Black Alliance of Thurston County

About Us

Mission, Purpose & Vision
We have come together to take action and to be a catalyst for positive change.

What We Are About
• We come together to understand and undo institutional and structural racism.

• We work with and bring together people of all ages to build power.

• We work for systemic change and call for legislative reform, including greater diversity in the legislature.

Operating Principles
• We embrace Black self-love and self-respect

• We model and embrace an abundance mentality

• We model and embrace victor mentality

Expected Outcome
Black people achieving optimal excellence and prosperity.

Our Founders
• Virgil & Barbara Clarkson

• Nat & Dr. Thelma Jackson

• Rosalund Jenkins

• Dr. Karen A. Johnson, Chair

• Clinton & Charlotte Petty

• Vanessa Underwood