SAVE THE DATE: The Whatcom Human Rights Task Force presents the 23rd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Conference Thursday, January 14th – Saturday, January 16th.

Online Event Planning for the 23rd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Conference is underway. The theme of the 2021 Conference is Recapturing the Revolutionary Spirit: Dangerous Unselfishness , which Dr. King referenced in his April 3rd, 1968 address, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” , delivered in Memphis less than 24 hours before he was assassinated. His message remains as urgent today as it did over 50 years ago.

Now in its twenty-third year, the Conference provides a space for the community to come together and renew our commitment to the ideals that Dr. King held dear and believed deeply that this country could attain only by working together and acknowledging our shared history: ideals of equity, freedom, and self-determination. The Conference offers a rare opportunity for people of all ages and walks of life to share our stories, lift our voices to call out injustice, and take actions that will help make Dr. King’s ideals reality.

The 2021 conference will look quite different from the previous ones, taking place online over several days. It will feature a range of presentation formats including performance art, films, and caucuses, in addition to standard workshop fare. As always, the conference will be free and open to all, and we anticipate that clock hours will be available for educators and continuing education units will be available for social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

Conference Partners: Bellingham Public Schools, Whatcom Community College

We express our deep appreciation to this year’s conference sponsors: Chuckanut Health Foundation, WWU Foundation, Community Food Co-op, National Association of Social Workers, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, Pickford Film Center, Veterans for Peace Chapter 111, Indivisible Bellingham, Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, A1 DesignBuild, Village Books




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