Organizations and Links Directory
Seattle area organizations, groups, media, & information

911 Media Arts Center
Considered Washington State's premier Media Arts Center. Provides workshops, training, screenings, facilities and an environment needed to create/exhibit works of enduring merit and artistic excellence.

Action for Animals
Promoting a vegan lifestyle based on the simple priniciple that animals do not exist for humans to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington
Washington chapter of one of the leading national organizations devoted to protecting the basic civil liberties of all Americans.

American Friends Service Committee - Pacific Northwest Region
Northwest chapter of the Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.

Amnesty International - U.W. Student Chapter
University of Washington student chapter of Amnesty International, one of the leading international human rights organizations.

Amnesty International U.S.A. - Group 4 of Seattle
The main Seattle chapter of Amnesty International, a worldwide movement dedicated to the international protection of human rights.

Arab American Community Coalition
A coalition consisting of a number of Arab American organizations in the Puget Sound area, whose activities cover educational, cultural , and political issues; it aims to address the community's needs for a more visible Arab American presence in the Greater Puget Sound area.

Aradia Women’s Health Center
A nonprofit, feminist women’s health center that works to protect choice and empower women through personalized abortion and gynecological health care, community outreach and education, training of new providers and statewide legislative advocacy.

Asha - Seattle
Chapter of Asha For Education, a non-profit voluntary organization dedicated to socio-economic change in India mainly using the medium of education.

Bainbridge United for Peace
Members of Bainbridge Island, Suquamish and other local communities who are bonded together by our commitment to peace in our world and our deep knowledge that war is not a good solution to world political problems.

Books to Prisoners
Provides free books to inmates all across the USA.

Buddhist Peace Fellowship - Seattle Chapter
Serves as a catalyst and agent for socially engaged Buddhism. Its aim is to help beings liberate themselves from the suffering that manifests in individuals, relationships, institutions and social and political systems.

Campus For Peace
Aims to raise awareness about the grave implications and dangers of the U.S. rush to war. It is a grassroots organization established by faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington.

Cascades Conservation Partnership
Campaign to purchase and protect over 75,000 acres of privately owned forests that link the Alpine Lakes to Mount Rainier. This effort will protect most of the remaining old-growth forests left on private land in this region.

Serves South Asian women in times of crisis and need, and to raise awareness of domestic violence issues. Chaya is the only organization that specifically addresses the needs of South Asian women.

Church Council of Greater Seattle
Brings hundreds of Protestant and Roman Catholic churches, thousands of volunteers and numerous religious organizations together to serve at-risk youth, the elderly, the homeless and hungry; to advocate for global peace and racial and economic justice; and to encourage ecumenical and interfaith cooperation.

Citizens Concerned for the People of Iraq
Public awareness campaign that is part of a nationwide and worldwide movement dedicated to ending the economic sanctions imposed on Iraq by members of the United Nations Security Council.

Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA)
Promotes a broad agenda for liberation and social justice while prioritizing anti-rape work as the center of our organizing. We use community organizing, critical dialogue, and collective action as tools to build safe, peaceful, and sustainable communities.

Community Alliance for Global Justice
An alliance of individuals and organizations working in Seattle and the region for the transformation of the global economy. It believes that the global economy should embody the core values of social justice, environmental sustainability, democracy and self-determination.

Community for Youth
Community for Youth inspires and supports youth to identify and achieve their goals through mentoring, learning experiences, and participation in a powerful community.

Critical Mass - Seattle
"Nonviolent biketivism". A movement of bicycles in the streets.

EarthSave Seattle
Seattle boasts its own chapter of EarthSave International, a non-profit organization formed in 1988 by John Robbins, author of Diet for a new America. EarthSave's mission is to promote food choices that are healthy for people and the planet.

Eastside Fellowship of Reconciliation
We are a local chapter of Fellowship Of Reconciliation serving the greater Eastside. F.O.R. is an 85 year old international organization dedicated to creating greater peace and justice in our world, community by community. It is an interfaith organization that welcomes all faith and secular traditions dedicated to peace. Our current focus is non violent action to stop war and address the underlying conflicts and injustices. We are also engaged in a service project to provide safe drinking water to a community in Mexico. We host public events frequently; they can be found on our web site.

Eat the State!
"Politics with Bite". Seattle's shamelessly biased political newspaper and environmental scandal sheet.

Food Not Bombs Seattle
One of the many, many FNB chapters around the world that serves vegetarian meals to people in need and to support political activism.

Free Speech Seattle
A 1999 ballot initiative committee organized for the purpose of amending Seattle's anti-postering ordinance

GLBT Organizations in Seattle
Links to local GLBT resources and organizations.

GLBTQ & Other Resources
Local, Washington State, and national/international GLBTQ links and resources. Compiled by Gabi Clayton

Gray Panthers of Seattle
An intergenerational organization that works for peace and for social, economic and environmental Justice. We work to overcome injustice, inequality, all prejudice and any discrimination, as well as to abate the concentration of power by corporations. We oppose ageism. We believe the "best age" is a persons age. We honor the value and contribution of every person, and foster the concept of aging as growth during the entire life of each individual in terms of personal development, social involvement, and self-fulfillment. We challenge ageism directed against any group.

Green Party of Seattle
Aims to create a viable Green Party in the city of Seattle and to make a positive difference in the community.

Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action
A 3.8 acre piece of land in Kitsap county which shares 330 feet of fence with Trident nuclear submarine base. Since 1977, Ground Zero has carried on a program of nonviolent action and reflection including discussion evenings, weekend retreats, leafleting of the base workers, and civil disobedience actions.

Hate Free Zone - Calendar of Events and Training

Hate Free Zone Campaign of Washington
Formed in direct response to the hate crimes and discrimination occurring in varied communities since September 11. HFZ was established to respond to the need to have a body that coordinates, establishes and supports critical efforts to make Washington State a hate-free zone.

Healing Trauma Project
A space for people in activist communities who have faced trauma in protest actions, people who want to learn about trauma recovery and other generally interested folks.

Humanists of Washington
An independent, secular, educational organization dedicated to human advancement through reason, science, and democracy. It maintains an active and visible presence in Washington state as it works toward a more Humanistic world.

Justice Passage
Working to undo racism in the American criminal justice system, especially relative to African Americans.

Kitsap Citizen Action Network
A local, grassroots, volunteer organization dedicated to bridging local and global issues through individual and cooperative actions. Its main focus is to raise awareness through education and create positive actions for environmental, social, and economic justice.

Left Bank Books Collective
This collectively-run bookstore is located in Seattle's Pike Place Market, and carries a wide range of radical and independent new and used titles. Other projects includes the Books to Prisoners program.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Washington State's lead community-based HIV/AIDS public policy advocacy agency. Committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing practical support services and advocating for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS.

National Coalition Building Institute
Aims to develop a new kind of leader: one who initiates diversity programs, takes principled stands, can enter the heat of emotional group conflict and build bridges, and one who models being a fierce ally for all groups.

No War Against Iraq Coalition of Washington
Join the coalition to build a campaign in Seattle that will loudly and clearly say: No war against Iraq! No war against the world!!

Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia
Uses creative nonviolent direct action, war tax resistance, public education and coalition-building to create political and social change, especially in the area of militarism and other forms of violence. An affiliate of the War Resisters League and National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

Norrthwest Conservation Directory
Directory of environmental and conservation organizations in the Northwest. From ONE/Northwest.

Northwest Animal Rights Network
Promotes the equal consideration of animals used for food, fashion, experimentation, or entertainment. NARN operates primarily in the greater Seattle area and throughout Washington State, and is one of the country's most active grassroots animal rights organizations.

Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity
Researches and organizes against bigotry based on race, religion, gender and sexual orientation. Fights and exposes bigotry and white supremacism.

Northwest Earth Institute
Develops programs that motivate and educate individuals and organizations to protect the earth. Offers a variety of programs in workplaces at noon, and in homes, centers of faith, neighborhoods, and other places where groups of 8 to 12 can meet.

Northwest Ecosystem Alliance
Protects and restores wildlands in the Pacific Northwest and supports such efforts in British Columbia. NWEA bridges science and advocacy, working with activists, policy makers and the general public to conserve our natural heritage.

Northwest Environment Watch (NEW)
Research and communication center that promotes an environmentally sound economy and way of life in the Pacific Northwest.

Northwest Labor & Employment Law Office
Aims to empower workers of color and women workers to assert our own rights, improve our own working conditions and gain a voice in our workplaces, trade unions and communities - both within the U.S. and across the globe.

Not In Our Name - Seattle
Seattle group affiliated with the national campaign to declare opposition to war on Iraq and to the endless war on terrorism.

Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation
A group composed of people from many faiths, and no particular faith-- all coming together to support nonviolence and justice. This is the Olympia chapter of FOR, which has been working nonviolently for peace and social justice at the national and international levels since 1914-1915.

Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace
Formed in September, 2001, OMJP is a broad coalition of educators, students, activists, and community members coalesced to oppose war, as well as the existing and morally indefensible social, political, and economic structures and inequities that breed terrorist ideologies, and are destructive toward peoples and the environment.

Olympians for Peace in the Middle East
A diverse group of people from the Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater community who are concerned about how the U.S. is handling (or not handling) the crisis and ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel.

Provides technology resources and expertise to environmental groups in the Pacific Northwest.

Palestine Information Project
Provide listings for current Seattle-area events related to Palestinian human rights and justice and peace in Israel/Palestine, and to provide some links to other more in-depth websites, nationally and internationally; also provides nformation about history and contemporary situations in the region.

Palestine Solidarity Committee - Calendar
Current and upcoming Seattle-area events relating to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict.

PAWS (The Progressive Animal Welfare Society)
The largest animal advocacy and direct care organization in the Pacific Northwest. PAWS advocates for animals through the operation of a companion animal shelter, a wildlife center, and an advocacy department.

Peace & Justice Events Calendar
Comprehensive calendar of peace and social justice events in the Seattle area. Maintained by Jean Buskin.

Peace Between People
The local "Alternatives to Violence Project" (AVP) organization, part of an international network offering experiential workshops in creative conflict resolution and personal growth. Conducts workshops in the Washington State Prison system and for organizations, churches, and other community groups.

Peace Heathens' Seattle Crisis Resource Directory
Exhaustive website that lists human services and other resources. The information is up to date and fully verified.

People's Coalition for Justice
An anti-racist, grassroots organization currently focusing on institutionalized racism and classism in the police department and the need for greater police accountability.

PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians, Gays and Transgenders) of Seattle
Promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons, their families and friends.

Planned Parenthood of Western Washington
The largest reproductive health care provider in the Northwest.

Planting Seeds Community Awareness Project
A group of people collectively working for non-violent social change. Its goal is to play a significant role in rebuilding human society based on values of respect, love, communalism and an end to oppression.

Real Change News
Puget Sound's newspaper of the poor and homeless.

Reclaim the Media
A coalition of independent journalists, media activists and community organizers in the Pacific Northwest, promoting press freedom and community media access as prerequisites for a functioning democracy.

RESYST Seattle
A political and cultural resource for GLBT/Queer activists and educators, particularly youth of color, young women, (dis)abled youth, working class youth, trans youth and other young people from marginalized communities, working to build a movement of youth united for radical social change.

The University of Washington's progressive independent student newsmagazine.

Safe Schools Coalition
A public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth.

Seattle Audobon Society
Aims to protect birds and the natural environment by involving volunteers and the community in education, advocacy, preservation, science and enjoyment.

Seattle Colombia Committee
Supports the people, environment and cultures of Colombia. It seeks justice for all Colombians, especially those whose human, political, economic and environmental rights have been violated.

Seattle Community Network - Activism
Directory of links and information about activism in the Seattle area.

Seattle Hempfest
Seattle Hempfest is the largest Cannabis policy reform event anywhere, with 175,000 supporters coming out for the two-day event in 2002.

Seattle Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
A growing workers' association for all kinds of jobs, regardless of skill or trade. Industrial Workers of the World - the Wobblies - is a radical labor movement seeking to organize all workers into a single union.

Seattle Indymedia
A collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues in Seattle and worldwide.

Seattle International Action Center/ANSWER
Initiated in 1992 by former US Attorney Genera Ramsey Clark and other anti-war activists, the IAC incorporates the demands to end racism, sexism and poverty in the U.S. with opposition to U.S. militarism and exploitative domination around the world. It is one of the member organizations of the International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War, End Racism) Coalition, which organized the Jan. 18 national marches in Washington DC and San Francisco.

Seattle Local Peoples Assembly (SLPA)
Works for the cause of global democracy and the peoples movement. It networks with many other organizations to form a web of support and connection in the Puget Sound region for global sustainability, diversity, and nonviolent forms of conflict resolution world wide.

Seattle Radical Women
A feisty bunch of socialist feminists of all colors, sexualities, and ages. Focuses on activism, education, and developing women’s leadership in the fight for fundamental social change. From mass organizing to mass mailings there are volunteer opportunities at many levels of involvement. Regular meetings and study groups.

Seattle Young People's Project
A youth led - adult supported - social change organization dedicated to assisting youth express themselves, and to take action on the issues that affect their lives.

Seattle-Area Human Rights Organizations
From the Human Rights Education and Research Network, University of Washington.
Local organizations and a guide to vegan restaurants.

Sierra Club - Cascade Chapter
With more than 700,000 members, the Sierra Club is the largest conservation organization in the United States.

SNOW Coalition (Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War)
A Puget Sound area coalition of nearly 100 organizations working to prevent escalation of war in Iraq and elsewhere.

Socialist Alternative - Seattle
A local organization that is part of an international organization fighting in our workplaces, communities, and campuses against the exploitation and injustices people face every day. We see the global capitalist system as the root cause of terrorism, war, poverty, discrimination, and environmental destruction. We are for democratic socialism where people will have control over their daily lives.

Statewide Poverty Action Network
Take action to eliminate the root causes of poverty in America by informing the public debate, organizing communities, influencing public policy and fostering dignity.

Students Advocating Global Equality (SAGE)
Empowers students to pursue solutions to the global crises that are preventing underserved populations from the attainment of health, peace, and human rights.

Tasveer, "picture" in Hindi/Urdu, is a grassroots organization committed to bringing films from South Asia and diaspora to the Pacific Northwest. We strive to build the South Asian independent media community through screening and production. We build partnerships with other local organizations and individuals to design our diverse and powerful events, with themes ranging from cultural events to political forums. Our intention is to increase awareness of all South Asian countries and cultures -- Afghanishtan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka -- through film and discussion.

The New Road Map Foundation
Seeks to foster a cooperative human community in a diverse yet interconnected world by creating and disseminating practical tools and innovative approaches to personal and cultural change.

The Northwest Network
Increases our communities' ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgendered, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. Works within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social and economic justice, equality and respect for all people and the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities. Provides support and advocacy for LBGT folks of all genders who are surviving abuse. We are leather and kink friendly.

U.W. Student Groups
Links compiled by the SAGE group.

United for Peace Thurston County
A new coalition of concerned citizens and organizations that formed in order to better communicate, organize, and mobilize local residents against the impending war on Iraq and toward greater peace and justice, both at home and abroad.

United Nations Association - Seattle Chapter
Sopports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today.

Fostering sustainable economic and environmental alternatives in Africa.

Vegetarians of Washington
Promoting and supporting people making vegetarian choices. Affiliated with the International Vegetarian Union.

Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
The Coalition of over 300 individuals and institutions seeks to abolish the death penalty in Washington State through public education, community action and legislative activities.

Washington Free Press
Washington's independent journal of news, ideas & culture.

Washington NARAL (National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League)
The strongest grassroots network of pro-choice activists in Washington, with 12,000 members.

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
State chapter of PSR, whose parent organization is International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. Principle issues include nuclear disarmament and the prevention of nuclear war, environmental concerns, violence prevention, and social justice.

Washington State Jobs with Justice
Aims to improve working people's standard of living, fight for job security, and protect workers' right to organize. It is a multi-issue coalition that has grown to include more than 100 organizations and over 6,000 individuals.

Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
The largest labor organization in the Evergreen State, representing more than 430,000 rank-and-file union members across Washington.

Washington Wilderness Coalition
Protecting Washington's wild places for over twenty years.

Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation
A faith-based, interfaith, pacifist organization which works on a variety of peace and justice issues. It is affiliated with local chapters, the national FOR and the international FOR.

Women in Black - Northwest
The international women's peace movement uses a simple and direct approach. Participating women stand publicly in silence, dressed in black as a sign of mourning for lives lost to violence. And they don't go away.

YES! A Journal of Positive Futures
Quarterly magazine invites the reader to be part of a global community of change makers. Each issue focuses on a theme, showing the possibilities and practical steps that can lead us all to a more positive future.

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