This week we speak with Estela Ortega, the Executive Director of El Centro de la Raza. El Centro de la Raza has been an anchor for support and services in Seattle’s Latino community for more than 40 years and are about to see one of their biggest projects come to fruition.
They have built the Plaza Roberto Maestas on Beacon Hill that will open in July. It will comprise low income housing, retail shops, office space, a public open space that is expected to become a cultural hub for the community.
Estela also discusses the plight of those living on the margins of life in Seattle and the problems that unaffordable housing creates.
Learn more online at www.elcentrodelaraza.org or call 206-957-4605.
And in our second half, it’s Sunday Morning Magazine with Kate Daniels.
Jean Trounstine, activist, teacher, and author. The US is a leader in the world in many great ways, but there is one tragic area that being a leader is not to be admired, leading the world in incarcerations, and the inequities of the system. In her new book: Boy with a Knife– A Story of Murder, Remorse, and a Prisoner’s Fight for Justice, Jean tells the story of a man, just 16 at the time of an unpremeditated murder, a time that focused attention on the superpredator. Karter Reed is the person and this tells his journey in the judicial system over 20 years.