Recommended Actions for the Week of 20180330

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Link to the Riveters Collective Calendar

Every Monday: Attend a vigil hosted by Racial Justice Coalition and Keep Bellingham Families Working. A vigil will be held from 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. in front of the Whatcom County Courthouse . Support undocumented and immigrant families to live in safety and dignity in our community. Bring your friends and co-workers!

March 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018: Join the Let’s Talk: RC Online Book Club on the Riveters Collective Facebook page. Read Ijeoma Oluo’s book So You Want to Talk About Race and discuss how this book fits into your journey to racial understanding, but as Ijeoma herself requests, please don’t direct those stories at people oppressed for their race. Read more from Ijeoma Oluo’s Facebook post. Visit the RC Facebook page to join the discussion. **This discussion will last all of March.**

 

Tuesday, March 3, 2018 6:00pm-8:00pm:  Race, Economy, Workers and Borders: A Community Forum

In this 4th forum the speakers will lay out the link of h2a to the lack of just comprehensive immigration reform. The impact h2a has on our State’s local economies, jobs, communities and our food system. We welcome the co-sponsorship of the Racial Justice Coalition to also link h2a to the racist beginnings of corporate agriculture.

Speaker line up: Jeff Johnson, President of the WA State Labor Council representing over 400,000 unionized workers. David Bacon, a world renowned photo journalist, that has interviewed and photographed thousands of h2a workers in the U.S. Ramon Torres, President of the only independent indigenous farm worker union in the West Coast: Familias Unidas por la Justicia.

The panel will be moderated by Michele Stelovich, President of the NW WA Labor Council based in Bellingham