Black Lives Matter! Invest in Communities Not Cops!

We live, work, organize, and create in the Chinatown-International District.  We have a message for the City, Mayor Jenny Durkan, and the Seattle Police Department:  We will not allow you to use us as a wedge to sow division between communities of color and discredit the labor and lived experience of Black people. We are … Continue reading Black Lives Matter! Invest in Communities Not Cops!

Stop the Sweeps! Housing Is a Human Right!

The CID Coalition strongly opposes all sweeps, which criminalize poverty, treat unhoused people with aggression and displacement instead of compassion and dignity, and escalate the spread of COVID-19. We know that the local government has millions of dollars earmarked to house people safely, and that they only needed a few more days to house many … Continue reading Stop the Sweeps! Housing Is a Human Right!

Tell City Council to Stop Disaster Gentrification in the CID!

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, on Monday, April 20th, Seattle City Council is considering temporary changes to the International Special Review District (ISRD) process — putting review of large development projects in the Chinatown-International District (CID) on hold for 60 days, since in-person public meetings (and thus public input) are not currently possible due … Continue reading Tell City Council to Stop Disaster Gentrification in the CID!

KODA Condominiums/Da-Li Development Receives Seattle’s First Artwashing Achievement Award

Seattle Artist Coalition for Equitable Development announced Thursday, August 1st, that KODA Condominiums/Da-Li Development is the recipient of its first ever Artwashing Achievement Award. In solidarity with ongoing anti-displacement efforts of the Chinatown International District (CID) Coalition/Humbows Not Hotels, Parisol // Pacific Rim Solidarity Network, Seattle Asians for Black Lives, the Historically Redlined Communities Coalition, … Continue reading KODA Condominiums/Da-Li Development Receives Seattle’s First Artwashing Achievement Award

Reportback from ISRD Meeting on proposed demo of Bush Garden

Tuesday’s International Special Review District (ISRD) Board meeting on the proposed demolition of the historic Bush Garden building for a 17-story luxury development was troubling to say the least. We wanted to share a few of our concerns and takeaways: Vibrant Cities & James Wong are clearly coordinating with other developers and supporters of speculative … Continue reading Reportback from ISRD Meeting on proposed demo of Bush Garden

Press Release: CID Coalition Supports I-1000

The Chinatown International District (CID) Coalition supports I-1000 – an initiative that will promote equal opportunity and shared success to everyone in Washington state through better wages, jobs, and affordable, quality higher education by amending a 1998 state ban on equal opportunity programs. It has come to our attention that a lobbying group representing a … Continue reading Press Release: CID Coalition Supports I-1000