Fed vs State Powers (George Freeman)

Private Clubs: Civil Rights Exemption or Sanctioned Discrimination

Member Career, Discrimination

As a civil rights supporter, when it comes to creating an air of acceptance for all individuals, George resembles a full time activist. As owner of the famed New York nightclub Galaxy 21, he played an important role in providing a safe space for people of different races and sexual orientations to come together in the late 1970s. Galaxy 21 …

Seattle Homeless Stats

Seattle’s Homeless: Lest We Forget

Member Career, Discrimination, Freedom of Religion, Local Politics, Seattle, The Monastery

High levels of homelessness has been an historical problem for Seattle. In 2017, the homeless population of Seattle rose 44% in two years. These figures are reminiscent of a dark time for Seattle’s, where the homeless problem peaked in the 1970s and 1980s. A shift toward such high numbers are a fundamental interest to society, and a contemporary concern. In …

Dancing in the Streets

Member Discrimination, Freedom of Religion, The Monastery

You can still find it. That old-world animal spirit synonymous with Pagan harvest festivities and ancient Aztec rituals. You can find it in Mardi Gras and Carnival: individuals opening up and becoming part of the masses, losing themselves in a new dimension only to, hours later, realize that they have been transported to the other side. Now, however, they are …