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Nonviolence of spirit: Reflecting on MLK’s approach to social change

“Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” ~The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. These...

Local workshops encourage parents to talk about race with their kids

In the wake of the Charlottesville attack, I sat down with Jasen Frelot to talk about his Kids and Race program, which has so far engaged over 500 parents and children in discussions about race and racism. Jasen is also the executive director of Columbia City Preschool of Arts and Culture, an innovative preschool with an anti-bias focus. He is a father, social justice organizer, and early childhood educator with 15 years of teaching experience.

King County Council Remembers Executive Order 9066

On February 21, 2017, members of the community gathered in the King County Council chambers to reflect on the effects of Executive Order 9066 and its continuing relevance today. Executive Order 9066, issued by President...

Palengke Pop-Up Shop Offers Handcrafted Goods and Gifts

Seattle small businesses Hood Famous Bakeshop, Make Look Good, and Food & Sh*t have come together with local Filipino American artists to offer a unique pop-up shop this holiday season. The shop, called Palengke, provides...

Hood Famous Bakeshop Celebrates Grand Opening at New Location

On Saturday, October 8, Hood Famous Bakeshop celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Ballard. Founded in November of 2014, the operation has grown to provide its delicious, handcrafted cheesecakes at 10 local...

Rally at Seattle City Hall: ‘This city has been and will be a welcoming...

At 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, elected officials and civic leaders gathered at Seattle City Hall to speak to members of the local community. Amidst widespread uncertainty following Tuesday's election results, the speakers emphasized...

InterIm CDA’s Cultivate Event Celebrates Danny Woo Garden with Local Chefs, Remembers Uncle Bob

On Thursday, September 8, InterIm CDA hosted a fundraiser for the Danny Woo Community Garden called Cultivate: Lettuce Turnip the Beet on Food Justice. Cultivate celebrated InterIm CDA’s more than four decades of food justice...

Fresh Bucks Program Provides Year-Round Produce to Combat Food Insecurity, Establishes Prescriptions for Healthy...

For low-income individuals and families, getting enough healthy food can be extremely difficult. The relatively low price of processed food compared to fresh food makes it harder to afford fruit and vegetables. The Fresh...

InterIm CDA Celebrates 47 Years, Raises Close to $125,000

The event grossed almost $125,000, with the highly anticipated dessert dash bringing in close to $9,000. All proceeds will go directly into InterIm’s affordable housing and sustainable community programs.

International Examiner, Seattle Channel, and 21 Progress to Collaborate on OSPI Kip Tokuda...

The International Examiner aims to raise awareness about the injustices that the U.S. government inflicted on the Japanese American community during WWII. We have partnered with the Seattle Channel and 21 Progress to develop resources and host events that promote critical learning over the next two months.