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Posts published in February 2019

S.A.S.G. has moved, now PEER Seattle

On February 1st the Seattle Area Support Groups and Community Center, or SASG, moved from its previous space at 115 15th Ave. E. to its new location on Bellevue Ave., between Pine and Pike. SASG moved to their 15th Ave. E. space in late 2015; their former home at The…

Transgender in the Academy Workshop

Stephanie Dyke’s Workshop Highlighting the Experience of Gender Variant Professionals: Seattle Colleges and Beyond On Wednesday, February 27th, the Seattle Central Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosted a transgender resource workshop for students and employees of Seattle Colleges. In room BE 3212, Stephanie Dykes, Ph.D, created a dialogue focusing…

Police but no protest at Seattle Central

At 4:00 pm in the afternoon of Wednesday February 20, approximately 15 police officers arrived at Seattle Central in anticipation of a protest against Trump’s border wall. The protest never happened. In the wake of the president’s February 15 decision to declare a state of emergency to secure funding for…

Challenging Accessibility: Are Accommodations Working?

Attending college can be stressful and challenging for most students. If you’re a student with disabilities, you face additional challenges unique to your abilities. College campuses nationwide strive to meet American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, which include things like elevators and ramps. But not all colleges are meeting the…

What’s Going Down With Elevator Upgrades

Many students have noticed, and voiced concerns, about the elevator improvement projects in the Broadway Edison Building. Several elevators in the building have needed upgrades for a while, with elevators near the south plaza and north Broadway entrances frequently being out of order. However, those elevators are also crucial for…

Coming Out of the Shelter

My coming out story was painful in more ways than one. Mom saw me with my first queer haircut; I was proud of it. Buzzed on the side and overflowing on top. She hit me in the chest and stomach saying I’ll never be a man, then held my hair…