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Community Focus
Location
Community Focus
African, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, Black, Cuban
Location
Seattle, WA
The Black Trans Prayer Book is an interfaith, multi-dimensional, artistic and theological work that collects the stories, poems, prayers, meditation, spells, and incantations of Black Trans & Non-Binary people. Often pushed out of Faith spaces and yet still deeply connected to a historical legacy of spiritual essentiality, Black Trans People face unprecedented amounts of spiritual, physical, and psychological violence. The Black Trans Prayer Book is a tool of healing, and affirmation centered on uplifting Black Trans & Non-Binary people and celebrating our place within faith.
What does it mean to have a faith practice that simultaneously challenges white supremacy and transphobia? Where is there a theological framework that centers the most marginalized and creates pathways towards an active spirituality moving alongside social justice? How might a spiritual practice not in tune with these questions cause harm? The #BlackTransPrayerBook, is holding these very questions.

What does it mean to have a faith practice that simultaneously challenges white supremacy and transphobia? Where is there a theological framework that centers the most marginalized and creates pathways towards an active spirituality moving alongside social justice? How might a spiritual practice not in tune with these questions cause harm? The #BlackTransPrayerBook, is holding these very questions.
Community Focus
BIPOC, LGBTQ, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, Two Spirit, Black
Location
Queer The Land is a collaborative project grounded in the self-determination of queer, trans, and two spirit Black/ indigenous/ people of color (QT2BIPOC) and the vision of collectively owning our land and labor.
Community Focus
Queer, Trans, Black, Filipino
Location
Tukwila, WA
Community Focus
Black
Location
Seattle, WA
Building community through farming, healing community through relationships
Community Focus
Black
Location
Elnah Jordan Experience is a band based in Seattle, Washington.
Community Focus
Men, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
Brothers United In Leadership Development (BUILD) is a grassroots organization with the vision that Black men are empowered leaders and mentors who make positive change in our community by instilling pride, hope, perseverance in Black men.
Community Focus
Black
Location
I’m a singer-songwriter who has been playing and teaching piano for over three decades. I hold a degree in jazz piano, I’ve released three international albums, and I’ve performed on stages worldwide.

I know a thing or two about what beginning piano students struggle with, and I also know that with the right mindset and the right strategy, anyone can learn to play jazz.
Community Focus
BIPOC, Black
Location
Gathering Roots Wellness is a BIack-ed, BIPOC centered organization focused on creating communal healing space for BIPOC community/organizations. Through artistic and cultural expression, and land learning, we seek to empower our communities to thrive.
Community Focus
Black
Location
Interdisciplinary artist
Community Focus
LGBTQ, For All, Multicultural, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The Sanctuary Art Center is a collection of art studios designed to connect homeless and under-served youth populations with employment internships and artistic programs in a variety of creative disciplines.
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
BlackPast.org, an online reference center makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location on the Internet. Blackpast is made possible by the content contributions of over 800 volunteers from six continents who give of their time and energy to bring this information to a global audience. Click on the images to read their stories or find them in the yellow tabs below in the three main categories: Academic, Independent, and Student. We need more volunteer content contributors.
Community Focus
Black
Location
Seattle, WA
Wa Na Wari creates space for ​Black ownership, possibility, and belonging ​through art, historic preservation, and connection. Wa Na Wari means "Our Home" in Kalabari. Co-founder, Inye Wokoma, is Kalabari through his father's lineage. The name Wa Na Wari evokes a sense of purpose and intention to remain present in a place we consider home.
Community Focus
African American, Latinx, Jewish, Black, Japanese, Native American, Settler
Location
Seattle, WA
Living Voices is a nationally touring educational theatre bringing life to history through the power of live theatre, video, and personal discussion
Community Focus
Women, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
Ida L. Jackson brought the presence of Alpha Kappa Alpha to the American West Coast in 1921, chartering Rho Chapter at the University of California Berkley. On August 1, 1933, Beta Theta Chapter was chartered in Seattle, Washington at the Tacoma, Washington home of Sadie McIver. Beta Theta consisted of both undergraduate and graduate members.

By 1948, there were enough members in Beta Theta Chapter to form a second chapter, which would be named Delta Upsilon Omega – the first graduate chapter in Washington State.
Community Focus
Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The first meeting of the committee that was to become the Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc. was held at the home of Esther and Donald Mumford on March 20, 1977. The general purpose was the mutual interest to preserve the history and art of Black people of Washington State.
Community Focus
American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
THE POWER OF STORYTELLING IS UNIVERSAL
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The African-American Writers' Alliance, a diverse and dynamic collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers.

We help one another polish our skills, provide peer review, and create opportunities for public readings and other media venues. Ultimately the group encourages members to publish individually and collectively.

Our stories—triumphs, tragedies, and whatever is within and between the two—are the history of African Americans. We must tell our stories in our words and encourage others to do the same.
Community Focus
Black
Location
SoulOfAmerica pioneered black travel information on the web
Community Focus
Día de los Muertos Highlight, Latinx, Black, Chicanx, Native American
Location
Seattle, WA
The Village Spirit Center for Community Change and Healing is a housing, services, and community economic development initiative focused on the Black community in Western Washington. Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services have implemented initiatives that focus on what we call “Communities of Concern.” They are the poor and low-wage earners in the Black, urban Native American and Latino/Chicano communities. These segments of our society have suffered greatly from years of marginalization and being excluded in large part from the economic opportunities of this nation and; thereby, unable to break the debilitating cycle of poverty that ensnares them.

In these initiatives, we will focus on creating community economic opportunities through the development of affordable housing, transformative services and the authentic promotion of asset acquisition.
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
Seattle resident and nationally known early childhood educator, Ms. Bunny Wilburn (1922-2014) founded BCDI-Seattle in the early 70’s. The first major initiative was National Black Child Development Institute’s (NBCDI) community Child Development Associate project to promote and advocate for the professional development of childcare providers.