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Pride during a pandemic: LGBTQ+ community finds new ways to celebrate

Seattle Pride 2020

🏳️‍🌈 While it might not be the Pride Month that was expected, it may be the Pride Month that was needed. Learn how Seattle's LGBTQ+ community is celebrating Pride Month during these unprecedented times.

Pride & Pandemic

 

Herbold, Lewis discuss the CHOP, defunding SPD & more on Council Edition

CHOP and East Precinct Police Station

There's a whole slew of issues in front of the Seattle City Council, from the CHOP (the Capitol Hill Organized Protest), to defunding the Seattle Police Department, to new tax proposals on businesses and capital gains. Council Edition host Brian Callanan explores those topics and more with Councilmembers Lisa Herbold and Andrew Lewis.

Watch Here

 

That’s a wrap! Videographer Ralph Bevins retires after 20+ years at Seattle Channel

Ralph Bevins on the Art Zone with Nancy Guppy set

Ralph Bevins, a Seattle Channel videographer, is retiring Wednesday after 20 years with the channel. Ralph came to the Seattle Channel in 1999, where he has produced, photographed and/or edited magazine shows, feature stories, artist profiles, documentaries, specials, and city news and events. Join us in taking a look back at Ralph's award-winning career.

Ralph in Review

 

Paramount donation that saves lives

Blood drive at Paramount Theatre

"Typically the arts enrich our lives, but in this case [the arts] can literally save lives." Due to the pandemic, blood donations are down 70% in June. But the urgent need is still there, so Bloodworks Northwest is creating pop-up donor centers. The pop-up at Paramount Theatre's is by appointment Monday - Wednesday through July.

Saving Lives

 

AgeWise TV: A new program for seniors on Seattle Channel

AgeWise TV series

The Seattle Channel is proud to announce the new series AgeWise TV, a partnership between us, the Pike Market Senior Center, and Seattle Human Services Department and Aging and Disability Services. We'll bring learning and fitness opportunities directly to older adults' homes. AgeWise TV is scheduled to broadcast at 1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays on Seattle Channel. The debut episode includes yoga instruction, art project "Heart Maps," and documentary films on American soldiers' boots and people dealing with memory loss. 

Aging Wisely

 

In the Community: Conversations on pandemic, race & protest

Seattle community 2020 events

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., the Northwest African American Museum hosts It Takes a Village: From Pandemic to Protest, a Black-led discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic, examining the disease in the midst of the broader disease of racism.  

It Takes a Village

And on Thursday at 7 p.m., join a special “live” edition of Life on the Margins, where special guests Ijeoma Oluo and Dr. Julian Perez will speak about the challenges and opportunities for "We the People" in this turbulent time. The conversation will examine the public health racial disparities revealed by the coronavirus crisis. Plus, the talk will also examine race as the nation comes to grips with a pandemic of racism, America’s original sin.

Life on the Margins