Announcements from the Wider Community
Feb 19 - Feb 28, 2015
Each film is completely FREE admission, and free parking at most events.
Two of many great selections this week:
Thursday Feb 26 at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF)
Producer FRED LANE WILL BE PRESENT!
- 7:00pm: Leschi | (22m) Tells the story of Leschi, chief of the Nisqually Native American tribe.
- 7:30pm:The Totem Pole Journey | (56m) Lummi tribal leaders travel through the NW with a healing totem pole to bring the message of our Mother Earth.
MINGLED VISIONS: IMAGES FROM THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN BY EDWARD CURTIS
Lightcatcher Museum, Bellingham
February 7 - May 10, 2015
Edward S. Curtis, circa 1888
Mingled Visions features 40 original photogravures from Edward S. Curtis' epic work, The North American Indian, including one of Curtis' earliest images taken in 1895 of Princess Angeline, the elderly daughter of Chief Sealth. The portrait won the top prize in a photographic contest and helped launch his photographic career, ultimately leading to his mission to document and celebrate the vanishing heritage of Native American people. He spent three decades documenting more than 80 tribes west of the Mississippi, producing more 40,000 images and thousands of pages of text. A definitive project of the American West, The North American Indian was published in 20 volumes from 1907 to 1930.
A traveling exhibition organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art, Iowa
Docent Tours of the exhibit (and our own Joan Oftenness is a docent) will be offered on Thurs, Sat., and Sun. at 1:30 pm, beginning on Feb 14.
On April 27 Timothy Egan, who wrote “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward S. Curtis” will speak at the Mt. Baker Theatre at 7pm (free admission)
March 4 - 6 - 9 pm
Examining Race, Civic Engagement, and Citizenship
Post-Ferguson: Where Do We Go From Here?
Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham
The Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Engagement of Western Washington University presents a symposium on the issues raised by the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The program features a panel of professionals with wide-ranging experience in law enforcement, the judicial process, and social justice advocacy.
CONTACT: Dr. Vicki Hsueh, WWU Political Science Department and WGSS, Vicki.Hsueh@wwu.edu ot Dr. Vernon Johnson, WWU Political Science Department, Vernon.Johnson@wwu.edu
World Issues Forum:
“Undoing Border Imperialism”
Wed March 4, 7 PM
Maru Mora Villalpondo
Whatcom Community College - Syre Student Center
co-sponsors: Fairhaven College World Issues Forum, Community to Community Development, Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, The WCC Latino Leadership Club and The WCC Ethnic Student Association.
Harsha Walia is a journalist and social justice activist who is best known for co-founding the Vancouver Chapter of No One Is Illegal. Harsha has been published in over fifty journals, anthologies, and magazines, and is now touring with her book, “Undoing Border Imperialism.”
“[Undoing Border Imperialism is] the first extended work on immigration that refuses to make First Nations sovereignty invisible.”
-Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, American historian, writer, and feminist “[Walia is] one of Canada’s most brilliant and effective political organizers.”
-Naomi Klein, Canadian author and social activist
Maru Mora Villalpando is a bilingual community organizer, consultant and political analyst with more than 10 years of experience working on immigrant rights and racial justice issues. She is the founder of Latino Advocacy Inc.