Whatcom Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.

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Exploring Equity and Cultural Humility @ Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm

As human beings, regardless of race, class, gender or myriad other differences among us, we each need safety, connection, respect and to be heard. It’s hard to stay open and welcoming of perspectives that differ from our own.

This workshop inspires and empowers participants to grow and engage in activities that:

• Honor human diversity.
• Promote cultural self-awareness and understanding.
• Engage in cross-cultural learning activities to gain in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of ethnic and cultural groups.
• Examine historical and institutional power of racism, sexism, classism, etc.

Instructor – Julie Mauermann has worked in the early childhood education field for over 25 years, implementing programming in public school, community college and public library settings with a focus on equity and increasing inclusion of all young children and their families. She works in Bellingham as a children’s library specialist and coordinator of the Whatcom Early Learning Alliance, and is a Kaleidoscope Play & Learn trainer. She is a senior trainer for the REACH Center.

Monica Koller is the Principle Consultant at Children’s CommUNITY, an organization that provides equity and inclusivity education for children, families and youth organizations. A Bay Area CA native, Monica earned her graduate degree in counseling from SFSU and has enjoyed working in social services for 15+ years. Her passions include actively engaging in lifelong learning, snuggling with her two young children and crafting.

REACH Center: For more than 30 years the REACH Center, a nationally-recognized non-profit organization, has positioned itself as one of the most respected establishments to provide cultural diversity services.

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Whatcom Hills School Holiday Faire @ Whatcom Hills Waldorf School
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Whatcom Hills School Holiday Faire @ Whatcom Hills Waldorf School | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Whatcom Hills Waldorf School’s annual Holiday Faire is a wonder-full way for families to enjoy the spirit of the holidays with live music, magical lands, delicious food, local craft vendors and hands-on workshops. Crafting workshops feature natural materials and include rolling beeswax candles, wooden ornaments, felt projects and translucent paper stars to color your windows. Visit the Snow Queen in her castle, dig for crystals in Gnome Village, watch an enchanting puppet play or warm up with delicious homemade soup, baked goods and live music in the Wooden Spoon Cafe. Everyone welcome!

Prices of activities vary from $1 – $4.

Parking: Free parking is available at The Firs at 4605 Cable St. A free shuttle brings people to and from the school.

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Whatcom Human Rights Task Force 21st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday Confernce @ Whatcom Community College, Syre Studnet Center
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Remaining Awake Together: Nurturing a Revolution of Values” is the theme for the all-day annual Saturday conference, drawing on principles expressed in Dr. King’s speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” at Harlem’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967–the values for which he gave his life.
The Peoples’ Keynote will take the form of a conversation that centers on the voices and experiences of impacted communities. Skill-building workshops will follow, facilitated by community educators and activists.
The conference is open to all ages, including children. Continuing education hours will be available for educators.
Information booths and complimentary refreshments will be provided.
Food vendors will be on site with lunch options for purchase.
Doors open at 9 am. Event from 9 am-4pm.
Questions? Contact whatcomhrtf@gmail.com

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