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Our Inauguration Day: The Bellingham People's Movement Assembly

  • Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship 1207 Ellsworth Street Bellingham, WA, 98225 United States (map)

In many towns and cities, demonstrations against Trump have included labor groups, immigrants, Black Lives Matter activists, climate justice organizers, reproductive rights supporters and a number of other of activists spanning many important issues of our times. Many of these different movements together chanted "Not my president!" and vocalized their support for so many other groups that have been marginalized, ridiculed and discriminated against by Trump.

Here in Bellingham, many actions and gatherings have been organized since Election Day to show solidarity and a resistance to the growing intolerance and hate in our community that has been amplified by the words coming from Trump.

January 20th will be inauguration day in Washington, D.C., for Donald Trump. Already his political supporters have begun introducing legislation that, as expected, appear to move forward a fascist agenda; at the same time, our movements are planning mass mobilizations and marches.

However, as in the past, these events are being pulled together disconnected from grassroots communities of color and the poor in rural areas, and without taking the time to form a shared political analysis. This is why we want to invite YOU -- our community -- and the different fronts of struggle, to a People's Movement Assembly on January 20, 2017, to converge and analyze the political moment nationally and locally and plan the best way to move forward together. 

We have the opportunity presented to us by political adversity to regroup ourselves and design new ways of working together: coalitions, collectives, working groups, task forces and other ways that give opportunity to propose alternative strategies and plans that share our common principles to transform our community.

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!