Washington | Oregon’s Local Nonprofit News, Events and Chat for Wednesday - February 8

The latest local Seattle/Tacoma/Portland/Spokane area nonprofit news to help power your network, strengthen your organization and keep you involved with your professional peers, funders, competitors and cohorts!

You Guinea Be My #Valentine? 💗

🎥: Goat Attendant Emma

"John’s one of the hardest-working comedians on screen and stage, and his memorable characters tend to be volatile weirdos teetering on the brink of a breakdown." 📝 @TheStranger / @bejohnce

Voting for the SMART Book Awards is open until February 17th! If you know a child who’d like to participate, share any or all of these fantastic books and have them vote for their favorite—all kids in Oregon are eligible! Here’s the link to vote:

Explore a section of “Human | Nature: 150 Years of Japanese Landscape Prints” with assistant curator Helen Swift. On view through May 7.

📍Modern and contemporary art galleries, floor 2M

ATTN: Educators! We’re teaming up with the @NFL for FREE Fitness Breaks this year. Join us on 2/9 for our Super Bowl Fitness Break broadcast. And let’s get students moving more! 💪 #PLAY60 #SBLVII

Register your class, school, or after-school program👉

Get ready for THUMBPRINT by listening to the full recording on Spotify! Explore the musical universe of composer @kamalasankaram and how she blends traditional Hindustani and European opera influences to tell this story of restorative justice.

📣 Announcing The Colors of Holi Gala! Set in the stunning Seattle Asian Art Museum, this joyous event celebrates India's Festival of Colors with delicious fare, a live DJ, performances, gallery tours, henna, fortunetelling, and more! Get your tickets now!

Ahead of Biden’s SOTU Address, Justice Groups Call on President to Address #CriminalJusticeReform in His Speech.

Join us on February 22 for a virtual session to learn resources and instructions for easily accessible and trauma-informed practices and opportunities to engage in discussion and problem-solve with like-minded peers.

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With your help, we can dismantle barriers that deny justice and perpetuate racial inequities while supporting Washingtonians. Join us at the Goldmark Award Luncheon, where we’ll talk more about this.

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Youth development programs help young people build the relationships and self esteem they need to thrive. 83% of parents in Washington agree that afterschool programs build that confidence.

WA state Attorney General’s Office defends use of ‘legislative privilege’ by state legislators to withhold records from the public. By @Shauna_Sowersby via @TriCityHerald #waleg @AGOWA

Come shoot hoops, play games, and connect with your community at NAYA Open Gym! Join us Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m. & Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Ages 17+ and families are welcome. Snacks and drinks are provided.
Questions? Contact Marlin Suppah at: 971-323-3969

This year’s theme for #BlackHistoryMonth is Black Resistance. African Americans have resisted all forms of historic & ongoing oppression while still finding ways to be successful & impacting society. Help us celebrate the power & beauty of #BlackResistance #BlackExcellence

Thank you Lyle XOX for this wonderful piece, created exclusively for our Vancouver Symphony Gala presented by @nicolawealth on Feb 23! The work will be auctioned to help support the programming of both the VSO and @VSOMusicSchool! Reserve your seats now at

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