Based in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain States, Western States Center works nationwide to strengthen inclusive democracy


We are getting a new look - this is just a sneak peek. We’re excited to unveil our fully redesigned website later this year!

Our old website is temporarily archived here.


Building Movement

We strengthen the organizing capacity of often-marginalized communities, with a particular emphasis on gender justice, racial justice, and tribal sovereignty work.

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Developing Leaders

We provide training, leadership development, and organizational capacity support to social movements and leaders committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Shifting Culture

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.


Defending Democracy

We assist communities and civil society to effectively respond to social movements that exploit bigotry and intolerance.