New Freeway Hall

5018 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118
(At S. Hudson St., four blocks
south of S. Alaska St.)
Wheelchair accessible.

Directions via Public Transit
By bus take the #7 and get off at S.
Hudson St.
By light rail get off at the Columbia
City station; then it’s a short walk east.

On street parking is usually available,
and if not, there is an inexpensive
public lot two blocks away on S.
Ferdinand St, just east of Rainier Ave. S.

Phone: 206-722-2453
Fax: 206-723-7691

Public Hours
Monday through Friday, 10am-8:00pm. Or call for an appointment!

New Freeway Hall is available for rent. Click here for more information!

Seattle Statements and News
Nazi Skinheads Out of Seattle!

February 11, 25 & March 10, 24, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reading and Discussion Circle – Talking Back: Voices of Color

Week 1, February 11: Introduction & Crimes of punishment

  • Escalating police violence renews demand for elected civilian review boards
  • Dissent and retribution: Justice denied for political prisoners

Week 2, February 25: The border crossed us - A global lens

  • What drives Latino children to El Norte?
  • Obama’s cruel immigration hoax
  • Aboriginal freedom fighter speaks out against deaths in custody

Week 3, March 10: Sisters doing it for themselves

  • From graffiti girl to organizer: My revolutionary education
  • Clara Fraser: Mentor for revolutionary feminists of color
  • Hidden from history: Bennett College women and the Greensboro sit-ins

Week 4, March 24: Stand up, fight back - Leaders of color talking back!

  • The fight for working-class education at City College of San Francisco
  • Time for action, no time to lament
  • Racial justice and workers’ rights

New Freeway Hall 5018 Rainier Ave S., Seattle

Sponsored by Comrades of Color Caucus of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party

Join any week or come for all sessions!

Friday, February 19, 7:00 PM

Black History Month Forum: Fight Back for Affirmative Action

A game plan for jobs, education & freedom. Eighteen years after affirmative action was overturned in Washington State, unemployment has surged and wages and educational opportunities have plunged for African Americans and other people of color. Now is the time to strategize how to build a movement to reinstate and expand affirmative action.


Kevin Allen, Vice President, Puget Sound Chapter of Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. Member of Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) Local 843 and the WFSE Statewide Executive Board.

Dr. Norwood Brooks, longtime political activist who is currently heading up the Seattle/King County NAACP’s campaign to reinstate affirmative action. Helped establish this state’s first programs for minority businesses and hiring.

Val Carlson, civil rights and civil liberties lawyer. Former Affirmative Action Officer for the Bellevue School District and member of National Lawyers Guild. Was lead attorney on Clara Fraser’s discrimination case vs. Seattle City Light.

Nikkita Oliver, lawyer, community organizer, poet. Writer in Residence at Seattle Arts & Lectures: Writers in the Schools Program and Mentor Artist/Case Manager at 4Culture: Creative Justice.

$3 door donation requested, students and unemployed folks $1. Doors open at 6:30pm. Desserts and snack plates with vegan options $2.50 - $7.00

Everyone is welcome to attend. The event will be held at New Freeway Hall (see above for travel information and address).

For more information: call 206-722-2453, email, or visit For rides or childcare, call three days in advance.