Where do we go from here? Protests are continuing in our city and around the country this week. But for those who don’t feel safe showing up to march (or who want to do more), the question of “What can I do?” is as pertinent as it’s ever been.
A few Seattle-specific ideas:
What actions are you taking or would you like to see others taking? Hit reply to let us know.
In other news…
12,000 complaints and counting. That’s how many separate reports were filed with the city’s Office of Police Accountability regarding last weekend’s protests. Most of the complaints were directed at 10 specific incidents. (OPA)
COVID-19 cases aren’t going down. State officials confirmed 332 new cases on Sunday, the highest number since May 1. The tally fluctuates from day to day, but it’s been at or above 250 for several days in a row. (KOMO News)
Unemployment rates are hitting new highs in King County, but the numbers are even higher among people of color and residents of certain communities. All the ZIP codes immediately surrounding Sea-Tac International Airport are at or above 30 percent unemployment — double the county average. (Crosscut)
It’s the end of an era for The Riveter. The Seattle-based network of women-focused coworking spaces plans to close its nine locations and pivot to building an online community. (GeekWire)
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🍛 Order takeout from Nirmal's and support Food Lifeline (At home)
🗣️ Join Crosscut for a virtual conversation with Gov. Jay Inslee (Online)
✊ Take part in an arts march for racial justice and equity (Downtown)
🎓 Seattle CityClub and Town Hall present Virtual Civic Cocktail with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington Policy Center VP Paul Guppy Register here (Sponsor)
📚 Book club it up with two local journalists and Third Place Books (Online)
💼 Join fellow women of color for a conversation about workplace microaggressions (Online)
😂 Get some comic relief at the Model Minority standup showcase (Online)
🎶 Kick off your weekend with Stephanie Anne Johnson and her Tacoma-based blues band, The Hidogs (Online)
🎸 Tune in to a virtual concert in support of the DIY Community Relief Fund (Online)
🚒 Mark the 131st anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire with this kid-friendly educational event (Online)
Another way to put your 💸 where your 🗣️ is this week: PTAs at two south-end schools — Concord International Elementary and Rainier View Elementary — have launched fundraising campaigns to help families with rent assistance, groceries, and more.
Find out where to donate in this KNKX story.