In the wake of the horrific hate crimes in Atlanta this week, we wanted to draw your attention to API Chaya. Their Massage Parlor Outreach Project is coordinating a vigil to honor the lives lost on March 16th, and all those impacted by anti-Asian violence — stay tuned to their Facebook page for details.
Tech for Good Updates
- Local tech companies and leaders are speaking out against hate crimes against AAPI communities
- Amazon won’t sell books framing LGBTQ+ identities as mental illnesses
- Black Tech Nation Ventures is a new fund for Black entrepreneurs
- Facebook will label all posts discussing the COVID-19 vaccine with a pointer to official information
- Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls commits $25 million to fund organizations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls
- Remitly has provided over $150,000 in scholarships to students in the Philippines
- Starbucks is implementing tech for blind and low-vision customers to aid in-store navigation
Individual Actions & Distractions
- Support AAPI communities with suggestions from Stop AAPI Hate and love has no labels
- “Meet” who’s running for Seattle Mayor
- Give input on King County Metro transit service restoration; new murals in the U District; and the 15th AVE NE paving project
- Get trained on how to serve on a nonprofit board
- Learn what it takes to run for office in King County
- Understand how the mRNA vaccine works
- Make your own typeface based on your face
- Geekwire summed up arguments for and against the state capital gains tax currently being considered in the legislature.
- Mayor Durkan extended the eviction moratorium in Seattle
- Gov. Inslee ordered schools to offer in-person learning by April 19
- Former City Council President, Bruce Harrell, is running for mayor
- Expect lower speed limits on Aurora and other state-owned streets in Seattle
Meet the Team
sea.citi is excited to welcome three new board members!
Meet Janice Dearlove, Maria Karaivanova, and Anna Boone.