Carlos Bulosan Centennial Commemorated with Free Events

A broad coalition of educators, union activists, community organizers, and artists have organized a two-month-long series of free events to commemorate Carlos Bulosan’s 100th birthday and to cement his place in Seattle’s history. The events will share Bulosan’s history, artistic work and impact even today on contemporary social justice issues.

This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

As a radical labor organizer and author of the book “America is in the Heart,” Bulosan set the groundwork for Seattle’s rich history of labor activism and community organizing, from the Alaskeros and ILWU Local 37 activists to the fight for community preservation in the International District. The organizing committee aims to connect the events of the past with today’s civil rights, immigration, and labor movements.

Members of the Carlos Bulosan Centennial include: Filipino Community of Seattle, Wing Luke Museum, Inlandboatmen’s Union Region #37, Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, SEIU, University of Washington, LELO, Northwest Film Forum, and many more!

All events are free to the community! For more information and to RSVP for each event, contact

Derek Dizon at carlosbulosan100@gmail.com or (206) 353-5062.

Bike-to-Work Day Cyclists on Burke-Gilman Trail Be Aware of Detours

Crews set up detour signs around construction affecting the Burke-gilman Trail.

Seattle City Light and the University of Washington remind Bike-to-Work Day cyclists that City Light’s work on the Burke-Gilman Trail at the university requires a detour. Trail users are urged to check detour routes on the UW Burke-Gilman Trail Detours website.

Seattle City Light crews will increase electrical capacity and improve reliability to the electrical system serving UW. The project requires trenching to build a new duct bank, installing conduits, vaults and new underground high voltage power lines along the Burke-Gilman Trail.

City Light’s work extends along the Burke-Gilman Trail between City Light’s University Substation and the UW’s West Substation. City Light has five phases of work to complete. During the current first phase, crews will work Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some weekend work is possible. Noise is expected during construction. The project is an important part of improving service reliability for City Light customers, which is a key part of Seattle City Light’s Strategic Plan.

For more information about this and other City Light construction projects, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/light/const_mgmt/.  Information regarding the Burke-Gilman Trail

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