Samantha Pak

‘We can do the right thing’ | Windows and Mirrors

Clarence Moriwaki shares how we can stand up for each other and not have history repeat itself.

 

Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo

We need to, but how do we talk about race? | Windows and Mirrors

Racism is still an issue in this country. How can we have constructive conversations to move forward and heal?

 

United Methodist Church: To split or not to split | Windows and Mirrors

Local clergy from Eastside United Methodist Churches weigh in on the church’s future regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion.

 

Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships | Windows and Mirrors

Talk Time classes allow English language learners to practice their speaking and conversation skills.

Helping neurodivergent students navigate higher education | Windows and Mirrors

The Neurodiversity Navigators program at Bellevue College offers various services to students who are on the autism spectrum.

Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors

It’s been a year since the Menchie’s incident and here is what the city of Kirkland has been working on since then.

From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to share your culture with others?

Mental health: One size does not fit all | Windows and Mirrors

The challenges of providing mental health services for communities of color.

Professionals in a second language | Windows and Mirrors

What is it like to pursue a career in a language that is not your first?

Breaking barriers | Windows and Mirrors

Spending time in the outdoors has helped veteran Naomi Layco heal physically and mentally after serving in the U.S. Navy.

Working toward a more welcoming Eastside | Windows and Mirrors

Eastside for All has launched to focus on race and social justice advocacy.

The audience at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond listens to authors discussing the importance of representation in stories. Samantha Pak/staff photo

History: The untold stories | Windows and Mirrors

What do we not know about the history of the human race?

The audience at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond listens to authors discussing the importance of representation in stories. Samantha Pak/staff photo

More than the right to vote | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to become a U.S. citizen?

Remembering to be proud | Windows and Mirrors

“The Art of Alzheimer’s” features work by artists who have Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.

Former Gov. Gary Locke discusses the importance of an accurate census count. Samantha Pak/staff photo

The importance of being counted | Windows and Mirrors

The 2020 Census is coming and that can greatly affect everything from government representation and federal funding.

Former Gov. Gary Locke discusses the importance of an accurate census count. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Proud to be themselves | Windows and Mirrors

June is Pride month and PFLAG Bellevue Eastside has been supporting the local LGBTQ+ community since 1996.

Photo courtesy of Nick Wold/Mercer Island High School
                                Students from Mercer Island High School’s Margins program met with various nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, including Watts Towers, where they speak with a representative about the organization’s sustainable garden.

Closing the margins | Windows and Mirrors

How a program at Mercer Island High School is helping students affect social change.

Photo courtesy of Nick Wold/Mercer Island High School
                                Students from Mercer Island High School’s Margins program met with various nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, including Watts Towers, where they speak with a representative about the organization’s sustainable garden.

Best Buddies include everyone | Windows and Mirrors

North Creek’s new club this year works to promote inclusion and helps students make friends and connections.

Building a community of belonging | Windows and Mirrors

LWTech is putting in the work to ensure employees feel welcomed on campus.

From left, Rachel Ramirez-Silva and Kalika Curry lead a discussion on talking about race at the Eastside Race and Leadership Coalition’s race and equity summit. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Raising the village: Accomplices wanted | Windows and Mirrors

The conversation around race on the Eastside continues.

From left, Rachel Ramirez-Silva and Kalika Curry lead a discussion on talking about race at the Eastside Race and Leadership Coalition’s race and equity summit. Samantha Pak/staff photo