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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, April 21, 2018 from 10:00a.m.-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.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 3:00-6:30p.m.: 2018 Energy Symposium: Carbon Hackathon on WWU Campus, Wilson Library Reading Room (4th Floor), 516 High St, Bellingham, WA 98225. WWU’s Institute for Energy Studies will host a “Carbon Hackathon” event where a group of five student teams will compete to come up with the most creative, but feasible, approach for reducing carbon emissions in Washington State. At 3:00p.m., students, faculty, and community members are invited to cheer the teams on as they present their carbon “hacks” and watch the judging panel select a winning team. Visit Facebook or WWU Energy Symposium for more information.

Thursday April 26th, 2018 9am-1pm “Join Blue Group in taking over City Hall! It has been over a year since their ordinance passed and we have seen no improvement in their actions to support the Undocumented Community. We are still here. We are still organizing. We want people to come out and show City Council we need more. They have not come out with a statement or done anything to help Maru Mora’s case either. We need to put pressure on them now as ICE takes over our community. It is time we fight for all of us!” 

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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!

Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 7:00-9:00p.m.: North Fork Nooksack NICE Project Public Meeting at East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Road (SR547), Maple Falls, WA 98266. Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is hosting a public meeting and invites you to share input on potential future projects along the North Fork Nooksack corridor of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on the Mt. Baker District. For more information go to Forest Service page.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 8:30a.m.-3:00p.m.: Yes! In my Back Yard (YMIBY) Build Small, Live Large Community Workshop at 1720 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225. This workshop will explore how we can provide accessible, affordable housing while also building vibrant, happy neighborhoods for all. Speakers, short film screening, facilitated discussion and free lunch! Please visit SustainableConnections.org for more information.

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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Tue, February 20, 12pm – 2pm: 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice.   Northwest Indian College, 2522 Kwina Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226, USA (map) https://www.facebook.com/events/1511894932193370/    Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival    https://www.100yearsthemovie.com/trailer  When Elouise Cobell, a petite Blackfeet warrior from Montana, started asking questions about missing money from government managed Indian Trust accounts, she never imagined that one day she would be taking on the world’s most powerful government. But what she discovered as the Treasurer of her tribe was a trail of fraud and corruption leading all the way from Montana to Washington DC. “100 Years” is the story of her 30-year fight for justice for 300,000 Native Americans whose mineral rich lands were grossly mismanaged by the United States Government.

 

Wed, February 21, 6:30pm – 8:00pm,  Women in Politics speaking event,  Western Washington University, 516 High St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA (map)  Description  https://www.facebook.com/events/1986187661702688/   Hosted by Young Democrats of WWU

 

Thu, February 22, 6pm – 9pm,  School-Prison Nexus: Building Freedoms, Resistance, and Communities, WGSS & Justice Speaks Presents: Dr. Erica Meiners and Dr. Sabina Vaught

Fraser 102 – WWU (map)
Description  https://www.facebook.com/events/376359992835501/   Hosted by Justice Speaks Series