Earlier this summer, flyers appeared in Ferndale and Bellingham from a white nationalist group. The Riveters Collective stands together with people in our community who believe in the value of unity and diversity. In light of this recent visible escalation in overt white supremacist activity in Whatcom County, the Riveters Collective is hosting an evening of resilience, love, and inclusion in Ferndale. We invite the community to share experiences, concerns, and ideas. Let’s discuss ways we can promote a stronger, more caring community. We hope to share results from this meeting here.
Besides what the community brings forward, here are some good resources for fighting hate in all forms and showing that hate has no home here:
Not in Our Town
Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all.
Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment.
Southern Poverty Law Center
“Ten Ways to Fight Hate” community response guide.
Hate Has No Home Here
The Hate Has No Home Here Project promotes just and inclusive communities by encouraging neighbors to declare their homes, schools, businesses, and places of worship to be safe places where everyone is welcome and valued.