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

By Lalaine Ignao
January 4, 2018

Jan 7 Youth Speaks Open Mic/Writing Circle January 7th

Get your creative thoughts flowing through the very first Youth Speaks Writing Circle/Open Mic of the year. King Cobb is a youth poet, lyricist and visual artist from the South Seattle area who aspires to create art from social injustice to all POC, immigrants and LGBTQIA within the community and in the world. Join him every first Sunday of the month for an opportunity to experience a writing circle and then stay for open mic. This monthly event is all ages and open to everyone.
The Station. 1600 South Roberto Maestas Festival Street, Seattle, Washington 98144. 5-8:30pm. Free.

Jan 8 Intro To Zouk (4-Week) Class Series, Bachata Basics Level 1 (4-Week) Class Series, Salsa Level 3 (4-Week) Class Series

Start your year off right by becoming more active and trying out a new hobby! Salsa Con Todo Studio is hosting a series of dance workshops where people can learn Brazilian Zouk, Bachata and Salsa from their very own talented instructors. Get into the beat and experience cultural dance from another country all in one night.
Salsa Con Todo Studio. 211 North 36th Street, Seattle, Washington 98103. 6:15-7:15pm, 7-8pm, 8:10-9:30pm.

Jan 10 Khalil Gibran Muhammad on Race and Capitalism

Educate yourself by attending Khalil Gibran Muhammad’s talk on “How Racial Criminalization Underwrote America’s New Deal” as a part of his year-long series on Capitalism and Comparative Racialization. Muhammad is a professor at Harvard University and teaches History, Race and Public Policy as well as the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. His studies touch upon and examine the intersections of race, democracy, inequality and criminal justice the modern United States history. This event is sponsored by the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality & Race (WISIR), Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
University of Washington, Kane Hall 210, 4069 Spokane Lane, Seattle, WA 98105. 7-8:30pm.

Jan 10 5 Course Family Style Puerto Rican Dinner

Experience a new ethnic cuisine this Sunday and let your taste buds try a Puerto Rican dinner. Hosted by addo, a pop-up restaurant created by Chef Eric Rivera, this organization works in making different tasting menus, collaborations and casual pop-ups. Enjoy a five-course dinner and learn more about Puerto Rican culture.
2319 East Madison Street, Seattle, Washington 98112. 7:30-9pm.

Jan 11 206 Q

Start the New Year right and enjoy (206) Q’s latest art exhibition. More than ten local queer artist will be showcasing their art, music, installations and performances for one night only.
Fred Wildlife Refuge. 128 Belmont Avenue East, Seattle, Washington 98102. 7:30-11:30pm.