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Events

Echoes gathers every Monday evening! There is also at least one service project/month, scheduled on the 3rd Sat of the month. As with all Echoes events, anyone is welcome to join! Most Monday gatherings are located at the WHATCOM LAND TRUST, but click on the event just to make sure. 

Our 2017 gathering rhythm is:

1st Monday: dinner + listening

2nd Monday: worship

3rd Monday: theology pub (Greene's Corner, until further notice)

3rd Saturday: service project/volunteer (making B'ham better for all!)

4th Monday: worship

5th Monday -if there is one- flexible fifth (all kinds of cray cray)

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Volunteer: International Day of Peace

For our monthly service project in September, Echoes will be assisting with the International Day of Peace, which is hosted by the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center.

Below is the information for the event, which we highly recommend! Echoes will be helping to set up, greet, and tear down. If you'd like to volunteer with Echoes, send us a message, OR you can directly contact the volunteer coordinator at nataliejeankeiserbaloy@gmail.com 

2017 International Day of Peace: Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All

6-8:30 p.m., Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Majestic on North Forest (1027 North Forest in Bellingham)

Hundreds in Bellingham gather every year on International Day of Peace in solidarity with people around the world. In 1982, the United Nations declared this day an annual worldwide 24-hour cease-fire to envision what our world can look like without weapons, violence, and oppression.

Keynote speaker Harsha Walia

Harsha Walia is an author and activist trained in the law. She is a cofounder of the migrant justice group No One Is Illegal in Vancouver, B.C., author of award-winning book Undoing Border Imperialism, and Project Coordinator at the Downtown Eastside Women's Center. For the past two decades she has been involved in anti-racist, feminist, Indigenous solidarity, and anti-capitalist grassroots community organizing. Harsha has made numerous presentations on race, gender and poverty to the United Nations and across campuses and media outlets in North America and Europe. Harsha is a recipient of the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives Power of Youth Award, Westender's Best of the City in Activism Award, and been named "one of Canada's most brilliant and effective organizers" by Naomi Klein.

Community dinner from 6-7

New this year! We're serving up a buffet from 6-7. Sliding scale for a plate runs $5-20, including dessert. Proceeds benefit the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center. Come and break bread with your community.  

Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award

Awarded annually since 2005 to a local peacemaker whose life's work is in the spirit of Howard Harris, one of the founders of Bellingham's peace vigil.

Music by Meghan Yates & more

The program also features music by Meghan Yates (of Meghan Yates & the Reverie Machine), reflections on this moment from Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, and time to remember those we've lost this year. 

Earlier Event: September 18
3rd Monday: MOVIE SCREENING!