For the past 30 years, Scott Winn has been active in movements for racial, gender, queer and economic justice as a community organizer, educator and racial-equity consultant. In 1994, while a student at the School of Social Work, he was a founding board member of the Seattle-based Community Coalition for Environmental Justice, a people-of-color–led organization that organized with communities of color to challenge environmental racism. In 2000, he co-founded the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites, which organizes white people to support people-of-color–led organizing for racial and economic justice.
For eight years, he was a policy and development lead for the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative, working to transform governmental practices towards achieving racial equity.
He is a racial-equity consultant supporting a variety of entities from grass-roots organizations to governmental institutions, addressing racial and other inequities by transforming systems, policies and practices. He provides strategic direction, assessment, training, facilitation and coaching. He is an affiliate trainer with Race Forward and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity.
Winn, who joined the School of Social Work faculty in 2002, teaches courses on antiracist organizing, gender and sexuality, and community/policy organizing.