Press Room

Media contacts

Reneeka Massey-Jones
Communications Fellow
Phone: (360) 489-5856

Sharonne Navas
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Phone: (206) 486-6031


Articles By Us

South Seattle Emerald, January 2018, Sharonne Navas: “Let’s Try This Again Olympia: Fully Fund Education Without Hurting Kids of Color”

International Examiner, October 2017, Velma Veloria: “Why I’m Protesting Betsy DeVos”

Bellevue Reporter, October 2017, Risa Nagel: “Why We’re Protesting Betsy DeVos in Bellevue on Friday”

International Examiner, February 2017, Sigourney Gundy : “Funding Equity: Washingtonians stand together for tax reform”

Real Change, November 2016, Sharonne Navas: “The Every Student Succeeds Act is missing critical community voices”

Seattle Times, February 2014, Sharonne Navas: “Summer learning loss: Make learning fun; provide better reading options”  


Speaking engagements

“An Educational State of the Union for Washington State.” Episode 25 of The Nerd Farmer Podcast with 2016 WA State Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling, Seattle Times Education Reporter Claudia Rowe, and OSPI Deputy Superintendent Michaela Miller.

“Together for Equity” — Opening speech of Equity Rally 2017, February 20, 2017. (Video below). 

“Equity, Opportunity, and Funding in Education Seattle Town Hall — presented by Washington State Budget & Policy Center, May 29, 2014. (Video below).


“Great Conversations at WSU with Sharonne Navas”  On October 29, 2013, Sharonne Navas was interviewed by Marc Robinson at Washington State University (WSU). In the video, Ms. Navas discuss educational opportunity gaps and her work in the Equity in Education Coalition. Filmed in Casa Latina. This video was produced by the Culture and Heritage Houses and Diversity Education. (Video below).

“Institutional Racism and the Opportunity Gap” — Presented at the School’s Out Washington conference, Illuminating Possibilities for all Youth, October 2013.

“Advancing Racial Equity in the 2015 Legislative Session” — A discussion on how to elevate racial equity in the next legislative session and promote policies that will close the opportunity gap. December 12, 2014.

“Where does the conversation on school discipline go from here?” Seattle Times Chat, June 23, 2015.

“Does Race Still Matter?” 2015 WEA Human & Civil Rights Leadership Conference, November 20, 2015.

“Racial Equity and Cultural Responsiveness,” Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center, December 12, 2015.

#EducationSoWhite, Education Lab, Town Hall Seattle, May 2017