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Core values
The Washington Education Association's core values include respect for diversity. The Association honors the diversity of our communities and endeavors to achieve participation by a broad and representative spectrum of the membership.

Analysis of the United States census indicates that the percentage of ethnic minority population in Washington state increased from 13 percent in 1990 to 21 percent in 2000. The 2010 census is expected to show a significant increase in the percentage of the ethnic minority population in our state.

Upcoming/WEA Minority Leadership (MLTP) trainings

  • Minority Affairs/Human Rights Symposium, March 15, 2014, in Spokane
  • Minority Affairs/Human Rights Symposium, May 3, 2014, in Federal Way
  • Human and Civil Rights Awards reception, May 2, 2014, in Federal Way  


Related sites
National Education Association -- Minority Community Outreach

Understanding Race: As this website opens, users see a set of overlapping images of different human faces and are asked, "Race: are we so different?"

Curious about the way other people live, eat, speak or do business? Around the World is the ultimate global board game.

Inclusive Teaching: Essays, resources from the Center for Instructional Development and Research at the University of Washington.

Asian Nation: The Landscape of Asia America: source guide for political, social and cultural issues in the lives of contemporary Asian Americans.

Black Facts Online: Resource guide includes tools for education and research related to African American history.

First Nations Histories: Provides an examination of history by and about First Nations peoples.

Omoide IV Project: The effect of the internment on Japanese American children and families. Free presentations for grades 5 through high school.

No Human is Illegal: An Educator's Guide for Addressing Immigration in the Classroom.

"Lone Dog's Winter Count" lesson plan and reproducible student activity sheets and "Harvest Ceremony: Beyond the Thanksgiving Myth".

"Know Your Rights" card to inform students of their rights and LGBT fact sheets are available from the ACLU.

Washington State Courage to Teach offers programs that encourage educators' revitalization.

Skipping Stones is a bi-monthly nonprofit children's magazine that encourages cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and linguistic diversity.

Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center is for teaching and learning for humanity. Don't miss the newsletter.

Teaching Tolerance's web project is for communities that value diversity.

ColorsNW Magazine -- the Northwest's Premier Diversity Resource.