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Western States Center Democracy Defense Fund

We set a goal to recruit 45 new grassroots donors by next Tuesday and we’re almost halfway there. Donate just $3 today to the Democracy Defense Fund.Why are we building up this fund? Because we know that when we demonstrate a united front, we can hold the line against organized attacks on our democracy. It’s … Continue reading Western States Center Democracy Defense Fund

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

August 18, 2020 Whatcom Human Rights Task Force Update

The bulk of our activity the past couple months includes giving feedback and supporting BIPOC community members in their conversation with The City of Bellingham and County Executive about the  Race & Justice Listening Series and related media activities, joining the coalition to defund Bellingham Police, responding to other requests for participation in forums, collaborative … Continue reading August 18, 2020 Whatcom Human Rights Task Force Update

Black Lives Matter founder finds hope in global protests over George Floyd’s killing

For Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza the global outpouring of protests and activism following the alleged murder of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody has been heartening and makes her hopeful for the future Go to full article... Berkley, Gail. “Black Lives Matter Founder Finds Hope in Global Protests over George Floyd’s Killing.” … Continue reading Black Lives Matter founder finds hope in global protests over George Floyd’s killing

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