Today’s Solidarity Rally
Phase Four For Elders
Businesses Reopening In Phase Two
Found Driver’s License Instruction Permit
Zoom Song Parody
Child’s Lonely Red Shoe
Small Rental Wanted
Radio Free Fl!p:
TODAY’S SOLIDARITY RALLY
It was very large; it was peaceful; most of the people attending wore masks and tried to social distance. I have received interesting suggestions for follow-up action on all our parts. If change is to come, follow up action will be required. I am reading and thinking about what I’ve received, and will be sharing the ones that look most effective to me, in the days to come. This is a call for us to reach for the highest ideals that our country was founded upon: Liberty And Justice For All. It is a moment for us to leave none of our neighbors behind. To listen to one another’s concerns with open hearts, reaching for understanding and clarity, with respect and compassion. Even through masks and over zoom…
The Herald has detailed coverage of today’s rally:
Also from the Herald
Bellingham’s Saturday Peaceful Solidarity Rally organizers suggested that those wanting to donate to the event should instead donate to these organizations and support BIPOC-owned businesses all the time not just today or next week.
▪ NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund at naacpldf.org.
▪ Movement For Black Lives at m4bl.org.
▪ Whatcom Human Rights Task Force at whrtf.org.
▪ Community to Community, or C2C, at foodjustice.org.
▪ Showing Up for Racial Justice at showingupforracialjustice.org.
▪ Northwest Community Bail Fund at nwcombailfund.org.
Julina Pyanoe provided this list of black-owned local businesses to The Herald via Facebook: Brandywine Kitchen, BusyB’s Barbershop, Calypso Kitchen, Cool Runnings Construction, Cross Auto Detail, Guud Bowls, MYNE Candle Co., Poindexter Detailing, Pure Fitness Martial Arts, Ambo Ethiopian Cuisine and Zorganics.
PHASE FOUR FOR ELDERS
Unfortunately it is not until Phase 4 that people who are part of vulnerable populations should consider leaving home except for essential trips – this includes those over age 60, and those with serious medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and lowered or compromised immune systems, as well as women who are pregnant. Not an easy thing to do. For those of you who can now go out and socialize a bit, please be sure to wear masks to protect your neighbors from your coughs, sneezes and other droplets. You can’t tell by looking at someone if they are contagious before they have symptoms, or are infected but not symptomatic.
Thank you all for your hellos and smiles as you pass by! ~ Joy Dunne, Jefferson Street
HERALD COVERAGE OF BUSINESSES REOPENING IN PHASE TWO
Their coverage of Covid related news is still provided at no charge. There is a lot of big local news today:
FOUND DRIVER’S LICENSE INSTRUCTION PERMIT
Found outside near Walnut street. Last name Mindlin. If you know a young driver with that last name, please let him know. Contact Alaya Rousseau on 360 223 5537.
ZOOM SONG PARODY
I’ve been spending this weekend with over 90 women at workshop, over Zoom. This came to me. Hat tip to Malvina Reynolds!
Little boxes on the laptop
Little boxes over cyberspace
Little boxes, Little boxes, Little boxes, each with names
Some with long hair, or with grey hair,
Or with doggies or with kitty cats
And we get to notice how they live at home
And we love them just the same
CHILD’S LONELY RED SHOE
We found a child’s red shoe at the end of Jefferson Street this evening and it is very lonely for its mate! If your child is missing a shoe, please text me a picture of the mate, and I can contact you if we have a match!!!! It looks like a fairly new, nice shoe! We hope to reunite the pair soon!
SMALL RENTAL WANTED
Single-mama-by-choice and the most wonderful 13-month-old are looking for a space of their own —
ideally in community. I’m dreaming of something like a 750-square-foot backyard cottage with lots of light, or maybe a sweet little one-bedroom apartment in a house with another family. I’ve got multiple friends in town who live in these sorts of situations and pay $750, so I know they’re out there… Or we could do a 2-bedroom for more like $1250. Email email@example.com. ~ Jenna Veatch
RADIO FREE FL!P: ONE HEART AT A TIME
I’m re-posting a song I wrote decades ago. I had attended an anti-war march in Seattle. It was huge, but I wondered, what if all those people who hit the streets went to listen to their neighbors? To listen with great curiosity, seeking to understand different viewpoint and what led to those viewpoints. To get to know each other. To listen with respect. To listen bravely to things we disagree about. To connect heart to heart. It’s hard to do, to have those conversations and not give up on each other. But at least in my own life, I’ve found it to be worth it. Here’s the song I wrote about it: