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“Western States Center is the beating heart of our region’s movement.”

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

2016 – 2018


WESTERN STATES CENTER BY THE NUMBERS

30 YRS

562

Since founded to build progressive movement in the West

Participants from 19 states & 253 organizations at our regional leadership development & training conference

15 YRS At Western States by former Executive Director Kelley Weigel

90K Miles traveled by Eric K. Ward in first 9 months as Executive Director

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14 Graduates of our 11th cohort of WILD: Western Institute for Leadership Development

6 Northwest Tribes and tribally-affiliated organizations in our Uniting Tribal Communities cohort

5589 Emails to legislators as part of Reproductive Health Equity NOW! campaign

424 Participants registered for the Reproductive Health Equity Now Day of Action

56 Media hits featuring Reproductive Health Equity Act organizers including in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Time

558 Grassroots donors, 10% giving monthly

17 National organizational endorsers of Tribal Equity Toolkit 3.0: Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two Spirit and LGBTQ Justice in Indian Country

23 Organizational funders, 8 new in 2018

“Such great diversity in race, gender, beliefs, tactics, and leadership�


A MESSAGE FROM WESTERN STATES CENTER BOARD & STAFF

JULY 2018 FOR 30 YEARS, Western States Center has worked with you – our dedicated partners and donors – to build progressive movement in the West. Together, we’ve accomplished so much. But with the rise of white nationalism and regressive Trump administration actions threatening all the gains we’ve made, we knew we needed to do more. Over the past year we’ve been retooling Western States Center to meet the

extraordinary challenges of this moment in time. We’ve reorganized our work into four areas of strategic focus that position us to work simultaneously on two fronts: challenging the terrain upon which white nationalists are building their movements, while strengthening our own movements to withstand this attack.

BOARD KATE KAHAN,

ERIC K. WARD

AMY HERZFELD-COPPLE

CYNTHIA LIN

STEVE MAYES

Treasurer, Portland, Oregon

Missoula, Montana Madison, Wisconsin

Executive Director Deputy Director of Operations

MARIOTTA GARY-SMITH

LAURA MARTIN

AMY CASSO

GARY COLLINS

ERICKA TAYLOR

SE-AH-DOM EDMO

BOOKDA GHEISAR

SHARON GARY-SMITH

LINDSAY SCHUBINER,

LAURA ISIORDIA

LEAH HENRY-TAYLOR

Secretary, Portland, Oregon Wind River Reservation Seattle, Washington Woodburn, Oregon

Thank you for your dedication to this work. The need has never been greater.

STAFF

SCOTT WINN

Chair, Seattle, Washington

Please read on for details of what we accomplished with your support over the past two years, and the innovative strategies we’re now piloting.

Las Vegas, Nevada Washington, D.C. Board Emeritus, Portland, Oregon Board Emeritus, Silverdale, Washington

BRAVE Program Director

JAMEE GREER

Communications & Development Manager

ANGELA PEARSON

Operations Manager

SAMI ALLOY

Lead Researcher & Organizer

Sovereignty Program Director MOMENTUM Program Director

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BASED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST & MOUNTAIN STATES, WE WORK NATIONWIDE TO STRENGTHEN INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY. THERE ARE FOUR PILLARS OF OUR WORK...

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BUILDING MOVEMENT

DEVELOPING LEADERS

We strengthen the organizing capacity of often-marginalized communities, with a particular emphasis on gender justice, racial justice, and tribal sovereignty work.

We provide training, leadership development, and organizational capacity support to social movements and leaders committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

SHIFTING CULTURE

DEFENDING DEMOCRACY

We convene culture makers to shift the narrative and use culture as a vehicle for base- and power-building in non-traditional social change spaces.

We assist communities and civil society to uphold the rule of law by effectively responding to social movements that exploit bigotry and intolerance.


BUILDING A TRULY INCLUSIVE TABLE

WHILE THERE ARE FOUR DISTINCT PILLARS TO OUR WORK, OUR PROGRAMMING BRINGS ALL OF THESE STRATEGIES TO THE TABLE.

Our Movement Building work makes sure the communities most directly affected by inequities are at the head of the table. Leadership Development teaches the nuts and bolts of how to build the table.

Shifting Culture transforms what’s served at the table, and the story that’s told about it. And Defending Democracy compels us to build a new table, one in which everyone has a stake in a truly inclusive democracy where all people can live, love, and work free from fear.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown with members of Western States Center’s We are BRAVE program after signing the Reproductive Health Equity Act into law in 2017.


VICTORIES & FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR 30 YEARS, OUR WORK HAS ADVANCED SOCIAL, RACIAL, AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE BY CONVENING, DEVELOPING, ORGANIZING, AND SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITIES MOST AFFECTED BY INEQUITIES. WE’VE PLAYED A CATALYTIC ROLE, WORKING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO BUILD PEOPLE-CENTERED MOVEMENTS, DEVELOP NEW LEADERS, AND SHIFT CULTURE - WITH OUR EYES ON THE PRIZE OF AN INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY WHERE PEOPLE CAN LIVE,

People don’t move towards a future they cannot conceptualize, particularly one where they are unable to see their own place as a respected part of it. I don’t know what Martin Luther King Jr. saw when he told us ‘I’ve been to the mountaintop’ but you can tell by the tone of his voice, it’s something beautiful and breathtaking. I want to see it for myself. Don’t you? But to really get to that mountain top, we can’t leave anyone behind who wants to come.”

~ Eric K. Ward, Executive Director, from “The Evolution of Identity Politics” in Tikkun Magazine, April 2018

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BUILDING MOVEMENT WE STRENGTHENED THE ORGANIZING CAPACITY OF MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES TO BUILD POWER, WIN CRITICAL POLICY VICTORIES, AND RESPOND STRATEGICALLY TO WORSENING CONDITIONS:

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LANDMARK GENDER JUSTICE VICTORY Grassroots leaders in our gender justice program, We are BRAVE, won a landmark policy victory, securing essential reproductive health care for all Oregonians, regardless of gender identity, immigration status, or income. The culmination of seven years of organizing, our approach is now a model for other campaigns across the nation.

TWO-SPIRIT INCLUSION + K-12 REFORM Our tribal sovereignty program brought together six northwest Tribes and tribally affiliated organizations to adopt more inclusive policies honoring Two-Spirit and LGBTQ tribal citizens. And we engaged a range of education and community organizations to secure unanimous passage of a new law requiring that Tribal history and sovereignty are taught in all Oregon schools.


REPORT TO COMMUNITY 2016-2018

RESISTANCE ACROSS THE WEST We supported organizers across the West to strengthen movement capacity in the face of regressive policies, including convening 20 organizations in Idaho in the wake of the 2016 election; providing strategic and financial support to the WyoSayNo! coalition opposing private immigration prisons; and helping Arizona’s Repeal Coalition make regional connections among organizations working on immigration issues.

“Western States Center helped build a diverse coalition united around shared values — like putting the communities most affected by reproductive oppression at the center of our work.” ~ Amy Casso, BRAVE Program Director, Bustle Magazine, August 2017

NOW, IN 2018, WE’RE BROADENING OUR FOCUS TO BRING THE MOVEMENT-BUILDING LESSONS FORGED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND MOUNTAIN STATES TO COMMUNITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY. PARTNERING WITH LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, WE’RE BEGINNING TO BRING NEW CONSTITUENCIES TO THE TABLE, WHILE ENSURING THAT THE COMMUNITIES MOST AFFECTED ARE CENTRAL TO BUILDING SOLUTIONS. 9


DEVELOPING LEADERS OUR TRAINING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS HAVE BECOME THE GOLD STANDARD IN THE REGION, SERVING COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, LABOR UNIONS, AND TRIBAL AND MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS:

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REGIONAL CONVENING We brought together 562 community leaders and organizers from over 250 organizations in 19 states for our three-day biennial conference, AMP: Activists Mobilizing for Power.

IN-DEPTH SKILL BUILDING Leaders from 14 organizations participated in four sessions of in-depth skill building in our 11th class of WILD: Western Institute for Leadership Development.

GENDER JUSTICE LEADERS We are BRAVE worked intensively with program leaders to design and implement organizing campaigns, and the BRAVE cohort in Oregon’s Marion County, seat of the state capitol, developed a 14-piece gender justice training curriculum, mostly in Spanish.


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TRAININGS WITH TRIBAL LEADERS We worked with the Potlatch Fund to lead trainings in Tribal communities in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

ADDRESSING INTERNAL DIVISION We helped equip leaders in communities across the country and in our region to strengthen their own practices and prevent internal movement division by honing their analysis and skills around antisemitism, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.

" I can’t imagine where Idaho’s progressive community would be without the care and support of Western States Center, and their willingness to ensure we have the tools we need to keep oppression and injustice at bay." ~ Kathy Griesmyer, WILD Class of 2011-2012

MOVING TOWARDS 2019, OUR TRAINING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS WILL EXPAND TO NEW CONSTITUENCIES TO BROADEN THE BASE OF RESISTANCE TO SYSTEMIC BIAS AND WHITE NATIONALISM, WHILE CONTINUING TO INVEST DEEPLY IN SUPPORTING SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND LEADERS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION. 11


SHIFTING CULTURE THE STORIES WE TELL ARE CRITICAL TO HELPING PEOPLE ENVISION A PLURALISTIC WORLD IN WHICH EVERYONE CAN LIVE, LOVE, AND WORK FREE FROM FEAR. AS DIVISIVE NARRATIVES REINFORCE A FEAR OF THE OTHER, WE’RE PARTNERING WITH ARTISTS AND CULTURE MAKERS TO TELL A DIFFERENT STORY, ONE IN WHICH EVERY ONE HAS A STAKE. OUR WORK TO SHIFT CULTURE INCLUDES:

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A CULTURE-SHIFT MODEL A shared histor y is our most important currency in today’s classroom. Honoring and recognizing the histor y and contributions of all Americans. Creating civic leaders for the future by teaching our shared histor y today. Our success with Tribal History: Shared History, the campaign for Oregon Senate Bill 13 led out of Western States Center to establish a new statewide curriculum, was cited by Reclaiming Native Truth as an example of how to do culture-shift work.

AMPLIFYING UNHEARD VOICES Within a pro-choice movement historically seen as led by white, middle-class women, We are BRAVE has elevated the voices of women of color, immigrants, and transgender and gender-nonconforming people through art projects, staff assistance at youth summer camps, videos, workshops, policy campaigns, and national news media.


REPORT TO COMMUNITY 2016-2018

90K MILES OF SKIN IN THE GAME After publishing Skin in the Game: How Anti-Semitism Animates White Nationalism and As White Supremacy Falls Down, White Nationalism Stands Up, Executive Director Eric K. Ward logged over 90,000 miles speaking to dozens of gatherings of human rights, Jewish, Muslim, anti-hate, philanthropic, media, and civic leaders to advance a deeper understanding of today’s culture war.

“This Toolkit provides a powerful lantern that will help light the way. It now awaits your courage, political will, and perseverance to make the change that will create a community that embraces equality and freedom.” ~ From Tribal Equity Toolkit 3.0: Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two Spirit and LGBTQ Justice in Indian Country, co-edited by Se-ah-dom Edmo, Sovereignty Program Director, March 2017

IN THE COMING MONTHS, WATCH FOR INNOVATIONS IN HOW WE CONVENE CULTURE-MAKERS TO SHIFT THE NARRATIVE AND USE CULTURE AS A VEHICLE FOR BASE-AND POWER-BUILDING IN NON-TRADITIONAL SOCIAL CHANGE SPACES. 13


DEFENDING DEMOCRACY OUR MOVEMENT-BUILDING, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, AND CULTURE SHIFT WORK HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN SERVICE OF A FULLYINCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY. NOW, WITH ONE-THIRD OF AMERICANS SUPPORTING THE CORE IDEAS OF WHITE NATIONALISM, WE’VE LAUNCHED A NEW PROGRAM TO PROVIDE STRATEGIC SUPPORT TO COMMUNITIES RESPONDING TO FEAR-BASED SOCIAL MOVEMENTS THAT EXPLOIT BIGOTRY AND INTOLERANCE, INCLUDING: RN

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MURDERS ON THE MAX TRAIN After two intervening bystanders were murdered, and another seriously injured, in a racist, Islamophobic attack by a white nationalist on two young women on a Portland MAX train, we partnered with local and national groups to provide training on hate violence and the roots of white nationalism at several large events; we then convened a regional strategy session with leaders from five states to counter this growing threat.

PUSH BACK ON PROUD BOYS When an African-American teenager was arrested and charged with felony assault in Vancouver, Washington after being attacked by members of the Proud Boys,

a white nationalist gang, Western States Center called on the prosecutor to drop the charges. Four days later he did.

SHUTTING DOWN A BIGOT We worked with the Southern Poverty Law Center to support local groups in shutting down the remaining four stops on anti-Muslim bigot John Guandolo's Midwest tour less than 24 hours after it began. We also succeeded, with Muslim Advocates and other partners, in getting a Texas law enforcement agency to rescind the accreditation it provided for Guandolo’s training


REPORT TO COMMUNITY 2016-2018

WEST TO MIDWEST We’ve been partnering with activists in Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin to strategize community-based responses.

A NATIONAL VOICE To stem the influence of anti-immigrant, white nationalist policies that harm communities, we organized dozens of national civil rights and community groups calling on Governors to reject President Trump’s plans to deploy the National Guard to the southern border by declining to send state troops. And we joined with partners across the country to call on U.S. Senators to deny confirmation of an anti-immigrant State Department nominee.

“Governors must speak out and condemn bigotry-driven vigilantism before it turns into tragedy. Hate violence poses a serious threat to asylum-seekers, immigrants, and U.S. citizens alike.”

~ Lindsay Schubiner, MOMENTUM Program Director, announcing the letter sent by 45 civil rights, advocacy, and community organizations to governors in all 50 states, April 2018

WITH SIGNIFICANT NEW FOUNDATION INVESTMENTS IN OUR WORK TO COUNTER WHITE NATIONALISM, WE ARE ENGAGING WITH ACTIVISTS FROM AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES AROUND THE WORLD TO LEARN AND APPLY LESSONS FROM THEIR RESISTANCE THROUGH A DEEP DIVE IN OREGON AND PARTNERING WITH COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. 15


OUR PROGRAMS ENGAGED, SUPPORTED, AND RELIED UPON PARTNERSHIPS WITH TRIBAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND HUNDREDS OF RACIAL, GENDER, AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS: Accion Política PCUNista - APP ACLU of Idaho ACLU of Missouri ACLU of Montana ACLU of Oregon ACLU of Wyoming Add the Words, Idaho Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians AFT Oregon AIDS Foundation of Chicago All* Above All Alliance for Justice Amplify & Color PAC API Chaya Architecture of Internment: The Build Up to Wartime Incarceration Exhibit Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon - APANO Backline Basic Rights Oregon Battle Born Progress Beyond Toxics Black Alliance for Just Immigration Black Lives Matter Bay Area Black Lives Matter Portland Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon BRINK Communications Buried Seeds Burns Paiute Tribe Cabin Project Call to Safety Campfire Columbia CAPACES Leadership Institute

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Capacity Bridge Cascade AIDS Project Causa Oregon Center for American Progress Center for Biological Diversity Center for Intercultural Organizing Center for Native American Youth: Aspen Institute Center for Social Inclusion / Race Forward ChangeLab Children's Alliance of Washington Cincinatti Regional Coalition Against Hate City of Eugene City of Portland City of Portland, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement Clergy and Laity Concern Coalition of Communities of Color Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault - CCASA Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights - COLOR Columbia Riverkeeper Committe for Excellence in Caldwell Schools Community Alliance for Global Justice Community Alliance of Lane County Community Alliance of Tenants Community to Community Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, & Siuslaw Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Confederated Tribes of The Grand Ronde Community Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation

Consult Hardesty ConwayStrategic Coquille Indian Tribe Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Cowlitz Indian Nation Cully Housing Action Team Disability Art and Culture Project Disability Leadership Academy Doulas Latin@s Dudes with Lady Cancer East Portland Neighborhood Office Educate Ya Ella Baker Center for Human Rights EmpowerMT Enlace Entre Hermanos Equality New Mexico Equality State Policy Center Equality Utah Eugene & Springfield NAACP Fair Shot for All Oregon Fair Work Center Family Equality Council Family Forward Oregon Federal Bar Association FEEST Forward Together Free Geek Freedom Center Gender Justice League Gender Justice Nevada GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network Got Green

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS & EVENTS

AMP: Activists Mobilizing for Power (Summer 2017)

THANK YOU, PARTNERS

WILD: Western Institute for Leadership Development (2016-17) Uniting Tribal Communities (2016-18) Tribal Equity Toolkit 3.0 partners (2017) We are BRAVE (Building Reproductive Autonomy and Voices for Equity) (2016-18) Oregon's Senate Bill 13: Tribal History & Sovereignty Curriculum (2017) Marion County Latinx Strategy (2016-18) Reproductive Health Equity NOW! Campaign (2017) Regional strategy sessions & trainings (2016-2018) Training & technical assistance contracts (2016-2018) Oregon Recovers (2017-18)


“So many positive successes and powerful testimonies” Greenpeace USA Health Living Collaborative Healthcare Professionals for Equity & Community Empowerment Hilltop Public Solutions Hilltop Urban Gardens Human Rights Campaign IBEW 48 Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Idaho Latino Vote Impact NW Indigenous Women Rising Institute for a Progressive Nevada International Center for Traditional Childbearing - ICTC IRCO - Immigrant Rights Coalition of Oregon Jews for Racial and Economic Justice Klamath Tribes Labor Education and Research Center - LERC Latino Network Latinos Unidos Siempre - LUS Leading from the Heart Lewis & Clark College Living Cully Lotus Rising Project Magical Black Girls Mainstreet Alliance of Oregon Mano a Mano Family Center Mental Health Association of Oregon Metro Micronesian Islander Community Momentum Alliance Montana Human Rights Network - MHRN Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance Montana Women Vote Movement Advancement Project MoveOn MRG Foundation Ms. Foundation Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas Mujeres Unidas de Idaho Multnomah County Multnomah County Health Department Muslim Advocates NARA Northwest NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon NASPA - Student Affairs in Higher Education National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Transgender Equality National Committee for Responsible Philanthropy National Congress of American Indians National Indian Child Welfare Assocation National Indian Education Association National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health National LGBTQ Task Force National Network of Abortion Funds Native American Program of Legal Aid Services of Oregon Native Youth Leadership Alliance - NYLA NAYA Family Center Neighborhood Partnerships Network for Reproductive Options North Bay Jobs with Justice North Plains Grassroots Northwest Abortion Access Fund - NWAAF Northwest Health Foundation Not In Our Town Billings NW Areas Foundation NW Early Learning Hub NW Two Spirit Society NWDCResistance NXT LVL/SNACK BLOC One America One Colorado OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives Oregon AFL-CIO Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force Oregon CEDAW Coalition Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence Oregon Community Health Workers Association Oregon Education Association Oregon Fair Trade Campaign Oregon Health Authority Oregon Health Equity Alliance - OHEA Oregon Indian Education Association Oregon Latino Health Coalition Oregon Mental Health Consumers Association Oregon Midwifery Council Oregon Native American Chamber Oregon NOW Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility Oregon Public Health Institute Oregon Recovers

Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force Oregon Student Association - OSA Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. Oregon Voice Parkrose Neighborhood Association Partnership For Safety And Justice PDX Trauma Free Peace Justice Action League People's Action PFLAG Phoenix Native American Chapter Philanthropy Northwest PICO National Network Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste - PCUN Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette Political Research Associates Pop Culture Collaborative Portland Bureau of Transportation Portland Jobs With Justice Portland NAACP Portland Office of Equity & Human Rights Portland Parks & Recreation Portland Pearl Rotary Club Portland United Against Hate - PUAH Potlatch Fund Pride Foundation Pride NW Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada - PLAN Progressive Technology Project PSU School of Social Work Puget Sound Sage Quinault Indian Nation Race Files Renew Oregon Resident Action Council, Seattle Right 2 Survive RoadMap Consulting Rogue Climate Room One ROOTS Young Adult Shelter ROSE Community Development Rural Organizing Project Sankofa Collective NW SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition Seattle Council PTSA Seattle Housing Authority

Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development SEIU Local 503 Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders - SAGE Sexual Assault Resource Center Sisters Of The Road SMYRC Snake River Alliance Social Justice Fund NW Southern Poverty Law Center Spokane Regional Health District Statewide Poverty Action Network Surge NW Surge Reproductive Justice SURJ Families Survivors Organizing for Liberation - Bseedz T'ruah Tacoma Urban League Tenants Union of WA The Bus Project The CAIR Project The Interfaith Alliance The Management Center Trans Allies Group Transgender Inclusion Project Transgender Law Center UCLA Unidos Bridging Community Unite Oregon - Rogue Valley Chapter United Cerebral Palsy Association of Oregon & Southwest Washington United Farm Workers of America Upstream Public Health Urban League of Portland US Human Rights Network UW School of Social Work Voices of the Sacred Voz: Workers' Rights Education Project Washington Environmental Council Western Native Voice Wind River Native Advocacy Center World Without Hate Wyoming Council of Churches Wyoming Women Rise WyoSayNo! Young Women United YWCA Clark County YWCA of Greater Portland

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION 2017 EMILY G. GOTTFRIED HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD, PORTLAND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION 2018 NEW EXECUTIVE FUND, FOUNDATION TO PROMOTE OPEN SOCIETY 2018 FRONTLINES AWARD, SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND NW

OUR WORK WAS CITED IN:

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BUSTLE

THE NATION

SALON

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

THE NEW YORK TIMES

TABLET MAGAZINE

COLORLINES

NONPROFIT QUARTERLY

THINKPROGRESS

THE GUARDIAN

POP CULTURE COLLAB

TIKKUN MAGAZINE

JEZEBEL

REFINERY29

TIME MAGAZINE

MOTHER JONES

REWIRE

THE WASHINGTON POST


THANK YOU, FU NDERS THESE FOUNDATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS HAVE INVESTED IN OUR WORK THROUGH GRANTS AND SPECIAL GIFTS:

Alki Fund

Proteus Fund

All* Above All

Social Justice Fund NW

Arcus Foundation

Southern Poverty Law Center

Center for New Community

The Collins Foundation

Foundation to Promote Open Society

The DBEK Fund of the Common Counsel Foundation

General Service Foundation

The Libra Foundation

Groundswell Fund

The New Venture Fund

Groundswell's Catalyst Fund

The New World Foundation

Hagedorn Foundation

The Overbrook Foundation

Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation

Tides Foundation

Meyer Memorial Trust

Unitarian Universalist Veatch Fund at Shelter Rock

Northwest Health Foundation

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THANK YOU, DONORS OUR WORK IS SUPPORTED AT THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL BY THESE 558 DONORS GIVING FROM $25 TO $12,500 ON A MONTHLY OR ANNUAL BASIS: Abel Valladres Adair Dammann Aileen Duldulao Alex McNeill Alex Meador Alexandra Korsunskaya Alexis Millet Alice Bartelt Alice Robison Alison Goldberg Alissa Keny-Guyer Allison Brinkhorst Alysha Goheen Jannotta Alyson McGregor Amanda Aguilar Shank Amanda Jo Sampson Amber Rowland Amelia Righi Amory Zschach Amy & Shannon Herzfeld-Copple Amy Harwood Amy Schottenstein Amy Van Patten & Huong Nguyen Amy Wu Anand Kalra Andrea & Alan Rabinowitz Andrea Cano Andrea Shipley

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2016-2018 Report to the Community  

For 30 years, Western States Center has worked with you – our dedicated partners and donors – to build progressive movement in the West. Tog...

2016-2018 Report to the Community  

For 30 years, Western States Center has worked with you – our dedicated partners and donors – to build progressive movement in the West. Tog...

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