June 2018 Newsletter

 Graduation is here! Congratulations!


We know that going through college can be challenging for many reasons, so we would like to celebrate everyone who has made it through this year!

For folks graduating, the commencement ceremony will be held on June 19, 2018 at Safeco Field at 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Promising Future.”

On June 7th, NSC Graduation Fair and Party@ North star Dining room, from 2:30-3pm get your questions answered about the commencement at Safeco Field, and from 3-4:30pm party & grad fair in the campus courtyard. Pick up a cap and gown or stop by a graduation booth.  Enjoy the graduation ceremony and we hope you have a wonderful journey!

For the returning students, registrations for Summer AND Fall quarter are open! Register here!

Good luck with finals tabling


GenEQ will be tabling @ The Grove to wish you good luck with finals, sharing some resources and snacks! Stop by to check it out!

Tuesday June 5th 11-12pm

Thursday June 7th 11-1pm



Puppies on campus!

On Thursday, June 7th 12-1pm in partnership with College Dogs GenEq is bringing some furry friends to share the love helping the students to relieve stress from finals week and perhaps other situations in life. Sign up at our table in the Grove (June 5th) to have one-one time with the dogs.

Transitions for GenEQ (and other student programs) underway.

Dear North and GenEQ Community,

There are changes coming our way!  GenEQ is going through staffing reformulation in the coming months.  It is bittersweet to share this news.  As part of a larger college reorganization, GenEQ’s manager position is discontinued.

Despite the coming changes, GenEQ will continue to be a anchor program for North students, faculty and employees.  At this time, we would like to acknowledge the persistent efforts of North’s students, faculty, and staff who have supported and continue to support GenEQ (formerly the Women’s Center).   Your efforts make a difference for our campus community.  It takes community to build community.


2017-18 GenEQ Team

Welcome the new AVP of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion!

Join us in welcoming D’Andre Fisher for North Seattle College.

Mr. Fisher will be joining Dr.Valerie Hunt and Dr. Betsy Hasegawa as the District’s new AVP of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team.  GenEQ encourages the North community to support Mr. Fisher to effect positive changes for diversity, equity and inclusion at North and to lead campus restructures with cross-campus collaborations and integrity.


Community Events



Celebrate Pride

A beautiful, raw and compassionate memoir about identity, love, and understanding.

The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small-town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program or risk losing family, friends and the God he prayed to every day of his life.

By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman and Lucas Hedges.

Thursday, June 21

Google Campus- 601 N.34th street, Seattle WA
For tickets, please email: boyerasedtickets@gmail.com

Limited seating available

44th Annual Seattle Pride Parade

June 24 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM



Join the 44th annual Seattle Pride Parade, held at 11:00 AM, June 24 along 4th Avenue in Downtown Seattle.

The parade will last about 2.5 hours, ending at Second Avenue and Denny Way near Seattle Center

Trans Pride Seattle

June 22 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Trans Pride Seattle is an annual event organized by Gender Justice League in association with local organizations who support the Seattle-area trans and gender non-conforming community.

Trans Pride Seattle is open to everyone who believes that trans and gender diverse people deserve to live lives free from violence, discrimination, stigmatization, poverty, hatred, rejection, medical abuse and neglect, and mental pathologization. We encourage the participation of groups, organizations, and individuals in the trans and gender diverse community and those offering services directly to our community.


Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility

Central Library Downtown
Thurs June 28, 7 pm


“Robin DiAngelo is an academic, lecturer, and author working in the fields of critical discourse analysis and whiteness studies. She is a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington and formerly served as a tenured professor of multicultural education at Westfield State University. DiAngelo has been a consultant and trainer for more than twenty years on issues of racial and social justice, and her work has been cited in the New York Times, Colorlines, Salon, the Atlantic, and NPR.”

More info here!

Hopelink Employment Help Desk

Stop by and visit with a Hopelink Employment Specialist to discuss questions about your job search, resume or long term career goals.

No appointment necessary.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
@Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th Street
Shoreline WA 98155

FREE World Dance Party

Celebrate our diversity!
Dance, potluck and crafts. Learn about community resources.

6-9 p.m., Friday, June 15

Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle 98125
More info: (206) 364-7930

FREE CPR Training

10:30 a.m.-12:30p.m. Pediatric CPR
12:30-2:30 p.m. Adult CPR

Monday June 18  

North Seattle Family Resource Center
2611 N.E. 125th St., Suite 145, Seattle, 98125

Registration required: Sign up, call (206) 364-7930
An instructor from Medic II will be on site to train

Tail Feather, a boilesque ballet.  June 14-16, 2018 at 7:30pm

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A Boi-lesque Ballet Presented by Earth Pearl Collective

“Tail Feather,”
Created by Sadiqua Iman

World Premier June 14-16, 2018 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

More info here!

First, so much gratitude to the 140 of you who shared your hopes and ideas for Some of Us Are Brave: Black Feminist Organizing School. Thank you! Using your insight as a guiding light, we are launching the first School this August. We have assembled a dynamic team of brilliant, Black feminist organizers and thinkers who are co-creating the agenda and curriculum. It is happening, ya’ll! Below is important information about what the school is, when and where, who should attend, participant fee and deadlines. If you have additional questions, email blackfeministfuture@gmail.com.

What is Some Of Us Are Brave: Black Feminist Organizing School
To better equip our organizations and movements to build the power of people, we must build the capacity of movements by creating spaces for continuing education, consciousness building, and training of activists and leaders who are on the frontlines. We need more organizers and activists who are trained and refreshed and are leading with Black feminist liberatory frameworks, deepened gender justice analysis development and skills building practices to help advance our many social movements for liberatory change where Black women and girls are centered. Black Feminist Futures wants to help fill this gap in our movements by launching Some of Us Are Brave: Black Feminist Organizing School(BFOS)in August 2018.
The BFOS intends to teach and train Black organizers and activists in key concepts, terminology, ideologies, and skills to strengthen their Black feminist knowledge, theories, application, strategy development, individual leadership, and movement building.
During this 4 day/3 night intensive, Black feminist organizers can expect a thorough, deeply engaging, and challenging agenda and curriculum created and delivered by some of the foremost Black feminist organizers and thinkers in the US. The agenda will focus on the histories, ideologies, and frameworks of Black feminisms and support a deeper engagement with the creation and maintenance of systems power and oppression. There will also be opportunities for application and practice of concepts.
When: August 21- August 24, 2018
Where: Highlander Center
Who can attend:
This training is for those who identify as Black feminist organizers and activists. This means they must be a part of campaigns, projects, organizations, and/or broader movement and are using organizing as a primary strategy to build power and shift conditions. This school is open to those who might be newer to Black feminisms, and preference may be given to those who are looking to advance their knowledge and skill around Black feminist theories and practice.
This organizing school is for those who have the lived experience of being a Black woman or girl. The responses in the BFOS survey has led the Black Feminist Future team to make this decision. This is an expansive term and includes trans people, gender non conforming people, studs, bois, femmes, and non-trans/cis Black women. There will be future opportunities to include cis Black men in future schools. For the pilot year of the school, there will be space for 25 participants. In order to attend the Organizing School, all applicants must apply and will be selected by the Black Feminist Future Advisory Committee. If you are selected, we will require that all participants must be able to attend the BFOS for its entirety.
Deadline to apply is June 26th
How much is the BFOS?
The fee to attend the BFOS is $750.00 per applicant. At this time, Black Feminist Futures does not receive funding to be able to organize the BFOS at a fee cheaper than this. Your fee will include: lodging, food and snacks, curriculum and training from the BFOS team for 4 days/3 nights. You will also be responsible for your travel to and from the Highlander Center. At this time we can not provide scholarships. For those who are interested in fundraising, we are willing to provide information on how to fundraise to attend the BFOS.

If you have any additional questions, please email blackfeministfuture@gmail.com.

In The News

Pakistan passes landmark transgender rights law

Stacey Abrams becomes first black female nominee for governor

May 7th Action in Seattle Shuts Down Chase Bank


Did you know?

Teaching tolerance was created in 1991 and it is a project the Southern Poverty Law Center. It offers free resources to educators – teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners- who work with children from kindergarten to high school. They aim to give support on social justice and anti-bias training to build a more inclusive society.

Here are a few links to check out:

Digital Literacy Videos

The Opioid Crisis

(In)Visible Identity


At the age of 18, artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was nearly killed in a bus accident. Althought she was never fully recovered, she spent two years healing and passed much of that time creating self-portraits. Today, Frida Kahlo is famous for her painting, particularly the self-portraits that illustrated her pride in her Mexican heritage and identity.Frida_english


May 2018 Newsletter

GenEQ HiringPart-time student positions available for the 2018-19 academic year.   Earn $15.45/hr at GenEQ planning campus events, staffing the Center, and providing resources to other students.  Applicants must be self-starters with a willingness to learn and a commitment to social justice and gender equity.

Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to the GenEQ Manager, chilan.ta@seattlecolleges.edu.  Share with us what makes you the ideal student to work at GenEQ!  Hint: Check out our website to learn more about what we do and to review detailed job descriptions.

Thanks y’all!!!

Last month GenEQ organized events related to anti-street harassment and the sexual harassment exhibit in the Art Department ACES Space!  We would like to thank everybody that showed up and supported our events, the faculty who have continually supported and the students who connect. We had a great discussion on the panel about sexual harassment and we will keep working on bringing awareness on these issues on campus!


GenEQ Events

As part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities, GenEQ and the GenderMenCanStopRape_wheredoyoustand1 and Women’s Studies Department are co-sponsoring the “Where Do You Stand?” bystander intervention messaging campaign to launch this month!

Keep an eye out for posters and banners around campus like this one.  GenEQ will host mxn’s and womxn’s listening circles for the campus community to engage further in the messaging campaign.  Listening circle schedule TBA.

GenEQ will be hosting a informational workshop on Collaboration Day, May 10th,  at 1pm – 1:50pm.  Join the workshop to learn more about this bystander intervention messaging campaign.


Other Campus Events

NICE: North International Cultural Event

Thu, May 24, 11am – 2pm
Celebrate cultures from around the world! In the Grove!
Mon, May 21, 12pm – 1pm


Film Festival featuring films about mental health and mental illness

Thu, May 17, 10am – 2pm
Various films shown throughout the day to raise awareness about mental health and mental illness!

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Library/TLC Spring 2018 Book Read
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Please save the date and join your colleagues for a sure-to-be lively discussion!

Tuesday, May 8th, 3:30-4:30pm

Thursday, May 10th, 1:00-1:50pm
(Fac Dev/Collaboration Day)

Wednesday, May 16th, 2:00-3:00pm
All sessions meet in LB 2236 (Library Seminar Room)

In Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America! author Barbara Ehrenreich explores poverty and social class in the United States and what she discovers remains relevant to this day.

“Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, the author decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job, any job could be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on six to seven dollars an hour? To find out, she left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered as a woefully inexperienced homemaker returning to the workforce. So began a grueling, hair raising, and darkly funny odyssey through the underside of working America.” — Goodreads

Library Guide: https://libguides.northseattle.edu/NickelandDimedS18

Spring Fest

May 31st 10am – 3pm

GenEQ will be tabling at this event! Stop by to say hi!



Join us for the first GenHERation Campus Connection Tour! During the spring, we are visiting more than 15 high school and college campuses across America to provide young women with the opportunity to meet female executives, participate in skill-building simulations, and learn about career opportunities with our partner companies.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is bringing the event to our campus!

Where: North Seattle College
When: May 30th 6-8pm @The Grove
Register here

Community Events

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Translations May 3-12
13th Seattle Transgender Film Festival

More info here


Queer Womb:

Kook Teflon started documenting and was involved in the SF queer scene since 1993 In 2006 she moved to Seattle in 2006 and blossomed beyond her belief. Curating and producing events that welcome the obscure artists and beyond.
Through zines , art, film and performance she documents the spirits and peers that create and express themselves against the grain within those basements and spaces. In this exhibit she will launch a new zine “Queer Womb” and a collection of 8 paintings all inspired by the album Drag King by Sister George.

From May 8 @ 5:00 pm to June 2 @ 5:00 pm

More events and info here


Women in the Trades

In the News

2nd newborn found in Indiana fire station’s baby box: ‘I was happy, ecstatic to hear the crying’

Border patrol violence: US paid $60m to cover claims against the agency

4 Things Men Are Really Doing When They ‘Play Devil’s Advocate’ Against Feminism

Did you Know?

The Gender Equity Resource Center, warmly referred to as GenEQ, is a campus leader that promotes social justice, responsible action and accountability. Our programs and services are focused on four main areas:

  • • Women
  • • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer+ (LGBTQ+)
  • • Men
  • • Low-income

Through our many programs and services we strive to:

  • • Promote equity, social justice and critical thought to create a campus free of violence and hate.
  • • Affirm all bodies, identities and backgrounds.
  • • Empower diverse expressions of masculinity, femininity and gender.
  • • Foster a community of progressive leaders.
  • • Be a portal to campus and community resources. GenEQ is under North Seattle College’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).

History/Herstory/Hxtory of the GenEQ Resource Center

GenEQ was first established as the Women’s Center at North Seattle College during the third-wave Women’s Movement in the 1970s. Over the course of four decades, the Women’s Center has grown through a variety of staffing arrangements. Its current arrangement includes a team of students and one full-time staff member.

Since the 1970s, the Women’s Center’s work has expanded to serve the needs of North Seattle College students and the surrounding community. The 1980s bolstered significant support to women re-entering the workforce and seeking educational opportunities at North.

From the 1990s and into the 2000s, the Women’s Center played an integral part promoting North’s mission by offering students a variety of support services and leadership opportunities, while continuing to engage women in STEM fields, apprenticeship programs, and higher education in general.

Throughout the decades, as the dialogue around educational opportunity and gender equity has changed, the Women’s Center’s has continued to provide consistent programs and services to the college.

The Women’s Center was formally renamed the Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEQ) in summer 2016. The GenEQ Resource Center serves all students. The focus and scope of our work continues to center around gender, sexual orientation, social justice and their intersections.

In addition to providing robust sexual assault and domestic violence resources, with the name change our programming grows to include resource referrals for LGBTQ students and male-identified students.

GenEQ continues to promote the mission of North through our campus diversity and community building events. In our programs and collaborations, we strive to promote gender and racial justice at North Seattle College.



April Newsletter 2018

Welcome to Spring Quarter!

April marks the beginning of Spring Quarter, and… 

GenEQ’s focus this month is on sexual harassment, assault, and violence awareness prevention.  What is it?  What does it look like when it happens?  What can we do?  How can we heal?

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

GenEQ Events

April 18:  Green Your Period! in the Grove with GenEQ for Earth Day

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Say What?! Sexual Assault and Harassment Awareness Programming

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April 23 – 27:  GenEQ is hosting an art installation in the ACES space (just north of the Art Gallery) entitled, “HEAR it.  SEE it.  FEEL it.  Inside Sexual Harassment: a closer look.” More details forthcoming!

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April 24, 25, and 26:  GenEQ tabling in the Grove for International Anti-Street Harassment Week. The last week of April, GenEQ is sponsoring a messaging campaign where silhouettes and cut outs will be placed around campus with facts, stats, and stories about street harassment prevention.  During this series of tabling, GenEQ and Student Leadership are teaming up to bring Denim Day to North!



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Other Campus Events

Donation for the Food Pantry

The Student Leadership is collecting donations of food for the college Food Pantry. The donation bins are located at Student Leadership Office, Bookstore, Grove and by the Advising Center.

Free Text Book Event

April 10th-12th @Grove From 10am to 2pm
Sponsored by Student Leadership

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Luis Ortega and Storytellers for Change
Monday April 9, 2018 at 2pm
Old Cafeteria – North Seattle College
Join TEDx speaker Luis Ortega from Storytellers for Change and learn about the power of storytelling to encourage radical empathy and create positive social change. His presentation will highlight why each one of us has the power to make a difference with our personal narratives to promote compassion, inclusion, servant-leadership, social justice, and resilience. 
“Luis is a talent, a joy and force for good in the world. His story and message are a call to action to rethink how we talk and think about empathy.” — Joe Fenbert, Association of Washington Student Leaders
This workshop is open to all members of the campus community. Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend but seating is limited and RSVPs are strongly encouraged.
Presented by Diversity and Inclusion Council for Equity (DICE), Student Leadership, and Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS)

Earth Week

April 16th -20th
Keep an eye for events around our campus to celebrate Earth Day!

Denim Day, April 25, 11am – 1pm @the Grove

Co-sponsored by Student Leadership & GenEQ

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NED Talks: “Blindness is the light of my life” by Itto Outini
April 26th 12pm @CC1161


Community EventsartGallery

This group show, co-curated by Seattle Print Arts, features traditional and non-traditional print art inspired by today’s most relevant issues. Pressure Points aims to examine our shifting socio-political climate, as well as how cultural, economic, and technological changes impact these issues.

Gallery Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Evening Hours:
5-7 PM, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
admission is free

The M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery is located at the north end of Seattle Central’s Atrium Cafeteria, main campus building on Broadway and Pine.
The M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery is funded by Seattle Central’s Associated Student Council. For more information, visit online at www.seattlecentral.edu/artgallery

Are you concerned that someone you care about is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship? Do you ever witness interactions between couples that make you feel uncomfortable but you’re not sure how to respond? Have you ever asked: “Why do they stay?”or thought: “I would never stay with someone who hurt me?”

Join us for a conversation on the complexities of domestic violence and how we can better support survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence.

The New Beginnings Courageous Conversations were created to give our community a safe place to learn about domestic violence and ways that everyone can help end the cycle of abuse. All events are FREE and open to the public.

Click below to register for the next Courageous Conversation: Why Do They Stay?, on Monday, April 16, 2018. For a full list of events, visit our website at http://www.newbegin.org/courageous
Monday, April 16, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM PDT

Greenwood Square
8420 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103


A imagem pode conter: 1 pessoa, sorrindo, atividades ao ar livre

“EMBRACE is a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image. The project has been supported by nearly 9000 Kickstarter pledgers who responded to a fundraising trailer I released in 2014, which has now had over 25 million internet views.

The inspiration for EMBRACE came about after I posted an unconventional before-and-after image on the internet in 2013 that sparked an international media frenzy. The image, which embraces body diversity, was seen by over 100 million people worldwide and led to hundreds of interviews and articles. But I soon realized how restrictive 4-minute TV interviews, 800 word articles and 140 characters on Twitter can be. This issue needed a louder voice on a bigger platform, so the idea of creating the documentary EMBRACE was born.” – Embrace Director Taryn Brumfitt

Embrace is told from the point of view of Taryn as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable and effervescent style, Taryn bares all (literally) to explore the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions.

After 24 months of travelling, interviewing, production and post production Taryn and the Embrace team have created a film that is relevant, relatable, highly engaging – but above all life changing.

Embrace had its world premiere at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, where it made it into the festival directors’ top 5 picks and was nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Best Documentary.

Where: Shoreline Center Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline (Washington) 98155

When: April 29th from 3pm-7pm

Register here!


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North American Exhibit Premiere!

The exhibition “Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank” shows the story of Anne Frank from her birth in 1929 up to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Each exhibition panel also contains images and texts about the world around Anne Frank: the rise of Hitler, the persecution of the Jews and the Second World War.

One-third of the exhibition is dedicated to stories of young people today. Through film, images, and text, visitors get to know how they see themselves, but also how strangers respond to them, demonstrating the role of prejudice today and how this can lead to exclusion and discrimination.

The exhibition has several objects on display, among them: a replica of the diary of Anne Frank and a scale model of the hiding place.

Where: Holocaust Center for Humanity
2045 Second Ave, Seattle 98121

When: 3/4/18 – 5/30/18: Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank
6/3/18 – 12/23/18: With My Own Eyes – The Holocaust Through Stories of Local SurvivorsSunday, April 14, 2018: Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration. Reservations Required. View the exhibit and hear from survivors in this special program. More information and to reserve tickets: https://holocaustcenterseattle.org/events/368-yom-hashoah-holocaust-remembrance-day-commemoration

More information here!


Four Alaska native women fight to save Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered language spoken by less than 40 remaining fluent elders. Traveling to remote Afognak Island to start teaching kids Alutiiq, they find joy and hope in the revitalization of their cultural heritage.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 (2:00PM – 4:00PM)
39917 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE
Auburn WA 98092
Monday, April 30, 2018 (7:00PM – 8:30PM)
Federal Way
34200 1st Way South
Federal Way WA 98003.

The Black Panthers–Vanguard of the Revolution by Stanley Nelson: A Documentary Screening and Discussion

April 29th – 6:00-8:00pm
Renton Highlands
2801 NE 10th Street
Renton WA 98056
Post-screening discussion focusing on the 50th anniversary of the Seattle Chapter (formed in April 1968) facilitated by Delbert Richardson, founder of the National Educational Association 2017 Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award-winning American History Traveling Museum, The Unspoken Truths.



WED MAR 21 – MON AUG 13 2018




This 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat is on view for the first time on the West Coast. A grand example of Basquiat’s expressive and charged style, the loan of this painting gives us the opportunity to consider the friendship between Basquiat, who was 21 years old when he painted it, and Andy Warhol, one of the pivotal figures of pop art.

Basquiat’s work centers on Black culture in America, past and present. Stylistically, his paintings have a gestural quality reminiscent of scrapbook entries and graffiti, often combining image and text. They are witness to the artist’s process, with revisions, redactions, and erasures remaining vital elements in each finished work. Basquiat expresses this sense of flux and change in this electric painting. It is an image in a constant state of becoming. The dramatically rendered skull is fiercely alive—talking, singing, or screaming. Asked about his work in a 1983 conversation with Henry Geldzahler for Interview Magazine(published by Andy Warhol), Basquiat noted that his subjects are “royalty, heroism and the street.”

With family ties to Haiti and Puerto Rico, Basquiat grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in the 1960s and ‘70s. His restless search for expression began with an early and sustained interest in drawing. As a teenager, he joined a drama group on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and in 1979 he was a founding member of the noise music band that later became known as Gray. A few years earlier, Basquiat created an alter ego with the signature SAMO (an acronym for Same Old Shit), which he and his friend Al Diaz used in the slogans and aphorisms they spray painted on trains and buildings in Lower Manhattan. Focused on witty statements rather than graphic embellishment, the tags positioned the authors critically in relationship to mainstream art and culture and attracted a devoted following.

The Brooklyn artist’s meteoric rise as a new voice occurred between 1980 and 1982 and dovetailed with the underground club scene in Lower Manhattan. Between 1982 and 1983, Basquiat and Andy Warhol became more deeply acquainted and developed a close working relationship, including painting each other’s portraits and collaborating on work. The fleeting nature of celebrity was a common interest, although they articulated their views in radically different ways. In memory of their shared time, Basquiat’s Untitled is presented here opposite Andy Warhol’s Double Elvis.

Basquiat—Untitled and accompanying programs have been made possible by the collector Yusaku Maezawa. This painting is currently on a world tour and will eventually be housed in a museum that the owner is creating in his hometown of Chiba, Japan.

Image: Untitled, 1982, Jean-Michel Basquiat, American, 1960–1988, acrylic, spray paint, and oilstick on canvas, 72 1/8 x 68 1/8 in., Yusaku Maezawa Collection, © 2018 The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / ARS.

Sat, 4/28 from 10a-4p
@ Seattle World School
It’s our favorite time of the year: Girlvolution! Save the date for our annual youth-led, social justice conference. Learn from the young folks in our Activistas Employment Program as they present their 1-hr long social justice workshops.
In the past, topics have ranged from the misrepresentation of Asian womxn to ableism in the entertainment industry.
This is a day full of young brilliance, self care, radical learning, intergenerational community, and transformation. Don’t miss it.

In The News

‘We are taking action’: At Seattle’s March For Our Lives, thousands demand stricter gun laws

Can Schools Discipline Students for Protesting?

5 Benefits of Starting Out at a Community College

The Citizenship Question on the Census

In Spain, Women Launch Nationwide Feminist Strike Protesting “Alliance of Patriarchy & Capitalism”

Did You Know?

Do I have First Amendment rights in school?

Yes. You do not lose your right to free speech just by walking into school. You have the right to speak out, hand out flyers and petitions, and wear expressive clothing in school — as long as you don’t disrupt the functioning of the school or violate the school’s content-neutral policies.

What counts as “disruptive” will vary by context, but a school disagreeing with your position or thinking your speech is controversial or in “bad taste” is not enough to qualify. Courts have upheld students’ rights to wear things like an anti-war armband, an armband opposing the right to get an abortion, and a shirt supporting the LGBT community. And “content-neutral policies” means rules that have nothing to do with the message you’re expressing, like dress codes. So, for example, a school can prohibit you from wearing hats — because that rule is not based on what the hats say — but it can’t prohibit you from wearing only pink pussycat hats or pro-NRA hats.

Yes. Because the law in most places requires students to go to school, schools can discipline you for missing class. But what they can’t do is discipline you more harshly because of the political nature of or the message behind your action.

The exact punishment you could face will vary by your state, school district, and school. Find out more by reading the policies of your school and school district. If you’re planning to miss a class or two, look at the policy for unexcused absences. If you’re considering missing several days, read about truancy. And either way, take a look at the policy for suspensions. In some states and districts, suspension is not an available punishment for unexcused absences. And nationwide, if you are facing a suspension of 10 days or more, you have a right to a formal process and can be represented by a lawyer. Some states and school districts require a formal process for fewer days, too. Also, you should be given the same right to make up work just as any other student who missed classes.

*Extracted from ACLU Know your students right

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March Newsletter 2018

March is Women’s History Month!

The History of Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month in the United States grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. Presentations were given at dozens of schools, hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa.

In 1980, the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) was founded in Santa Rosa, California by Molly Murphy MacGregor, Mary Ruthsdotter, Maria Cuevas, Paula Hammett and Bette Morgan to broadcast women’s historical achievements.  The NWHP started by leading a coalition that successfully lobbied Congress to designate March as National Women’s History Month.

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. Six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.

GenEQ Events


metoo with handsThursday  3/01

#MeToo Roundtable Discussion, co-sponsored with Student Leadership and Office of Diversity & Inclusion

@Grove Seminar Room, 11:30am – 12:30pm

She's Beaultiful When She's Angry


Thursday  03/01

NSC Film Series: Women’s History Month “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”

@Grove Seminar Room, 12:30pm – 2:00pm




intLwomensdayTh 03/08  International Women’s Day @Grove 12pm – 2pm







Other Campus Events

Rent smart workshop on March 6th from 2pm to 4pm @NSC Library

Still time to apply to participate of the Student of Color Conference


WHEN: 10:00am Thu April 12 – 4:00pm Sat April 14 (incl. transportation)

WHERE: Yakima Convention Center, 10 N 8th St, Yakima, WA

PRICE: Free for students. If accepted, hotel, registration fee, transportation in vans, and most meals will be covered by North Seattle College. Spots are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students are eligible if they submit an application by the deadline, have a 2.0 GPA, and are enrolled for 5 credits at North Seattle College during spring quarter. Special cases will be considered.

Contact: julius.rodriguez@seattlecolleges.edu, call 206-934-3650, or stop by office CC1446D



North Seattle College Veterans Services office and Student Leadership & Multicultural Programs, in conjunction with Seattle University, is proud to bring Ernesto Rodriguez, US Army Veteran and Veteran Activist, to campus March 6th.  Mr. Rodriguez will be sharing a chapter of his life with suicide; his cross-country mission; and his reflections.

All are welcome to attend, March 6th, 12-2pm, in the Old Cafeteria – College Center Building. Feel free to invite a friend or family member!

Mr. Rodriguez will also appear at Seattle University on March 7th and will be hosting a small hike in Discovery Park on Monday, March 5th, please see the flyers for more information.

Fred Korematsu

The NSC Library is pleased to host the traveling exhibit, Fred T. Korematsu and the Pursuit of Justice, now on loan courtesy of the Law Library of the Seattle University School of Law. See the exhibit in the North Seattle College Library until Thursday, March 15, 2018. The Korematsu exhibit will be followed by Ancestry is Not a Crime: A Tribute to Gordon Hirabayashi, April 30-May 31, 2018. Both travelling exhibits provide an opportunity to learn about Japanese American removal and incarceration legal cases from World War II, and reflect on their impact in this country today.

Fred Korematsu was a 22-year-old welder in Oakland, California, in 1942 when General DeWitt issued Civilian Exclusion Order No. 34.  Mr. Korematsu’s refusal to comply with the WWII evacuation order led to his arrest on May 30, 1942. His fight against the mass removal of Japanese Americans resulted in one of the most infamous cases in Supreme Court history.    Forty years later, in the early 1980s, Mr. Korematsu reopened his case and had his conviction cleared on proof that the government suppressed, altered, and destroyed material evidence before the wartime Supreme Court.  Through photographs, archival documents, and quotes, the Fred T. Korematsu and the Pursuit of Justice exhibit tells Mr. Korematsu’s story and explores the continued relevance of his fight for justice. Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story, a three-minute documentary film about Mr. Korematsu is available here: https://vimeo.com/25991011 .

The exhibits draw on archival material from many institutions, including the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, the National Archives, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry, the Densho Digital Archive, and the University of Washington Special Collections, as well as photographs and other content from the Korematsu and Hirabayashi families.

Thanks to: the Law Library of the Seattle University School of Law; and the North Seattle College Day of Remembrance Committee, led by North faculty, Lydia Minatoya and Paul Kurose.

Community Events


Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.


More info click here


The 2nd annual Women’s Leadership Conference is designed to showcase the possibilities when women succeed in nontraditional careers. This year’s theme,“Find Your Voice” is an opportunity for both women and men to join together to encourage women find success in their career, recruitment of other women, leadership, self-advocacy, mentorship and more!


Opening Keynote Dr. Rita Cameron Wedding:
“Implicit Bias, Gender and Social Justice”
Closing Keynote: Jen Mueller, Respected Sports Broadcaster:
“Influential Conversations”
Celebrity Tracey Conway emcees the event!
  • Self Defense
  • Recruitment
  • How to be your own advocate
  • Mentorship and Safety
  • Financial Health and 
    March 8, 2018  (International Women’s Day) 8am to 5:30pm
Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, Washington
Registration: Early Bird Special $95 (ends January 31st!!)
 $125 After January 31, 2018 
Includes Light breakfast, lunch and networking reception with appetizers and refreshments andComplimentary copy of Jen Mueller’s book “Influential Conversationalist”
        Reduced Rate of $25 for Students
            (Apprentices, Community, & Technical Colleges) 
Scholarships available for K12 Students

timthumbWashington Women in Need (WWIN) is a nonprofit organization that provides education and health care grants to low-income women in Washington State to help them improve their lives.
WWIN makes grants to determined women who are looking to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities for generations to come. This spring, we will make a number of Education Grants to women from across Washington. Grantees will receive up to $5,000 over a one-year period, which can be used for tuition and required books at approved Washington State Colleges and Universities.

Applicants must meet WWIN’s eligibility criteria to be considered. WWIN has recently reviewed our eligibility guidelines and has adjusted our income eligibility to include more of Washington’s low-income women. We encourage you to review these updated guidelines and share this grant with women in your network.
Prospective applicants should visit the WWIN website for additional information and to submit an application. The application will open March 1st – 31st 2018.  If you have any questions, email programs@wwin.org!


Women in Advocacy and Politics Workshop Seattle March 17th

8am to 11:50 am

Advocacy 101 is a course that gives an overview of policymaking at the state legislative and municipal levels of government. The course illustrates basic forms of advocacy as well how to effectively communicate with elected officials and policymakers. The companion course Fundraising for Advocates gives instruction on essential fundraising skills needed for advocates.

Fundraising for Advocates is a companion course to our Advocacy 101 course. This course gives instruction on fundraising for advocacy organizations, issue campaigns, and non-profit service organizations. The course curriculum covers fundraising best practices, donor identification and cultivation, grant research, and grant writing.

Political Organizing

12pm Lunch & Networking

1pm to 5pm

Exploring Careers in Politics explores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector.

Campaign Strategy 101 teaches one how to think “politically” and navigate the political landscape whether running for office, planning for a career in politics or working in advocacy. This course curriculum covers creating and implementing effective political strategies for candidate and issue campaigns at all levels.

Campaign Finance 101 is a course for candidates and fundraising staff covers creating a campaign finance plan, setting fundraising goals, donor identification/cultivation/solicitation, campaign finance regulations and hiring fundraising staff.

More info and tickets here.


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Free event on March 10 for all girls to try the sport of ice hockey with WWFHA — at Highland Ice Arena in Shoreline! No experience or equipment needed! Register early as space fills quickly!

Local: Western Washington Female Hockey Association

PO Box 77687, Seattle 98177
More info here.

NSC E-Learning’s Accessibility and Technology Update

In support of North’s ongoing equity efforts and to help our college meet local, state and federal policies and laws in regards to accessible material for all students, E-Learning is introducing ALLY to all Canvas courses, starting March 15.  

What is ALLY?

Ally is an accessibility tool that integrates seamlessly into Canvas to help faculty and staff create and fix inaccessible documents and images. Ally also allows students to download more accessible versions of documents, on demand, 24 hours a day.

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Big thanks to everybody that stopped by to support us at the GenEQ open house last month!  It was a success and many students learned about the resources GenEQ offers!  If you would like to volunteer with us or just stop by to say hello, our office is located at the 2nd floor of the College Center (CC) Building, in the advising center area.

February Newsletter 2018

GenEQ Events

OPEN HOUSE – Tuesday, 2/6 from 11am – 1pm.


Come by to learn about our program and get all your questions answered.

In addition to our amazing resources and free snacks and giv

eaways, this year, GenEQ is hosting a CLOTHING EXTRAVAGANZA at our Open House!  Did we say, Free to students?!







FEBRUARY is Black History Month


GenEQ is hosting the first film of the Black History Month Movie Series!  On Tuesday, February 6th   after GenEQ’s Open House, check out the screening of:  T’aint Nobody’s Bizness:  Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s.

Location:  TBD



Can’t make this film?  Student Leadership’s Event’s Board is organizing film showings every Tuesday in February between 12pm and 2pm. Check with Student Leadership for the detailed schedule and locations.

Other Campus Events


Feb 1st @ 2pm in Stage One Theatre Dialogues on Diversity: The Movement

Hosted by Student Leadership


Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle is a visual chronicle which highlights many of the political, social and cultural markers of the roughly 50 years since passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This theatrical production features EMMY Award winning actor Ron Jones. Jones plays multiple characters and takes the audience on a journey through the ever-changing face of the African American experience.


WHEN: 10:00am Thu April 12 – 4:00pm Sat April 14 (incl. transportation)

WHERE: Yakima Convention Center, 10 N 8th St, Yakima, WA

PRICE: Free for students. If accepted, hotel, registration fee, transportation in vans, and most meals will be covered by North Seattle College. Spots are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students are eligible if they submit an application by the deadline, have a 2.0 GPA, and are enrolled for 5 credits at North Seattle College during spring quarter. Special cases will be considered.

Contact: julius.rodriguez@seattlecolleges.edu, call 206-934-3650, or stop by office CC1446D

Over 900 students from all over Washington State attend SOCC!
This 3-day event has been happening since 1990 and is a great opportunity for all students to learn about diversity, experience an affirming environment, and explore their own and others’ identities. You will improve your skills for navigating college, employment, activism, self-care, and more. The conference consists of workshops, keynote speeches, networking, and fun activities, e.g. dance, game room, open mic. SOCC welcomes students of all ages, religions, sexual orientations, citizenship status, dis/abilities, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, political beliefs, etc.
SOCC provides a positive environment for meeting role models and students from other colleges in WA State, discovering resources, boosting your confidence, and having fun! White allies are welcome and get a chance to learn about white identity and privilege. The goal of the conference is to support all students to become more active participants in your own lives.
Space is limited, so apply today!

Check out last year’s program: http://www.mssdc.com/pdf/SOCC-program-2017-2.pdf
Watch these short videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcPMBRwQXBg ; www.youtube.com/watch?v=duFVZ3xWUho

The North Seattle College Library welcomes children and adults to our new FREE program, North Star Story Time

  • Join us in our family-friendly study room, Tuesday, February 13th, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in room 3625, 3rd floor.
  • Registration is not required, but parents/caregivers are asked to sign in and list their child’s age (no name).
  • North Star Story Time is every second Tuesday of the month during except summer quarter.


Would you like to sign up to read a story? Presently, we need one additional reader for March and additional readers for April – December. Please note: there is no story time during summer. North Seattle College Staff and Faculty are invited to sign up here:



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The Winter 2018 Quarterly District-wide Book Read, sponsored by the NSC Library and TLC, is “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” by Daily Show host, Trevor Noah.

Book Availability: Funding from District Faculty Development, DICE, and AFT Seattle has provided free books (while they last) for faculty and staff who participate in discussion sessions, to reflect on the learning from the book and how the themes apply to our campus communities.

  • Faculty and staff may sign up for a discussion session and pick up books at the Research Help Desk in the Library.
  • Students and other participants can borrow available copies on course reserve at the Library Circulation Desk.
  • Faculty are encouraged to use the book in their classes, perhaps including participation in the discussions as extra credit.

“Born A Crime” Book Discussion Schedule:
(All sessions meet in the Library Seminar Room, LB 2236B)

  • Thursday, February 8, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (NOTE: this session is part of Faculty Development/TLC Collaboration Day)
  • Tuesday, February 13, 12:30 – 2:00pm
  • Thursday, February 22, 4:30am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Discussion Online Sign-up.  If you have your own book or are using a reserve copy, please be sure to remember to sign up online.

FULL URL https://tinyurl.com/winter18read 

NORTH STUDENTS!  Let your voice be heard!

Diversity and Inclusion Council for Equity (DICE), a campus-wide policy and program influencing body, composed of NSC employees and students.  We meet quarterly and want to hear from you!  Join us to share your concerns, questions, suggestions, or kudos!  5 minutes per student.

  • Who:  YOU, NSC Students
  • What:  DICE Student Open Comment Period
  • When:  Thursday, February 22, 10:40am – 11am
  • Where:  President’s Boardroom
  • (2nd Floor, College Center BLDG, Office of the President)

Questions?  Email chilan.ta@seattlecolleges.edu or call 206-934-4606.

Community Events


When: February 1st 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: 1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle 98144

Storytelling is an ancient human technology meant to encapsulate information and build connections. We are all capable of sharing our stories and more importantly, to witnessing and hearing each other with openness and compassion.

Many of us set out with the very best of intentions but are not always able to discern how best to implement our ideals. This course will allow participants hands-on practice using the fundamentals of storytelling: intentions vs. impact, inciting action, deep listening, facing challenges, and resolution; to bring about measurable and meaningful change in their lives and at their organizations.

How can we strategically explore and dismantle problematic racial structures in our organizations using our own personal stories?

During this training, facilitators will guide participants in the following:

+ Exploring institutional narratives and the structures.
+ Practicing deep listening, especially with regards to the language of power & privilege.
+ Role-play for navigating difficult conversations.

Join us in this training to explore how storytelling can be used to develop concrete strategies to help individuals and organizations actively engaged in anti-racist work.

Register at the link below:

GSBA Young Professionals with Pride

Are you looking for ways to get involved in the community and to expand your professional and social networks?

Young Professionals with Pride (YPP) events are an excellent way to meet civic and community leaders, build relationships with other LGBT and allied professionals (21-39), and to take advantage of opportunities to increase personal and professional networks through social, educational, and philanthropic activities. YPP is open to all industries, from tech to corporate to the nonprofit sector, all are welcome! A priority of YPP, is to be inclusive of everyone’s professional experiences and to build bridges between all identities of the LGBTQ and Allied communities.

This month, we’re introducing you to Seattle’s newest queer entertainment company, A Sensible Theatre Co., and DJ MIXX America.

When: February 6th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Hard Rock Cafe Seattle 116 Pike St, Seattle 98101

“As we were walking through Capitol Hill, I realized, ‘I can do this. I can be here. I can work here and make a difference.’ I want to follow the example of all these incredible leaders we are meeting and become an agent of change.” -Yaneth Mora Lopez, PLEN Alumna

Launch your policy career in Washington, DC at the PLEN Women and Congress seminar March 12-16, 2018. PLEN seminars give you the chance to discuss current policy issues, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch you career through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. During all seminars, you will network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with your peers from across the country.

From intern to Chief of Staff, policy associate to policy director, and staff assistant to Senator, learn about the paths that women before you have taken to become policy leaders working with Capitol Hill. You will hear from Washington’s top lobbyists, Capitol Hill staffers, advocates, and communications professionals who shape our country’s policy agenda on a daily basis.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spend your spring break in the nation’s capital!

Scholarships for PLEN seminars are available and accepted on a rolling basis. To learn more, go to http://plen.org/scholarships.

In The News

A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office

#ShePersisted to #MeToo: Women’s March marks year of resistance

Chelsea Manning files to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland

How these Washington state foster kids are beating the odds: Treehouse program helps teens graduate

The government shutdown is over but the immigration fight has just begun

HHS Announces New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

What are you watching when you watch the Super Bowl?

Did you know?

(This month GenEQ is highlighting awesome amenities at our college that are often overlooked)

The Mamava Lactation Station

fileA safe, private, secure space on the second floor of the HSSR building in the NW corner to  to support the women on are campus that need breastfeed or pump.

Family Friendly Study Room

The Library now has a designated child-friendly study room.  Group study room 3235 on the top floor is a family-friendly space that can be reserved online using the Reserve Group Study tool.  The intention is that students have a space on campus where they can bring their children with them when they study.  The room includes a kids’ table and chair, books, and toy blocks.  Questions: See Policies page for Children in the Library policy.

King County Public Health Nurse

All services are free and confidential:

  • Birth Control/ Family Planning
  • Your health, STDs, pregnancy
  • Finding a doctor or dentist
  • Getting on the WIC program
  • Counselling resources
  • Applying for medical insurance

Monday thru Friday 8:00am-1:00pm

Opportunity Center Building, 2nd floor
9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
Contact: (206) 934-7471

Looking for jobs?

The WorkSource at North Seattle campus offers workshops on building resumes, job search, preparing for interviews and more! Check out their calendar here.

“A Bit About Your Bits” event in Review!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by GenEQ’s tabling in the Grove this past week!  GenEQ partnered with Planned Parenthood and Cedar River Feminist Clinics to bring  you access to reproductive health information and resources!  Each day of the week we highlighted different topics:

  • Monday — Contraception
  • Tuesday — Women’s Reproductive Health
  • Wednesday — Menstration
  • Thursday — Transgender Reproductive Health
  • Friday — Men’s Reproductive Health


January Newsletter 2018

Welcome back!

Picture: Fernanda Jardim

We hope you all enjoyed the winter break and are ready for a New Year!  Some students are getting ready to graduate, others have just started a quarter at North Seattle College, and GenEQ is excited to support your journey!

GenEQ Events for Winter Quarter 2018

Mark your calendars!

01/23 GenEQ Outreach Tabling @Grove 11:30am – 1:30pm
01/29-02/02 A Bit About Your Bits @Grove 11:00 am – 2:00pm
02/6   GenEQ Annual Open House @Grove, 11:30am – 1:30pm
02/14 GenEQ Valentine’s Day Infograms @Grove 11:30am – 1:30pm
03/1   NSC Film Series: Women’s History Month.  Film TBD, @Grove Seminar Room, 11:30am – 1:30pm
03/8  International Women’s Day @Grove 12pm – 2pm


The GenEQ student team is incubating ideas, and we will announce them in our February newsletter!

GenEQ will be in the Grove to welcome you back on January 23rd @11:30m – 1:30pm

Stop by to say hello and learn about the resources that we offer on campus or upcoming events!

A Bit About Your Bits- A week of awareness about reproductive health @Grove 11am – 2pm

Geneq is bringing to our campus a week of awareness about reproductive health. Featuring representatives from Planned Parenthood and Cedar River clinics, we hope to provide clear information and convenient access to resources. Each day of the week will be focused on different topics:

MONDAY – Contraception

TUESDAY – Women’s Reproductive Health (Cedar River clinics)

WEDNESDAY – Menstruation

THURSDAY – Trans Health (Cedar River clinics)

FRIDAY – Men’s Reproductive Health

Other Campus Events

Winter Fest – January 10th 10am-2pm @The Grove

Art by Student Leadership Office

From Student Leadership:  “Come celebrate the cold weather with us Wed Jan 10, 10:00-2:00 in the courtyard and Grove. We will have a club fair, live music, hot chocolate bar, and a live ice sculpting demonstration.”


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Community Events

44th Annual Community Celebration of MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

When: Friday, January 12, 2018
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Doors open at 11 a.m.
Location: Mount Zion Baptist Church Directions/Parking

South Seattle College Art Gallery presents: Revealing today’s Northwest Coastal Peoples: Native Cultural Gatherings

For more event information: http://www.southseattle.edu/student-life/art-gallery/

When: November 13th – January 26th
Hours: 9am-3pm Monday-Thursday (subjected to change)
Location: Jerry Brockey Student Center, South Seattle College

L.E.E.F. Leaders in equity, environment & facilitation

Leaders in Environment, Equity, and Facilitation (LEEF) is about helping young people grow their voice, develop leadership skills in diverse communities, become adept urban environmental educators, and positively impact their communities as professional challenge course facilitators, naturalists and leaders. The LEEF program offers participants a combination of mentorship, paid work experience, outdoor opportunities, leadership training and professional development. Upon completion of the program, participants may continue their professional development through potential part time work at Camp Long and other community organizations while bringing these skills back to their communities.

See eligibility requirements and Apply here.

Sno-King Meaningful Movies

Following the Ninth
Saturday, January 13, 2018   7:00 PM

“Where words fail, music speaks.”  In his final symphony, Beethoven created an anthem of joy that embraces the transcendence of beauty over suffering.  At Tiananmen Square in 1989, students played the Ninth over loudspeakers.    In Chile, women sang the Ninth at torture prisons for men inside.  The Berlin Wall collapsed to the sound of Leonard Bernstein conducting Beethoven’s Ninth as an “Ode to Freedom.”

Admission free – public invited
Stay after the film for a musical celebration of Ode to Joy
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation
8109 224th St SW
Edmonds, WA 98026
1/2 mile W of Hwy 99, bus rts: 101, 115, Swift

Presented by
Peace and Justice Committee, Edmonds UU Congregation
Snohomish County Peace Action
Social Action Ministry, Shoreline UU Church
For more information visit www.meaningfulmovies.org

2018-19  American Indian Endowed Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The American Indian Endowed Scholarship helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to an in-state American Indian community pursue undergraduate and graduate studies.

More information here.

In The News

Poignant photographs chronicle the evolution of the American family

If Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama shows us anything, it’s that we desperately need change 

Hormonal birth control and cancer risk: How to sort it out

At the Supreme Court, the cake baker’s reasoning falls flat

CDC gets list of forbidden words: Fetus, transgender, diversity

Did you know?

13th Year Promise Scholarship For Ingraham High School seniors

The purpose of the 13th Year Promise Scholarship is to increase access to higher education for our community’s students, particularly those from underrepresented groups (e.g. students of color, low-income students, and first-generation college students). The scholarship is open to all graduates from Ingraham High School (beginning with the class of 2018), regardless of GPA, income or other factors. All participating students are guaranteed to have one year of in-state tuition covered through a combination of need-based financial aid and scholarship funds. Once enrolled as full-time students, participants can pursue the program that best fits their interests, including academic transfer degrees to prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university, a high-demand Bachelors of Applied Science degree, or professional/technical career training for a fast-track into the workforce. More information here.

Seattle Blues

Picture: KOMO News

Washington is a beautiful State, but winter  time here can be hard on some people. The day gets darker earlier, and the combination with cold and rain might let us feeling a little blue. Here are some tips to scare away that feeling:

  • Located on the 2nd floor the library offers “Happy Light” it supposed to improve energy, mood & sleep!
  • Meditation room @ED2724B 7am-7pm
  • Wellness Center offers drop in classes, and it is equipped with weights, workout machines and  a basketball course
  • Crisis helpline 1-800-272-8255
  • Counseling at NSC

Remember, if it is a life-threatening situation call 911.

Get involved at NSC!

Interested in making new friends or sharing hobbies and activities with others? Consider signing up for a club!
If you have questions about clubs or how to start your own, please contact the Student Club Coordinator, Janet Hoppe-Leonard (Advisor) (206) 934-3642, or Renee Infelise (Advisor) (206) 934-3648.

Black Student Union

Feminist Alliance


Human Rights Club

La Raza Unida


Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)


December Events Photo Journal





December Newsletter 2017

Winter is coming and so are the holidays celebrations. At a time when many people gather with friends and family, we want to acknowledge that it can be very difficult for those who are far away from home or when their families don’t give the support desired. In addition, with finals and the ending of Fall quarter, things can become overwhelming.  GenEQ wants to ensure our students are fully supported.  We will be offering goodies bags in the Grove on December 5th and 7th.

Remember, anyone can always stop by our office to say hello. We are located at College Center Building, on the 2nd floor in the Student Success Services area.

GenEQ hours will be limited over the winter break. Check the “Contact Us” tab for more information on which hours and how you can make an appointment.

We have updated out “Meet the Staff” section. Check it out!

Good Luck with Finals!

GenEQ will be in the Grove from 12pm to 2pm on December 5th and 7th

Come get free treats. We are offering goodie bags and wishing good luck to everyone with finals! Stop by to guarantee yours!

Many thanks!!!

We would like to thank everyone that supported GenEQ by attending our events this year or reading our newsletter, and especially our collaborators: Student Leadership, Phi Theta Kappa, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, La Raza Unida club, the Teaching & Learning Center and all faculty and staff that shared emails and encouraged students to attend.

In Fall Quarter, GenEQ realized events to raise awareness and visibility for LGBTQIA+ students and employees at National Coming Out Day and Transgender Day of Remembrance. As a continuation of the NSC Film Series, we screened two films, Viva La Causa and AWAKE: A Dream From Standing Rock, highlighting community organizing efforts and peaceful protests. GenEQ also hosted the Clothesline Project in the Grove as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

On the upcoming quarters, we will continue to bring more events to campus with the themes from this year and new ones too. If you have an idea and would like to share, we are eager to listen to them. Also, we welcome volunteers to help us on our events! Email genEQ@seattlecolleges.edu if you’d like to volunteer.

To faculty that would like us to collaborate with your class, please contact us now so we can start working on it.

Campus Events

Black Student Union (BSU) Informational Session, December 6th at 1pm in room C1353A.

Stop by to learn more about BSU and how to get involved!  Opportunities available for everyone from leadership positions to volunteering and more.


Community Events

Under the Rainbow: Storytelling for LGBTQ+ & Allies, December 11th 6:30-7:30pm, Edmonds Public Library650 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020

Hear stories, join the conversation, or just listen! No admission fee, free refreshments. Sponsored by the Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition.

In the News

Election night brings historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates

Second Judge Blocks Trump’s Transgender Ban in the Military

California Becomes First State To Legally Recognize A Third Gender

Trump Is Quietly Making It Even Harder To Report Sexual Harassment And Discrimination

Did you know?

On November 16th as part of the NSC film series, GenEQ screened the film “Awake: A Dream From the Standing Rock”, a documentary about the peaceful resistance of Native Americans against the U.S. government’s plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.  On the same day as the film screening, the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota, leaked approximately 210,000 gallons three miles away from Armherst, SD.  This is not the first of the pipeline’s leaks.  Part of the problem is TransCanada’s designation of the area in which the pipeline runs through South Dakota as “low consequence”.


Food insecurity is a common problem among  many households in the U.S. and that includes college students.  Research on North Seattle Campus shows that 46% students identified as not having enough to eat.  In order to make a positive impact and work to reduce this number, the Student Leadership has been working on the implementation of a Food Pantry on Campus.  It happened a few times this year as a “Pop-up” pantry.  GenEQ partnered with Student Leadership to make it happen one more time before the end of the quarter.  It took place in the North Star Dining room on November 30th.  The Food Pantry served a diverse group of students with offerings like cereal, instant noodles, canned soups, beans and chili, fresh fruit, and even free umbrellas!  Items were organized by color and symbols.  To increase accessibility, no ID were required for this pantry.

Ongoing Food Banks in the area, like the North Helpline and the U-District Food Bank, offer assistance to students with student IDs.

North Helpline
12736 33rd Av NE – Seattle, WA 98125

U-District Food Bank
5017 Roosevelt Way NE – Seattle, WA 98105

Get Involved

Would you like to get involved and make a difference in our community? Check out these opportunities:

Mary’s Place  – Mary’s place empower homeless women, children, and families to reclaim their lives by providing shelter, nourishment, resources, healing and hope in a safe community.

Lambert’s house  -Lambert House is a center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth that empowers youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.

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