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Barbara Yasui

Senior Associate

Barbara Yasui provides organizing, training, and facilitation on issues such as racism, diversity, education, poverty, and youth. Barbara was one of the founding organizers of the Snohomish County Study Circles Project, which was begun in 1998.

Barbara has an extensive background in education:  She began her career in early childhood education, served as Equity/Multicultural Specialist for a K-12 school district, and was the Parent Education Program Coordinator and faculty member at Shoreline Community College.  She is currently a Senior Trainer and Board Member for the REACH Center for Multicultural Education.

Barbara is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a Master’s Degree in education from the University of Washington.

Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe that our tools, advice, and resources will help foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.