Activism is at the heart of what Indivisible Bellingham is all about.
We all do what we can, but we need to make sure that the ACTION part of our mission – “non-violent civic engagement, political involvement, and consistent pressure on elected officials” – is not just some empty promise.
Here is a list of upcoming events. Choose one. Choose several.
Be more than a bystander.
FRIDAY, JULY 12
In case you missed it, we are mobilizing with hundreds of groups in the U.S. and around the world to protest the horrific conditions for refugees at our southern border.
WHAT: Lights for Liberty National Candlelight Vigil
WHEN: Friday, July 12, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00
WHERE: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Center, 1431 Sunset Avenue, Ferndale, WA 98248
WHO: Co-Sponsors, Indivisible Bellingham and Community 2 Community, With Host Aimee Day
WHY: Enough is enough on the issue of separation of immigrant families by ICE and CBP under the direction of the Trump administration. Not only are children being separated from their families, but they are being held longer than what has been legally allowed in overcrowded detention camps with inadequate daily necessities for the maintenance of health.
Join Indivisible Bellingham and C2C to protest this situation! We are expecting large numbers of activists, but parking is limited; so carpool if possible.
The location is about 10 minutes north of Bellingham. Bring a candle and be prepared to support the voices of those who have experienced the injustice of family separation.
MONDAY, July 15 – Indivisible Bellingham All Hands General Membership Meeting, 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – social gathering; bring food or drink to share; also free pizza and ice water
6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Whatcom County Executive Candidate Forum. We have invited candidates for Whatcom County Executive to make their pitches to our membership. We will also ask the candidates to answer questions from our members.
All Whatcom County Executive candidates have been invited. Only three have acccepted.
Wednesday, July 24, Paddle to Lummi 2019, Hosted by Tribal Canoe Journeys, 10 a.m., Stommish Grounds, Lummi, WA.
The Lummi Nation welcomes you, your friends, families and relatives to the Paddle to Lummi 2019 ~ Official Landing day of over 70+ canoes at the Lummi Stommish Grounds
EVERY FRIDAY – Dignity Vigils, C2C Dignity Vigils and Actions – 12 p.m. to 1: 30 p.m. – Barkley Haggen corner (Woburn and Barkley Blvd.), Bellingham. Check this page for the weekly location: https://www.facebook.com/KeepBellinghamFamiliesWorking/
Let’s stand up in solidarity against law enforcement and federal immigration collaboration which leads to the separation of families and deportation. Signs will be provided to help us inform and educate members of our community about how ICE and our federal government are targeting our friends and neighbors, parents and children, here and across our nation, with various forms of persecution.
This event is held in an outdoor venue which is wheelchair accessible. If other accommodations are needed please use the contact info above so that we can assist with those.
Every Thursday – Justice for Birchwood, Hosted by Community to Community Development – 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – 1650 Birchwood Ave, Bellingham
The Birchwood Food Desert Fighters hold a vigil every Thursday from 5:00-6:30 pm to demand access to fresh, affordable food in the Birchwood Neighborhood. Albertson’s closed their doors two years ago after buying out Haggen stores, leaving the Birchwood Neighborhood without an accessible grocery store. Come stand in solidarity for food justice! Meet in the parking lot of the old Albertson’s and proceed to the corner of Northwest and Birchwood Ave.