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A Black Gig Worker’s Experience

Working Washington and gig workers representing Instacart, DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub, Uber Eats, Shipt, GoPuff, and Caviar held #AppBlackOut from July 24th through 26th. The action was to request gig workers and allies to log off of these apps for those days, as workers demanded these companies address policies and programs that can negatively impact BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) workers.

Aviona Rodriguez Brown, an AfroLatinx artist who supplements their income with gig work, spoke with KBCS about their racialized experiences while on the job as a gig worker.

Producers: Jesse Callahan and Yuko Kodama
Photo: Courtesy of Aviona Rodriguez Brown

Charleena Lyles Healing Ceremony

Seattle continues to grapple with the police killing of Charleena Lyles, the pregnant black woman gunned down after she reported a burglary to the Seattle Police Department.  On July 2nd 2017, a local nonprofit held a healing ceremony for the black community at Seattle’s Seward Park, and KBCS’s Casey Martin was there.

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Terrance Hayes: Social Justice For Black Lives

Poet, Terrance Hayes speaks at Bellevue College –Thursday, April 20, 2017

Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead (Penguin 2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. How To Be Drawn (Penguin 2015), his most recent  collection of poems, was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and received the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Poetry.

  • Terrance Hayes on Social Justice for Black Lives 11:30 am Carlson Theatre
  • Moderated Interview with Terrance Hayes 1:30 pm Carlson Theatre
  • Community Lecture with Terrance Hayes 5:00 pm Room N201