Whatcom peace center founder to be honored Saturday

The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center will honor its founder during its Sept. 19 celebration of the annual International Day of Peace.

The 2015 Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award will go to Jamie K. Donaldson, the founding executive director of the Whatcom center. Donaldson has been involved in peace and justice work for decades and founded the center in 2002.

The celebration is at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Along with the award presentation and an update of programs, the family-friendly evening will feature a performance by the Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra and an all-ages dance party with the band The Walrus.

Admission is free. Donations will be collected throughout the evening to support the programs of the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center.

For more information, visit whatcompjc.org.