African Community Housing and Development
2022 Season Starts MAY 14th!
See you there!
2nd & 4th Saturdays
May through October
10am – 2pm
Mano A Mano Family Center
Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar a los números que aquí aparecen.
Wishing you a great start to the week
We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!
Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer
503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location
503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location
Seattle Center Festál
Seattle Center Festál presents Indigenous People Festival in partnership with Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB). The festival provides a venue for Native people to celebrate their unique cultures through song, dance, performances, art, food, and the sharing of indigenous knowledge.
This event is free and open to the public.
Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) is a community health clinic that provides health and human services to its patients, while specializing in the care of Native people. The organization is recognized as a leader in the promotion of health improvement for urban American Indians and Alaska Natives, locally and nationally.
Today, SIHB operates two sites and is in the process of opening two more. The organization serves approximately 6,000 patients annually in King County, and more than 4,000 of those identify as American Indian and/or Alaska Native, and employs more than 200 people.
SIHB opened its doors to the community in 1970. In the 1960s, Native activists refused to let urban Indians go unseen and ignored any longer, which inspired the formation of a number of Native organizations, including SIHB. For the first time, urban Indians in Seattle had access to healthcare and services by organizations that were operated by Native people for Native people.
Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 7 out of 10 American Indians and Alaska Natives live in urban areas.
- Urban Indians are tribal people currently living off federally-defined tribal lands in urban areas and are often an overlooked population in society, despite representing the majority of American Indians and Alaska Natives throughout the country
We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR
This event can be found on their Facebook page
The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.
While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.
BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.
- Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
- Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
- Improving life outcomes for Black youth
- Tacoma Urban League
- Peace Community Center
- Tacoma Public Schools
- City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights
Meeting Schedule (2022)
4th Sunday of each Month
2pm to 3:30pm
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.