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October 2019

Dear Friends,

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our International Day of Peace Event on Saturday, September 21st at The Majestic Ballroom. It was wonderful to see so many of our community members gathered in peace, solidarity, and action.  Please carry forward with the feeling of community strength and remember the messages shared that night by our wonderful speakers, poets, and musicians. There will be a video coming soon for those who were not able to attend.

In peace,

P.S. A big welcome to everyone new to our e-mail list! Please also follow our Facebook page to get more frequent updates. 

For Sama / Doctober

Presented by The WPJC in partnership with Doctober
Saturday, Oct. 5 & Sunday, Oct. 6 at 4:45PM at Limelight (1416 Cornwall Ave)

For Sama is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married, and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

See the full festival lineup here:


Sunday, Oct.13: 
Join the WPJC, US Boats to Gaza & Freedom Flotilla Coalition

Sunday, October 13th, 11am at WPJC (1220 Bay St.)

If you want learn how Palestinian rights activism and boats can intersect with the peace movement be ready to meet us at 11am on Sunday October 13th at The WPJC for a presentation and discussion on the Israeli Blockade of Gaza with the activist team Marny Kittredge, Karen DeVito and John Turnball who graciously offered to come to Bellingham and speak about their experiences with the Freedom Flotilla. After that, around 12:30 we will launch out Boats at the Community Boat Center (kayaks, canoes, sailboats, row boats & all kinds of vessels welcome!). 

For more information and to RSVP on facebook click here.

3:30-5 PM, October 2
National Security in the Age of Trump
University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Thomson Hall 317)

7-9 PM, October 2
Windborne - A Concert of A Capella Virtuosity
Mountain Room @ Boundary Bay Brewery (1107 Railroad Ave)

12-1:30 PM, October 4
The Future of U.S. Nuclear Policy
The Seattle Foundation (Seattle, WA)

4-5 PM, October 4
Peace Vigil
Corner of Magnolia and Cornwall

October 4-6
Bellingham Irish Festival
Multiple locations in Downtown Bellingham

10 AM October 5
Tiny Home Build for a Veteran
Unity Village 

1-7 PM, October 5
Skagit Valley College Annual Powwow
Dave DuVall Pavilion (2405 E College Way, Mount Vernon, WA)

October 5
Re Sources 20 yrs of Salish Sea Protection
3:00 - 4:30 PM - Cleanup at Maritime Heritage Park
5:00 - 5:30 PM - Drinks raised at Chuckanut Brewery
5:30 - 7:00 PM - Remarks from past and present Keepers

4:30 - 6:00 PM, October 5 & 6
For Sama / Doctober 2019
1416 Cornwall Ave

5-6 PM, October 10
Multicultural Center Grand Opening
WWU (516 High Street)

4-5 PM, October 11
Peace Vigil
Corner of Magnolia and Cornwall

7-8:30 PM, October 16
Black Lives Matter Monthly Meeting
221 Prospect Street

1:30-2:30 PM, October 18
Curator's Gallery Tour for Wanted: Ed Bereal Exhibit
Whatcom Museum (250 Flora Street)

All month long!
Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay Street)


Saturday, Oct. 5 - Help us build a tiny home for a Veteran!

We are hosting a work party this Saturday, October 5, 10 AM at Unity Village (210 Mckenzie Ave) to help finish up a tiny home for a veteran experiencing homelessness. Anyone can help!

The coordinating team includes high school students and veterans, and we particularly encourage anyone considering military service to work on this project. Pl
ease sign up online as soon as possible by filling the forms here

  • Make a difference in your community: The tiny home will provide housing at HomesNow for a veteran experiencing homelessness.
  • Learn about building a tiny home: See what goes into building and work under the guidance of professional contractors.
  • Work alongside local veterans: If you’re thinking of joining the military, this is a good way to hear experiences from people who’ve been there.

The build is supported the Whatcom Community Foundation's #ProjectNeighborly fund.


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