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The Outspoken Narrative – EP 3 CHOP/CHAZ

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“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

— Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Art By: Ananya Singh

The Outspoken Narrative is a docuseries that I am creating with a group of my high school friends. This series aims to have conversations about important issues taking place across the world. Each episode we tackle a different issue. We tell the story through the facts, and through the first-hand experiences of people on the ground. This is the Outspoken Narrative.


Our third episode focuses on CHOP/CHAZ.

CHOP/CHAZ was an autonomous zone in Seattle, Capitol Hill. This zone began on June 8th and lasted for several weeks. In this episode, we detail all the aspects of the CHOP zone. We interviewed Adam Schluter for an in-depth understanding of what the CHOP zone was, and how it functioned.

The CHOP zone had its positives and negatives, and we covered both. As a direct result of CHOP, Seattle proposed and passed a bill which included a 50% defunding of the police. Some may consider this to be bad news, but we want to emphasize that this bill is to ultimately make people feel safe within their communities, and currently, civilians don’t feel safe due to the increasing militarization of the police.

This episode includes interviews with

Adam Schluter – Insta @connectingtohappiness

Behind the Scenes

Author: Eshan

I am Eshan Vishwakarma. A 17-year-old filmmaker, writer, and, photographer. I am interested in learning about myself, and that is what this blog is for. I write about my journeys, struggles, and aspirations. I also, occasionally, write about topics I truly believe in. Through this blog, I feel a little more connected with my true self. If you are interested, check out the blog and leave a comment if you like the stuff I write. Thank you for coming!

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