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Election 2018 – Voices From The Bring Your Own Ballot Party in Seattle

El Centro De La Raza, in Seattle’s Beacon Hill, hosted “BYOB: Bring Your Own Ballot Party!” on October 27th, 2018; a special gathering to help voters. The event provided assistants and interpreters to answer questions about this year’s election ballot, and celebrated the act of voting with live music. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi spoke with several people at the event.

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Election 2018 – BYOB: Bring Your Own Ballot Party in Seattle

In an effort to help get out the vote, El Centro de la Raza in Seattle’s Beacon Hill, is hosting the BYOB: Bring Your Own Ballot Party!; an event on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, to help voters understand their ballots. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Miguel Maestas, El Centro De La Raza’s Housing and Economic Development Director, about the event.

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Food Carts

Late last year, Plaza Roberto Maestas opened 112 low income housing units in Beacon Hill, along with a new central plaza. Recently, food carts have also been added to the neighborhood. KBCS’s Jim Cantu spoke with food cart business owners and Miguel Maestas, the El Centro De La Raza Housing and Economic Development Director.

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Plaza Maestas

El Centro De La Raza provides social services on Seattle’s Beacon Hill. It started with the occupation of the vacant Beacon Hill School over forty years ago. This fall, El Centro completed the Plaza Roberto Maestas expansion, which added 112 low income housing units. KBCS Producer Jim Cantu spoke with El Centro Executive Director Estela Ortega about “Building the Beloved Community” on Beacon Hill.

Perspectives on our region’s Latino community

We celebrate our Latino community with the following series.

Episode 1 & 2: Interview with Activist and Co-founder of El Centro de la Raza, Estela Ortega speaks about the local power of our Latino community

Episode 3: Ese Teatro’s Founding Member and Artistic Director, Rose Cano speaks about what inspires her work in producing bilingual plays.

Episode 4 & 5: An Interview with Project Director of the De CAJon Project, Monica Rojas about the Afro Latino community and their influences on music.

producer: Yuko Kodama

photo: Andy Blackledge