Our programming takes place on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, particularly the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.

(For more information: WWU Tribal Relations)

Thank you to the organizations that have empowered and continue to support this collaborative effort including (alphabetically) Children of the Setting Sun Productions, Eastern Washington University, Friends of the San Juans, Galiano Conservancy Association, Geneva Elementary School, Northwest Indian College, Opportunity Council, University of Puget Sound, WWU Center for Community Learning, WWU Salish Sea Institute, WWU Sustainable Communities Partnership, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom County Library System, and Whiteswan Environmental.

 

Many additional organizations have provided meeting space, expertise, and communication support. Thank you all.

©2019 Community Engagement Fellows

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FORUMS

Engage in thoughtful dialogue and learn something new at a Forum!

Forums are free and open to the public, and snacks are provided.

 

Wednesday, February 5, 5:30-7:30 pm

Learning Together on a Climate-Disrupted Planet

Bloedel-Donovan Park Multipurpose Room (2114 Electric Ave Bellingham, WA 98229)

The event is being collaboratively hosted by WWU’s Office of Sustainability, Sustainability Fellows, Community Engagement Fellows, Curriculum for the Bioregion, and Sustainable Communities Partnership. 

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Friday, January 31 using this simple form:
RSVP: Learning Together on a Climate-Disrupted Planet

 

Past Forums

 

 

 

December 10, 2019

"Learning Together about Place through Food"

cosponsored with Common Threads, East Whatcom Regional Resource Center-Opportunity Council, PeaceHealth, Whatcom County Library System, WWU Community Health Program, WWU Salish Sea Institute, WWU Sustainable Communities Partnership, and York Community Farm. 

October 17, 2019

"Learning Together about Community Health: Local & Global Connections"

cosponsored with Community Engagement Fellows, East Whatcom Regional Resource Center-Opportunity Council, Healthy Whatcom, PeaceHealth, Whatcom County Library System, Whatcom Family & Community Network, WWU Community Health Program, and WWU Sustainable Communities Partnership. 

April 26th, 2019

"Working Futures in the Salish Sea"

cosponsored with Northwest Indian College 

May 16th, 2019

"Neurodivergence Forum"

 

March 7, 2019

“Digging In: Vulnerability in Social Learning Spaces”

(cosponsored with Jenna Bean Veach http://www.jbeanveatch.com/)

February 28, 2019

“Broadening Employment Opportunities for Neurodivergent, Intellectually Challenged and Non-College Bound Youth”

(cosponsored with Whatcom Community College)

January 17, 2019

“What is going on? The Challenge of Getting the Word Out. ”

December 7, 2018

"Making Space for Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation"

(cosponsored with Northwest Indian College, Whiteswan Environmental, WCC Equity Project, Generations Forward)

October 18, 2018

“What would Truth and Reconciliation mean for Washington State?”

Screening of Dawnland
(cosponsored with Northwest Indian College, Whiteswan Environmental, WCC Equity Project, Generations Forward)

May 31, 2018

"Cultivating a Sense of Place"

(cosponsored with Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University)

 

April 18, 2018

"Indigenous People in a Global Context" Lee Maracle

(cosponsored with Northwest Indian College)

February 27, 2018

"Building an Inclusive Environmentalism for the Next Seven Generations"

(cosponsored with Whatcom Community College)

January 23, 2018

"Confronting the Opioid Crisis"

July 20, 2017

“A Place to Be: Creating Welcoming Spaces for People Experiencing Homelessness”

(cosponsored with Whatcom County Coalition to End Homelessness)

 

June 8, 2017

“Making a House a Home: Creating Sustainable Housing Solutions”

(cosponsored with Whatcom County Coalition to End Homelessness)

 

April 26, 2017

“Building Resilience through Skill-Sharing and Volunteering”

(cosponsored with Volunteer Center of Whatcom County)

 

February 23, 2017

“Farms, Fields, and Forests: Connecting Campuses and the Countryside”

 

February 1, 2017

"Linking Campuses and Community Through Public Art"

 

November 10, 2016

“Funding Campus-Community Collaboration”

 

October 27, 2017

"Cities and Campuses: Opportunities for Collaborations”

 

April 29, 2016

"Gaining Institutional Support for Campus-Community Collaboration”

 

April 8, 2016

“Teaching Empathy through Community Engagement”

 

February 26, 2016

“Documenting Our Community Engaged Work”

 

February 5, 2016

“Integrating Your Work”

 

January 22, 2016

“Forming Lasting Partnerships”

 

November 13, 2015

“Preparing Students for Community Engagement”

 

October 23, 2015

"Preparing the Self”