hospice in Seattle, was the...

2020: The grief tsunami

Real Change News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:50
Grief is often described as something that comes in waves, and 2020 feels like a grief tsunami. We are still in the acute trauma of two public health emergencies (COVID and racism) that are compounded throughout the U.S. by climate-change-enhanced natural...

When you turn a light on, where does the dark go?

Real Change News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:46
Trump’s interviews with Bob Woodward remind me that I haven’t talked about stupidology in a long time. Stupidology is the science of stupid. I discovered its subject matter primarily by observing it introspectively, although I have observed plenty of it in...

The fire this time

Real Change News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:44
Eddie Glaude Jr.’s ‘Begin Again’ reignites the words of James Baldwin It was the height of World War II. James Baldwin was a teenager in New York City when, in 1943, riots broke out in Detroit and in Harlem, Baldwin’s neighborhood. The lack of adequate housing, lack of jobs and hostility of the city’s police had precipitated...

La historia de Blas Andrés Felix Indígena Otomí

Real Change News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:32
On Aug. 30, Real Change Vendor Blas Andrés Felix stood in a crowd under the Space Needle, gathered to commemorate the killing of John T. Williams 10 years earlier at the hands of a Seattle police officer. Felix stood solemnly with his friend, Maria Giron,...

Schools step up to fill the void in student nutrition with meals program

Real Change News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:22
When a young man got out of a car and approached Rainier View Elementary School, Zelda Norman hailed him before he could even cross the threshold of the school. He approached a cart that was laden with prepared meals and snacks, and flanked by silvery...

Bob’s your uncle | Scoot scoot boogey | Just. Vote.

Real Change News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:19
Bob’s your uncle When Bob Woodward calls, maybe don’t pick up? That’s a lesson President Donald Trump could learn from last week, when reviewers got their hands on Bob Woodward’s new book “Rage,” a tell-all that purports to lay bare the Trump administration...

Puget Sound enduring smoke from fires all down the West Coast

Real Change News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:03
The West Coast burned, but no one was fiddling. Wildfires raged over the weekend and into the week, claiming lives and choking people with thick, acrid smoke. Government officials urged people to stay inside. Most masks people would wear to protect them...

Celebrate community

Real Change News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 11:50
Your gift supports opportunity and connection during hard times This week, Real Change is celebrating 26 years of opportunity and hope by bringing you a little inspiration each and every day. With your support, we’re celebrating the vendors who work hard for their success and the community that supports them. We’re...

Streaming to stay sane

Real Change News - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 09:48
Almost all King County events are canceled, so we’re listing streaming events for optimal physical distancing September 18 Citizenship Clinic Asian Counseling and Referral Service : online event; 1–5 p.m., free, 18+ tinyurl.com/y4gch59h Asian Counseling and Referral Service, the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, and New Americans Campaign have come...

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