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NOT IN OUR TOWN PLEDGE

I pledge to stand up to all forms of hate, bigotry and bullying.
I will not stay silent in the face of intolerance based on race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, religion, ability or any other factor.
I will work together with my neighbors to create safer, more inclusive communities for all.

 

 


Our Goals

 

Working with our Schools

We want to work with our local schools and PTA boards to ensure we are inclusive of all our community members.

Working with our local government

We're also working with our local government to help our lawmakers in considering other viewpoints when creating policy.

Working across faith groups

Our local places of worship are ideal for discussing and getting the word out about issues that will benefit everyone.


New & Notes

News and Notes on racism and the happenings in and around Snohomish.

Youth in Action Scholarships

Open to all Seniors in the Snohomish School District.

Three $500 scholarships will be awarded seniors from one of the Snohomish School District high schools: AIM High School, Glacier Peek High School, Snohomish High School.

Applications must be submitted by 5/15/2021.

Apply at www.TheWashboard.org

Register at TheWashboard.org and search for "Snohomish for Equity".

Our first Youth in Action Scholarship Award Winner

Isaac Olson
Glacier Peak 2020 Graduate
College: University of Washington

"I want to thank Snohomish for Equity for inspiring, supporting, and assisting me, and countless others in our community, as we continue to fight for equality. Until everyone from every background is treated equally, no one should sit complacently. We must take the chance to cultivate acceptance and empathy, not only to build a better community in Snohomish, but to secure a brighter future for everyone facing discrimination across the world." Join us in congratulating Isaac and wishing him success in his ongoing education path.

Statement from the Snohomish for Equity Board

As we stand a little over two months removed from May 31st and the events that followed, Snohomish for Equity (SFE) remains steadfast to our mission and deeply committed to the work of anti-racism. We choose to lean in to this work daily, even when it is uncomfortable. Part of that is defining what we support as an organization.

  • We support dialogue, awareness, and education around issues of racism in Snohomish.
  • We support our town of Snohomish wholeheartedly as it works to become the best version of itself: a thriving and welcoming community free of hate, intimidation, discrimination, and ignorance.
  • We support/stand with our local government in upholding Resolution 1389.
  • We support our country with the same wholeheartedness. We are patriotic and deeply committed to seeing our country live up to its ideals.
  • We support the efforts of dismantling the white supremacy that is ingrained in our town and country by recognizing systemic racism and addressing the policies and practices that uphold it.
  • We support racial equity and inclusion in all facets of our community.
  • We support a culture of acceptance and openness that allows Snohomish to be proud of who we are.

Over these past two months, social media based misinformation campaigns against SFE have occurred, as well as doxing of SFE board members and several community members who support our mission. Trolling and mischaracterizing our efforts only strengthens our resolve to live up to our purpose and focuses our attention on what truly matters: Black Lives Matter. We will continue to engage our community and provide educational opportunities that promote an understanding of diversity, inclusion, and equity.


Upcoming Events

Events happening in and around the Snohomish area presented by Snohomish for Equity or that align with our mission.

 

SFE Book Club: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nahisi Coates

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 6:30 - 8:00 PM PST [Online Discussion]

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage–and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child–but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn’t understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram’s private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he’s ever known...

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Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM PST [Online Discussion]

Snohomish for Equity is honored to host Jeffery Robinson, former Director of the ACLU Trone Center for Justice and Equality and Founder of The Who We Are Project (https://thewhoweareproject.org/), present his dynamic lecture entitled "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America," a compelling and comprehensive presentation of the history and enduring legacy of anti-Black racism in America...

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Snohomish for Equity Youth Scholarship

 

Youth in Action Scholarships

Open to all Seniors in the Snohomish School District.

Three $500 scholarships will be awarded seniors from one of the Snohomish School District high schools: AIM High School, Glacier Peek High School, Snohomish High School.

Applications must be submitted by 5/15/2021.
Apply at www.TheWashboard.org
Register at TheWashboard.org and search for "Snohomish for Equity".

Please consider joining the Snohomish for Equity Youth Council. More details and the application can be found Youth Council page.