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Community Focus
Location
Community Focus
For All, Multicultural
Location
Anchorage, AK
Anchorage Opera (AO) is one of the largest producer of the performing arts in Alaska and one of America’s leading regional opera companies. As the center of opera in Alaska, AO provides the finest operatic experiences to residents and visitors, while also serving as a professional resource for American artists, administrators and technical staff, helping them to refine their talent and perfect their craft.
Community Focus
LGBTQ, Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)
Location
Seattle, WA
Community Focus
African American, American (US), Black
Location
Tacoma, WA
As a former soldier who spoke very little about his time as a prisoner of war in the Korean War, William Jones' request to preserve the memory of his time as a Buffalo Soldier is something his family took to heart. Following his death in 2009, his daughter, Jackie Jones-Hook, began formalizing a museum in honor of the all-black regiment of the United States military. In 2012, the Buffalo Soldier Museum in Tacoma opened its doors as a haven for students and members of the community to learn about a piece of history that took place between 1866 and 1944 – and is all-too-often forgotten in the textbooks.

The museum is one of only two of its kind in the country dedicated to honoring the Buffalo Soldiers, the other being the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston. Formally called the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum, this nonprofit group educates the public through its vast collection of military artifacts, books, articles and DVDs from Jones' time in the military.
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
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
African American, Black
Location
Boise, ID
The Soul Food Festival’s purpose is to celebrate and educate the greater Treasure Valley region about African-American culture in order to enhance and nurture racial understanding and harmony within the community. Our programs include an annual Soul Food Festival that showcases African-American inspired soul food, music, dancing, and businesses. The festival may include workshops or demonstrations to educate the public about African-American history, traditional dances and music, hair care, and/or current social justice issues.
Community Focus
African, African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) is housed in the historic Colman School building (built in 1909) which overlooks a beautiful, sprawling green park, named after rock legend, Jimi Hendrix, in the heart of Seattle’s Central District. See ongoing virtual series: Historians on Hope. Each week, NAAM features words of hope from notable African American historians in our #HistoriansOnHope virtual series. We invite you to share these graphics on your favorite social media platforms. Be sure to tag us at @naamnw!
Community Focus
African American, 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
North American, American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), Gender Non-Conforming, LGBTQ, Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), Queer, Trans, Two Spirit
Location
Seattle, WA
ARTS at King Street Station is a dynamic space for arts and culture in the heart of the city, dedicated to increasing opportunities for communities of color to generate and present their work.
Community Focus
American (US), Egyptian
Location
Seattle, WA
Mirabai is an engaging, soulful entertainer and a gifted belly dance artist who energizes her audiences! Her devotion to the dance, love of her audiences, and exquisite artistry make her a beloved dancer, entertainer, choreographer and teacher.
Community Focus
Jewish
Location
Bellevue, WA
The Eastside Torah Center – Chabad of Bellevue (ETC) is your source for everything Jewish on the Eastside.

The ETC is a small and diverse community composed of Jews of all religious and cultural backgrounds located right in suburban Bellevue. We are open 365 days of the year, ready to facilitate your educational, social, and spiritual needs. Browse the website to learn more about the broad spectrum of programs and services we offer our. Welcome to the ETC!
Community Focus
Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), For All
Location
Seattle, WA
206 Zulu is a Seattle-based community organization, established in 2004, that uses Hip Hop culture and the arts as platforms for community service, education and empowerment. Over the years, 206 Zulu’s diverse membership expanded throughout the Pacific Northwest and a wide array of programs flourished to include free and all-ages events, concerts, festivals, parades, dance competitions, workshops, classes, conferences, multimedia programs, and more.
Community Focus
Afro-Latinidad, African American, Asian & Pacific Islander (API), Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), Hispanic, Indigenous, Latinx, Native American, For All, Multicultural, German, Italian
Location
Seattle, WA
The festival began in 2006 after Cyrus Khambatta, Executive Artistic Director for Khambatta Dance attended an Artistic Director Leadership training program with a grant from The Paul G. Allen Foundation and began to realize a long, stirring desire to connect audiences with dance through the festival environment. After a decade in which his own Khambatta Dance was invited to numerous international festivals, each with its own particular take on dance, he found the excitement and fervor with which audiences digested dance works to be a stimulating environment in which to create.
Community Focus
Indigenous, Filipino American, Filipino
Location
Bainbridge Island, WA
The genesis of the Indipino Community of Bainbridge Island began when thirty-six Indigenous women from nineteen different tribes in Canada, Washington State and Alaska migrated to Bainbridge Island, Washington to pick berries for Japanese American farmers in late 1930s and early 1940s. There they met and married young Filipino immigrant bachelors and settled on the Puget Sound Island located in the traditional territory of the Suquamish people.
Community Focus
Mexican American, Hispanic, Latinx, For All, Multicultural, Mexican
Location
Portland, OR
The Portland Latin American Film Festival (PDXLAFF) serves the community as a non-profit cultural promoter under the guidance of the Hollywood Theatre. We are dedicated to showcasing perspectives of Latin American culture through an exploration of Latin film and increasing the visibility of Latin American cinema locally. PDXLAFF presents films with universal appeal that can be enjoyed by native Spanish, Portuguese, and English speakers, and other lovers of the Latin culture. To receive email notifications about upcoming screenings. We screen at the Hollywood Theater.
Community Focus
Afro-Latinidad, Asian & Pacific Islander (API), Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), Indigenous, Latinx, Native American, For All, Multicultural
Location
Portland, OR
A state where Oregonians are able to access and engage in arts, culture, history, heritage, and humanities in their community without barriers; where students have equitable access to quality arts education throughout their academic careers; and arts and culture organizations are able to provide innovative, world-class programming that allows for the export of ideas, innovation, and creative work while contributing to Oregon’s economy and quality of life.
Community Focus
People with Disabilities, Gender Non-Conforming, LGBTQ, Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), Queer, Trans, Two Spirit, Indigenous, Latinx, For All, Multicultural
Location
Tacoma, WA
Destiny City Film Festival’s mission is to use the power of vibrant cinematic storytelling to curate an engaged community audience for independent film. Part of that mission is providing a safe space for stories that have not historically received equal representation. We strive to be inclusive, welcoming, accessible and encouraging of all BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and Disability communities and all marginalized voices as we continue to evolve and learn.
Community Focus
For All, Multicultural
Location
Olympia, WA
We believe we write our future with the stories we narrate, and we are committed to co-creating a more inclusive, connected, and just world. We envision a local community that honors, seeks out, and is shaped by the many histories, identities, and stories that reflect the people we are in this place.
Community Focus
Hispanic, Indigenous, Latinx, For All, Nicaraguan
Location
Seattle, WA
We are a community library and online bookstore with books focused on social justice, ethnic studies, and liberation movements. We invite everyone to use our library space as a community center; come cozy up with a book, learn about social justice, and connect with likeminded people. The space and books at our library are free to everyone and anyone.
Community Focus
African, African American, Black, Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), For All
Location
Seattle, WA
Delbert Richardson is the Founder and Curator of the American History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths. The Museum chronicles the rich history of Africans in Africa prior to American Chattel Slavery, the experiences and impact of American Chattel Slavery and of the Jim Crow Era, while also detailing the many contributions African Americans have had on scientific, cultural, and technological inventions/innovations in the U.S., and the world.
The Museum’s mission is to re-educate learners of all ages, in a manner that leads to self- restoration and community healing, with the eventual goal of implementing its teachings into school curricula, institutions, and organizations committed to cultural competence and social justice.