Human rights, environment focus of Bellingham MLK conference


BELLINGHAM - "Uniting for Human Rights and Environmental Justice" is the theme of the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference at Whatcom Community College.

The free conference will be 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the school's Syre Student Center. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. It is open to everyone.

The keynote speaker will be Jay Julius of the Lummi Nation. The secretary of the Lummi Indian Business Council and a fisherman will talk about issues of environmental importance to tribes.

The conference is being hosted by WCC, the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, and Whatcom Peace and Justice Center.

For more information, contact the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force at or go to

Reach Kie Relyea at 360-715-2234 or .

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