Purpose

Art by Jennifer Lundgren, Seattle Central College

Art by Tigerlily Newman, age 5

Washington Ethnic Studies Now is a 501(c)4 non-profit formed in 2019 to support the implementation of Ethnic Studies Statewide.

Our Vision

Ethnic Studies in every classroom of WA State taught by anti-racist educators committed to centering the history and lived experiences of Black, Indigenous, and people of Color.

Our Mission

To bring Ethnic Studies to K-12 classrooms in Washington State by: 

  • Centering the voices of Black, Indigenous, and youth of Color (BIPOC) and critical educators of Color 
  • Protecting the integrity of Ethnic Studies curricula by eradicating whitewashed, Eurocentric curricula
  • Learning and teaching strategies to implement K-12 Ethnic Studies programs in all Washington State public school districts 
  • Providing anti-racist and Ethnic Studies professional development
  • Networking and organizing with public school educator associations
  • Creating a community of activists to learn from and with each other.