Edwin Ngugi Wanji is the founder and owner of Sphere Solar Energy, specializing in residential solar installation here in the Pacific Northwest. I was able to speak with him about his inspiring efforts to make solar power available to underserved communities.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and even as Pride becomes more inclusive and accessible in many ways, it’s critical to remember that Black, Brown, and other non-White voices have often been erased from LGBTQ+ stories. Key figures such as Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are slowly being recognized for their contributions to the fight for equal rights, but there is still a dearth of media that center queer people of color.
Gerald Donaldson is the family support worker at Leschi Elementary. Recently I had a chance to sit down and conduct a three-part interview with him about the wide-ranging work he’s been able to do at Leschi and throughout the Seattle school system. In this first part of our interview, I asked him to talk about supporting families and implementing restorative practices with students.
The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality recently released a study looking at how the misperception of Black girls’ age can change how they are treated. Among other effects, they found the “adultification” of young Black girls can lead to less support in school, harsher discipline for infractions, and increased interactions with law enforcement.