Be in solidarity with people targeted right now. Monitor their websites and Facebook pages for the latest requests.
Put yourself out there! Groups that publish their meeting information on our list of ongoing meetings are open to new members, even if you just want to check them out without making a longterm commitment. Attending a meeting or demonstration is a great way to learn about the group's values, organizing principles, and tactics.
6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22
Amnesty International usually meets the last Tuesday of the month, but this month their meeting is Nov. 22. They meet upstairs at the downtown Food Co-op on Holly and Forest.
3-4 p.m, Wednesday, Nov. 23
The local Veterans For Peace chapter (#111) is holding a rally/demonstration/protest/vigil (what have you) on State Street, across from the Herald Building. Bring signs for your peace and justice issue of choice. Veterans and non-veterans are welcome.
4-5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25
The Peace Vigil gathers every Friday afternoon in front of the Federal Building at Cornwall and Magnolia.
Learn! There are continually workshops and lectures happening in Bellingham, providing ample opportunities to learn more about issues including climate justice, immigrant rights, white privilege and supremacy, and more, plus skills like cultural work and community organizing. Many are free, including all of the ones listed here (donations for the sponsoring organizations and facilitators are appreciated and help ensure that we can continue to offer free learning opportunities).
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22
Comics and Graphic Arts is the final offering in a fall series of Peace Arts workshops at the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center. Register here: www.whatcompjc.org/peace-arts-workshops.html
7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22
Human Dimensions of Climate Change is a series taught by Patrick Freeland at RE-Sources for Sustainable Communities. This week is the third in the series. Be sure to do your work before attending -- links are on the Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/events/1699578757026960/
Do some research and practice what you preach! The Internet is full of great resources on white privilege and supremacy, organizing as allies to immigrant-led, Native-led, and Black-led social change. There are also groups with Facebook pages full of articles to read and videos to watch, like Students for Anti-Racist Action at WWU, Community to Community Development, the Bellingham Racial Justice Coalition, and Black Lives Matter Bellingham.
Here are two pieces to get you started this week:
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