“Last night my family and I spent the evening enjoying the beautiful weather as we walked along Alki Beach,” reader Ryan Kang wrote on Instagram. “Our evening ended at Seattle’s mini Statue of Liberty, just as the sun was setting. I actually forgot this statue was there, and was hit with a bunch of emotions upon seeing it again.”
The statue made Ryan think of what’s been happening at the U.S. border and points of entry, which we bet a lot of you have been thinking about too. Migrant parents who’ve crossed the border unlawfully had been getting separated for weeks until President Trump signed an order last Wednesday saying they should be kept together. But thousands of kids will remain separated from their parents, The New York Times reported.
“You don’t have to be a parent to have empathy for those families, literally being torn apart,” Ryan wrote. “You do not have to be a part of a political party to differentiate right and wrong. You just have to be human.“
Wondering what you might do to help? Here are some ideas:
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👋 Hang out with us and Seattle Mag at the Brewery of the Year (SoDo)
🗣 Talk civil rights at KEXP (Queen Anne)
💡 Hear from a global health rockstar (Downtown) — thanks to reader Tina Vlasaty for the rec!
🍴 Fill up on noms at the Food Truck Taste Off (Sand Point)
💡 Learn how designers can shape our world (Downtown)
👋 Party with a new Seattle dating service (Queen Anne)
🎟 Go see The Color Purple musical — through July 1 (Downtown)
💪 Get advice on how to smash barriers in innovation at this Evergrey partner event (Pioneer Square)
🎈 Mark the Woodland Park Zoo’s carousel’s 100th birthday (Phinney Ridge)
💡 Hear from the woman who coined the term “white fragility” (Downtown)
👋 Listen to your neighbors’ stories about being fooled (Capitol Hill)
🏞 Stay up late to bike in the dark (Ballard to South Lake Union)
🎟 See a burlesque tribute to femme fatale Mata Hari — through September 30 (Downtown)
🎟 Watch Batman take on Shakespeare in “Bat-Hamlet” — through July 1 (International District)
🎈 See awesome vintage cars and hot rods (Greenwood)
👋 Don cosplay at a Volunteer Park picnic (Capitol Hill)
🗣 Speak out against immigrant family separation (SeaTac)
💪 Pat yourself on the back for recycling like a pro (West Seattle)
🏞 Go on a walk to support an International District food bank (Seward Park)
🎈 Check out all things handmade at Urban Craft Uprising (Queen Anne)
⚽ See former Seattle Sounders star Obafemi Martins in action (Tukwila)
🗣 Show solidarity with detained families at the Northwest Detention Center (Tacoma)
🎶 Head to the Peninsula to hone your fiddle skills — through July 8 (Port Townsend)
🎟 July 7: Belly laugh at Steve Martin and Martin Short (Downtown)
🎶 July 20-22: Dance and rock out at Capitol Hill Block Party (Capitol Hill)
🎟 October 2-3 Swoon at Hamilton star Leslie Odom at the symphony (Downtown)
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🍻 Tuesday: Hang out with fellow readers of The Evergrey and Seattle magazine at Seapine Brewing Company for good beer, good company, and craft brew trivia with WashingtonBeerBlog’s Kendall Jones (SoDo)
⚡ Wednesday: Get tips on how to break through barriers in innovation at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)
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We’ll see ya tomorrow, folks. — The Evergrey