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The Whatcom Human Rights Task Force presents the 22nd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Saturday Conference 1.18.2020


The theme of the 2020 Conference is Tomorrow is Today – The Fierce Urgency of NOW, which Dr.
King referenced in two of his most influential speeches, “I Have a Dream” delivered at the March on
Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 26th, 1963 and “Beyond Viet Nam, A Time to Break
Silence” at Harlem’s Riverside Church on April 4th, 1967, exactly one year before he was assassinated.
His message remains as urgent today as it did over 50 years ago.

Now in its twenty-second year, the Conference provides a space for the community to come together
and renew our commitment to the ideals that Dr. King held dear and believed deeply that this country
could attain only by working together and acknowledging our shared history: ideals of equity,
freedom, and self-determination. The Conference offers a rare opportunity for people of all ages and
walks of life to share our stories, lift our voices to call out injustice, and take actions that will help
make Dr. King’s ideals reality.

The day-long Conference will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2020, 8:30 AM to 4 PM at
Whatcom Community College. The conference is free and open to all ages, including children. It will
feature a participatory “People’s Keynote” designed to encourage conversation and build bridges,
along with morning and afternoon workshop sessions. Community resource tables and light
refreshments will be available throughout the day. During the lunch break, there will be food vendors
on site with lunch options for purchase, as well as various opportunities for informal social interaction
and individual creative expression.

Continuing Education Units will be available for social workers, mental health counselors, and
marriage and family therapists. Clock Hours will be available for educators.

Building a tradition, the Conference will be followed in the evening by the Second Annual Unity Ball!
Doors open at 8:30 am. FREE and open to all.

When you attend the Conference, you can also support the Orca Food Pantry, serving WCC students in
need. We will be collecting donations of nonperishable staples, ready-to-eat meals, and new/unused
personal care items.

Website: http://mlkconference.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/736584483448783/
Questions? Email: whatcomhrtf@gmail.com | phone: 360-389-3898

We are sorry but online registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.