Events, Marches and Demonstration, Social Policy

17 year old Innocent Black Boy killed in King County #ChanceMakesChange

Now There are NO Mistakes at this Genocidal Rate Chance Gittens was 17 years old, one of his last Facebook posts read, “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside of you”.  On Tuesday January 27,…

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Events, Marches and Demonstration

Black Lives Matter March for Freedom

This past weekend, Saturday March 4, 2017, the Black Liberation Front hosted a Black Lives Matter March for Freedom through Seattle. Protesters chanted, “Keep the CD Black” and “Hey Hey Ho Ho, Gentrifying has got to go”. There was a strong police presence at the demonstration, officers biked along side and blocked off streets in both directions as we passed…

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Events, Marches and Demonstration

Women’s March on Seattle Resisting Trump’s Inaguration while Marginalizing Women of Color

In collaboration with nationwide demonstrations, from our capital Washington D.C, Seattle refused to be silent on this 1st day of Trump’s presidency. Women from all walks of life organized and led the 3.6 mile long demonstration from Judkin’s Park to Seattle Center. When I finally arrived at Judkin’s Park, the uphill trek to the meeting location left my asthmatic lungs…

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Marches and Demonstration

We Must Tell Murray No New Youth Jail in Seattle

Defund Hate Ed Murray and Down Constantine This evening Seattle activists organized a demonstration on the sidewalks outside of Ed Murray’s home to protest the construction of a new youth jail in Seattle. The decision on whether to approve or deny the construction permit is in the hands of Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantin and it…

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Events, Marches and Demonstration

March for Aleppo in Downtown Seattle

Hundreds of people gathered at Victor Steinbruek Park in Downtown Seattle to protest the Russian Consulate as the people of Aleppo are being massacred by the Assad regime. We cried out for the hundreds of thousands of lives that have been lost as a result of state sanctioned violence against Muslims in Syria’s largest city, Aleppo. The demonstration was held…

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Events, Influential Characters, Marches and Demonstration

Seattle Women’s March Against Hate

Over 5,000 people gathered at Volunteer Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill to protest the normalized hate that has occurred as a result of president-elect Trump’s campaign. When I arrived at the park I could hear the mass cheering as I approached the concrete stage. March organizers, Demi Wetzel and Kelsey Coleman along with speakers from different parties and organizations set…

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Events, Marches and Demonstration

UW Bothell Walkout #NotMyPresident

Earlier today the Seattle area lit up with protests from Bothell to Tacoma as colleges, universities and primary schools participated in walkouts. Participants were asked to wear all black.  At 12 noon faculty left their classes and students parted from their studies in order to show their resistance to Trump’s Election and the violent actions of his supports. After arriving…

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