Cascadia Deaf Nation Community Resource Page

(British Columbia, Washington State, and Oregon)

This is the community resource network available within the Cascadia bioregion that empowers both Deaf communities of color and mainstream communities of color

 
 

Council de Manos

www.councildemanos.org

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/councildemanos/

National Organization, United States
Community type: Community Network Resource

Type of support/services provided: educational self-advocacy and leadership training empowering Deaf Latinx community: Deaf,  Deaf Disabled, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened (DDBDDHHLD)
Type of business model: Non-profit, grassroots
Leadership style: Deaf Latinx owned/led, non-hierarchical

Languages: American Sign Language (ASL), English, Espanol

Interpreter needed? Yes, Deaf-Blind interpretation can be provided
Closest local chapter: Washington State
Mission, Vision and Tagline
The mission of Council de Manos is to end injustice.
Our vision is for the people we serve to achieve self-fulfillment.
Tagline: Know Your Story.
Spanish/Espanol:
Misión, Visión and Eslogan
La misión del Consejo de Manos es darle fin a la injustcia.
Nuestra visión es que las personas a las cuales servimos lleguen a obtener su realización personal.
Eslogan: Conozca su Historia.

 

 


Racial Justice coalition

Bellingham, WA, United States

racialjusticecoalition.org

Community type: Community  Network Resource 

Type of support/services provided: community-led actions to fight racial injustices, advocacy, activism

Type of business model: Non-profit, grassroots

Leadership style: Hearing Allies-led, hierarchical

Languages: English

Interpreter needed?: Yes, ASL interpreters can be requested in advance. No formal training on requesting Deaf-Blind interpretation.  Had provided interpreters in the past for their community meetings.

 

Mission:

The mission of the Bellingham Racial Justice Coalition is to end systemic racism by advocating for people of color through education, legislation, and community-led action.

Vision:
A society that is free from systemic racism and oppression.


 

Whatcom Civil Rights Project

http://www.whatcomcivilrightsproject.org

Community type: Community Network Resource

Type of support/services provided: legal assistance, advocacy

Type of business model: Non-profit, a legal initiative program under Whatcom Peace and Justice Center

Leadership style: Hearing allies-led, hierarchical

Languages: English

Interpreter needed?: Yes, interpreters can be requested in advance through Whatcom Peace and Justice Center. No formal knowledge on requesting Deaf-Blind interpretation.

 

Mission: 

Working in conjunction with a network of local attorneys, the Whatcom Civil Rights Project (WCRP) provides legal assistance and advocacy to victims of discrimination and civil rights abuse in Whatcom County.

WCRP is a program under the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center. It was founded in fall 2001 on the initiative of local attorney Breean Beggs. Today, WCRP is a joint endeavor of LAW Advocates, the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, and Fairhaven College, Western Washington University.

 

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whatcom Peace and justice center

http://www.whatcompjc.org

Community type: Community Network Resource

Type of support/services provided: nonviolent action against injustices, social justice and peace advocacy

Type of business model: Non-profit organization

Leadership style: Hearing allies-led, hierarchical

Languages: English

Mission:

The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center works to create a voice for peace and social justice in Whatcom County through partnerships with local community and religious organizations, direct action, public witness, and education on alternatives to violence and war. We call on our government and society to disavow polices of violence and seek a culture of peace.

 


 


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