Black Lives Matter - Seattle/King County

More than a Movement

Black Lives Matter (BLM) Seattle-King County is a grassroots, volunteer-run, social-justice nonprofit organization focused on the empowerment and liberation of Blacks and other people of color through advocacy and direct action. BLM Seattle centers leadership on Black femmes, women, and queer people organizing and taking direct action to dismantle anti-black systems and policies of oppression.

Nationally, #BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. 

BLM Seattle Website

About the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle responds to the growing economic needs of those we serve by providing support, services, training opportunities, and programming through our five pillars of focus: 

  • Education
  • Workforce Development
  • Housing
  • Advocacy
  • Health

As the second-oldest civil rights organization in the state of Washington, ULMS is one of the region's essential economic responders, helping families overcome barriers preventing them from reaching self-sufficiency in all aspects of life. 

ULMS also serves as  a liaison between community members, local businesses, city and county government, and other service based organizations that share our concern for the welfare of the Black community and other disadvantaged residents in the Greater Puget Sound area.