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Middle East, Northern Africa
Location
Olympia, WA
I have studied belly dance for over 20 years and taught for over 12 years and I just love this dance form. For many years, I performed regularly throughout Seattle clubs and restaurants, sometimes logging in over 200 performances a year! When my son came along, I decided to give the clubs a rest and focus all my energy into teaching. Turns out, I love teaching even more than performing!

In July of 2014 I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. I’m happy to say that I am now cancer-free and glad to be dancing again after going through treatment. As a belly dancer, it was hard to lose my long hair and breasts, but I’m so grateful to be alive and lucky to be surrounded by many, many amazing people who supported me and loved me through it all. I have always believed in the power of dance to provide strength and happiness, no matter where we are in our journeys. My experience has deepened my commitment to teach with compassion, purpose, and most of all, joy.
Community Focus
Northern Africa
Location
The ARCE Northwest Chapter is based in Seattle and serves Washington State. We hold many lectures throughout the year on a wide-array of Egyptian-related topics (such as women, art, medicine, architecture, conservation) and time periods (Pharaonic, Islamic, Modern). This group is for members and non-members of the American Research Center in Egypt. We are open to all individuals who are interested in Egypt and the research being conducted there.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
SeaTac, WA
To provide opportunities for African Diaspora immigrant and refugee communities, families, and individuals in South King County to attain health and housing stability, economic development, high-quality education, and referrals to legal services.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, African American/Black, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Renton, WA
AFRICAN AMERICANS REACH AND TEACH HEALTH (AARTH) is a non-religious 501c3 faith-based capacity building nonprofit organization, established to respond to HIV/AIDS and other major health issues affecting people of African descent.
AARTH Ministry was established in September 2002 to help bridge the gap in health inequities by providing social/behavioral health education and training capacity building services to faith, health and social service institutions that serve people of African descent.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
Educating, Growing, and Influencing Northwest Communities through African Culture.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Auburn, WA
Mission Africa empowers families in Washington State and in villages in Africa through three focus areas: education, healthcare, & poverty alleviation
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Kent, WA
Mother Africa is committed to leadership building, advocacy and community action to reduce barriers to healthcare, education, safety and economic independence while fostering a comfortable space to celebrate our cultures, our families and our growth.
Community Focus
Middle East, Eastern Africa, Central America, Northern Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
Communities of Rooted Brilliance (CRB) partners with newcomer communities and helps them thrive through educational opportunities and social support services, while also honoring their traditional customs.

Our communities are immigrant and refugee families from the diverse, multiethnic communities of Afghanistan, Burma Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Angola, El Salvador, and Mexico.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Burien, WA
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
Spirit of Africa is a celebration of the music, dance, and culture of Africa.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, African American/Black, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
We, the Sundiata African American Cultural Association produce a cultural festival yearly. We have come to know that Festival Sundiata is a breath of fresh air when it comes to racial relations and cultural competency. We are a volunteer group of folks that plan all year and give our best effort to celebrate and introduce the culture of people of African decent to the people in the Northwest. Each one of our festivals are free of charge to attend, you won’t find a better deal anywhere in the Northwest. Make sure to buy a t-shirt or poster to remind you of this great festival.

Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Middle East, East Asia, South Asia, Central America, Multicultural, Southeast Asia, Northern Africa, Latin America
Location
Seattle, WA
OneAmerica is the largest immigrant and refugee advocacy organization in Washington State, organizing with and advocating for diverse communities including Latinx, African, and Asian.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Central America, Multicultural, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Latin America, North America
Location
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean, Multicultural, Northern Africa, Latin America, North America
Location
Edmonds, WA
Ed Hartman is an award-winning composer, who has scored music for film, T.V., radio, and even a planetarium.
Community Focus
Middle East, Northern Africa
Location
Suzanna is an authentic entertainer with powerful movement quality and versatility who genuinely connects with her audience.
Community Focus
Middle East, Northern Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
Seattle Arab Festival is nonprofit cultural organization working to foster a deeper understanding of the Arab world, and to cultivate an appreciation for the richness and vibrancy of Arab culture, through educational programs and community outreach events.
Community Focus
Middle East, Northern Africa, North America
Location
Seattle, WA
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, with regional offices nationwide and in Canada. As a chapter, CAIR-WA works hard every day challenging anti-Muslim hate, defending the rights of American Muslims, empowering Muslim families, youth, children and elders to use their voice through mainstream media and lobbying, and building results-focused relationships with leaders in business, academia, labor, faith, and government.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations, Sub-Saharan Africa, African American/Black, East Asia, South Asia, Multicultural, Southeast Asia, Northern Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
We are a collective of Seattle activists working to educate and inform our communities on the climate crisis. Our presentations connect global warming to the systems of oppression. We are focused on shifting the narrative of the climate movement to one that is beyond the superficial causes (fossil fuels) to the deeper injustices of the world by decolonizing our minds and our audiences’. We speak from our personal truths and share unique perspectives on demanding climate justice and collectively creating a new, just future for us all.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, African American/Black, East Asia, Southern Europe, Multicultural, Southeast Asia, Western Europe (includes Central), Northern Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
One City promotes language learning and teaching opportunities that reflect the cultures of Puget Sound.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, African American/Black, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
One Vibe Entertainment engages all aspects of the community in creating and actualizing a cultural vision embracing diversity and sustainability.