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Lynden for BLM Community Event — Saturday, June 27th 2-4PM

Public · Hosted by Olivia Rick -- Invite Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMLocation: 4th and Grover Please come out and bring your family! Since we "outgrew" our previous location we will be meeting at the memorial part at 4th and Grover this Saturday. We will have cardboard and markers for … Continue reading Lynden for BLM Community Event — Saturday, June 27th 2-4PM

JUNETEENTH 2020

Friday, June 19th is Juneteenth. Also known as Black Independence Day, Emancipation Day, and Freedom Day, Juneteenth commemorates the day, June 19th, 1865, when Union army general Gordon Granger read federal orders in the city of Galveston, proclaiming that all enslaved persons in the U.S. state of Texas were now free. Although President Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading JUNETEENTH 2020

KGMI interview :: WWU Professor of Political Science Vernon Johnson on our quest for racial justice.

WWU Professor of Political Science Vernon Johnson on our quest for racial justice. (6/8/2020). https://soundcloud.com/790-kgmi/6-8-2020-wwu-professor-of-political-science-vernon-johnson-on-our-quest-for-racial-justice

America Must Change its White Supremacist Criminal (In)justice System

In the midst of the corona virus pandemic the United States is experiencing tremendous instability as all of our institutions are stressed in response to the crisis. A lot of things are undergoing rapid change in response to corona, but our racial cleavages are not changing. They're simply being more deeply exposed. And in these … Continue reading America Must Change its White Supremacist Criminal (In)justice System

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