Posts for February, 2017

A Bystander’s Guide to Standing up Against Islamophobic Harassment (and Other Types of Harassment, Too)

February 22nd, 2017

This post is not original to me but is especially well done.  It was written by a Paris-based  illustrator and filmmaker who goes by the handle Maeril on Tumblr .  She posted a short and helpful illustrated how-to guide for bystanders  who want to help someone being bullied in a public place.  I found it first in a […]

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Paid Family Leave Program for City of Seattle Employees

February 21st, 2017

On Friday, February 17, 2017,  Mayor Murray signed legislation assuring that no City employee will have to choose between taking care of a loved one or earning a paycheck. When a new child is born or adopted, City of Seattle employees will now have a minimum guaranteed twelve weeks of paid assistance, and when a […]

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Moving forward with the first Seattle Navigation Center

February 13th, 2017

Last week the Mayor announced that our first  Navigation Center will be housed in the International District in the Pearl Warren Building. I have heard some concerns about location, and I will say that nearly every neighborhood initially has concerns about the location of human service facilities.  That said, we have seen in Seattle over the past […]

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Connecting With the Library’s Daily Readers

February 2nd, 2017

The Seattle Public Libraries (SPL) offer a lifeline for people who are experiencing homelessness. Libraries offer community spaces to get warm, rest, access the internet, use the bathroom, and read without being disturbed. SPL has also worked hard to reduce barriers to using the library, like issuing library cards to people without a permanent address […]

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