King County Equity Now
Location: Seattle, Washington
KING COUNTY EQUITY NOW is an ecosystem of over 60 Black-led, accountable community-based organizations fighting to achieve equity by focusing on:
1. BLACK ADVOCACY
Our ecosystem identifies and surfaces Black community needs and equity solutions. We use our platform, leverage existing networks, and lend labor, resources, technical, professional, and community expertise to advocate in collective towards Black liberation.
2. BLACK POLICY
The Black community has experienced decades of stagnant and worsening conditions, rapid gentrification, and a continuing onslaught of police murders. In response, an ecosystem of Black elders, educators, organizers, healers, families and dozens of accountable, long-standing Black-led, community-based organizations joined forces to form King County Equity Now.
3. BLACK RESEARCH
We are building a national leading Black -led and -centered research institute that uses culturally fluid processes, methodologies, and practices to center and uplift Black voices and perspectives. With our vast and deep ecosystem, we facilitate and conduct Black-led research at an unparalleled size, scale, and depth. We leverage our communities brilliance and a volunteer base of over 700 to drive and implement our Black equity solutions.