Linda Kramer Jenning

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Reading: The Plague During Plague

This spring I decided to take a zoomed book class offered by Alliance Française Seattle. The assigned...

How to fight racism and anti-black violence? Another reading list

Books may not have the answers we seek to confronting and understanding racism and anti-black violence. But maybe they can help.

Who Buys the Underwear: #Pandemic Highlights Housework Gender Gap

Maybe this forced awareness of housework inequality will engender greater appreciation for the unpaid labor of women and maybe men will celebrate this Father’s Day by manning up to a larger share of the unpaid work load.

What Would Don Draper Do? Advertising’s Pandemic Pivot

With an alacrity I hadn’t anticipated, today’s “Mad Men” are daily pushing out new ads tied to life as we now know it. This pandemic pivot in sales pitches highlights that we still have a robust creative sector hard at work to persuade us to buy things (whether we need them is a separate question).

Thanks, Linda Tripp!

Yes, I owe a thank you to Linda Tripp. And it has nothing to do with how...

Running for Office When the World is Shut Down: How One Candidate Is Adapting

For candidates running in the time of pandemic, whether it’s Joe Biden seeking to unseat Donald Trump, or a 37-year-old Seattle woman seeking office for the first time, the playbook of how to get elected has changed in ways nobody ever envisioned.

Dept. Of Awards & Accolades – Why Honor Melania Trump?

I find it difficult to celebrate Melania Trump bringing "awareness to issues that impact children's lives" when I look at how her spouse's policies have harmed so many children, like those separated from their desperate parents.

Election 2020: We’re Still Asking Who Gets to Vote

Today, we are seeing a growing new wave of voter suppression. States, usually those with a history of voter discrimination, are aggressively purging voter registrations and passing laws imposing new voting restrictions such as requiring voters to show forms of government identification that too often people of color, young people and other underrepresented groups might not possess.

Will Older Women Pick the Next President?

A new poll published by AARP found that women over 50 are poised to have a decisive voice in choosing our next president because 95 percent of them plan to vote.

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Why is Seattle so Good at Iconic Moments of Radicalism?

In 1885-1915, the state's formative period, "Washington attracted a prodigious share of radicals, socialists, and utopians," coming here because we were a state that welcomed radical change.

The Arts Online: Ten Great YouTubes that wouldn’t have been made without Lockdown

Deprived of their usual performance venues, artists have turned to the internet to make and disseminate their art. The art is evolving quickly

Capitol Hill’s Occupied Zone and how it Happened

Overall, observers and participants will need to continue thinking about how claiming a portion of public space for an underserved and discriminated community can initiate effective social and political change, and not perpetuate the status quo or ignite a right-wing backlash that pursues further repressive policies.

Reading: The Plague During Plague

This spring I decided to take a zoomed book class offered by Alliance Française Seattle. The assigned...

Paint The Town: Takiyah Ward and the Autonomous Zone’s Defining Mural

“Normally getting a project of this size done in the city of Seattle would have required months of bureaucracy, red tape, and writing grants, and trying to find the money, all of which can kill a creative vibe or project real quick.”