19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Saturday Conference
The 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saturday Conference was held on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The theme was “Working Passionately and Unrelentingly for Justice.”
The annual conference features skill-building workshops offered by community members, including K-12 and college students and educators, anti-racist community organizers, and more. Bellingham School District provides continuing education hours for teachers.
In 2017, two administrators from Western Washington University gave keynote speeches. Read the speech by Dr. Sabah Randhawa, president of WWU, here: https://president.wwu.edu/remarks-delivered-whatcom-human-rights-taskforce-19th-annual-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-human-rights. Dr. Karen Dade, Associate Dean for Woodring College of Education, has focused her research on combating racism in schools. She has been involved in over a dozen committees and organizations that focus on diversity and social justice.
The schedule of workshops is available here: http://www.whrtf.org/2017-workshops.html
This event is free and open to the public of all ages, and students and educators are encouraged to attend.