Oh, what a night!
We had so much fun dancing, munching on delicious food, watching beautiful intercultural performances, and celebrating our community! Thank you to Terrance Morris and the amazing team of event planners who had the vision to create a truly magical moment in Bellingham history. Our hearts were bursting with gratitude and belonging as we got to connect with the folks in our community who are doing amazing work.
Monica was also so very honored to be acknowledged for her work in building community with a first annual Unity Award!
Looking forward to next year's Unity Ball where we will honor the work of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and all the social justice advocates in our community today!
“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it” -Maya Angelou
Create Your 2019 Vision Board Collage
Saturday January 26
10am to 12 noon
BRUNA press + archive at 221 Prospect Street
Putting your hopes and goals on paper is powerful! Join Connecting Community to create your own beautiful vision board that represents your vision for 2019. All materials provided. Not "crafty" or "artsy"? No problem! We will have fun sharing stories and tapping into our creativity together. Feel free to bring snacks if you'd like to. There will be toys and activities for children.
Monica has been doing vision boards as her New Year tradition for years and will share her stories of how her hopes manifested into reality! Try it out and see if you'd like to make this a new tradition for you or your family.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you'd like to join the fun! Or feel free to post a comment or question below.
This January, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship's Religious Education program will be focused on racial justice learning, led by BUF's Black Lives Matter ministry action team. Classes will be held during the Sunday service on Jan 06, Jan 13, and Jan 20 from 10:30-11:30. All are welcome!
On January 6 and 13, Younger classes will explore skin color, diversity, and learn how “We are different, we’re the same” with hands-on activities and stories. Older classes will learn about building equitable interracial relationships, being an ally, and some history of racial injustice through role-play and discussion.
On Jan. 20 BUF will hold an Intergenerational Sunday. Children will share what they have learned about racial injustice and, along with RE team members and Black Lives Matter, will facilitate small group discussions about racial injustice ending with a message of hope and healing.
Please contact Hilde at email@example.com if you have any questions.
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 the “isms” - racism, sexism, classism, etc.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 2PM TO 5PM
Register today! www.whatcomdrc.org/reach-workshop/
Don’t miss Bellingham’s newest open air, family friendly, and fun open air market! The Birchwood International Market will celebrate the amazing diversity of the Birchwood Neighborhood and offer arts, entertainment, food and fun!
This Friday, August 31st (6-10pm) at the old Albertson's parking lot.
Connecting Community will have info about upcoming free family programs happening this Fall as well as some fresh new back-to-school gear for the littles!
See you there!
Did you attend the last international markets? Share your photos and stories here!
As of September 2018, Children's Community has changed their name to Connecting Community in an effort to make intercultural learning a lifelong process. We look forward to connecting with babies, children, tweens, teens, adults, and those who are young-at-heart!
We are thrilled to build stronger community connections this Fall!