Keepers of the Dream: Seattle Women Black Panthers

dir. Patricia Boiko, Tajuan LaBee, and Malika Lee, 2020  NR, 54 min, USA, in English.   Presented by: Whatcom Human Rights Task Force This series of five short docs explores the courageous actions of pioneering women Black Panther activists in Seattle. Combining contemporary Seattle settings with personal archival photos, viewers get an introduction to the very first … Continue reading Keepers of the Dream: Seattle Women Black Panthers

Fall Meeting — October 8, 6PM via Zoom

Please join us for our membership meeting on October 8th at 6pm via zoom.We'll be sharing updates of board activities, talking about upcoming events like International Human Rights Day (December 10th) and the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference (January 2021), and diving into deeper conversation about the role WHRTF has … Continue reading Fall Meeting — October 8, 6PM via Zoom

2020 Census — Get Counted

Image Credit: Whatcom Community Foundation Newsletter - 8/6/2020 Republicans Signal They're Willing To Cut Census Counting Short Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced a coronavirus relief proposal on Monday that did not include any provisions to extend legal deadlines for the 2020 census as the Census Bureau has requested. Read more... Wang, Hansi Lo. … Continue reading 2020 Census — Get Counted

July 28: Community Listening Series on Race and Justice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH27EQ2qIf8 Community Listening Series on Race and Justice: July 28th, 2020 00:02 Welcome and good evening. 00:08 [Ekinder Chief Dylan] Hi this is Ekinder Chief Dylan the Punjabi interpreter. 00:16 [Moonwater] Thank you. If everyone at this moment could mute themselves. I will invite everyone to join us at the start of the first in … Continue reading July 28: Community Listening Series on Race and Justice

Racism has a cost for everyone

Racism makes our economy worse -- and not just in ways that harm people of color, says public policy expert Heather C. McGhee. From her research and travels across the US, McGhee shares startling insights into how racism fuels bad policymaking and drains our economic potential -- and offers a crucial rethink on what we … Continue reading Racism has a cost for everyone

18-Year Old Bow Man Arrested for Violent Assault on Burlington Teen

Racially motivated assault. Bow, WA- An 18-year old Bow man has been arrested and jailed after Detectives say he invited a 17-year old teen to his property with… Full article: Richards, L. (2020, March 26). 18-Year Old Bow Man Arrested for Violent Assault on Burlington Teen. Skagit Breaking: Community News. https://www.skagitbreaking.com/2020/03/26/18-year-old-bow-man-arrested-for-violent-assault-on-burlington-teen/

Racism Mapping Project with Colleen Semple, Shirley Osterhaus, and Margo Malone

February 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Members of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force present an interactive program looking at a number of sites of historic racism in Whatcom County, defining and providing contemporary examples of systemic racism, facilitating group discussion, and providing resources for further education and action. Downtown • free … Continue reading Racism Mapping Project with Colleen Semple, Shirley Osterhaus, and Margo Malone

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document … Continue reading The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70