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Ending U.S. support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

Last Wednesday, the Senate voted 63-37 to advance S.J.Res. 54 out of the foreign relations committee and to the Senate floor. This joint resolution directs an end to U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has fueled a massive humanitarian crisis. This vote was so significant not only for what it could lead to -- Congress reclaiming its authority to declare war -- but also because it shows a shift in political will (following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi) from just a few months ago.

Please take a moment to contact Senators Murray and Cantwell and thank them for voting for S.J.R. 54. Let them know you support passage of the resolution, which will soon be voted on by the Senate.

Thank you!


Holiday Cards to Prisoners Party

6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5
WPJC (1220 Bay Street)

Imagine No Kages (INK) is proud to host our third annual holiday card writing and decorating party to support incarcerated LGBTQ and HIV+ people! We do this in collaboration with the national organization Black and Pink and in solidarity with incarcerated and queer people everywhere. December can be a dark and cold time for many people behind bars and we consider it an honor to bring some light into these folks' lives. 

Join us for five minutes or the whole two hours. Cards, addresses, and materials to write and decorate will all be provided. We'll pipe in some queer-friendly tunes and bring some vegan-friendly snacks for people to chow down on (though we never mind if people bring more snacks to share!).

Note that we are graciously hosted by Whatcom Peace and Justice this year due to Terra's closure. The space is first floor and accessible to most, but we'd love to make sure it's accessible to you if you have any concerns. All ages and backgrounds welcome!

Contact us with any questions at or by posting in the Facebook event.
5 p.m., December 3
The Future of Nuclear Policy: Washington's Leadership
University of Washington, Seattle

7-9 p.m., December 3
Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival planning
WPJC (1220 Bay Street)

6:30-8:30 p.m., December 4
Racial Justice Coalition meeting
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (1207 Ellsworth)

6-8 p.m., December 5
Holiday Cards to Prisoners Party
WPJC (1220 Bay Street)

4:30 p.m., December 6
Carolyn Finney: "Black Faces, White Spaces"
WWU's Arntzen Hall 100

8 p.m., December 6
IWW's Rebel Movie Night: "Sorry to Bother You"
Alternative Library (519 E. Maple)

3:30-5 p.m., December 7
Forum: Making Space for Truth and Reconciliation
Maritime Heritage Park (500 W. Holly)

3:30-5 p.m., December 7
Peace Vigil/Hands Off Unist'ot'en #NoCGL
Corner of Cornwall & Magnolia

1-2:30 p.m., December 8
Shame on Safeway Protest
1275 E. Sunset Drive

11:30-1 p.m., December 10
Dignity Vigil
Bus Station (Railroad & Magnolia)

6-8:30 p.m., December 10
International Human Rights Day Celebration
YWCA (1026 N. Forest)

5 p.m., December 19
Jobs with Justice's Scrooge Party
Upstairs at 1700 N. State Street

7-9 p.m., December 19
Black Lives Matter monthly meeting
First Congregational Church (2401 Cornwall)

Save the date: 21st annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saturday Conference

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Whatcom Community College, Syre Student Center, 235 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham

“Remaining Awake Together: Nurturing a Revolution of Values” is the theme for the all-day annual Saturday conference, drawing on principles expressed in Dr. King’s speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” at Harlem’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967 -- the values for which he gave his life.

The Peoples’ Keynote, “Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice,” will take the form of a conversation that centers on the voices and experiences of impacted communities. Skill-building workshops will follow, facilitated by community educators and activists.

The conference is open to all ages, including children. Six CEUs will be available for teachers and mental health counselors.

Information booths and complimentary refreshments will be provided. Food vendors will be on site with lunch options for purchase.

Doors open at 9 a.m. NO COST.

For more information, see
Poster link:

Questions? Email or call 360-389-3898.

Join the team for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we invite everyone irrespective of race to join in our social and educational event. Join us as we recognize and award the contributions that Black and minorities have made in the community. We need a dedicated group of about 10 volunteers that will help put up this event together. Please contact Christelle at 360-820-4963 or

Film festival seeks volunteers

The 19th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival will take place in early 2019. Get involved now to help shape the festival's program and publicity. Attend the planning meeting on Monday, Dec. 3, from 7-9 p.m. at the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center (1220 Bay Street). If you can't attend, or have other questions, please email Martina at
Watch the video of Yoav Litvin's Nov. 7 talk on "Zionism: Cycles of Trauma and Aggression in the Service of Settler Colonialism." Q&A in part II.

Training for Change 2019 workshops


Training for Social Action Trainers for People of Color

The TSAT is our foundational training for trainers, designed for both experienced trainers and new facilitators wanting to sharpen their skills. Graduates of color from any TSAT are eligible to apply for our Judith C. Jones Fellowship for Trainers of Color.

Training for Social Action Trainers (TSAT) For People of Color
April 12-14, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA


Advanced Training of Trainers

Deepen and broaden your facilitation skills in a six-day, advanced workshop open only to graduates of Training for Social Action Trainers. Tackle cross-cultural work, handling conflict and strong emotions, and modifying workshop designs on the fly.

Advanced Training of Trainers
April 23-28, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA


Online Trainings

Leading an Online Training or Webinar
Thursday, January 31, 12-1:30 p.m. US EST
Tuesday, May 28, 12:00-1:30 p.m. US EST
Learn tools and techniques for leading interactive and engaging webinars, regardless of your technology or budget.

Facilitating Online Meetings
Tuesday, February 26, 7-8:30 p.m. US EST
Wednesday, June 26, 12-1:30 p.m. US EST
Explore and demonstrate strategies for facilitating inclusive and engaging virtual meetings.

Designing Dynamic Spaces Online
Tuesday, March 26, 7-8:30 p.m. US EST
Build on tools from Facilitating Online Meetings, and dig deeper into proactive strategies that support inclusive, creative, powerful virtual connections.

When Things Go Wrong Online
Thursday, April 25, 7-9 p.m. US EST
Learn to navigate “when things go wrong” online, including tech and group dynamic challenges, increasing access for inter-generational groups and groups with varying experience with technology.

The Judith C. Jones Fellowship supports trainers and facilitators of color to build power and skills toward their social justice movement work. Learn more about the  Fellowship, eligibility requirements, and how to apply, here.

Application deadline: January 10, 2019.

The 2019 Fellowship is structured around three key components: 1) in-person retreats; 2) monthly coaching sessions; and 3) skill-building opportunities, including scholarships to TFC workshops and online webinars. The Fellowship is a one-year commitment, from January to December 2019, with an opportunity to renew for a second year.

Job opening: Organizer, Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) seeks a dynamic community organizer to coordinate our nuclear weapons abolition campaign. This is a full-time position based in our office in Seattle, and reports to the Executive Director.

WPSR, the Washington state chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, engages the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world. WPSR works to leverage the voice of healthcare professionals to protect the public from the gravest threats to health – including nuclear war, climate change, and economic inequity. We educate the public and advocate for the elimination of nuclear weapons, as well as policies that would reduce nuclear spending and the likelihood that any weapon be used. 

You can access the job description here:

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