This is what community engagement means at KUOW.
Our Community Engagement team ensures that KUOW has a meaningful and interactive relationship with the dynamic communities of the Puget Sound region and beyond. We are committed to amplifying your voice, listening to your feedback and ideas, and creating innovative opportunities to connect you to our newsroom.
We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of our endeavors. Read more about our equity policies.
Here are a few examples of our projects. The Community Feedback Club is a way to connect you to our newsroom by sending you periodic texts (about once per week) asking for simple feedback on stories and story ideas. Pre-Pandemic, we engaged in the following programs, which we hope will return in 2022:
Ask A is our series of gatherings building empathy one one-on-one conversation at a time. Curiosity Club is our nerdy supper club that is investigating the possibility that great food and compelling storytelling can transform a group of strangers into a community. Meet The Newsmakers is our series of free public conversations with KUOW reporters at the University Book store and libraries across the region that invites listeners to ask questions, offer feedback, and share ideas for what our newsroom should be covering.
We're eager to hear from you so don't hesitate to reach out. You can email us at email@example.com
Local designer aims to turn Seattle into fashion hot spot
Worried you won't remember how to get dressed once lockdown lifts? Fashion desinger Jamen Lanogwa Saziru believes there's hope for Puget Sound style beyond fleece and flannel.
'Shame changer': Sex tech CEO disrupts Asian stereotypes with adult films
Make Love Not Porn founder Cindy Gallop says the future of pornography is "social sex" and the end of fetishizing women of color.
What does it mean to be Asian in America? We're listening
A special statewide broadcast on Asian and Pacific Islander identities and experiences in America today.
'Attractive for an Asian man’: Photographer reframes Asian American masculinity
Chinese American photographer Andrew Kung is reclaiming representation of the all-American man one portrait at a time.
Is Black and Asian solidarity possible? These artists say yes
Inspired by a bold mural by Vietnamese artist Tân Nguyen and Black Seattle artist Moses Sun, KUOW's Kristin Leong saw the potential these communities held if they could come together for a common cause. But that meant overcoming two particularly steep challenges: that a lot of people just don't want to talk about race, and that there is long-standing tension between the Asian and Black communities.
On Asian America: Sex, gender and the 'exotic other'
From adult films to a portrait series on Asian men, stereotypes of Asian identity are being disrupted in surprising and creative ways.
'It's Simon, not Tran.' Bullied by a high school teacher, this Vietnamese writer found his voice
After years of struggling to embrace his culture and hiding his sexual orientation, Simon Tran finally found self-acceptance and the Asian ally he needed.
Meet the Newsmaker: Kristin Leong on Asian representation in schools, Feb 11, 2:00 PM PST
Is the "minority myth" still alive today? Let's talk about it.
Whitewashing of Asian Students and the Report that Launched a Reckoning
A school district sparked fury after grouping Asian and white students together. The message was clear: 'person of color' meant underperforming.
Bellevue School District responds to questions about Asian student equity
The majority of students in the Bellevue School District are Asian.
Film: Curiosity Club Turns Strangers into a Community Following a Fraught Election
KUOW brings together ten strangers for a virtual dinner party to talk about pandemic roller skating, the #MeToo movement, and Seattle's shifting political landscape.
Empathize with Trump voters? A Progressive and a Libertarian agree to disagree
Two multiracial Biden voters in Seattle meet at Curiosity Club and learn that a political disagreement can be the start of a conversation instead of the end of one.