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What's Up at the Peace Resource Center

Spring quarter is here – believe it! The school year is almost over, but from the signs of it, awesome organizing has just begun. The Community Human Rights Film Festival is going to be really, really cool, and anti-racist author Tim Wise will be here in May! There’s also a grassroots media conference being planned for May 21st, as well as a conference on “Peace” put on by the WWU Debate Union. Check out the list of stuff going on below for details!


The Peace Resource Center has several events in the works.



First off is Monday, April 11th, “Our Enemies in Blue,” a talk about the history of law enforcement and race with author Kristian Williams, a member of Rose City Cop Watch in Portland, OR. This is co-sponsored with the Anti-Racist White Student Union. It’ll be FREE and its at 7pm in WWU Library Presentation Room (located in Wilson Library. Entrance is outside, just north of the skybridge).

Next up is April 18th : we’ll be offering two different films, one a documentary on farmworkers, and the other an international film. More info will be announced soon!

Also, totally in the planning stages but no less exciting, we’re hoping to do a small conference on the intersections between anti-war activism and anti-racism, most likely to occur the third week of May. If this sounds good to you, give us a ring at 650-6125 or email AS.ROP.PRC@wwu.edu. We’ll start planning this soon, so get in touch!

Upcoming Events

Wed., April 6th – World Issues Forum: Outside the Ark: An Artist's Journey in Occupied Palestine Ellen O'Grady, artist, author, social justice activist from Durham, North Carolina. Sponsored by Fairhaven College.
FREE. Noon-1:30pm in the Fairhaven College Auditorium.

Thurs., April 7th – Pro-Life, Pro-Choice: Building Effective Discourse -TWO OPINIONS, ONE GOAL- a lecture and forum with Karen Swallow Prior, PhD and Marilyn Cohen. Sponsored by a whole lot of groups.
FREE. 7pm in Bond Hall 109.

Mon., April 11th – “Our Enemies in Blue,” a talk about the history of law enforcement and race with author Kristian Williams, a member of Rose City Cop Watch in Portland, OR. Sponsored by the Peace Resource Center and the Anti-Racist White Student Union. For more info, call 650-6125 or email AS.ROP.PRC@wwu.edu
FREE. 7pm in WWU Library Presentation Room (located in Wilson Library. Entrance is outside, just north of the skybridge).

Tues., April 12th – The Feminist Connection, a meet and greet/networking event to foster connection, solidarity and community with the on-campus and community women’s movement. Sponsored by the Women’s Center. For more info, call 650-6114 or email AS.ROP.WOMEN@wwu.edu
FREE. 7pm in Viking Union room 567.

Wed., April 13th – World Issues Forum: Ivonne Jiron Gaitan, worker from Nicaragua. Sponsored by Fairhaven College.
FREE. Noon-1:30pm in the Fairhaven College Auditorium.

Wed., April 13th – Community Human Rights Film Festival: “Thirst,” with speaker Ivonne Jiron Gaitan of Nicaragua.
FREE. 6:30pm in the Fairhaven College Auditorium.

Thurs., April 14th - Community Human Rights Film Festival: “System Failure: Violence, Abuse and Neglect in the California Youth Authority” and “What I Want My Words to Do to You,” with speaker TBA.
FREE. 6:30pm in the Fairhaven College Auditorium.

Fri., April 15th - Community Human Rights Film Festival: “Uprooted: Refugees of the Global Economy” and “Farmingville,” with speaker Magdaleno Rose-Avila, Executive Director, Northwest Immigrants Rights Project.
FREE. 6:30pm in the Fairhaven College Auditorium.

Sat., April 16th - Community Human Rights Film Festival: “Argentina: Hope in Hard Times” with filmmakers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young.
FREE. 6:30pm in the Fairhaven College Auditorium.

Sun., April 17th - Community Human Rights Film Festival: “The Israeli Wall in Palestinian Lands” and “Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land,” with speaker TBA.
FREE. 6:30pm in the Fairhaven College Auditorium.

Mon., April 18th – International Film Night: Film TBA. Sponsored by the Peace Resource Center. Time and location, TBA.

Mon., April 18th – Farmwokers Film Night: Film TBA. An event to promote the May 1st Farmworker Solidarity March in Burlington, WA. Sponsored by the Peace Resource Center and the Anti-Racist White Student Union. Time and location, TBA.

Sat., April 23rd- Street Corner Forums: Returning Veterans from Iraq.
FREE. 7-9pm in the Bellingham Senior Center, 315 Halleck St.

Wed., April 20th – Human Rights in Whatcom County: A Town Hall Discussion on the Climate of our Community.
FREE. 5:30pm in the Wilson Library Presentation Room.

Community Human Rights Film Festival: “Not in Our Town.”
FREE. 7:30pm in the Wilson Library Presentation Room.

Community Human Rights Film Festival: “We Interrupt This Empire.”
FREE. 8:00pm in the Wilson Library Presentation Room.

Thurs., April 21st - Community Human Rights Film Festival: “Wellstone!,” with speaker Rosalinda Guillen.
FREE. 6:30pm in the Fairhaven College Auditorium.

Fri., April 22nd- Community Human Rights Film Festival: “Off to War,” with speaker Susan Livingston of Military Families Speak Out.
FREE. 6:30pm in the Fairhaven College Auditorium.

Sat., April 23rd- Community Human Rights Film Festival: “The Friendship Village,” with speaker James Gilles, Veterans for Peace.
FREE. 6:30pm in the Fairhaven College Auditorium.

Sun., April 24th- Community Human Rights Film Festival: “The Face of AIDS in Whatcom County,” with filmmaker Wilson Large.
FREE. 6:30pm in the Fairhaven College Auditorium.

Sun., May 1st – Annual Farmworkers Solidarity March. More info TBA. The PRC has reserved a van, get your seat now! Call 650-6125 or email AS.ROP.PRC@wwu.edu

Wed., May 18th – Tim Wise vs. Dinesh D’Souza, Steel Cage Match. More info TBA.

Thurs., May 19th – Annual Malcom X Celebration, Sponsored by the Ethnic Student Center and the Black Student Union. More info TBA.

Fri. & Sat., May 20th-21st. CASCAID Conference: “Peace.” Submit papers, event ideas, anything you think fits under “peace,” to steven.woods@wwu.edu or korry.harvey@wwu.edu .

Sat., May 21st – Grassroots and Independent Media Conference. To help plan, contact Nate Johnson at norwesty@gmail.com or 510-4833. Conference website: http://www.whatcompjc.org/mediaconf

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