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South Asian
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Redmond, WA
We envision an informed and just society where honest stories of lived experiences are heard loud and clear. And through this we strive to empower, transform, inspire, heal, and entertain the community. Our mission is to always go one step further to inspire social change in the changing times.
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.
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For All
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Seattle, WA
Since 2003, Youth Speaks Seattle has been the city’s premier collective for youth spoken word poetry, creating avenues for youth voices through creative writing instruction and performance opportunities.
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, WA
In March 2004, King County Council Member Julia Patterson hosted a community luncheon to discuss the artistic and cultural vitality of South King County. Out of this the South King County Cultural Coalition, better known as SoCoCulture, was born.
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Seattle, WA
Since 1891, we have grown from a single reading room in Pioneer Square to a world-class Library system with 27 locations. Learn more about us, our contributions to the city and how you can support our work.
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Roslyn, WA
Oyez Roslyn! is a series of readings, verbal riffs, and pronouncements held in Roslyn, WA, where beer, wine, and conversation mix it up with pool, tie-die, and the occasional dog.
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Multicultural, Women
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Seattle, WA
Recently through non-fiction writing works, plays, and screenplays, women at Hedgebrook have been a voice for helping raise awareness in a vast range of issues, including: women’s rights in the Middle East, the spread of AIDS in Africa, inner city violence in America, rights of incarcerated women prisoners, political strife in Cambodia, radioactive fallout in the Ukraine, highway construction dividing a Latino community, the ethical responsibilities of the pharmaceutical industry, and environmental stress on bees.
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BIPOC, LGBTQ
Location
Seattle, WA
Creative Justice is 4Culture’s new arts-based alternative to incarceration for young people in King County. Through collaboration with mentor artists, participants consider the root causes of incarceration (as they intersect with racism, classism and other oppressions) and focus on the positive role youth voice can have in building a more just and equitable society.
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American, Queer, Multicultural
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queer, mixed, 1st gen American filmmaker/artist/activist/writer/mama who believes in the power of story
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Susan M. Carr is a Seattle singer, actress, vocal teacher, and author.
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For All
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Seattle, WA
Hugo House is now a hub for a swelling community—one that is producing some of the nation’s most dedicated writers. Hugo House opened a brand-new home for writers in the fall of 2018, a place tailored to programs for writers and readers and dedicated to everyone who loves the art of writing.
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African American
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“I am a Painter, an Author, and Filmmaker and a Community Social Justice Art Educator, focused on chronicling the African American diaspora.”
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Native American
Location
Spokane, WA
The Inland Northwest is home to a rich community of Native American artists, writers, filmmakers, and musicians. One Heart Native Arts & Film Festival celebrates their collective contributions to the cultural life of the region with a two-day festival at the Bing Crosby Theatre and the newly renovated Unfinished Space in downtown Spokane.
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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.
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Jewish
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The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies promotes the study of Jewish histories, cultures, societies, ideas, languages, and religion and integrates insights from these fields into broader scholarly and public conversations.
Community Focus
BIPOC
Location
Santa Ana, CA
LibroMobile is a literary project in collaboration with Red Salmon Arts initiated by local author Sarah Rafael García and established in Santa Ana, California—it integrates literature, visual exhibits and year-round creative workshops and live readings.
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For All
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Seattle, WA
Seattle Arts & Lectures was founded in 1987 and launched its first season in 1988 with John Updike, Calvin Trillin, Donald Barthelme, Louise Erdrich, Isabel Allende, and Rosamond Bernier. See our full archive of past events here.
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For All
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Seattle, WA
Programs include the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions, Grants, Speakers Bureau, Think & Drink, and Prime Time Family Reading. The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions is Washington State’s folklife and traditional arts program, developed and run as a partnership between Humanities Washington and ArtsWA/the Washington State Arts Commission.
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American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
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