It’s official: Seattle Globalist Launch Party tonight!

Today we’re thrilled to announce the official launch of the Seattle Globalist!Free Launch Party April 28th

Okay, we cheated a little – we’ve actually been posting since back in December. But today is the day that really counts because we’re throwing a gigantic (free) party!

And we’ve got a lot to celebrate: We’re kicking off a new partnership with the Seattle Times as part of their Local News Partner Network. We’ve got a lovely new design for the website.

And best of all, we have you! We hope you’ll come to share the celebration with a quickly expanding network of readers, writers, sponsors, supporters and, well, Globalists.

We’ll be coming together at Washington Hall tonight from 6-10pm. It’s free and everyone is welcome.

The evening will include a community dance workshop with the Seattle Fandango Project, free snacks and $3 wine and beer (from Chateau Ste. Michelle and the Georgetown Brewing Company), and we’ll close it out with a dance party courtesy of Last Night’s Mixtape 

While you wait for 6pm to roll around, here’s a recap of some of the best Globalist posts so far to keep you entertained:

Roxana Norouzi talked about her dueling identities as an Iranian Jew.

Ian Terry followed Kony 2012 activists as they “covered the night”… sort of.

Allison Barrett tracked down five global cities even more hipstered-out than Seattle.

Mohammad Ismail shared some humorous but useful tips for learning to speak English like an American.

Columnist (and sports-phobe) Sarah Stuteville found a place in Seattle’s global soccer scene.

Azusa Uchikura profiled a Japanese family that sought refuge in Seattle after the 2011 tsunami.

Kelsie Mhoon previewed the hottest international musicians coming to the Northwest this concert season.

And columnist Alma Khasawnih started it all with this post cracking the Seattle Freeze.

Enjoy!  And we look forward to seeing you tonight!




Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.
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