𝐀𝐫𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐞: 𝐎𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐰 During quarantine, we had to simplify our lives to be more home-centered. Looking out our windows became a substitute for participating in the events that made up the fabric of our everyday lives — from attending art shows and public events, to eating dinner out and traveling to new … Read more Whatcom Arts Guild: Out the Window
Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice Today, there are more African Americans in prison or jail, on probation or parole, than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. The prison population has exploded by 500% since the end of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. America locks … Read more Broken on All Sides
An Unflinching Look at the Ferguson Uprising Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the … Read more Whose Streets?
An Organization Dedicated to Filming the Police This acclaimed documentary follows “WeCopwatch”, an organization dedicated to filming the police. Its members captured the original videos of the deaths of Eric Garner in Staten Island and Freddie Gray in Baltimore that ignited the entire nation. Nominated for Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival. “It’s uplifting and … Read more Copwatch
Race, Racism & White Privilege in America White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we’ve entered a post-racial society, … Read more White Like Me
James Baldwin and Race in America An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account … Read more I Am Not Your Negro
Dear soon-to-be graduate, My name is Sophia, and I am in my last quarter at Western Washington. School has been online for about 10 weeks, and I am feeling as we approach “the big day” (to quote my mother) that I don’t have much desire for the typical acknowledgments of graduation — there will be … Read more The Hassle of the Tassel
The Young Reporters section in The Northern Light, began April 21 in response to the stay-at-home order and school closures. Students in Blaine, Semiahmoo and Birch Bay had the opportunity through weekly prompts for eight weeks to explore effects the Covid-19 restrictions had on them, their family, or neighborhood. The project concludes on June 11, 2020.
Story Dome is a physical structure—a colorful, geodesic recording booth—that will debut in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building when the Museum re-opens. While the long-term goal is to engage audiences in person, in this time of social distancing the Museum wants to stay connected and document peoples’ experiences during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy … Read more Story Dome Project