2nd U-Work Solidarity work party
Sep
7
8:00 AM08:00

2nd U-Work Solidarity work party

Now that the first berry season is over, it's time to trellis the remaining plants and prepare the land for the winter. The cooperative is looking for volunteers who can affix hoses to wires. Please bring your own gloves!

For those volunteers who came last time, we will be finishing the blueberry fields!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
Head north on I-5, take exit 255 for WA-542 E or Sunset Dr (toward Mt Baker)
At the exit, bear right onto 542 E/Sunset Dr
In .9 miles, turn left onto Hannegan Rd (heading north)
In 7 miles, turn right onto Central Rd (right after Ten Mile Rd. All of the intersections are marked a littles ways out with a yellow sign with the intersecting street name)
In about half a mile, the Cooperativa is on the left on Central Rd, right after passing Courtney Ln on your right. There is a huge CAMPESINO POWER sign hanging on the property, and a sandwich board marking the entrance with an image of Zapata!

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U-Work Solidarity work party at Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad
Aug
24
8:00 AM08:00

U-Work Solidarity work party at Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad

  • 1240 Central Road Everson, WA, 98247 United States (map)
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Now that the first berry season is over, it's time to trellis the remaining plants and prepare the land for the winter. The cooperative is looking for volunteers who can lift and hold wires that will be strung between posts. Please bring your own gloves!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
Head north on I-5, take exit 255 for WA-542 E or Sunset Dr (toward Mt Baker)
At the exit, bear right onto 542 E/Sunset Dr
In .9 miles, turn left onto Hannegan Rd (heading north)
In 7 miles, turn right onto Central Rd (right after Ten Mile Rd. All of the intersections are marked a littles ways out with a yellow sign with the intersecting street name)
In about half a mile, the Cooperativa is on the left on Central Rd, right after passing Courtney Ln on your right. There is a huge CAMPESINO POWER sign hanging on the property, and a sandwich board marking the entrance with an image of Zapata!

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Farmworker March for Dignity
Aug
4
4:30 AM04:30

Farmworker March for Dignity

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Bellingham Border Patrol Station (map)
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Join farmworker leaders from Community to Community (C2C) and Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) in an historic march in rural Whatcom County. The march starts with a sunrise ceremony and mística at Customs and Border Patrol facility in Ferndale, and will proceed past several worksites where H2A workers have been contracted. Then march south on Meridian to Bakerview Rd in Bellingham.
This will be a day long reflection on a day in the life of a farmworker; from the time they start work until their day ends. Walk with us on country roads past acres of raspberry and blueberry fields where the fresh berries that are stocked on your grocery shelves are harvested. See the key component of the local agricultural economy, view corporate and NON-organic mono-agriculture fields and reflect on climate change, a contracted captive labor force, our local food system, community building and labor issues in Whatcom County from a farmworker perspective. We will end around 3pm with our vision of a healthy food system, fair and good for workers and eaters; at C2C's Jardín de Agroecología on Bakerview with a vigil, food and celebration, speakers, and music.

***SHUTTLE AND CARPOOL DETAILS***
We strongly encourage people to carpool or take a shuttle to the march. If you are available to carpool, please let folks know in the comments. There are two places to park and join the march this year:
*4:30 am for the sunrise ceremony. Please park in the Hardware Sales parking lot or in the Lummi Market parking lot along Labounty Rd.
*12:30 pm for the final stretch of the march. Park at Meridian High School
***There will be shuttles from the end point of the march to get you back to your car. We are asking that people do not park at 495 E Bakerview as the church needs use of that parking lot throughout the day.

***SHUTTLES***
If you want to take a shuttle, you must sign up in advance. Email c2cmedia@foodjustice.org or call Kara Black at (360) 676-2300 to get on the list. The shuttle schedule is:

4:00 am at Downtown Bellingham WTA
4:30 am at Ferndale Park and Ride (1671 Main Street)
8:30 am at Downtown Bellingham WTA
9:00 am at Downtown Bellingham WTA
9:15 am at Ferndale Park and Ride
12:00 pm at Downtown Bellingham WTA

There will be shuttles beginning at 3:00 pm to get people back to their cars.

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4th U Pick at Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

4th U Pick at Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad

The Cooperativa will have their fourth U-Pick this Sunday!
Come and meet the farmworker co-op owners and taste fruit produced without exploitation to humans and Mother Earth!

$3.00/lb organic blueberries
$2.50 /lb organic raspberries

U-Pickers: please bring your own box or containers to carry berries home. The cooperative is trying to reduce packaging waste.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

Head north on I-5, take exit 255 for WA-542 E or Sunset Drive (toward Mount Baker)
At the exit, bear right on 542 / E Sunset Drive
In 0.9 miles, turn left on Hannegan Road (heading north)
In 7 miles, turn right on Central Road (it T-bones with Hannegan. It's right after Ten Mile Road. All of the intersections are marked a little ways out with a yellow sign with the intersecting street name.)
In around half a mile, the Cooperativa is on the left on Central Road, right after passing Courtney Ln on your right. There is a huge CAMPESINO POWER sign hanging on the property, and a sandwich board marking the entrance with an image of Zapata!

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Farmworker March for Dignity Volunteer Training
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Farmworker March for Dignity Volunteer Training

This training is intended for anyone who wants to volunteer to support the 2019 Farmworker March for Dignity, which will take place on August 4th. Volunteer opportunities include peace keeping, traffic directing, shuttle driving, driving the port a potty truck, set up and clean up for the end of march celebration and more. Location of the training is still in the works and will be updated soon.

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3rd U-Pick at Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

3rd U-Pick at Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad

The Cooperativa will have their third U-Pick this Sunday!
Come and meet the farmworker co-op owners and taste fruit produced without exploitation to humans and Mother Earth!

This U-Pick will ONLY be raspberries:
$2.50 / lb organic raspberries

U-Pickers: please bring your own box or containers to carry berries home. The cooperative is trying to reduce packaging waste

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

Head north on I-5, take exit 255 for WA-542 E or Sunset Drive (toward Mount Baker)
At the exit, bear right on 542 / E Sunset Drive
In 0.9 miles, turn left on Hannegan Road (heading north)
In 7 miles, turn right on Central Road (it T-bones with Hannegan. It's right after Ten Mile Road. All of the intersections are marked a little ways out with a yellow sign with the intersecting street name.)
In around half a mile , the Cooperativa is on the left on Central Road, right after passing Courtney Ln on your right. There is a huge CAMPESINO POWER sign hanging on the property, and a sandwich board marking the entrance with an image of Zapata!


Find out more about Tierra y Libertad:
https://www.thenation.com/article/climate-change-agriculture-farming-washington/

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Organizing for farmworker justice: A webinar panel
Jul
8
10:30 AM10:30

Organizing for farmworker justice: A webinar panel

Recently, the Washington State Senate and House voted to pass legislation that marks an important win for protecting the rights of H-2A farmworkers who are integral to the state’s agricultural production.

Community to Community, Farmworker Association of Florida, and Food First are hosting an online panel to discuss how organizers successfully took on corporate growers and pushed legislators to enact protections for H-2A farmworkers, moving just one step closer to farmworker justice in Washington state.

“This is not the original bill we wanted, but it is still a viable process that will help us fight for justice for farmworkers that are here already in Washington state but also protect the 30,000 guestworkers that growers are planning to bring in. Ultimately what we hope for is a food system that works for everybody,” said Rosalinda Guillen, Executive Director of Community to Community Development (C2C).

Join us July 8th at 10:30 AM Pacific Time for the online panel featuring perspectives from Edgar Franks (C2C), Maureen Darras (C2C), and Nezahualcoyotl Xiuhtecutli (FWAF) to learn more about the organizing effort and how these strategies might be implemented beyond Washington State across the country.

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2x6ufwm

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2nd U-Pick at Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

2nd U-Pick at Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad

After the success of the 1st U-Pick, the Cooperativa will have their second U-Pick this Sunday!
For first-timers: come and meet the farmworker co-op owners and celebrate blueberry season - taste fruit produced without exploitation to humans and Mother Earth

For second-timers: Welcome back!

This U-Pick will have blueberries AND raspberries:
$3 / lb for fresh blueberries produced organically

$2.50 / lb organic raspberries

U-Pickers: please bring your own box to carry berries home if possible. The cooperative is trying to reduce packaging waste

Driving Directions:
Head north on I-5, take exit 255 for WA-542 E or Sunset Drive (toward Mount Baker)
At the exit, bear right on 542 / E Sunset Drive
In 0.9 miles, turn left on Hannegan Road (heading north)
In 7 miles, turn right on Central Road (it T-bones with Hannegan. It's right after Ten Mile Road. All of the intersections are marked a little ways out with a yellow sign with the intersecting street name.)
In around half a mile , the Cooperativa land is on the left on Central Road. There is a huge CAMPESINO POWER sign hanging on the property, and a sandwich board marking the entrance with an image of Zapata!



Find out more about Tierra y Libertad:
https://www.thenation.com/article/climate-change-agriculture-farming-washington

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Jul
3
10:00 AM10:00

ICE Out of Our Community Vigil

ICE continues to detain and abuse children all over the country. Meanwhile there are detention centers right here in Whatcom County who actively participate in the detention and deportation of our community members. Come stand in Solidarity with Community to Community Development and Raid Relief to Reunite Families to let ICE and CBP know that they are not welcome in our community.

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U-Pick at Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

U-Pick at Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad

  • 1045 Central Rd Everson, WA, 98247 United States (map)
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It’s time for Tierra y Libertad’s first harvest on their 65 acre farm! Celebrate raspberry season with the farmworker-owners and taste fruit produced without exploitation!

To eat raspberries, tour the farm, and eat lunch with the coop:
$15/person, $25/family

*lunch provided by a lonchera courtesy of Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad

U-Pickers: please bring your own box to carry berries home if possible! The cooperative is trying to reduce packaging waste
$2.50/lb organic raspberries

Find out more about Tierra y Libertad:
https://www.thenation.com/article/climate-change-agriculture-farming-washington/

DIRECTIONS TO THE FARM:

Head north on I-5, take exit 255 for WA-542 E or Sunset Drive (toward Mount Baker)
At the exit, bear right on 542 / E Sunset Drive
In 0.9 miles, turn left on Hannegan Road (heading north)
In 7 miles, turn right on Central Road (it T-bones with Hannegan. It's right after Ten Mile Road. All of the intersections are marked a little ways out with a yellow sign with the intersecting street name.)
In around half a mile , the Cooperativa is on the left on Central Road. There is a huge CAMPESINO POWER sign hanging on the property, and a sandwich board marking the entrance with an image of Zapata!

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Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Dignity Dialogue: Moving Forward With a Sanctuary Ordinance

Save the date!
Monday June 3rd 6-8 pm 

C2C will host a Dignity Dialogue to fill the community in on the efforts being made to pass a true sanctuary ordinance in Bellingham and Whatcom County. As ICE continues activity in our community we know that this issue cannot wait. We need a sanctuary ordinance. Come to this dialogue to find out how to make it happen.

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May
1
7:00 PM19:00

International Worker's Day Benefit for Raid Relief to Reunite Families

In solidarity with our sister organization, Raid Relief to Reunite Families, and in celebration of workers everywhere, we are holding this event to shine a light on what it means to be an undocumented worker in this broken system. There will be live music, a silent auction, and a panel discussion. Come hear from the workers who were detained by ICE in Bellingham last August and show your solidarity with these families. Another world is possible. Tickets here:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4213182

Raid Relief to Reunite Families at a WAISN Know Your Rights Training given by Monserrat Padilla
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Dignity Dialogue: Fighting on Different Front(era)s
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Dignity Dialogue: Fighting on Different Front(era)s

Join us to discuss very important updates about the class-action lawsuit against Sarbanand, the H2A oversight bill in the WA State Legislature and the work that C2C and FUJ have been doing in Olympia alongside farmworkers, and the Sanctuary movement as it relates to workers.

· Please, do not park in front of the bakery or in the store parking lot, unless you need handicap parking access.
· People are welcome to use the parking lot in back of the classroom/bakery building (alley access only; enter alley from Holly St).
· Classroom access: Please enter community room through the glass front, outside door of the classroom: SUITE 103 in the bakery building. Access to the front of the building is available through a double set of glass doors in the bakery café, from the back parking area.

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Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Tamal Fundraiser

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Join us for our annual tamal fundraiser dinner. Tamales are handmade by Maria Luisa, owner of Tadeo’s Restaurant. In addition to attending the dinner, you can order fresh or frozen tamales by the dozen for a special holiday meal!

Tickets and tamales by the dozen can be ordered here.

Deadline for placing orders is December 2nd.

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Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Gratitude Dinner to Support Raid Relief to Reunite Families

Since the August 29th ICE raid in Bellingham, Raid Relief to Reunite Families has been organizing and working to support the families affected by the raid. You can show your solidarity with these families while enjoying foods from Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico, prepared by the families themselves. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to continue to support the ongoing basic needs of these families.
Purchase your tickets or make a donation here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3742794

Vegetarian options will be available. If you have questions or would like to volunteer please email c2cmedia@foodjustice.org

Families affected by the ICE raid

Families affected by the ICE raid

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Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

14th Annual C2C Fundraiser

Join us for our 14th annual fundraiser featuring the photography of youth from the Cooking Up Racial Justice summer program. There will be a reception from 5-6 pm followed by a special presentation and music/open mic. This fundraiser is a large part of how we continue to do our work. Thank you for your support!

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USFSA IV National Assembly
Oct
12
to Oct 15

USFSA IV National Assembly

On October 12 – 15, 2018, grassroots organizations, activists, faith-based community, scholars, union members, farmers and fisherfolk, and other food chain workers from around the US and the world will converge on Bellingham, WA, for the IV National Assembly of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA). Details forthcoming!

Sign up here to be the first to know as Assembly details become available — call for proposals, plenary speakers, registration links, & more.

C2C is seeking help from now until the summit with event coordination, logistics, drivers, site visits, phone calls and more. If you are interested in volunteering for the USFSA National Summit please email c2clogistics@foodjustice.org

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CAGJ's 12th annual SLEE Dinner: Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere!
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

CAGJ's 12th annual SLEE Dinner: Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere!

This year, SLEE! will center agroecology, a set of agricultural principles and a process for social and ecological transformation. Amidst the current political context of deportation raids on workers at the backbone of our food system, we will uplift a liberatory vision that connects food justice and immigrant justice. Join us to celebrate farmworkers who are building community self-determination!

Keynote by Edgar Franks, Farmworker Organizer at C2C: “The Legacy We Inherit: Luchando por una Vida AgroEcológica”

In his keynote, he will reflect on agroecology as a way of life and share C2C's work to ensure the needs of migrant farmworkers are represented on the path toward food sovereignty.

For more information, visit: https://cagj.org/get-involved/slee-dinner/

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Farmworker March for Dignity
Aug
5
5:15 AM05:15

Farmworker March for Dignity

Join farmworker leaders from Community to Community (C2C) in an historic march in rural Whatcom County. The march starts in Lynden at sunrise, 4:30am, typical starting time in the fields for farmworkers.
We will be joined by the National Farm Worker Ministry and local Faith Community leaders as well as worker leaders from the National Food Chain Workers Alliance, WA State Labor Council and leaders from the environmental movement. We invite our friends, supporters and allies to accompany us. 

This will be a day long reflection on a day in the life of a farmworker; from the time they start work until their day ends. Walk with us on country roads that border Canada and acres of raspberry and blueberry fields where the fresh berries that are stocked on your grocery shelves are harvested. See the heart of the local agricultural economy and reflect on climate change, our local food system, community building and labor issues in Whatcom County from a farm worker perspective. We will end at Camp Zapata with a vigil, food and celebration, speakers, and music. 

The entire march is 12 miles, the average number of hours a farm worker is in the fields during peak season - there will be 2 additional starting points for those that cannot start with us at 5:30am - with shuttles available.

MARCH SCHEDULE

5:15-5:30 am Please arrive between 5:15-5:30 am in the parking lot of Mom's Bar and Grill (8874 Bender Road, Lynden, WA 98264) for a sunrise ceremony. There will be hot coffee and chorizo burritos, donations accepted. The march will take off from there.

8:00 am Join the march in the Nooksack Casino parking lot (9750 Northwood Road, Lynden, WA 98264). This will be a brief stop for light refreshments.

10:30 am Join the march at Sumas Border Patrol Station (9648 Garrison Road, Sumas, WA 98295) for a rally. We will be speaking out against the inhumane, unjust system of detentions and deportations that creates an artificial "worker shortage" to justify the use of H2A, a quasi slave labor force contracted in Mexico.

12:00 pm Join the march at Sarbanand Farms (4625 Rock Road, Sumas, WA 98295) for a Peoples' Tribunal demanding justice for their role in the death of a farmworker in Whatcom County, and their multiple abuses against farmworkers, our local food system, and Mother Earth.

1:30 pm Join the march as it ends at Camp Zapata (9295 Telegraph Road, Sumas, WA 98295) for a celebration! NOTE: There will be no parking at Camp Zapata, so if you are not marching to Camp Zapata, contact Liz by phone (360) 220-9065 or email c2cmedia@foodjustice.org to coordinate shuttle rides to arrive at the final location or to get on the list for carpool.

To Volunteer, donate funds or sign up for a potluck dish e-mail us at c2clogistics@foodjustice.org

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Art Build for the Farm Worker March for Dignity
Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

Art Build for the Farm Worker March for Dignity

Join us at BUF prior to the 6:00 pm H2A forum for an art build! We will be painting drums and making signs and banners. A special presentation will be given by C2C's resident artivist, Brenda Bentley, regarding the importance of art in the movement. If you wish to contribute materials, please consider bringing cardboard or poster board in a size manageable for carrying long distances. Kids are welcome!

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Protecting Mother Earth Conference
Jun
28
to Jul 1

Protecting Mother Earth Conference

From the Bakken oil fields to Standing Rock, to the Bayou Bridge; from the Canadian Tar Sands to the Keystone XL and Kinder Morgan pipelines, to the Northwest Coastal Salish Sea; Indigenous Peoples are standing up to private corporations and governments that want to treat their ceded or UN-ceded territories, waters and lands, as a sacrifice zone for profit. Native Nations have inherent and legal rights to decide what happens to their land, their waters, air, sacred sites and the climate.

The Protecting Mother Earth (PME) conference 2018 is slated to be held in the Nisqually Nation territory, near Olympia, Washington. The four day outdoor conference will be held at a location known as Franks Landing. The Nisqually are known as the southern Coast Salish people. The conference is a call to action for Indigenous Peoples of North America to build narrative and action leading to a response to the protection of Native rights, treaties and the protection of the sacredness of Mother Earth and Father Sky.

The PME conference will be a convergence of U.S. and Canadian Indigenous grassroots, frontline communities and Native Nations –First Nations (Tribal governmental leaders-Chief and Council) to articulate the political moment for building strategic opposition, shifting power, strengthening the popular momentum (from Standing Rock) and confronting the challenges of a new U.S. administration that is weakening protection mechanisms of mining, sacred sites-national monuments, like Bears Ears, and fast-tracking dirty energy development in “Indian Country”. As exemplified by the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Army Corp of Engineers and the U.S. administration rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribes’ request to have a full environmental impact study before any final decision was made to drill under the Missouri River. The U.S. administration blatantly disregarded tribal sovereignty.

The PME convergence will also strengthen the Indigenous Rising movement to influence and build power with broader environmental-climate-social justice allies on intersectional issues. Rapid response efforts will be a long-term organizing strategy for political, social, cultural and economic power building. From an indigenous organizing perspective, it's generally known that Indigenous Peoples in the U.S. do not have sufficient political power for change, thus, justifying a need for multi-sectoral collaborative campaigns and alliance building.

The Protecting Mother Earth Gathering will predominantly take place outdoors with camp-out style facilities. The Franks Landing Wa He Lut Indian School will provide use of its gymnasium and kitchen. Nearby motel accommodations will be available for elder, handicap and those preferring indoor overnight accommodations. The PME has an indigenous spiritual foundation with the lighting of a Sacred Fire that remains lit for four days. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

Rosalinda Guillen and Edgar Franks from C2C will be leading a workshop on Friday, June 29th from 11:10-1 pm.

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En La Lucha (Special Sneak Peek)
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

En La Lucha (Special Sneak Peek)

Join us in the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery to get a sneak peek of our documentary. Suggested $10 Donation. 

Come for refreshments and good company, stay for art show and Q&A with the documentary team. 

Meet and Greet with members from Community to Community DevelopmentNWDC Resistance/Resistencia al NWDC and Familias Unidas por la Justicia.

Learn about issues affecting farmworkers and immigrants with tabeling provided by Community to Community and The Farmworker Justice Collective from Evergreen State College. 

Check out our website at www.enlaluchafilm.wixsite.com/documentary for more information about our project.

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Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival

Celebrate the diverse cultural groups of Whatcom County in a two day festival kicking off with Fourth Friday Fairhaven Art Walk.

There will be arts and culture related activities, food, music, performers, and other activities throughout Historic Fairhaven on Friday June 22, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Saturday June 23, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

The C2C booth will be selling hand-printed merchandise and ethically produced, organic berries from a local farmworker-owned worker cooperative, Tierra y Libertad

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Pathways to Impact: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders Forum
Jun
19
to Jun 21

Pathways to Impact: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders Forum

Edgar Franks will represent C2C and the US Food Sovereignty Alliance at the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders Forum. He is joined by Flavio Barbosa, visiting from the MST (Landless Peoples Movement) in Brazil. Their discussion will focus on Agroecology and building power from the bottom up. As part of the panel, they will also talk about food sovereignty from the point of view of different communities and how we are a part of a global grassroots movement to transform the food system.

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Juneteenth Celebration
Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Juneteenth Celebration

This begins the newest Bellingham Tradition! Let us come together as an inclusive community to recognize our intertwined liberation and celebrate National Freedom Day, an American Holiday paying tribute to 153 years of independence. Party with Black Lives Matter Bellingham on Saturday, June 16th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Maritime Heritage Park to commemorate the official enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1865, announced via the harbor of Galveston, Texas. Join us in honoring the astounding achievements of Black People and their accomplices working together to etch true civil liberty into history.

Bring your food and blanket to spread on the grass around the Maritime Amphitheatre for this community picnic! There will be live music by Bellingham's own funk/soul/R&B cover band Groovebot, step dance, food vending, a gospel choir, a Conscious Conversation with Dr Bre Haizlip, community open mic, and more. Hosts Terrance Morris and Jazzmyn Hannah will be mc'ing and directing the flow.

This event is free and open to the public, and drop-ins are welcome. ASL interpreter(s) will be provided. Maritime Heritage Park is wheelchair accessible, and Black Lives Matter Bellingham will be available for any questions or accommodation requests from the community.

For more information, please contact Jazzmyn Hannah or Terrance Morris at juneneteenthbellingham@gmail.com, 360-872-6091 (voicemail), or visit the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1807584439305155/. We hope to see you there!

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No Way to Treat a Guest: Race, Economy, Workers and Borders (4th Community Forum in a series)
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

No Way to Treat a Guest: Race, Economy, Workers and Borders (4th Community Forum in a series)

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Come and listen to a panel of distinguished organizers and community leaders that have confronted exploitative employers and organized with H2A workers to fight for justice in the fields of WA State. Featuring:
Jeff Johnson, President of the WA State Labor Council representing over 400,000 unionized workers
David Bacon, a world renowned photo journalist, that has interviewed and photographed thousands of h2a workers in the U.S
The panel will be moderated by Michele Stelovich, President of the NW WA Labor Council based in Bellingham

In this 4th forum the speakers will lay out the link of H2A to the lack of just comprehensive immigration reform, and the impact H2A has on our state's local economies, jobs, communities and our food system. We welcome the co-sponsorship of the Racial Justice Coalition to also link H2A to the racist beginnings of corporate agriculture.

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