It Happened Here: How Internment of Japanese-Americans Shaped the History of North Seattle College

From (L to R): Akira, Haruo, Mr. Kumasaka, Mariko, Mrs. Kumasaka, May (via Densho) In 1911, Japanese immigrants Shoji and Matsuma Kumasaka founded Green Lake Gardens on the spot where the College stands today. The whole area around Green Lake was farmed by Japanese immigrants and their families. By the 1920s, Japanese-American farmers supplied 75% of King County's vegetables and … Continue reading It Happened Here: How Internment of Japanese-Americans Shaped the History of North Seattle College

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Celebrating Black History & Cultures

This was us last year: celebrating Black History with a month of presentations and discussions, trivia games, food, screen printing, even a talent show. This year, our BSU is hosting a series of awesome virtual events, and we hope to see you there at https://tinyurl.com/nscbsuFriday 2/12, 3-4PM: Honoring Black History, with a virtual tour of … Continue reading Celebrating Black History & Cultures

Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Davis asks, "Are prisons obsolete?" The framework around abolitionism is rooted in an imagination of a better world for all - without police, without violence, without prisons. Abolitionism envisions equitable change across classes and races and investing in our community instead of individualist greed.Imagine, for a moment. What would that world look like? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m8YACFJlMg&ab_channel=TheIntercept

North Seattle College Presents: Nikkita Oliver

The North Seattle Multicultural Events Board in partnership with North Seattle College BSU (Black Student Union) is proud to present a Conversation with Nikkita Oliver covering topics of abolitionism and how we can make positive changes in supporting marginalized communities. Angela Davis asks, "Are prisons obsolete?" The framework around abolitionism is rooted in an imagination … Continue reading North Seattle College Presents: Nikkita Oliver

The Root of Racial Injustice…Megan Ming Francis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aCn72iXO9s In this inspiring and powerful talk, Megan Francis traces the root causes of our current racial climate to their core causes, debunking common misconceptions and calling out "fix-all" cures to a complex social problem Megan Ming Francis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington where she … Continue reading The Root of Racial Injustice…Megan Ming Francis

Restorative Justice…Deanna Van Buren

https://www.ted.com/talks/deanna_van_buren_what_a_world_without_prisons_could_look_like?language=en Deanna Van Buren designs restorative justice centers that, instead of taking the punitive approach used by a system focused on mass incarceration, treat crime as a breach of relationships and justice as a process where all stakeholders come together to repair that breach. With help and ideas from incarcerated men and women, Van Buren … Continue reading Restorative Justice…Deanna Van Buren