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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!

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm:  Attend the Yes on I-1631 Bellingham Launch.  I-1631 will invest in clean energy infrastructure, healthy forests, and clean water, creating thousands of jobs across in Washington State. Join us on April 19th to get all the tools you need to help collect signatures, or simply come to learn more about the initiative!  Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St., Bellingham.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:00-12:00p.m.: Join the League of Women Voters and the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225 for an educational program, Voting: The Heart of Democracy. Diana Bradrick, Whatcom County Chief Deputy Auditor, will discuss voting patterns in local, state, and federal elections; voting integrity in Whatcom County; and how to engage voters. We will also hear from Margaret Morales, Senior Research Associate at Sightline Institute, and the group FairVote Whatcom. Enter through the doors off the green at the back library. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

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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

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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.**

Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:00a.m.–1:00p.m.: March For Our Lives will take to the streets to end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools. The march will begin at Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St, Bellingham, WA 98225. Exact time and place will be determined according to permit and scheduling. The hope is to do it alongside the nationwide movement, so stay tuned. Visit Facebook for more information.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 8:30-9:30p.m.: Join an Ask Me Anything! about the I-1600 Universal Healthcare Initiative. Riveters Collective will be hosting Sara So from Whole Washington for an online Q&A about the universal healthcare initiative (I-1600) in WA state. Organizers need to gather 300,000 signatures by July in order to get this on the ballot in November. The event will be held on the the RC Facebook page.

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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.**

Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9:30a.m.–12:00p.m.: White Nationalism and the Threat to Democracy at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225. Speaker Devin Burghart, an internationally recognized expert on contemporary white nationalism and a founding board member of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, will talk about the growth of white nationalist groups and threat it poses to democracy, human rights, and the American way of life. Visit the RC calendar or League of Women Voters website for more information.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:00a.m.–1:00p.m.: March For Our Lives will take to the streets to end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools. The march will begin at Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St, Bellingham, WA 98225. Exact time and place will be determined according to permit and scheduling. The hope is to do it alongside the nationwide movement, so stay tuned. Visit Facebook for more information.

 

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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.**

Friday, March 9, 2018 from 7:00-9:00p.m.: Hear a free presentation by Sunil Yapa, author of “Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist” at the Mount Baker Theatre, Main Stage, 104 N .Commercial St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Visit Facebook for more details.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 7:00p.m.–8:30p.m.: Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors Roadshow at the United Church of Christ, 885 4th St., Blaine, WA 98230. The public, faith leaders from all churches, mosques, synagogues and temples as well as civic, education and community leaders are invited to join Aneelah Afzali (MAPS-AMEN) and Pastor Terry Kyllo (Neighbors in Faith) to better understand the anti-Muslim industry, the threat it poses to our nation and civil liberties, and what we can do about it together. This event will include time for Q & A and interaction with faith, political and education leaders in your area. Visit the RC calendar or Facebook for more information.

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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!

Friday, March 2, 2018 from 4:00-6:00p.m.: Join the DIY Protest Sign event at the Bellingham Public Library-Central Branch, 210 Central Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225. For more information, visit the RC calendar page or Facebook.

Friday, March 9, 2018 from 7:00-9:00p.m.: Hear a free presentation by Sunil Yapa, author of “Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist” at the Mount Baker Theatre, Main Stage, 104 N .Commercial St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Visit Facebook for more details.

 

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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!

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 from 7:00-9:00p.m.: Dorceta Taylor, professor and director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability, will present on “Power, Privilege and Conservation” at WWU, 516 High St., Miller Hall, Room 138, Bellingham, WA 98225. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the RC calendar page, Facebook, or contact Susanna Hamilton, Western’s Office of Sustainability media coordinator, at susanna.hamilton@wwu.edu.

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 from 6:00-10:00p.m.: Cherry Point Public Hearing at Whatcom County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham, WA. After two years, the Whatcom County Council is moving forward with new policies for Cherry Point. We’re moving beyond temporary moratoriums to implement lasting policies that can prevent the oil refinery shipping docks at Cherry Point from converting into crude oil export terminals. We need the public to weigh in on these new policies, and the current moratorium is set to expire next month. A presentation on the Cherry Point legal study will be held at 6:00p.m. and the council meeting and public hearing will begin at 7:00p.m. Send a message to the Whatcom County Council at council@co.whatcom.wa.us today urging them to extend the moratorium and join us at the public hearing! More information can be found on the RC calendar page and Facebook.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 5:30-7:00p.m.: Join the Clean Energy Activist meeting at Sustainable Living Center (upstairs in the back of RE-Store), 2309 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA. Get the latest updates on the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy from 6:30-7:00p.m. The Climate Reality Project quarterly meeting will be from 5:30-7:00p.m. with AJCE overlap 6:30-7:00p.m.

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Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 from noon – 1:30 p.m. (PST): Webinar “Centering Intersectional Feminism for the Win!”, hosted by Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ).  Facebook event.  Webinar registration.

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 from 6:00-8:00p.m.: Rapid Response Training for Deportation Defense at Community To Community (C2C), 203 W. Holly St., Suite 311, Bellingham, WA 98225. This is a general interest meeting and know-your-rights training for people interested in rapid response to deportations and other anti-immigrant state violence in and around Whatcom County. (Note: the meeting is currently scheduled for the Social Forum space at C2C, but the location may change depending on the number of expected attendees.) See the RC calendar page or Facebook for more information.

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!

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 from 6:00-8:00p.m.: Letter-Writing Night at The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, 1220 Bay St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Gather with other people for an evening to write a letter to the editor or one of your legislators about current events, to promote peace and justice. The suggested theme for the evening is: “Intolerance at home lays the groundwork for war abroad.” Some computers will be available, but please bring a laptop if you have one. Visit Facebook for more details.

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 from 5:30-7:00p.m.: Washington Goes Solar Workshops at
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, 2309 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Register for a workshop and learn what it takes to have Rooftop Residential Solar installed on your home. RSVP is required here: http://www.re-sources.org/solar. Visit Facebook for more information.

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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!

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 from 10:00-11:45a.m.: Women Marching for Unity, Equity, Justice, and Humanity in Bellingham. The march will begin at Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Visit Facebook for more information.

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 20-21, 2018 from 10:00a.m.–1:00p.m.: Power to the Polls: Anniversary of the Womxn’s March on Seattle at Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101. Womxn Act on Seattle will include a series of trainings, lectures, panels, film screenings, food drives and more. The March to the Polls is the starting point for one of the state’s largest single-day regional voter registration efforts and will target districts with low-registration numbers to engage impacted communities. Visit the RC calendar page or Facebook for more details.

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 from 9:00-5:00p.m.: Join the PNW People’s Movement Assembly (PMA) at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225. We invite community members in Whatcom and Skagit Counties to join us in an analysis of actions and commitments from our PMA held in January of 2017. Visit the RC calendar page or Facebook to review the draft agenda and other information.

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 from noon-6:00p.m.: 40th LD Legislative Day Trip to the Washington State Capitol Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504. Transportation will be provided from Mount Vernon to Olympia. The carpools will depart at 8:30 a.m. and wrap-up by 4:00p.m. An optional no-host dinner will be heldat 5:30p.m. A suggested donation of $10 is encouraged, but no one will be turned away. The RSVP deadline was Jan. 15th. More information can be found on the RC calendar page and Facebook.

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 from 5:30–8:00p.m.: Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade with Broad Comedy, a national touring musical comedy and sketch troupe, hosted by Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood. The event will be held at Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham, WA 98229. General Admission tickets are $75 per person and front-row tickets are $100 per person. Please visit the RC calendar page or Facebook for more information.

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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!

Tuesday, Dec. 19th from 12:00-4:00: Attend the Port of Bellingham Open House on the waterfront plans. The Port Commission is evaluating two new options for improving public access through the downtown waterfront and would like to hear from the community before making a decision.   Read more here.

Tuesday, Dec. 19th from 4:00-6:00: Attend the regular Port Commissioner meeting to make public comments about the waterfront development. Public comment periods are at 4:00 and 5:30.
Agendas: https://www.portofbellingham.com/agendacenter 
Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/user/portbellingham

Wednesday, Dec. 20th from 5:30-7:30: Attend Rep. Larsen and Rep. DelBene’s staff’s “mobile office hours” in Burlington. Need help with a federal agency? Rep. DelBene’s and Rep. Larsen’s staff will hold casework “mobile office hours” at the Burlington Public Library on Wednesday, December 20th. This is an opportunity to receive assistance regarding issues with federal agencies, including problems with Social Security, veterans issues and more. For more information, visit http://larsen.house.gov/helping-you/overview