Awesome events to support minority-owned businesses, organizations, and communities.

By Lalaine Ignao
November 16, 2017

Nov 16 – 21: Social Justice Film Festival 2017

Educate yourself with the world’s current issues in society as The Social Justice Film Festival holds its sixth annual festival this year. Exhibiting a series of short and feature-length documentaries and narrative films, each feature will challenge you to think differently of the world around you, inspiring everyone to make a change. With a special focus on prisoner justice, this year’s festival will feature issues such as sustainability, oppression, racism and corruption.

9425 35th Ave NE Suite E, Seattle, Washington 98115. Various times & locations.

Nov 18 – 19: Native Art Mart – Holiday Arts, Crafts, Foods

Come out to Daybreak Star to support native artists and small businesses to get some holiday shopping done. All kinds of native art including framed art, jewelry, pottery, baskets, clothing and so much more will be available for purchase. Have lunch at the event and try traditional salmon baked meals and experience traditional native performances.

Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, Washington 98199. Free.

Raised Doughnuts

Photo courtesy of Alex Paek

Nov 18: Raised Doughnuts x U Village POP UP 

Support Raised Doughnuts, a new local business by attending their next pop-up at University Village! Near Warby Parker, you will not want to miss getting your hands on their seasonal flavors including caramel crunch bar, pumpkin spice fritters, mochi red bean and apple cider. Pop-up starts at 10am and will last until the last doughnut goes. Percentage of the sales will go towards Ronald McDonald House in Seattle.

University Village, 2623 NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105. 10am.


Nov 19: Brunch with Musang

Musang, a pop-up Filipino Brunch, at Bar Del Corso for a Filipino Hawaiian style brunch in celebration of Aaron Boi’s 30th birthday. Occurring every third Sunday of the month by Chef Melissa Miranda, Musang brings you another themed Filipino Brunch with drinks served by Elmer Dulla.

Bar Del Corso. 3057 Beacon Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144. 11:00am–3:00pm. $40.

Badwill Market

Nov 19: BadWill Market – The Giving Edition

BadWill gives back in its Giving Edition event at The Rhino Room. The market will feature a variety of products from vintage clothing, housewares, handmade jewelry and more from local vendors. A percentage of the vendor booths will get donated to FEEST Seattle and the event will also host a clothing and toy drive for Treehouse. The participating vendors have become encouraged to donate a percentage of their sales to their favorite non-profit organization.

The Rhino Room. 1535 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122. 12-5pm. 21+ free event.

Nov 19: Trans POC Taking Ovah

Celebrate trans life and experience a night of intimate performances in bringing awareness to trans artists in the Seattle community. Hosted by Jade Dynasty and J Mase III, all the proceeds will go to the artists to commemorate Trans Awareness Month.

Timbre Room. 1809 Minor Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101. 7-10pm. 21+ event, $10.