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RSJ Organizations in Spokane*

Get involved with local nonprofit organizations doing equity work in our community!

There are many organizations locally and nationally who are committed to peace, justice, freedom, and dignity. We encourage you to view the below list and take time to learn about, join, and support organizations that focus on racial equity and justice for all.

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American Indian Community Center 
“Providing comprehensive social and economic development services for all racial groups in our community – encouraging individual and family self-sufficiency – protecting and preserving the cultures and traditions of Indian people.”
aiccinc.org
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Asian for Collective Liberation (formerly Asian Pacific Islander Coalition)
“APIC Spokane strives to bring the concerns of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Spokane Area to local, state, and federal governments.”
aclspokane.org
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Black Lens News 
The Black Lens is an independent community publication, based in Spokane, Washington, that is focused on the news, events, people, issues, and information of importance to the African American community.” The Black Lens will be going on hiatus for the remainder of 2022, and will return to publication in January of 2023.
blacklensnews.com
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The Carl Maxey Center 
“The goal of the Carl Maxey Center is to uplift, empower and transform Spokane’s African American community from the inside out.”
carlmaxeycenter.org
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Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS) 
“CHAS Health is a non-profit, federally qualified health center (FQHC) that provides high-quality medical, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral health services to families and individuals of all ages, regardless of ability to pay.”
chas.org
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Spokane Chinese Association 
“Spokane Chinese Association is a non-profit organization that connects and unites people of Chinese heritage in the Greater Spokane area with the purpose of fostering stronger community connections and pursuing a more enriched quality of life.”
spokanechinese.org
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Coalition of Color Spokane
“Spokane Coalition of Color is comprised of the Asian and Pacific Islander Coalition of Spokane, the Hispanic Business/Professional Association and NAACP.
facebook.com/SpokaneCoalitionOfColor
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Greater Spokane Progress (GSP)
“Greater Spokane Progress is a network of over 40 organizations that drives progressive change by connecting, coordinating, and supporting diverse organizations.”
spokaneprogress.org
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Health Equity Circle
“Health Equity Circle is an inter-professional student led organization building the skills and power to address health equity beyond the classroom.”
healthequitycircle.org
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Hispanic Business / Professionals Association (HBPA)
“HBPA’s mission is to promote and serve Hispanic/Latino cultural, business, professional, educational interests, and social justice in the Inland Northwest.”
hbpaspokane.net
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Human Rights Activist Coterie of Spokane 
“We are a group determined to make change happen in Spokane through organized activism.”
linktr.ee/HRACspokane
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Human Rights Commission
“The Human Rights Commission advises and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding issues related to human rights and unjust discrimination.”
my.spokanecity.org/spokane-human-rights-commission
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Spokane Immigrants Rights Coalition
“To protect and empower all immigrants and refugees in the City of Spokane through policy, deportation defense, education, and financial resources.”
sircwa.com
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Spokane India Community
“We believe that a closely knit community will organically promote Cultural, Social, Art, Theatrical, Educational etc. events that are vital to keep us all connected to our roots and to also provide exposure to the first generation Indian-Americans.”
spokaneindiacommunity.org
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Latinos en Spokane
“Latinos en Spokane works to support the Latino population in their integration, community development, and civic participation in Spokane County.”
latinosenspokane.org
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center 
“The Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center exists to improve the quality of life for children, youth and families in Spokane through an array of culturally responsive educational and social services within the framework of Dr. King’s vision of equal respect, treatment and accessibility for all people.”
mlkspokane.org
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MEChA de EWU 
“MEChA is an acronym that stands for Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a/x de Aztlán. We are a student organization that promotes higher education, community engagement, political participation, culture, and history. MEChA is open to all.”
facebook.com/ewu.mecha
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Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Washington 
“MMIWW ensures that Government agencies have the resources they need to prevent crimes against Indigenous People. MMIWW helps educate Schools and Community groups to ensure Indigenous People are Safe and Free from Harm. MMIWW provides Support Services to help Heal Victims and their Families.”
missingandmurderedindigenouswomenwashington.org
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Muslims for Community Action & Support (MCAS)
“Muslims for Community Action and Support is a Spokane organization that strives to build diverse and inclusive relationships with community members and local businesses, and work side-by-side as an ongoing partner, in order to build a network of support with the end goal of making the community a better place for all.”
facebook.com/SpokaneMCAS
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Spokane NAACP 
“Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.”
naacpspokane.com
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The NATIVE Project 
“Our Mission is to provide quality services that promote wellness and balance of mind, body and spirit for individuals, staff, families and communities.”
nativeproject.org
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New Developed Nations (NDN)
“The mission of New Developed Nations is to be a program of excellence that provides the community with exceptional service by training chemically dependent and at-risk youth to be positive, functional and empowered citizens through music, sports, nutrition and education, providing them with a voice that may have been once unheard.”
newdevelopednations.com
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Spokane National Organization of Women (NOW) 
“Empowering women and celebrating diversity.”
facebook.com/SpokaneNOW
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Pacific Islander Community Association (PICA-WA)
“The Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington (PICA-WA) is an organization that seeks to live out the indigenous values of Pasifika (NH/PI) communities here in Washington State through community organizing, and speaking our truth fiercely to systems of power while providing social supports and cultural spaces for the community to gather in dignity.”
picawa.org
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Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) 
“The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane engages everyday people to build a just and nonviolent world through community organizing and leadership development for human rights, economic justice, and peace.”
pjals.org
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Refugee Connections Spokane (RCS)
“Refugee Connections Spokane is a non-profit organization which works to identify and address barriers to the successful resettlement of refugees and immigrants in the Spokane area.”
refugeeconnectionsspokane.org
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Salish School of Spokane 
“Dynamic Salish Language revitalization powering cultural renewal and building a stronger, healthier community.”
salishschoolofspokane.org
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Smart Justice Spokane 
“Smart Justice Spokane is a broad coalition of over 30 organizations working together to end mass incarceration and eliminate racial disparities in our local criminal justice system.”
smartjusticespokane.org
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Spectrum Center Spokane 
“Spectrum’s mission is to create a safe, intersectional, intergenerational, LGBTQIA2S+ community gathering space that celebrates a resilient, healthy community through social connectedness and support, arts and culture, access to resources, and leadership development.”
spectrumcenterspokane.org
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Spokane Alliance
“The Spokane Alliance is a non-partisan and non-profit alliance of congregations, unions, student and community groups in Spokane County representing over 20,000 adults.”
spokanealliance.org
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Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR) 
“Our mission is to identify and address racial disparities through a variety of community efforts which include education, advocacy, research, community engagement, policy impact, and challenges to the existing organizations and structures.”
scarspokane.org
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If you know a racial equity and social justice focused organization that should be included in this list, please email equity@ywcaspokane.org.


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