Indigenous Communities Fund, Black Community Building Collective Events
Three holiday events are among several events happening this month, courtesy of the United Way of King County’s two coalitions committed to racial equity among Black, Indigenous and other community of color organizations—the Indigenous Communities Fund and the Black Community Building Collective.
United Way of King County launched the Indigenous Communities Fund in 2020 to address the differential impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the county’s Indigenous people. The group now comprises the 12-member Seattle Urban Native Nonprofits.
Check out these Indigenous Communities Fund events for December:
- United Indians of All Tribes Foundation will host a Holiday Art Market from December 17-18. For more information: https://unitedindians.org/native-art-market./
- Duwamish Longhouse Services will host a Holiday Art Market from December 16-17. For more information: https://www.duwamishtribe.org/events/2022/12/16/native-art-market.
- The Chief Seattle Club just opened its brand new café in Downtown Seattle. The café supports the Chief Seattle Club programs that include job training and specializes in Indigenous food options for the Pacific Northwest. For more information: https://www.chiefseattleclub.org/alalcafe.
The Black Community Building Collective is a group of 15 Black-led organizations brought together by United Way of King County to build relationships and implement strategies that impact the Black community.
Check out these Black Community Building Collective events for December:
- Black Community Building Collective member Glover Empower Mentoring will hold its annual gift wrapping on the first floor of Westfield Southcenter Mall, near the information center, from December 16-24. For more information: https://www.strongchildren.org.
- Africatown Community Land Trust has launched its From Imagination to Creation campaign to support the William Grose Center for Cultural Innovation and Enterprise. Africatown’s goal is to raise $300,000 to build the makerspace and visual effects film studio at the WGC in order to teach youth ages 8-18 the skills of design and manufacture. The campaign began Nov. 1 and is slated to run through the end of the year. For more information: https://www.africatownlandtrust.org/support-aclt-2/