Western
States Center


Based in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain States, Western States Center works nationwide to strengthen inclusive democracy so all people can live, love, worship and work free from fear. 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. 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. And we assist communities and civil society to effectively respond to social movements that exploit bigotry and intolerance.

For more information and downloadable resources, go to westernstatescenter.org.

Articles by Western

New Resources for Confronting White Nationalism

Educators can play a critical role in recognizing and addressing white nationalism. Two authors of Western States Center’s toolkit, ‘Confronting White Nationalism in Schools,’ explain how.
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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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