We are horrified by the recent shootings in Atlanta, and disgusted by the long history of misogyny and exploitative racism they represent. And we refuse to allow this white supremacist violence to be used to expand policing in our neighborhood. Read our joint statement with the Massage Parlor Outreach Project (MPOP) below, and join us … Continue reading Solidarity with Massage Parlor Workers Means Ending Police Raids and Patrols in the CID
We were devastated when the Keiro nursing home at 16th & Yesler was closed and sold to a private developer last year, leaving elders without culturally competent care and many immigrant and women of color nurses without jobs. The loss of this valuable community asset — founded by the Japanese American community to care for … Continue reading Help Return Keiro to Community Control!
Last week, the ISRD Board voted to approve a major new development in the CID—with zero community engagement. They need to hear that community input and impact must be centered when they make decisions about our future. Thanks to your advocacy, Seattle City Council passed emergency legislation in April to protect the CID and other … Continue reading Tell the city to take a stand against disaster gentrification in the CID!
We're teaming up with The Seattle Public Library to offer a free youth workshop on safety, gentrification, and solidarity in the Chinatown-International District, next Saturday, 10/25, from 4-6pm. Know any high school aged youth who care about the CID and want to engage but don't know where to start? Tell them to join us for … Continue reading Congee and Community: Youth Toolkit for Shaping the Future of the CID
On August 8th, we hosted a virtual teach-in with Decriminalize Seattle on true safety in the Chinatown-International District beyond policing. We shared the history of the CID in the context of community safety and policing, discussed the plan to reinvest 50% of Seattle Police Department’s $400 million budget in civilian and community solutions to respond … Continue reading Envisioning True Safety in the CID: A Virtual Teach-In
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!
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!
Thanks for joining us at today's virtual History Café 'at' the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI!) If you'd like to dig a little deeper, donate to mutual aid, or help out in the COVID-19 response, here are some resources. Lend a helping hand: Stop the Sweeps – fund sanitation, shelter & stable housing to … Continue reading MOHAI History Café – May 2020 Resources
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!