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At the MLK Day Youth Advocacy Workshop yesterday in Capitol Hill, 6th through 12th graders learned about anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, then wrote down steps they’ll take to fight discrimination. Thanks to reader Jordan Goldwarg for the pics! (📸: Jordan Goldwarg/Kids4Peace)

Got a free night this week? Let’s help you make some plans…

21 THINGS TO DO IN SEATTLE THIS WEEK 📅

TODAY ~ MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY ~

❤️  Celebrate at the Northwest African American Museum (Central District)
☮️  Join Seattle’s MLK Day march (Central District)
🌲  Visit a state park for free (All over)

TOMORROW

📚  Explore Seattle through poems (Capitol Hill)
📺  Test your Rick & Morty knowledge (Capitol Hill)

WEDNESDAY

🌍  Catch a big diversity career fair (Queen Anne)
🏘  Hear Central District history from neighbors who’ve lived it (South Lake Union)

THURSDAY

🎤  Sing karaoke for a cause (Maple Leaf)
👏  Win trivia with a drag queen (Queen Anne)

FRIDAY

💃  Get up way early for a dance party (Belltown)
📽  Catch two classic Hitchcock flicks (Columbia City)
🗣  Get your teen to a poetry slam (Renton)
🎨  See an art show about 2018 (Capitol Hill)

SATURDAY

🙌  Join the Women’s March 2.0 (Capitol Hill)
🍺  Learn how beer explains the world (Ballard)
🎪  Ooh and aah at this free trapeze show (SoDo)
🏘  Know the history of Fremont (Fremont)

SUNDAY

🐦  Paint a birdhouse with the kiddos (Crown Hill)
🌱  Get to know local plants (West Seattle)
📖  Go to storytime for adults (Seward Park)
✊  Check out Womxn Act on Seattle events (All over)

Going to one of these? Send us a pic or tag #theevergrey. See more upcoming events (and submit your own) on our events page.

YOU SAID IT: ‘MARKETING, PURE AND SIMPLE’ 🏡

We Seattleites love our neighborhoods. But their names and boundaries aren’t as steady as you might think.

We learned that last week when we took your neighborhood mapping questions to City Hall. Kathy Nyland, who heads up the Department of Neighborhoods, called the ways boundaries shift and change “organic.”

But as historian and Crosscut columnist Knute Berger pointed out to us via email, that doesn’t mean they’re always community approved.

“The real estate business plays a role in naming,” Knute wrote. “For example, there was an apartment complex on MLK in Judkins Park called ‘West Leschi.’ Also, up around 23rd and Madison they were trying out ‘Madison Heights.’ It’s not entirely ‘organic.’ Hot neighborhoods like ‘Ravenna’ have spread over the years beyond their old boundaries, informal as they were. Some of it is marketing, pure and simple, as real estate agents try to get maximum value.”

Have a thought on something going on in your city? Hit reply or email [email protected]. We’re all ears.

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ALL TOGETHER NOW 🌍

Between MLK Day and the Women’s March, it feels like this is a week to celebrate how we’re different … and the same. We like how MLK put it:

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

Keep working together, all. — The Evergrey


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