Red Dress art installation focuses on missing, murdered Indigenous women

This post was updated on May 11, 2022, with information regarding Kyra Isaac, who developed the event. Community members came together May 4, to remember the thousands of Indigenous women who go missing every year without a trace. Edmonds Lutheran Church created an art installation titled “The Red Dress Project” to honor these women. Around…

Annual Step Up racial equity conference back for 6th year

Leadership Snohomish County is gearing up to host its 6th annual Step Up: Moving Racial Equity Forward conference on April 29. Step Up brings together the community to engage in conversations around racial equity, provide resources and tools to implement systematic change. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding about racial equity and social justice in…

YWCA hosting Stand Against Racism event in Everett April 28

YWCA of Seattle King Snohomish is hosting its 11th annual Stand Against Racism event from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at the YWCA Everett Regional Center, 3301 Broadway, Everett. Acccording to a YWCA announcement, Stand Against Racism “is a national opportunity for communities across the U.S. to unite their voices to educate, advocate, and…

‘RACE to be human’ documentary, panel discussion set for April 18

Lynnwood-based Washington Family Engagement is presenting a documentary and panel discussion Monday, April 18 aimed at helping participants have open race and racism discussions in the classroom, the workplace and home to promote empathy and compassion. The virtual event, which runs from 7-8:45 p.m., will start with the viewing of the 46-minute film, “RACE to…

Sno-Isle Libraries program explores the Asian experience in America

Sno-Isle Libraries’ Whidbey Reads program — in a virtual format available to all — is celebrating the Asian American experience with online events in March and April. The program culminates April 27 in a conversation with Charles Yu, author of 2021 National Book Award winner “Interior Chinatown.” Avid readers have gathered each spring since 2003…

Reminder: Cascadia Art Museum to host Day of Remembrance event Feb. 20

Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds is hosting a Day of Remembrance event next month to commemorate the signing of Executive Order 9066. The order began the incarceration of people of Japanese descent. Cascadia will commemorate this day on Sunday, Feb. 20 and also celebrate the last day of the Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s…

Four professionals join Leadership Snohomish County board of directors

Leadership Snohomish County (LSC) welcomes four new members to its board of directors. The new members were approved by the current board and will serve three-year terms. They are: DeLon Lewis Everett Community College LSC Young Professionals Program, 2021 Garry Clark Economic Alliance Snohomish County Sandra Huber Verdant Health LSC Leadership for Racial Equity Cohort,…

Edmonds College to host virtual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Jan. 20

Edmonds College will host a free Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Thursday, Jan. 20 for both the campus and community. Join the college virtually via Zoom from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. as the college community celebrates the life and teachings of Dr. King with an inspirational message from keynote speaker Christian Paige. The theme of…

Reminder: City of Lynnwood hosting MLK Day of Service Jan. 17

Join the City of Lynnwood Monday, Jan. 17 to celebrate MLK Day of Service with a day of volunteering at Scriber Lake Park to clear invasive species and help beautify the park. Volunteers are asked to meet at Community Life Center, 19820 Scriber Lake Rd, Lynnwood, a short distance from Scriber Lake Park. Please bring your…

Co-founder of Millennia Ministries, Concern for Neighbors Food Bank to be honored during Dr. King Tribute event Jan. 17

Edmonds resident Leilani Miller, executive director of Millennia Ministries in Everett, and Mountlake Terrace Concern for Neighbors Food Bank have been selected as the 2022 recipients of the Lift Every Voice Legacy Beloved Community Awards for advancing values that lift the standard of well-being among marginalized citizens throughout Snohomish County. The awards will be presented by the…

Reminder: 4th annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. in Edmonds Jan. 17

Join the Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL) for its fourth annual tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. This year’s program, “If I Can Help Somebody,” features Sean Goode, executive director of Choose 180, a restorative justice non-profit in King County, as…

4th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute Jan. 17 at Edmonds Center for Arts

Sean Goode, executive director of restorative justice nonprofit Choose 180, will be the featured storyteller during the fourth annual tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — Inspiring a Beloved Community in Song, Spoken Word and Dance — at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Edmonds Center for the Arts. With a theme this…

Lynnwood-based Project Girl on a mission to mentor young women of color

According to the Education Trust, “Black girls face some of the greatest barriers to educational opportunities because of racial and gender biases embedded within school discipline policies, dress code and codes of conduct that target their cultural identity.” Lynnwood-based Project Girl Mentoring Program (PGMP) is committed to addressing that bias. Since 2012, the organization has made…

Economic Alliance Snohomish County launches SnoCODE diversity, equity and inclusion initiative

Economic Alliance Snohomish County on Wednesday said it is launching a new diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative  in collaboration with regional partners and major employers. SnoCODE (Creating Opportunities Diversity Equity) is a partnership between EASC, Leadership Snohomish County, Snohomish County government, and non-profit and for-profit entities. “EASC has brought together a diverse group of partners…

Demonstrators demand accountability for woman who died in Lynnwood Jail

Demonstrators crowded into the Lynnwood City Hall council chambers Monday night demanding that the Lynnwood City Council address the recent death of Tirhas B. Tesfatsion, a Black woman who police say died by suicide earlier this month in the Lynnwood Jail. Holding signs and photos of Tesfatsion, dozens of family, friends and supporters refused to…

Verdant seeks consulting services for diversity, equity and inclusion

Stating a desire to build on its foundational work to ensure equitable access to grants and programs, the Verdant Health Commission on Wednesday released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant. Verdant said it is seeking responses from consulting firms, nonprofits, and other organizations with expertise in providing professional consulting…

Reminder: Juneteenth Festival of Freedom activities now through June 25

  The Juneteenth celebration in local Snohomish County communities includes a range of virtual and in-person activities from now through June 25. “We hope this will be an emerging tradition for our neighborhoods and communities throughout our county,” said Donnie Griffin, a member of the Juneteenth Committee of Community Organizations and founder of the Lift…

City of Lynnwood Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission accepting applications for open seat

The City of Lynnwood is seeking applicants for its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Commission. The advisory commission’s duties include providing advice and recommendations to the mayor and Lynnwood City Council in regard to the following: Achieving Lynnwood’s Community Vision in regard to being a ‘welcoming city’ and a ‘cohesive community that respects all’; Recommending…

Ijeoma Oluo to speak at YWCA Stand Against Racism event April 30

The YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish brings keynote speaker and New York Times best-selling author Ijeoma Oluo to its first digital Stand Against Racism event Friday, April 30. Held online, this year’s event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Stand Against Racism in Seattle, presented by YWCA’s People of Color Executive Council (POCEC) for more than a decade. Virtual…

Lift Every Voice Legacy honors local leaders during Women’s History month

Since 1987, the month of March has been dedicated to Women’s History and celebrates the contributions, culture and narratives of powerful and unsung women nationwide. During this month, three notable community members — Jacque Julien, Patricia (Pat) Valle and Justine Locke — were honored by the Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL), founded by Donnie Griffin of Edmonds. Griffin…