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Seattle’s Mayor Promotes Diversity Within Local Media Outlets

By Chardonnay Beaver

(left to right) mayor Bruce Harrell and Chardonnay Beaver pose for a photograph after concluding a roundtable discussion, Apr. 19, 2022. Chardonnay Beaver

On Apr. 19, 2022, Seattle’s mayor Bruce Harrell organized a roundtable discussion for journalists representing local ethnic media organizations. In this meeting, mayor Harrell emphasized the necessity of unifying ethnic media in Seattle.

“I hope to open doors that haven’t been opened up to you before,” he said.

Mayor Bruce Harrell and local journalists gather for a photograph after concluding their roundtable, Apr. 19, 2022. Courtesy of Mayor Harrell’s Twitter. He intends to diversify settings where ethnic media organizations have often been excluded– mirroring his greater efforts to make Seattle more inclusive, especially for marginalized people.

A meeting room located in the Seattle City Council building. The setting where mayor Bruce Harrell met with journalists from several ethnic media organizations, Apr. 19, 2022. Chardonnay Beaver

On May 21, 2022, mayor Harrell will be launching Seattle's One Day of Service. The intention of the inaugural One Day of Service is to reimplement community values such as service, cooperation, and inclusion. This event welcomes the participation of Seattle residents.

With the many transitions Seattle residents have faced over the past two years, repairing the community is necessary.


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