Bellingham remembers Dr. King this January

January 17, 2014 by  

The 16th Martin Luther King., Jr. Human Rights Conference is taking place in Bellingham this weekend. It is an annual presentation of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force.

The conference is always held close to Martin Luther King Day. Dedicated to the memory of Dr. King, it suggests ways in which we can live up to his legacy in this century. Due to its west coast location, the event is mainly aimed at discussions about the human rights of indigenous peoples and the environment, with a number of workshops on these topics.

The conference is set to feature a welcome by Victor Nolet, a keynote speech by Jeremiah “Jay” Julius, lunch and several workshops. Selected workshops topics include forming relationships with indigenous people in the U.S., the environment and water, and the Coast Salish peoples.

A printed program of the day’s activities has been produced in advance and is available for download. It is also likely that copies of the program will be available at the conference. Often, Bellingham printing companies are asked to provide items such as these to attendees of special events, as they work both as a guide to what is happening and as a souvenir of the day.

The MLK Human Rights Conference is taking place at the Syre Center at Whatcom Community College on January 18 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. Tickets are free. For more information, call 360-734-0217 from Tuesday to Thursday between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm.