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#Juneteenth21 Freedom March & Celebration

RSVP to our historic, 2nd Annual #Juneteenth21 Freedom March and Celebration this June 19th, 2021! The march will start on 23rd & Madison at 12:00pm. The celebration begins at Jimi Hendrix Park around 3:00pm. Family-friendly event with 1000 Black businesses, Black graduation, Black equity actions, live performances by Sevyn Streeter, Seattle's own Gifted Gab, and many more!

Help Invest $300M in the Black Community

Black community leaders, members, business owners, and elected officials addressed the State of Black Community in COVID-19 and presented the collective demand to invest federal American Relief Plan Act (ARPA) funding equitably. Black community leaders are calling on the City of Seattle and Martin Luther King Jr. County to invest at least $300 million dollars from ARPA funding directly into the local Black community. Take action in support.

Help Build the Family Empowerment Center

Help create permanence and agency for East African refugee and immigrant youth and families in Othello! East African Community Services (EACS) has served East African immigrant and refugee communities for 20 years. From early roots in naturalization and citizenship services, EACS provides East African youth and families with holistic programs and resources to adjust to life, preserve diverse cultural heritages, and participate in a broad and collectivist community life. Take action to build the Family Empowerment Center!

Converge Media Coverage | Black Business Takeover on South Jackson

Watch Converge Media's video of our co-organized historic #BlackWallStreet event on South Jackson Street in the Central District. With Africatown Community Land Trust and Black Dot Underground, we took over South Jackson with over 140 Black businesses, a 20 minute long community electric slide and lots and lots of Black Joy.

Africatown Plaza

The Africatown Plaza project symbolizes the collective mobilization of the Black community saying “No” to the development of a whole block of extreme cultural importance in the Central District. While this project has been recognized nationally and internationally for its importance, it has received far too little state support. Help make this iconic project viable after lying dormant all of these years by tapping-in below.

WSHFC's Anti-Blackness | Updates

After Black communities and allies put immense pressure on the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) to reckon with its anti-Black policies and practices, WSHFC reversed its plans to exclude all Black projects from it’s 2021 funding allocation. Learn more.


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