Muslim Educator and Rainier Valley Native Heads South Seattle’s Islamic School

Originally posted on South Seattle Emerald:
by Danish Mehboob Born on the South Side of Seattle and raised around Islam, Aishah Bomani and the Makkah Islamic School fulfill a need of providing an Islamic upbringing with a supportive educational system in the Seattle community. Bomani received a Masters in Education from University of Massachusetts, Boston and started as a teacher at the Makkah Islamic School… Continue reading Muslim Educator and Rainier Valley Native Heads South Seattle’s Islamic School

Preserving Ladakh’s culture through film

Erik Koto devotes over five years of his life to filming and directing ‘The Song Collector’, a story inspired to rebuild a culture and speak through generations. “It’s a documentary currently in production, and post production actually. About a Himalayan folk singer and activist [starting] a movement to preserve the culture of Ladakh in the face of war and globalization,” says Koto. Situated on the edge of the Tibetan … Continue reading Preserving Ladakh’s culture through film

Talking to the MLC about the Ferguson protests

By Danish Mehboob – Journalism Student at the University of Washington In light of events surrounding Ferguson, UW Minority Leaders in Communication talk about the nationwide protests and media’s image of them. I sit down with UW students Aida Solomon and Patrick Okocha to better understand these stands for change. Ferguson Protest Talks Reach journalism student Danish Mehboob at danishml@uw.edu, twitter: @dannylookman Continue reading Talking to the MLC about the Ferguson protests

SAC prioritizes training in diversifying arts

By Danish Mehboob – Journalism Student at the University of Washington The Seattle Arts Commission is keeping racial equity on the agenda as it teams up with the Office for Civil Rights to attend to the public interest in diversifying art culture. One of the main topics discussed at the Seattle Arts Commission meeting on Oct. 14 was improving the diversity and racial equality in … Continue reading SAC prioritizes training in diversifying arts