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Date: Mar 29, 2013 2:02 PM
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Our Mission Statement
The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center promotes lasting peace, social justice, and a culture of nonviolence at home and worldwide. We accomplish this through partnerships, education, and direct action.

Our Vision Statement
The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center works to create a voice for peace and social justice in Whatcom County through partnerships with local community and religious organizations,  direct action, public witness, and education on alternatives to violence and war. We call on  our government and society to disavow policies of violence and seek a culture of peace.

Nonviolence links! 

Some websites that include helpful information and videos about nonviolence.

The Metta Center for Nonviolence

Fellowship of Reconciliation

The Albert Einstein Institution

Volunteering with WPJC

There isn't a single program WPJC could do without our Volunteers.  Here's a little Volunteer Survey to help us find something you like!


Donate Securely to the Work of Whatcom Peace & Justice Center

Whatcom Peace & Justice Center has Open Office Hours from 12:00 to 4:00pm Tuesday and Thursday.... Drop In!

Volunteers - We need volunteers for our Alternatives to Military Service program for the coming school year.  You need to be available on a weekday, midday for a few hours.  Contact Rowan at

A floor lamp
A giant rug
a small shop vac or vacuum with hose

April Community Peace Calendar
April 1, Monday 6:00 - 10:00pm
Ship of Fools Art Show Grand Opening

Whatcom Peace & Justice Center - 1220 Bay Street
Music by Boris Budd and Poetry by Steve Hood and many more.....
facebook event

April 5, Friday 6:00- 10:00pm
Art Walk!  Ship of Fools Show is open!

Whatcom Peace & Justice Center  - 1220 Bay Street
Music by Tomas Madrigal and friends, poetry and more.....

April 6, Saturday 10-3:00pm
Whatcom Peace & Justice Center and Veterans for Peace Chapter 111 at the Farmer's Market

Come by for a visit!

April 8, Monday 1-3pm
Trans-Pacific Partnership Workshop/Strategy Session

ReSources Sustainable Living Center - 2309 Meridian Street  Bellingham, WA 98225

April 18, Monday 5:30 pm
Prayer Vigil For Peace in the Middle East

United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St., Ferndale

April 25, Thursday 7 pm
Sugar Coating a Bitter Pill: Experiments in Health Care Cost Control

St. Luke's Community Health Education Center- 3333 Squalicum Parkway,  Bellingham
Cutting health care costs in the USA is a hot topic these days. We will review the Time magazine article "A Bitter Pill" by Steven Brill, which brilliantly exposes and dissects the problem, but does not offer an effective solution. We will discuss current experiments in health care cost control being conducted under the auspices of the federal Affordable Care Act, analyzing their strengths but showing why implementing a single payer system is necessary for achieving sustainable and affordable health care.  Sponsored by United for National Healthcare

April 26, Friday 7:00 pm
Veterans For Peace Monthly Film Series
Academy Award-nominated documentary "Regret to Inform".

Co-op Annex Building, corner of Forest and Chestnut
In 1988, Barbara Sonneborn realized that in the 20 years since her husband Jeff had died in Vietnam, she had never talked to another war widow about their shared experience.  The film follows her search for American widows and then on to Vietnam when she decides to visit the place where Jeff was killed.  She interviews Vietnamese war widows and we see the humanity shared by all people when they lose loved ones. A very powerful film. Please park on street if possible to save spaces for Co-op shoppers.

YWCA Bellingham's Stand Against Racism Month
Read about all of their activities in April Here. 
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