Masks are now required universally in Washington state
All people in Washington state must wear a face covering in any indoor or outdoor public area. Children under two should not wear a face covering. People unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons are not required to. The mask may be removed to eat, drink, or communicate with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing. Disregard of the order may result in a misdemeanor charge, punishable by a fine of up to $100 and/or up to 90 days in county jail.
Free face coverings are available to all low-income Washingtonians
The Washington State Emergency Management Division has purchased 3.6 million cloth face coverings to be distributed to Washingtonians at or below 200% of the federal poverty level ($52,400 annual income for a family of four). Interested and eligible persons may pick up a cloth face covering at a local emergency management office.
Clinic Updates: What’s Open?
Schedule an appointment by calling/texting (206) 632-5500 or by emailing [email protected]
Try this local, delicious vegan Black-woman owned restaurant on Capitol Hill. Chef Makini has been hailed locally and by the New York Times. Available for in-restaurant dining at 50% of normal capacity, curbside pickup, and online ordering. Check out their website for more information here.
The U.S. celebrates this Independence Day amid nationwide protests and calls for systemic reforms. In this short film, five young descendants of Frederick Douglass read and respond to excerpts of his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” which asks all of us to consider America’s long history of denying equal rights to Black Americans.
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Images from Taking B(l)ack Pride (courtesy of the Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network). Follow the TWOC Solidarity Network on Facebook and Instagram and make a one-time or recurring donation to help support Two-Spirit, Trans Women & Trans Femmes of Color in WA state! #AllBlackLivesMatter #BlackTransLivesMatter #CelebrateBlackTransJoy #TakingBlackPride
@TheAppleGuyChelan, the son of migrant farmworkers, delivers low cost, locally sourced apples (and cherries) to individuals and mutual aid organizations. Visit his Facebook page for more info. #FoodIsAHumanRight
#TheFirstPrideWasARiot started by Black and Brown Trans Womxn! Among them was Marsha P. Johnson, who this mural at the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority commemorates. Read about Marsha P. and the Stonewall Riot here. #BlackTransWomenMatter
Seattle COVID-19 Resources: hub of community, city, county, state, and federal resources from food access to rent and utility assistance and support for independent artists. Some of these programs and services are available to everyone regardless of where you live.