As C2C and our allies gear up for the Peoples Climate March on April 29 and the March for Dignity on May 7, we are gathering the community to explore what a Just Transition looks like from the perspective of the grassroots and workers rights movements. Join us for a critical panel discussion on solutions to the climate and environmental crisis as voiced by the most directly impacted. Learn how we can work together to ensure grassroots and low-income worker leadership is at decision-making tables for the just climate policy and community practice our lives depend on.
The Peoples Climate March will highlight the many local struggles and efforts that are currently on their way. We know that there needs to be a holistic approach to climate justice, an approach where the most impacted communities are represented and whose voices and faces are Front and Centered. We want a system change, not climate change. We want community-based solutions that are good for our workers and our environment.
While the Trump administration moves to dismantle environmental protections for people of color and our communities, we have the opportunity to push forth a bill that will reduce pollution and provide a much-needed resource to invest and support our communities disproportionately impacted.
Check out this educational event about GE salmon, coming up on SAT March 11, to highlight Northwest tribal relationships to salmon, and how biotech companies are threatening treaty rights. Sponsored by CAGJ, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance.
Community to Community invites you to our third Annual Farm Worker Tribunal. Listen to farm workers from across the state as they give their testimony to current issues in our food system and offer solutions to our political leaders; then join us for a public reception with food, music, and more relaxed and informal conversations.
Tribunal organized by undocumented immigrants and formerly detained to highlight the inhumane conditions on which the immigration system operates and permits for private corporations to profit from peopleąs misery. The tribunal will be held right outside the main entrance to the immigration prison AKA Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. Everyone is invited to join and share experiences on how the criminalization of people of color has impacted all our communities.
Familias Unidas por la Justicia los invita a marchar con nosotros. Farm Workers leading the fight for a just community. We invite our Brothers and Sisters from all movements to join us in solidarity. Our struggles are not isolated.
The community is invited to two comprehensive presentations on the current state of the U.S. immigration system and its impact on our local economy and community’s well being. This event, co-sponsored by the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, Latino Advocacy and Familias Unidas por la Justicia, will be moderated by C2C's Rosalinda Guillen and Michell Vendoila.
Join us to celebrate what we are for and what we are willing to do to protect our communities! Take your people power to the streets -- your chants, marches and protests -- and after, that join us to plan our future together! Bring a potluck dish, your music, your energy, and your thoughtfulness. See you there!
Hear from local farmworker union members about their historic decision to be represented by Familias Unidas por la Justicia, ushering in a new era for farmworker justice in Washington state.This is an opportunity to honor their victory, learn what the future holds, and affirm the impact and necessity of standing up for a just food system
Community to Community (C2C) and the Immigrant’s Rights Team at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship are hosting a special festive tamal fundraising dinner on Saturday, December 17th from 6 to 8 pm. Join us!
*A free event! Reception and dinner served, donations accepted for Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Community to Community Development!*
Join us to celebrate the recent vote for independent farmworker union, Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) (http://familiasunidasjusticia.org/), who were supported throughout their struggle by Community to Community Development (C2C). Representatives of both FUJ and C2C will share their perspectives on this victory, and the struggle to come.
All are invited to attend the Whatcom Food Network’s Fall Forum on November 17th for a presentation about the Center for Good Food Purchasing, a national organization spearheading powerful initiatives for food system transformation through values-based food procurement.
We at C2C invite people to discuss and plan what will be the next steps after this election. We will focus on local grassroots organizing and how to continue doing the work that our communities need regardless of who is in office.
We will discuss about the projected winner's track records with issues that impact communities of color, immigrants, and poor people. This is a space for us to talk about the impacts on our communites, and plan our future and our movement.
This will follow our Participatory Process and is not a lecture or a workshop.
The Roundtable aspires for a food system that promotes the health of all people, fosters a sustainable and resilient environment, is economically vibrant and contributes to a more equitable and just society. We are a broad, diverse coalition of public and private partners, united to develop common goals and actions for a healthy, more coordinated food system.
Throughout November the roundtable is traveling the state on an engagement tour to gain feedback on a draft 25 vision (Prospectus) for the WA food system. Participate in an upcoming event near you! More info here.
Celebrate the 8th Annual Food Sovereignty Prize, awarded by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance to frontline organizations transforming our food system by building power and creating real community-led solutions to poverty, hunger and climate change! Join activists, organizers and community-based organizations from Seattle and the country for a ceremony and reception to honor this year’s winners: Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa and Farmworkers Association of Florida.
In the tradition of People’s Movement Assemblies, Got Green and Community to Community are hosting the 2nd PNW Just Transition Assembly to continue developing a long term regional strategy for the Next Economy in the Pacific Northwest. We plan to have 200 participants from Vancouver BC, Oregon, and Washington. The Assembly will be a bilingual space in both Spanish and English, with political education panels and tracks, healing and arts space, shared meals and music.
* Be advised space for the PNW Just Transition Assembly is intended for People of Color and organizations/collectives/groups led by People of Color. The space will be majority People of Color with some White Allies who will have received personal invitations. We encourage Youth, QTPOC, and folks with disabilities to attend and will create an inclusive, accessible, and empowering space to the best of our ability.
* We suggest sliding scale $10- $100 for registration, and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. The assembly will be translated in both ENGLISH and SPANISH. REGISTER LINK
In 2030, will Washington try to build a border wall and make California pay for it?
Refugees, immigration, terrorism, and open borders have become heated topics in the national conversation. But if current trends, like California’s drought, continue, that discussion may soon get even more urgent—and perhaps a lot uglier, even in the polite Pacific Northwest.
History shows that climate change leads to massive movements of people, and we’ve now entered what might be the fastest period of climate change in earth’s history. How will it affect the human populations of North America? Who will move where? How will it affect human rights? And is the Northwest really the relatively safe haven it’s commonly thought to be?
Join Lara Whitely Binder of the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group; Jeni Krencicki Barcelos, co-founder of the Three Degrees Project at the UW School of Law; and Edgar Franks, Formación Cîvica Coordinator at Community to Community Development. Moderated by Humanities Washington’s Zaki Hamid.
Presented with Cascadia Climate Action. Media sponsor: KUOW
SAVE THE DATE: August 13th is C2C's annual summer fundraiser at Boundary Bay
Our third annual fundraising event will be at Boundary Bay and a huge ceremony. This is a total celebration: live music, root beer floats, BBQ, games and awesome raffle prizes (including a basket from Boundary Bay themselves!) Come show your support and love, and get a chance to relax with your community at the same time.
Join C2C and march in solidarity with FUJ on July 11th