More than 10% of Whatcom County’s total population—nearly 24,000 residents—were born outside of the United States. Immigrants and refugees are disproportionately impacted by discrimination, racism, language access issues, and emergency events such as Covid-19. Read below* to see what this Center will do.
A city funded Immigrant Resource Center* has been endorsed by the City Council to lend needed support to these valuable members of our community by offering a safe place to build connections, skills, work and cultural opportunities, but we need the Mayor to present an operational model, as well as budget, as soon as possible.
We have prepared postcards to go to the Mayor, so all we need is YOUR SIGNATURE as an Indivisible Bellingham activist and concerned community member!
Our goal is to complete 250 signed postcards from our membership which we will hand-deliver by the end of August.Indivisible Bellingham members/organizers will be at marked tables at the following locations on the dates/times indicated:
Tuesday, August 9th: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Downtown Co-op; 1220 N. Forest St., Bellingham, Patio Area
Wednesday, August 10th: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Boundary Bay Beer Garden; 1107 Railroad Ave., Bellingham. Come and enjoy the music of Gallowglass (starting at 6:00) and meeting up with friends!
Friday, August 19th:; 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Goods Local Brews; 2620 Northwest Ave., Bellingham. Great drinks and food trucks!
Saturday, August 20th; 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. – Farmers’ Market Bellingham (sidewalk near goat/cart sculpture), corner of Railroad Ave. & E. Maple. Will just take a minute or two before/after shopping!
Friday, August 26th; 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Twin Sisters Brewery – 500 Carolina St. Bellingham. Great food and atmosphere!
* What would an Immigrant Resource Center do/provide:
- Legal services
- Employment Information
- Healthcare & Public Safety Support
- Civics & Language Education
- Childcare & Family Necessities’ Support
- Protection from discrimination/civil rights
- Access to ID and civil services