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Plus: Hate crimes against Asians are on the rise in Seattle.
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📈Millennials have officially taken over Westlake

Plus: Hate crimes against Asians are on the rise in Seattle.

It’s Tuesday, and it kind of, sort of feels like Spring is close. 

At least moments have … the weekend really threw us every sort of weather there is

Now, before we get to the headlines, I want to re-introduce myself. Yesterday marked my first official day as The Evergrey’s director, but I’ve been writing this newsletter since last July while Caitlin was on maternity leave. As someone who grew up to M’s games (and being disappointed every year), judging anyone who uses an umbrella (they’re big, annoying, and unnecessary), and loving Seattle dogs (both the animal and the meal) more than I should, it has been a joy being a part of this community.

I could tell you all my hobbies and interests — I like music, cooking food, eating food, homebrewing beer, and the beautiful game — instead, I’ll offer you a game of two truths and a lie. 

  1. I ran into Felix Hernandez at the driving range during golf camp at Interbay.
  2. I went to Roosevelt High School. 
  3. My first job was being the Ivar’s clam mascot.

Reply to this email with what you think is the lie and win my respect and a shoutout in tomorrow’s newsletter. 🏆

Enough about me, let’s see what’s happening around town today.

What Seattle is talking about

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Hate crimes against Asians are on the rise. A new report from SPD shows an increased number of hate crimes in Seattle last year. The number of hate crime cases the prosecutor’s office charged shot up from 39 in 2019, to 59 in 2020. This reflects a national trend that has been fueled by the connotation of COVID-19 with China. (KUOW)

Take action: Local artist Hollis Wong-Wear shared an IG post with a number of organizations nationwide and local to support that work with the Asian American community. Consider supporting/following organizations like Humbows Not Hotels, the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. There’s also a rally happening this Saturday at Hing Hay Park. 

All the news you can use plus champagne. Big Little News opened last week on Capitol Hill and offers 250 plus magazines, newspapers, and zines from all around the world. Nightlife entrepreneur Joey Burgess and Tracy Taylor, the general manager of Elliott Bay Book Co. are behind the new business. (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)

These neighborhoods changed the most in the past decade. "FYI Guy," Gene Balk took a look at a number of different things including diversity, gentrification, and the number of millennials to see which of Seattle’s neighborhoods look different. Westlake’s millennial population increased from 36% to 52% and West Bellevue became significantly more diverse. (The Seattle Times)

The Port of Seattle Commission could have its first woman of color. Hamdi Mohamed emigrated from Somalia to Seattle as a child and has been working in south King County for more than 15 years. Currently, Mohamed is a policy advisor for the King County Executive Office of Equity and Social Justice. The primary election is on August 2. (South Seattle Emerald)

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Today

🏙️ Join Puget Sound Business Journal for a conversation about the future of downtown Seattle (Online)

🌍 Test your knowledge on all things sustainability at this trivia night (Online)

Tomorrow

🇺🇸 Join KUOW for a conversation about rebuilding democracy (Online)

Thursday

🐦 Join KNKX and BirdNote for a presentation about winter migrating birds in the Skagit Valley (Online)

🌲 Learn the secrets of Seattle’s botanical past with David B. Williams (Online )

🥧 Join KCTS 9 for a discussion on all things pie — sweet AND savory (Online)

🐛 Forking Moths! Fix 'em good by embroidering their likeness over the pesky holes they leave in wool (Ballard/Online)

✈️ Satisfy your travel bug with a virtual trip around the world at this trivia night (Online)

Sunday

📖 Hear local authors share their writing at this SPL event (Online)

Monday

🗳️ Learn about ranked-choice voting at this webinar with FairVote Washington (Online)

Tuesday

🏥 Join Crosscut for a conversation with Dr. Ben Danielson about equity and access in healthcare (Online)

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One more thing …

Are you following us on Instagram yet? If not, change that here — we do giveaways there and provide what I think are funny memes. 

I tell you this because this Thursday we’re introducing a new series called “Have a drink with…” where we’ll be chatting with people who are doing cool things in the community. And for our first edition, we’ll be talking with Ravenna Brewing Co.’s new head brewer, Audra Johansen. 

Tune in for an IG Live at 4:30 p.m., where I’ll ask Audra about what beers they’ve got in the works, what it means to be a woman in the beer industry, and a round of this or that questions about Seattle. Have a question for Audra? Let us know.

See ya tomorrow! 👋

— Grace at The Evergrey

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