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STORIES

 

Social Justice in a Time of Social Distancing

By Kenneth Bailey and Lori Lobenstine

The advised precautions for dealing with the coronavirus ask us to focus on ourselves. Wash your hands. Cover your mouth. Don’t host or attend large gatherings. The precautions make us turn inward to focus on the virus’s impact on our individual health and the interruption of our daily lives. As much as we have to take these precautions, we must also understand that they are doing something to us. They are arranging us in ways that produce effects.

At DS4SI, we believe that ideas are embedded in social arrangements, which in turn produce effects. Some of the effects we’re worried about here will locate themselves in what we call affective remainder: residual intensities that linger on past an event or episode in life. In this case, we imagine these will exacerbate fear and aversion of the other, those who are always already-blamed. (Think of the racist targeting of black “looters” after Hurricane Katrina, the xenophobic blaming of Asian and African nations for viruses, and the homophobic blaming of queer communities when HIV/AIDS emerged.)

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Her Vote. Her Story

100 years ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. constitution was ratified, restoring women’s legal right to vote. Her Vote. Her Story. celebrates this significant milestone. Many women — and men —organized, protested, penned pamphlets, created politically-charged cookbooks, endured prison, and braved hunger strikes to support the cause. Did you know that local educator and Mercer girl Elizabeth “Lizzie” Ordway was a leader in Washington’s suffrage movement?

Her Vote. Her Story. shines a light on the national, state, and local impact including what it means for women today.

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Bainbridge Island Celebrates Black History Month

Ever since 1976, each President sets a theme for Black History Month. This year’s theme is “African Americans and the Vote.” This highlights the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave woman the right to vote. It also honors the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment, which gave African American men the right to vote.

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Explore How Climate Change Will Affect Bainbridge Island

Take another listen to the community discussion about how Bainbridge Island can adapt to climate change – presented at the Climate and Energy Forum May 21 2019. Speakers: Lara Hansen from EcoAdapt, Stacey Nordgren from Foresight Partners Consulting and James Rufo-Hill from the City of Seattle present brief talks on the Bainbridge Island Climate Impact Assessment and the Climate Change Advisory Committee’s recommendations. Presentations will be followed by an engaging group discussion to solicit ideas from the community.

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FEATURED EVENTS

 

Associated Organizations
Bainbridge Island Climate and Energy Forum
The goal of the Forum is to expand islanders’ understanding of issues related to climate, ...
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community
The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) honors the heritage of the Issei ...
Bainbridge Island Women's Club
Whether you are new to the area or a long-time resident, we welcome you to join BIWC.  Membership ...
Bainbridge Pride
Bainbridge Pride was founded on Bainbridge Island, WA by a group of volunteers on June 2015. The ...
BISD Multicultural Advisory Council
The BISD Multicultural Advisory Council has provided service and guidance to the district since ...
Raising Resilience
Raising Resilience supports the Bainbridge Island community with parenting education, resources and ...
Squeaky Wheels: Bainbridge Island Bicycle Advocate...
Squeaky Wheels is a bicycle advocacy organization based on Bainbridge Island. The organization was ...
Stephens House: Bainbridge Island Special Needs Fo...
Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation, a non-profit organization, was incorporated in 1999 by ...
Sustainable Bainbridge
Sustainable Bainbridge was formed to support cooperation and collaboration among a broad-based ...
WEAVE Presents
Based out of Rolling Bay Hall, WEAVE Presents is a nonprofit performing arts and education ...
Yes! Media
YES! Media is a nonprofit, independent publisher of solutions journalism. Through rigorous ...

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