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

Action at Sedro Woolley Museum this Thursday, 9/5/2019

ACTION against racism and hate called by Black community members, PoCs and the Quakers:Sedro Woolley Museum is hosting a KKK memorabilia, and there is a meeting this Thursday 9/5/2019, 6:30 PM at the Sedro Woolley Museum (725 Murdock).Directions: Take I5 Cook Rd. Exit and head East apx 5 miles to traffic circle. Take 1st exit onto … Continue reading Action at Sedro Woolley Museum this Thursday, 9/5/2019

WANTED: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace

The Whatcom Museum is proud to present the work of Bellingham-based artist Ed Bereal for his first museum retrospective, Wanted: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace, which chronicles the full scope of the artist’s diverse practice. Read full article here Claassen, C. (2019, August 16). WANTED: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace. Retrieved August 16, … Continue reading WANTED: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace

Hate crime on the rise in Seattle Washington state, study finds

Hate crimes rose 78% between 2013 and 2017 in Washington state, according to a new study that shows this state saw the nation’s ninth-largest rise in bias crime during that time period... Read full article here Clarridge, Christine. “Hate Crime on the Rise in Seattle and Washington State, Study Finds.” The Seattle Times, July 9, 2019. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/hate-crime-on-the-rise-in-seattle-and-washington-state-study-finds/