Community Listening Forums on Implementing I-940 to Improve Police Procedures, May 2 and 8, Kent and Seattle WA
Initiative 940 is officially law in Washington State. However, the road towards implementation has just begun.
We have an opportunity to speak up on how this law is shaped and practiced. Two very crucial components are being developed: law enforcement training and independent investigations (when deadly force is used). We will provide an update on what steps have taken place since its passage and discuss what our communities envision for how this law is carried out. Comments shared at the event will be submitted to the Criminal Justice Training Commission who is responsible for finalizing the new training rules.
Join us for this important and long-overdue community conversation!
Rep. Ilhan Omar. Linda Sarsour. Tamika Mallory. Marc Lamont Hill. Angela Davis.
How are charges of antisemitism being weaponized to specifically target powerful Black and Muslim leaders, force Jews and Jewish allies into false dichotomies, divert attention from the worldwide rise of white nationalism and state violence, and divide progressive movement-building?
Who benefits? Who is harmed? And most importantly, what can we do to recognize and disarm these attempts to divide us?
FREE event, but registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intersectional-dialogue-on-weaponizing-charges-of-antisemitism-tickets-60506424344
5th Annual CUUSAN Conference 2019
Living Our Values, Building Our Movement
June 19, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Doubletree Grand Ballroom I
322 N Spokane Falls Ct, Spokane WA
We are super excited to announce our keynote speaker at the 2019 CUUSAN Conference will be Chris Crass!! If you know Chris, you are freaking out with joy right now! If you don't, you've got to get yourself to this conference! More
We are also collaborating with our friends and colleagues at JUUstice Washington - we're really excited about this conference and hope you can come!
We need you to REGISTER, please
We woke up with the horrendous news of the shootings at the Al Noor and Linwood Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and we’ve been listening for how best to respond as faith leaders and faith communities to support our Muslim neighbors. We condemn and lament Islamophobia and white supremacy in all its forms, and we pledge to act together against such hatred and violence in the days ahead.
Our friends at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) invite us to stand in solidarity with our neighbors and grieve as a worldwide community on Monday at the Interfaith Vigil and Anti-Islamophobia Teach-In, hosted by MAPS, MAPS-AMEN, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Monday, March 18 from 7-9 PM at MAPS Redmond (17550 NE 67th Ct). We also encourage you to download a #WeStandWithOurMuslimNeighbors sign and put it in your faith community or workplace to let our Muslim neighbors know of your support.
Schools, Pipelines to Prisons: Change the Cycle-North Puget Sound Conference on Race 2019, April 24, 2019, Everett WA
Save the Date for the upcoming North Puget Sound Conference on Race on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Everett Community College, EvCC Fitness Center, Everett. Please mark your calendars: NPSCOR 2019, April 20. The theme of the NPSCOR 2019 is Schools, Pipeline to Prisons: Change the Cycle.
More detailed information regarding speakers and workshop justice areas will follow. However, the website begins an overview of some of the day’s events.
The conference is free. It is important that you register your intent to attend the conference on the C3 Coalition website. Please register today by clicking on the REGISTER button on our website.
Proclamation of Support for Truth and Reconciliation in Washington StateThere is an emerging and compelling desire to acknowledge the events of the past so that we can work towards a stronger and healthier future. The truth telling and reconciliation process is a sincere acknowledgement of the injustices and harms experienced by Indigenous peoples in Washington State and the need for continued healing. This is a profound commitment to establishing new relationships embedded in mutual recognition and respect that will forge a brighter future. The truth of our common experiences will help set our spirits free and pave the way to reconciliation. 1 Read more here and sign the petition.
Ramon Torres, President of Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Rosalinda Guillen, C2C both testified
Support House Bill- 1398 and Senate Bill -5438
You can take action on these bills by clicking on the links above, and then click on "Comment on this Bill." The comment link will take you to a page that requests your address and email information, a button where you can indicate support, oppose or neutral. You need to make a comment but it can be short - "please support the bill."
Concerning the H-2A temporary agricultural program
Please contact and thank the prime sponsors:
Senator John McCoy - (360) 786 - 7674 John.Mccoy@leg.wa.gov
Representative Laurie Dolan - Laurie.Dolan@leg.wa.gov
This bill will begin to provide WA State funds from the AG industry and Employment Security Dept. for oversight and monitoring of the h2a program in our State -
Call the following and tell them take responsible action to protect farm workers from exploitation and ask them to send this bill to the Governor:
Majority Leader: Pat.Sullivan@leg.wa.gov
Chair of Appropriations: Timm.Ormsby@leg.wa.gov
Chair of Labor & Workplace Standards: Mike.Sells@leg.wa.gov
Majority Leader: Andy.Billig@leg.wa.gov
Chair of Ways and Means: Christine.Rolfes@leg.wa.gov
Chair of Labor and Commerce: Karen.Keiser@leg.wa.gov
THE COMMUNITY FOOD CO-OP PROUDLY PRESENTS OUR 21st ANNUAL COMMEMORATION OF
KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE!
MONDAY, JANUARY 21 - 7 to 9 PM
BELLINGHAM UNITARIAN FELLOWSHIP
1207 ELLSWORTH STREET
FREE. EVERYONE WELCOME.
Director Katrina Browne, (a descendant of the DeWolfs, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history) and her relatives set out to face the facts — and themselves — as they retrace the slave trade triangle from Rhode Island to Ghana, to Cuba and back. Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North is Browne’s spellbinding account of that journey. Special Guest Delbert Richardson will be giving us the opportunity to experience his National Award Winning American History Travelling Museum, an admirable assortment of artifacts that symbolizes the African experience in the Americas and Europe. Guest Facilitator: Elly DeWolf Hale, a descendant of the DeWolf family and participant in the film.
6:00 PM, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 • Vashon Theatre, 17723 Vashon Highway SW Vashon,WABeginning one year before the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, For Ahkeem is the coming-of-age story of Daje Shelton, a Black 17-year-old girl in North St. Louis. She fights for her future as she is placed in an alternative high school and navigates the marginalized neighborhoods, biased criminal justice policies and economic devastation that have set up many Black youth like her to fail. Over two years we watch as Daje struggles to maintain focus in school, attends the funerals of friends killed around her, falls in love with a classmate named Antonio, and navigates a loving-but-tumultuous relationship with her mother. As Antonio is drawn into the criminal justice system and events in Ferguson just four miles from her home seize the national spotlight, Daje learns she is pregnant and must contend with the reality of raising a young Black boy. Through Daje’s intimate story, For Ahkeem illuminates challenges that many Black teenagers face in America today, and witnesses the strength, resilience, and determination it takes to survive
6:30 PM, Thursday, January 31, 2019 • Mt. Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South SeattleTold by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, “Whose Streets?” is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Filmmakers Sabaah Falayan and Damon Davis know this story because they have lived this story. “Whose Streets?” is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting for the right to live. https://youtu.be/upiJnjJSerw