AAPI History

12 Asian and Pacific Islander Seattleites You Should Know About

From Bob Santos and Bruce Lee to Ruby Chow and Wing Luke, these famous Seattleites made their mark on the city and the AAPI community.

05/06/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach, Ann Karneus, and Angela Cabotaje

They Need Somebody

How You Can Help Ukraine from Seattle

These local organizations are offering ways to volunteer, donate, and support refugees fleeing the war in Eastern Europe.

03/10/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Coming Together

A Discovery Park Peace Offering

The creation of a public park on a former military site in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood ended decades of discord.

03/07/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy and Angela Cabotaje

Occupy Beacon Hill

The Origins of El Centro de la Raza

A peaceful takeover of a vacant schoolhouse in Beacon Hill once rocked the city—and inspired future racial justice fights like CHOP decades later.

03/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Quote Unquote

Amelia Bonow Fights for Abortion Rights with Pills

With the Supreme Court indicating it may reverse Roe v. Wade, one Seattle activist thinks medication by mail can secure women's bodily autonomy.

03/03/2022 By Allison Williams

Black History Month

Wa Na Wari Has a Vision for the Central District’s Black Future

The arts center in the historically Black neighborhood aims to provide solace and a sense of belonging with exhibits and live performances.

02/28/2022 By Malia Alexander

The Wheels of Change

Peace Peloton Cycles to Support Black-Owned Businesses in Seattle

Hundreds have joined rides to restaurants and cafes around the city.

01/22/2021 By Erin Wong

TRAILBLAZERS

Fat Fashion Won't Be Ignored Any Longer

Retail often treats plus-size clothing as an afterthought, but some locals are making it big.

10/27/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Caffeine Nation

Former Slate Coffee Baristas Want to Change Their Industry for Good

In June, six baristas walked out to protest a “toxic work environment.” Now what?

07/05/2019 By Lily Hansen

Quote Unquote

Citizen University Founder Eric Liu Preaches the Good Word of Civic Engagement

"Democracy works only when enough of us believe democracy works. That’s it!”

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

Activism Guide

Enraged About All the New Anti-Abortion Laws? Here's How You Can Help.

While Washington abortion laws are relatively strong, the fight is far from over.

05/23/2019 By Sam Jones

Get Active

Two Seattle Productions Bring Protest to the Stage

Seattle Rep and Spectrum Dance perform pieces based on revolutionary songs by Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.

03/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Seattle History

Chinatown–International District Is a Neighborhood of Activism

Brush up on the C–ID's famous faces and names.

02/26/2019 By Allison Williams

Citizen Maru

The Making of an Activist

Maru Mora-Villalpando, undocumented in the U.S. for more than 20 years, has protested against ICE since practically the moment it was created. Did the agency single out one of its most vocal critics?

08/14/2018 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories: Net Neutrality, Solitary Confinement, and Roy Moore

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/15/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

100 Years of Activism

1972–74: Native Activists Fight for Their Rights to Fish

Plus: Students-turned-protesters occupy a Beacon Hill schoolhouse—known today as the El Centro de la Raza community center.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

100 Years of Activism

1999–2003: Progressives Protest the Global Trade Agenda and the Invasion of Iraq

As the Left formed a united front, street protests in downtown Seattle brought the WTO conference to a standstill.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

100 Years of Activism

1956–69: Seattleites Stand Up for Racial Justice

The region’s civil rights movement relied not only on African Americans, but activists from many ethnic groups.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

100 Years of Activism

1917–24: Seattle’s Anti-WWI Women and the General Strike Make News Worldwide

Plus: Washington voters reject the Ku Klux Klan.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt