This assembly is for students, educators, activists, and organizers with advanced understanding of racial justice and/or Ethnic Studies. If you are new to these conversations, please register for the Ethnic Studies 101/102 breakout sessions to learn more. Event organizers retain the right to eject participants who disrupt or derail conversations.

Please use this link to register for the 2nd Annual Washington Ethnic Studies Assembly. Registration is free, but only registered participants will be admitted to the Zoom call.

Registration is free, but donations are appreciated.

2nd Annual Washington State Ethnic Studies Assembly


Please choose TWO breakout sessions; one for session A and one for session B.


Ethnic Studies 101 and 102

If you are new to conversations about Ethnic Studies and want to learn more about what it is, particularly in K-12 education, join Tracy Castro-Gill, Executive Director of Washington Ethnic Studies Now, and Shraddha Shirude, secondary math educator and Secretary Director of Washington Ethnic Studies Now, for an Ethnic Studies primer. This session will extend through both breakout sessions.

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Resources and Supports for Educators of Color

Join Puget Sound Educational Service District’s Eileen Yoshina and members of the Edmonds Educators of Color Network to learn how educators of Color can create safe learning spaces to support one another and provide resources beyond curriculum.

Union Organizing for Ethnic Studies

Daniel Harada, Federal Way Public Schools educator, Marquita Prinzing, founder and director of SEA’s Center for Racial Equity, and Sobia Sheikh, Mukilteo School District educator, will lead a discussion on past and current efforts to leverage educator unions in Washington State to support K-12 Ethnic Studies and racial equity.

Family and Community Engagement in Ethnic Studies

Seattle Council PTSA’s past and current presidents, Sebrena Burr and Manuela Slye, will share their work as family and community advocates of Ethnic Studies.

State and Local Advocacy for Ethnic Studies

Rita Green, Education Chair for the Washington NAACP, and Michael Peña, Mukilteo educator and Ethnic Studies activist, will discuss past and ongoing efforts to inform state and local level legislation and policy to support Ethnic Studies.

Youth Organizing for Ethnic Studies

Members of the NAACP Youth Council will lead this session which is created by and for students to learn how to harness the power of young peoples’ voices in support of Ethnic Studies. Educators and other adults who facilitate youth groups or are interested in learning how to organize youth are encouraged to attend.

Ethnic Studies Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

Seattle teacher leader and Ethnic Studies educator, Flordelrio Correa, will host a session on creating Ethnic Studies PLCs at the school building level as a tool to support anti-racist educators from administrator push-back.

Registration is free, but donations are appreciated.

2nd Annual Washington State Ethnic Studies Assembly