Seattle lawyer Damon Shadid plans to run for Seattle Municipal Court judge and tap into his Arab-American heritage. “For a long time, the Arab-American community has flown under the radar,” he says.
Valentine’s Day is also V-Day, started in 1998 with the mission to end violence against girls and women.
The Northwest Detention Center Roundtable makes its mission to assist and comfort immigrants and asylum seekers, those in federal custody and those who must stay in the area while their cases are pending.
About once a month, Aurelio Pino serves up authentic Chilean food to friends, and friends of friends.
There is a big demand for foster parents of refugee children in the Seattle area and one such parent says the role is rewarding, challenging and an honor. Plus, you don’t have to be “spectacular parents,” she says.
Films from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland in the “Nordic Lights Film Festival” feature a strong connection to life and culture in Seattle.
A growing number of Seattle’s young comics come from immigrant families and push the boundaries of our famous political correctness.
Seattle artist Morgan Dusatko’s “left:behind” is an interpretive tour of the former INS building near the Chinatown International District, offers visitors an emotional, often dark look at the history of a facility where thousands of immigrants were once detained.
Samia El-Moslimany’s Washington state driver’s license didn’t help her with the Saudi Arabian police, when she was one of 60 women who got behind the steering wheel in October in protest of that country’s ban on female drivers.
A group of Northwest activists are headed to the Mexican border on a nine-day bus trip, dubbed the Cascadia Freedom Caravan.
Captivated by what she saw in an online video, a Lakeside School student travels to Suriname to learn more about protecting sloths and writes a book.