Zoom event: Re-imagining–Connecting to Water, Food, and Shelter as Basic Human Rights / Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and Amnesty International Group 270

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December 5, 2021 Event Announcement

The Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and Amnesty International Group 270 present

Re-imagining–Connecting to WaterFood, and Shelter as Basic Human Rights

Date: Friday, December 10, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Online via zoom, link on event page

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/802635657122439

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November Bellingham events: A Homeless People’s Solution to Homelessness…/ Press release, POOR Magazine

Image – included with the press release – of mural on the side of a building displaying the word Homefulness at the top, in orange and yellow graduated tones. Images of Indigenous people, Black people, and people of color are painted below the lettering, some shown speaking, some shown with drums, some shown with masks, some hold posters. One poster says ‘We Are Not Trash – Stop Sweeping Us.’ The other poster says ‘Land Back so Houseless Indigenous Peoples Can Build Homes.’

October 25, 2021 Press release, POOR Magazine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

A Homeless People’s Solution to Homelessness…

POOR MAGAZINE, a collective of Poor, Homeless, Indigenous, Black and Brown writers and activists, hit the road to share an innovative model to solving homelessness called Homefulness. Members of POOR Magazine will share their innovative “Homefulness Handbook,” accompanied by a series of writing/poetry workshops in encampments, community centers, schools and jails with other homeless and formerly homeless communities. Leading a tour on stolen land and hoarded resources, they share the template of Homefulness via storytelling and spoken word performance with fellow houseless and housed residents of so-called Bellingham, WA., Bend and Eugene, OR. 

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Bellingham’s Youth Call for Gov. Inslee and Pres. Biden to Declare States of Emergency Due to the Climate Crisis / Press Release, Sunrise Bellingham

April 19, 2021 Press Release, Sunrise Bellingham

Bellingham, Washington — The youth of Bellingham and its surrounding area, led by Sunrise Movement Bellingham’s middle and high school team, are demanding that President Biden and Governor Inslee declare Climate Emergencies on both the state and federal levels. This declaration would acknowledge the need for action surrounding the Climate Crisis, and also hold these powerful people accountable for taking definitive steps to reverse the effects of climate change.

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Solutions needed to help heal the community: Homeless Strategies Workgroup meeting 2/19/21

Click the graphic image of the 2/19/21 Homeless Strategies Workgroup agenda to access the agenda and other meeting materials on the Whatcom County website.

February 18, 2021 Dena Jensen

Whatcom County Homeless Strategies Workgroup meets tomorrow, Friday, February 19, 2021, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Here is the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91936129280?pwd=QmZYaVdFMm1SZW5hcmpBdHcyVHkxQT09

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The MLK Unity Ball Organizing Committee presents the First Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Ball / Press Release, The MLK Unity Ball Organizing Committee

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December 28, 2019 Press Release The MLK Unity Ball Organizing Committee

The MLK Unity Ball Organizing Committee presents the 

First Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Ball

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 7:00pm. – Midnight 

The Majestic Ballroom, 1027 North Forest Street, Bellingham

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Accepting workshop proposals for 2019 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday Conference / Whatcom Human Rights Task Force

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Click the graphic to access the webpage to get details and/or submit a workshop proposal for the 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Saturday Conference

September 24, 2018  Whatcom Human Rights Task Force

The organizing committee for the 2019 Whatcom Human Rights Task Force Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday Conference is currently soliciting workshop proposals. Continue reading

Impacted Communities to Question Candidates for Whatcom County Prosecutor / Press Release, Whatcom Civil Rights Project, and others

 

 

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July 12, 2018  Whatcom Civil Rights Project, Racial Justice Coalition, Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, Red Line Salish Sea, Homes Now, Latino Advocacy, Imagine No Kages, Black Lives Matter Bellingham, NWDC Resistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Bellingham, WA- A coalition of impacted communities will host the first ever forum for the candidates for the office of Whatcom County Prosecutor organized by communities of color and advocates for the poor. Candidates James Erb and Eric Richey will participate. This forum was organized since the race for the office of Whatcom County Prosecutor is a very important one for local communities of color and impacted people. Continue reading

Whatcom Conservation District makes first Facebook post for this year’s WCD election / Noisy Waters Northwest

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January 29, 2018 Dena Jensen

I am sharing the very first post regarding the upcoming 2018 Whatcom Conservation District Election by the WCD on their Whatcom Conservation District Facebook page. Remember the deadline for requesting a ballot is Feburary 7 at 4:00 p.m. and can be done at the webpage linked to in the WCD post above, or at the hyperlink in this sentence.
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Notes from the 11/28/17 Riveters Collective Live event: Waterfront AMA with Pinky Vargas and Michael Shepard / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access the hour long video on Facebook of the AMA event on the Bellingham Waterfront with Bellingham City Council Member Pinky Vargas, and Port of Bellingham Commissioner-elect Michael Shepard


 December 1, 2017  Dena Jensen

Over the last number of months, local civic action group, the Riveters Collective has held a number of Ask Me Anything (AMA) events with candidates who were running for office during the 2017 election season and also held some of these events focusing on issues of high public interest.  For these events, members of the Riveters Collective Facebook group can submit questions in the comment section under the event to ask candidates or people with specific expertise on designated issues. On the date of the event many of those questions get answered.  Sometimes answers continue to come in over the course of the days soon following the event. Continue reading