On behalf of the Communities of Color Coalition’s Executive Committee and myself, we wish you a joyous and peaceful holiday. 

In 2018 the Communities of Color Coalition (C3) worked closely with the Snohomish Chapter of the NAACP, the Snohomish County League of Women Voters, Snohomish County Human Rights Commission, City of Edmonds Diversity Commission, Snohomish for Equity, the Tulalip and Stillaguamish Tribes, and KSER Independent Radio.

The Communities of Color Coalition applied several “community building” tools for pursuing C3’s mission.  We intentionally applied and built “Grand Alliances” and developed teaching tools through our “communityU” instructional initiatives and delivered weekly radio programs discussing diversity and inclusion through our “Color Commentary” radio broadcast. The nexus of our work, culminates each year at our annual “Conference on Race.”  

The 2019 Conference on Race will be C3’s largest and most comprehensive conference to date.  We plan to offer premiere key note speakers, extensive workshops, art displays (and an art walk), and new this year, “creative writing” sessions.

All these efforts take commitment, boundless energy, dedication, intentionality, and resources.  Lots of resources!  As we embark on a new year of fulfilling our mission, consider donating to the Communities of Color Coalition.  Making a tax-deductible donation is as-simple-as clicking on the “Donations” tab on the Communities of Color Website.

I would like to thank everyone who has donated to C3 this year and continue to support C3 in years to come.


The Communities of Color Coalition, building intentional communities since, 2000.

In Common Struggle,

David Ortiz, Chair

Communities of Color Coalition

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