BTC to host 'Racial History of Whatcom County' panel discussion May 9 for APIDA Heritage Month
Panelists from Western Washington University and the Whatcom community will come together to discuss the racial history of our community, why it's important to understand that history, and how we move forward to build an inclusive future. May is Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month, and panelists will highlight some of the key moments of APIDA history in the area.
Students and members of the Western community are invited to gather to watch the event in MCC 735 via Zoom; all are welcome.
Tuesday, May 9
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Settlemyer Hall, BTC's Campus Center Building
Free event with free lunch
Open to all students, employees and the community
Meet the speakers:
Michael Karlberg, Professor of Communications at Western and Co-creator of Bellingham Racial History Timeline
Josh Cerretti, Professor of History and Organizer of Several Bellingham Racial History walking tours
Neah Ingram-Monteiro, a librarian at WWU and former Executive Director of the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center
Vernon Damani Johnson, a community organizer, anti-racist trainer and retired professor of political science and civic education at WWU
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