SATURDAY, June 11, 2:00 p.m. BRING SIGNS!!!

Join us for the March For Our Lives event to urge the House and Senate to act swiftly to pass robust national standards for gun regulations, background checks, high-capacity magazines, red flag laws, and other actions to stem the pandemic of gun violence in America. Gather at Bellingham City Hall. To date, Reps. Alex Ramel (40th LD), and Reps. Sharon Shewmake and Alicia Rule (42nd LD) are scheduled to appear and speak. Sign up here:

SUNDAY, June 12, Depot Market Square, Bellingham

On Sunday, June 12th, the Racial Equity/Healthy Democracy Committee of the League of Women Voters, Bellingham & Whatcom County will sponsor a real community building opportunity. Attendees will be able to explore and learn about the customs and culture of members of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) residents of Whatcom County. The event will feature music, dance, art, stories and food from our BIPOC citizens.

People often think that there is not much diversity within our county, but there is so much to be found, and this is your opportunity to Listen, Live, Learn and Explore with your neighbors. There will be a central stage area with ongoing performances and engaging activities, as well as numerous tables with hosts from various groups working to increase civil discourse between community members. There will also be communication and diversity specialists who can offer advise on how to engage in courageous conversations about race. Please come, engage, expand your understanding and enjoy!

The event will be at Market Depot Square (Farmers’ Market site) at 1100 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham, 2:00 – 6:00p.m.