At the moment we’re listening to a panel discussion report back on the organizing they’ve been doing in areas surrounding Seattle and also at Standing Rock. Speakers have discussed how Standing Rock is not only a place of resistance but also a site where people educate one another on the battles indigenous people face. They have also emphasized the importance in recognizing the spirituality present a Standing Rock. One of the recent speakers informed us about her work in King County, trying to organize in areas where minorities deal with those affiliated with the KKK or other supremacist organizations and how these people have managed to gain power to oppress through high positions of power in these communities. Her organizing focuses on changing the dynamic of these local administrations and giving minorities intersectional spaces in which to find support when they do not have access to safety in numbers, the way they might in places like Seattle. We’ll see what other discussion topics come up as more speakers offer reports on their work!

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