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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

Rallies in Support of Black Lives Matter and Ferndale Police Draw Hundreds to Downtown

My Ferndale News. “Rallies in Support of Black Lives Matter and Ferndale Police Draw Hundreds to Downtown,” August 1, 2020. https://myferndalenews.com/rallies-in-support-of-black-lives-matter-and-ferndale-police-draw-hundreds-to-downtown_105757/.

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

Listening Session Tonight. Follow-up on last night’s meeting with Community Leaders, County Exec. Sidhu and Mayor Fleetwood

Last night, members of the WHRTF board and other community leaders from Community to Community Development, Stand.Speak.Listen, Lummi Indian Business Council, Northwest Youth Services, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, Opportunity Council, and Black Lives Matter met with county and city officials to discuss the upcoming listening sessions. There was clear and open dialogue led by the … Continue reading Listening Session Tonight. Follow-up on last night’s meeting with Community Leaders, County Exec. Sidhu and Mayor Fleetwood

An open letter to Hon. Seth Fleetwod, Mayor of Bellingham and Hon. Satpal Sidhu, Whatcom County Executive:

There is a lot of work to be done in Whatcom County when it comes to issues of social and racial justice. Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25th there have been marches, rallies, and protests across Whatcom County. Countless community members and organizations put out statements demanding acknowledgement of white supremacy in … Continue reading An open letter to Hon. Seth Fleetwod, Mayor of Bellingham and Hon. Satpal Sidhu, Whatcom County Executive:

C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Leader And Champion Of Nonviolent Action, Dies At 95

Dwyer, Colin. “C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Leader And Champion Of Nonviolent Action, Dies At 95.” NPR.org, July 17, 2020. https://www.npr.org/2020/07/17/892223763/c-t-vivian-civil-rights-leader-and-champion-of-nonviolent-action-dies-at-95.

Rep. John Lewis, A Force In The Civil Rights Movement, Dead At 80

Snell, Kelsey, Audie Cornish, and Suzanne Nuyen. “John Lewis, A Force In The Civil Rights Movement, Dead At 80 : NPR,” July 17, 2020. https://www.npr.org/2020/07/17/792579944/rep-john-lewis-a-force-in-the-civil-rights-movement-dead-at-80.

AG’s Hate Crimes Working Group releases recommendations to Legislature

Announcement: ATG Multidisciplinary Hate Crime Advisory Working Group. (July 1, 2020). AG’s Hate Crimes Working Group releases recommendations to Legislature | Washington State. Washington State Office of the Attorney General. https://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/ag-s-hate-crimes-working-group-releases-recommendations-legislature https://agportal-s3bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/Report%20of%20the%20Hate%20Crimes%20Advisory%20Working%20Group_0.pdf