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The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond is a collective of anti-racist community organizers and educators committed to building an anti-racist movement. Founded in 1980 by Ronald Chisom and Jim Dunn, the organization's national office is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The People’s Institute Northwest supports and coordinates Undoing Institutional Racism (UIR) workshops as well as providing technical assistance and organizing support to community based organizations, educators, social service agencies, government, faith based organizations, prisoner organizations, coalitions for social change, and youth groups.

The impact of the work is evidenced in a sustained movement to address racial inequities in this region. We have done significant work with many organizations that impact the lives of communities of color including:

  • The City of Seattle
  • King County
  • United Way of King County
  • Casey Family Programs
  • Solid Ground
  • The Human Services Coalition El Centro de la Raza
  • The Black Prisoner’s Caucus
  • Puget Sound ESD
  • DSHS
  • Seattle Schools
  • The Schools of Social Work, Education, and Nursing
    at the University of Washington
  • Edmonds Community College
  • Evergreen College
  • Minority Executive Directors Coalition
  • Voices of Samoa
  • the Non-Profit Anti-Racism Coalition
  • Indian Department of Marysville School District
  • Youth Undoing Institutional Racism
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • African Youth United
  • CURE
  • YWCA of Seattle
  • King and Snohomish County
  • Village of Hope
  • Mukilteo School District
  • Highline School District
  • and multiple faith based organizations … to name just a few.

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