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Standing Up for Racial Justice without Falling on Your Face

Talks/Lectures, Family/Child (Books)

Many of us tiptoe around talking about race because the rhetoric has grown so heated and even well-meaning people can fall into micro-aggression and offend others. Yet, it's critical we talk if we want to move toward greater justice. Washington State authors Claire Rudolf Murphy and Mary Cronk Farrell will share the challenges of writing about race and introduce a panel of local activists discussing how white people can show up for racial justice. Panel members include Judith Entwife, President of the Bellingham American Association of University women (AAUW) who will offer practical suggestions for supporting intersectionality. Claire Rudolf Murphy, author of Martin and Bobby: A Journey to Justice follows the lives and final days of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, showing how their initially wary relationship evolved from challenging and testing each other to finally “arriving in the same place” in 1968, as allies fighting poverty and racism. www.ClaireRudolfMurphy.com. Mary Cronk Farrell, author of Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII, a much-need perspective on the lives of women of color in WWII America. www.MaryCronkFarrell.com.

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• Fri 2/1/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Whatcom WRITES Public Presentation

Signing/Readings

Come hear the authors of the top Whatcom WRITES contest entries read their work. The subject this year is HINDSIGHT. Top submissions will be selected for publication in a commemorative anthology.

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• Sun 2/3/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Excellence NW Workshop with Monique Stefens: Love, Navigating Relationships Closest To Us

Talks/Lectures

For this workshop we will explore research around attraction, identity and how our partners and children invite challenges along with love. D. Monique Stefens is an international facilitator and coach with a Masters in Adult & Higher Education (WWU), and ties in British Columbia, California and Washington. This, combined with life experience and a decade of life coaching lay the foundation for transformative conversations within interactive workshops.

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• Tue 2/5/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Andrew Knapp & Momo - Find Momo Across Europe

Signing/Readings

It's been four years since we welcomed Andrew Knapp and his playful pooch, Momo, to the Readings Gallery and we are delighted to announce their return! Andrew and Momo have a brand new book and they are eager to share it with you. Play hide-and-seek with Momo, the bandana-wearing, head-tilting border collie who loves to tuck himself away for the stunning photographs taken by his BFF Andrew Knapp, as they travel across the pond to explore the historic cities, beautiful landscapes, and diverse cultures of nineteen European countries. This event is co-sponsored by our friends at the Whatcom Humane Society.

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• Wed 2/6/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jack Nisbet - The Dreamer & the Doctor

Signing/Readings

In The Dreamer and the Doctor, Jack Nisbet turns his attention to American pioneers Dr. Carrie and John Leiberg, whose lives and passions helped shape our region in the turn of the twentieth century. Their adventures spilled out of the Northwest to touch issues of public health, government control, and personal freedom; what they accomplished emerged as touchstones of character and identity for an entire region. Jack Nisbet is the author of several collections of essays that explore the human and natural history of the Northwest, including Purple Flat Top, Visible Bones, and Ancient Places.

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• Fri 2/8/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Annie Boochever - Fighter in Velvet Gloves

Signing/Readings

In 1945, Peratrovich stood before the Alaska Territorial Legislative Session and gave a powerful speech about her childhood and her experiences being treated as a second-class citizen. Her heartfelt testimony led to the passing of the landmark Alaska Anti-Discrimination Act, America's first civil rights legislation. Today, Alaska celebrates Elizabeth Peratrovich Day every February 16, and she will be honored on the gold one-dollar coin in 2020. This book is a timely addition to the history of civil rights in Alaska and our nation. Told for the first time by Alaskan author and educator Annie Boochever, in collaboration with 84-year-old Roy Peratrovich Jr., Elizabeth’s only living child, the story of this Alaskan hero will resonate with readers age 10 and up.

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• Sat 2/16/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gina de Vere - Blue Water Women

Signing/Readings

This book is for those who yearn for adventure and are dreaming of crossing oceans, cruising the world or making a career at sea but are aware they need to learn more before they can confidently set sail. Learn from practical advice based on interviews with 40 Blue Water sailing women. It gives the novice passage-maker a reliable foundation for starting a life at sea based on the shared experiences and frank advice of 40 blue water sailor women interviewed from around the globe, from novice to highly professional. Born in New Zealand Gina has been full-time sailing the world for the past 15 years.

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• Sun 2/17/19 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Megan Griswold - The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies

Signing/Readings

The Book of Help traces one woman's life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies, Megan Griswold's narrative spans four decades and six continents -- from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine. Megan was born into a family who enthusiastically embraced the offerings of New Age California culture -- at seven she asked Santa for her first mantra and by twelve she was taking weekend workshops on personal growth. But later, when her newly-wedded husband calls in the middle of the night to say he's landed in jail, Megan must accept that her many certificates, degrees and licenses had not been the finish line she'd once imagined them to be, but instead the preliminary training for what would prove to be the wildest, most growth-insisting journey of her life.

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• Fri 2/22/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Joseph King - The Fellowship of Fire

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He wasn’t exactly playing with fire; he was conducting an experiment. With heart racing and nerves tingling, six-year old Joe King stomped out his first “wildfire” in the spring of 1954. Hooked, Joe never looked back; he’s been fighting fires and teaching others how to manage fires ever since. The Fellowship of Fire is Joe’s account of his 45-year career chasing wildfires across America. Told from his experiences and perspective, it shares the stories of the brave men and women in the wildfire community who have devoted careers and lives to this dangerous and critical work. Regional firefighters will attend as special guests for this engaging reading.

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• Sat 2/23/19 at - 4:00 PM

Group Reading from Clover – A Literary Rag Volume XVI - Local Authors

Signing/Readings

Clover, A Literary Rag returns with a multi genre event. Thirteen regional poets and storytellers present original work from Volume 16 of the Rag. Jim Bertolino, Anita Boyle, Paul Hunter, and Shannon Laws among other fine voices. Hosted by Mary Gillilan and Norman Green.

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• Sun 2/24/19 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM