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Whatcom Forum: Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights-Sat. January 15

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Whatcom Forum: Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights-Sat. January 15

Time: January 15, 2011 from 9:30am to 5pm
Location: Bellingham
Website or Map: http://www.whatcompjc.org/
Event Type: free, conference-gathering
Organized By: Whatcom Human Rights Task Force & Whatcom Community College & Community to Community Development
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2011

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'Whatcom Social Forum' & Human Rights Conference celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day! 

Saturday Jan 15th 9:30 -5pm

Whatcom Community College, Syre Center.

Free Event - Open to All

 

The Social Forum model is a “highly participatory & community-driven movement, began in Brazil 10 yrs ago & has spread globally”.....”The social forum is a people's movement....a gathering that belongs to all of us”

Theme: “ All Together Now: Connecting the Dots for Progressive change in Whatcom County”.

 

More info at : www.whrtf.org

 

"This free event is a wonderful way to collaborate on efforts to make Whatcom County a place that upholds the value and dignity of all members of the human family. What better way to honor Dr. King’s legacy than participating in workshops and discussions for activists, youth, educators, and general community members?"

This year’s theme is “All Together Now: Connecting the Dots for Progressive Change in Whatcom County.” An Opening Ceremony at 10:00am will include a welcome by Lummi Elder Juanita Jefferson and Keynote Speaker Cindy Domingo, a long-time Filipina progressive organizer from Seattle.

 More info: (360) 733-2233."

Above quoted  info found in WhatcomPJC & Food Coop newsletters.

http://www.whatcompjc.org/

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Also:

"Food Sovereignty: What is it? What does it mean for Whatcom County’s Food System?"
Saturday January 15, 2011, Whatcom Community College Syre Center 2:30-4:30

"The national & international grassroots movements for Food Sovereignty are surging and gaining tremendous momentum. Join us to learn what Food Sovereignty is, to get an update on what exciting new work is moving forward, and for a dialogue about how we can bring this movement home to Whatcom County."

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 11am Workshop-

End the Financial Oligarchy - 'Move Your Money' to local Community Banks”- presented by Dianne Foster and WECU (Whatcom Educational Credit Union), Sat Jan 15th from 11-12 pm at Whatcom Community College.

More info under the WT Events page.

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Comment by Heather K on January 13, 2011 at 2:09am

"Health & Healing Through Traditional Food Systems: Local Examples" 11:00-1:00     (thanks to Erin T for info below)

"The Norwest Indian College’s Traditional Plants and Foods Program and Community to Community’s Cocinas Sanas/Healthy Kitchens Project are both working to restore health to our people, our cultures, the land, and our community. Come hear what these programs are doing to return balance, health, and justice to our people and our food system in community based traditional ways. Join us for a presentation, cooking demonstrations and a community dialogue about the intersections of food, health, traditional practices, and how our Whatcom County Community can stand in solidarity with programs working for similar goals".    "Saturday January 15, 2011, Whatcom Community College Syre Center 11:00-1:00"

Comment by Heather K on January 12, 2011 at 6:29pm
 Sat Jan 15th Event Updates:

 

11am-12pm : End the Financial Oligarchy - 'Move Your Money' to local Community Banks”- presented by Dianne Foster and WECU (Whatcom Educational Credit Union)

 

2:30-4:30 - "Food Sovereignty: What is it? What does it mean for Whatcom County’s Food System?"
WCC- Syre Center
2:30-4:30

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