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, December 7th – Taking Back Our Democracy, by world renowned journalist Hedrick Smith, 7 p.m. at Heiner Hall, (WCC campus, 231 West Kellogg Road, Bellingham)
The nationally recognized Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning journalist, author, and PBS Frontline television producer, Hedrick Smith, will present “Taking Back Our Democracy: The People and the Politicians” which will include video clips from his soon-to-be-released one-hour MSNBC- TV documentary on the subject, centering on local and state citizen-reform movements trying to fix our broken democracy — what he calls the missing story of US politics.
Admission is free but donations are welcome at the door. Seating is limited so get your FREE tickets HERE to REGISTER and ensure admission.
Saturday, December 8 – Whatcom Democrats Holiday Party, Hosted by Whatcom Democrats, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham.
This is our year-end gathering to celebrate our successes and hard work. It is a low-key gathering where everyone is welcome.
Join local Dems for a Holiday buffet featuring turkey, ham & lasagna (meat AND veggie). Bring a Potluck dish to share, BYOB, wine or beer, if desired. Holiday silent auction to raise funds for the quiet winter months to come. Purchase tickets HERE. For more information, go to whatcomdemocrats.org , or call (360) 647-7661.
Monday, December 10 – International Human Rights Day Celebration, Hosted by Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and co-sponsored by Amnesty International, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., YWCA Bellingham, 1026 N Forest St, Bellingham.
OPENING: The Ballews Brothers Drummers from Lummi Nation
WELCOME: By members of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force
COMMUNITY MEAL: Beans and rice, flat breads & sauces, tea and coffee offered to all
PROGRAM: Shine a Light on Human Rights: Around the World, Close to Home.
CLOSING: Circle, led by Shirley Osterhaus, accompanied on flute by Peter Ali
Every year, to mark Human Rights Day on December 10, hundreds of thousands of people around the world send a letter or sign a petition on behalf of someone they’ve never met, as part of Amnesty International’s Write For Rights. These messages help convince government officials to release people imprisoned for their opinions, support human rights defenders, stop torture, commute death sentences and end other human rights abuses.
Please join us for this evening together.
Saturday, January 19 – 2019 Rev. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Human Rights Conference, Hosted by Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and The Annual Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Human Rights Saturday Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Whatcom Community College (Syre Student Center) 237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham. More details HERE.
Saturday, January 19 – 1st Annual MLK Unity Ball, Hosted by Teejay and 8 others, 7 p.m. to midnight, The Majestic, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham.
Taken from a message that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968, the theme of this year’s ball is Celebrate Yourself Like Never Before. During this final public appearance before his tragic assassination the next day, Dr. King encouraged folks to: Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, ‘Here is an opportunity to celebrate like never before–my own power and my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.’ More details HERE.
EVERY MONDAY – Dignity Vigils, Hosted by Keep Bellingham Families Working – 11:30 a.m to 1: 30 p.m. – Alternating locations: WTA Bus Station on Railroad Ave. and Magnolia, Bellingham, or City Hall, 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham. Check this page for the weekly location: https://www.facebook.com/KeepBellinghamFamiliesWorking/
Every Monday, community members come together to stand in solidarity with undocumented and immigrant families and people. In addition, we come together to stand against law enforcement and federal immigration collaboration which leads to deportation. Dignity Vigils will take place at strategic downtown locations.
This event is held in an outdoor venue which is wheelchair accessible. Please message the page if other accommodations are needed so we can work to assist with those. Or you can contact us with any queries at: C2C-Vigil-Dialogue@Qwestoffice.net.
Bring your friends and co-workers to let the city and county councils know that we are not leaving until we have an ordinance and mechanisms in place that offer true protections for members of our undocumented immigrant community!
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.