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Walking Together in Remembrance

August 6 @ 10:00 am PDT



August 6
10:00 am PDT
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Bellingham Theater Guild parking lot
1600 H St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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On August 6th C2C will be publicly recognizing the anniversary of the passing of farmworker Honesto Silva Ibarra, who died due to heat stress and wildfire smoke in Whatcom County in 2017. It is also Hiroshima Remembrance Day. This year we recognize the intersections of many communities who have been impacted by Bellingham’s history of colonization, white supremacy and oppression. We invite you to join us for a 1 mile walking tour in acknowledgement and remembrance of our shared history; brief contextual talks will be given along the walk at historically significant landmarks. We will honor the lives of the Indigenous people who were violently removed from their traditional fishing sites along Whatcom Creek, the Japanese Americans from Bellingham also violently removed from their homes and interned in concentration camps during WWII, recognition of the continuing acceptance of racism symbolized by the honoring of Confederate General George Pickett on a local bridge, and farmworkers who continue to die due to lack of protections during climate crisis and exploitation.This event is a collaboration between Community to Community Development, Nikkei Northwest, the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, Whiteswan Environmental, and Northwest Youth Services.