We are seeking community members who are willing to share a story about racial violence in Whatcom County. People directly targeted by the violence or those who live with lingering impacts are invited to participate.
As part of our efforts with the Racial Justice Coalition, we are seeking to examine how our county’s racist history influences how we live today. We are reading written histories and perusing archival collections. But the core of our research is bearing witness to the lived experience of our community elders.
Participants can choose to have their story published and remain anonymous. We can interview you in person and document your story, or you can submit a written (or otherwise recorded) account of what happened and what changed. Stories will be published in as a collection this fall.
Please respond to Junga Subedar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-746-2745 to participate or with questions or comments.
This project is one part of an ongoing effort to document testimonies of people of color in Whatcom County. We are working to transform regional and U.S. culture and institutions and the racism built into them.
If you want to talk to someone about a discriminatory incident or civil rights violation in order to explore legal options, please contact the Whatcom Civil Rights Project at email@example.com or 360-746-2745.
RJC members working on this project include: