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We learned this week that the U.S. may send 120,000 troops to the Middle East. Your Congressional representatives need to hear from you today -- call on them to oppose an unconstitutional war with Iran.

Are you interested in deepening your involvement with the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center? We are currently looking for a new executive director, as well as a summer intern and volunteers for our International Day of Peace organizing committee. Details are below for all three opportunities. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this newsletter to your networks.

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Executive director
WPJC is searching for a new executive director to begin in August 2019. This half-time, paid position is responsible for volunteer coordination, event organizing, office administration, budgetary and financial management, fundraising, community and public relations, Board of Directors support, and program development and implementation. 

Applications will be accepted through June 20. For the job description and to apply, visit

We are also looking for this summer's WPJC intern. Access the application at and please spread the word!

10 a.m.-3 p.m., through May 17
WWU SUPER Israeli Apartheid Week
WWU's Red Square

6:30-8:30 p.m., May 16
"Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back"
WWU's Academic West room 210

4-5 p.m., May 17
Peace Vigil

Corner of Magnolia and Cornwall

6 p.m., May 17
Veterans for Peace monthly meeting
Downtown Co-op Community Room (405 E. Holly Street, #103)

May 17-18
Vine Deloria Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium
Northwest Indian College

May 22
Ramadan dinner
Whatcom Community College

6-7 p.m., May 23
All About ABLE
Max Higbee Center (1210 Bay Street, #102)

8 p.m., June 2
"Shoah" screening & anti-semitism discussion
Alternative Library (519 E. Maple)

5:30-7 p.m., June 12
Religion, Faith & Politics: Is your faith making you biased?
WPJC (1220 Bay Street)
Naomi Wachira performing at Whatcom Peace and Justice's 2018 International Day of Peace Celebration at the Majestic on North Forest.
International Day of Peace 2019 - September 21
Seeking Volunteers for Planning Committee

Remember how much fun we had last year with that great meal, community gathering, and incredible performance by Naomi Wachira? Well, it's time to get to work on this year's event and we need your help! Due to a lot of great changes in peoples' lives, our committee has shrunk and we're looking for an infusion of new energy, ideas, and networks. 

We need volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and skillsets, so please consider joining us in building the future of this event if it has moved you in the past. If you'd like to be involved this summer in planning this late September event, please reach out to Josh as soon as possible.

2019 Seabeck Conference
Fierce Vulnerability: Direct Action that Heals and Transforms

Registration is now open for the 61st annual Fellowship of Reconciliation NW Regional Conference at Seabeck, Washington. It will take place Friday, June 28 through Monday, July 1, 2019, and is presented by East Point Peace Academy & Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation.

"Fierce Vulnerability is an attempt to build a movement...that understands the assertiveness that is needed to address the crises of our times. A movement that sees social change as a radical act of healing. A movement that knows that each of us needs to heal as much as those we may feel compelled to blame. A movement that knows that violence hurts all parties. A movement that will never see any individual as disposable, undeserving of dignity, or incapable of transformation."

Registration and more info is at:

1st Body Positive Block Party and 11th annual Naked Bike Ride during June Art Walk

On June 7, participants will ride as bare (or clothed) as they dare, to protest our "indecent exposure" to fossil fuels, highlight bicyclists' vulnerability, and redefine cultural narratives about body image. Not only is the ride part of a larger global event in 70 cities of 20 countries, this year it will lend itself to a brand new event, a Body Positive Block Party (body painting, live music, and more).

  • 4 p.m.: Body Positive Block Party in front of Make.Shift Art Gallery (306 Flora Street)
  • 6 p.m.: Naked Bike Ride through downtown
  • Block party continues after the ride

For general inquiries and to make requests for disability accommodations, contact one of the Naked Bike Ride organizers: 

  • Zac Robertson (509) 679-4194
  • Hannah Schell (360) 522-1260
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