The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center’s Peace Builder Awards will be on October 21st! We will be livestreaming the event from Hotel Leo from 6-8pm, honoring five remarkable individuals, projects and organizations who have helped build peace in Whatcom County.
Social Justice Award: Connect Ferndale, Remy Styrk, Juneteenth Video Project – For deepening the understanding of the significance of Juneteenth, elevating the voices of local Black students and community leaders, and for encouraging thoughtful dialogue around racial equity.
Collaboration Award: Mary Loquvam, York Community Farm – For bringing the community together to create an urban farm that provides jobs, educational opportunities, and addresses food insecurity in the neighborhood.
Education Award: Daniel Anderson, Assumption School – For his dedication in balancing the needs of students, families and the school impacted by COVID.
Community Health & Recovery Award: Ashley Butenschoen, Lacey De Lange, Whatcom Long Term Recovery Group – For facilitating access to resources and helping Whatcom County communities, individuals, and families recover after the devastating floods of 2021.
Reconciliation Award: Kamalla Kaur, Tarnjot Singh Brar, Chardi Kala Project – For their commitment to promote learning about the Sikh culture and fostering peace, connection, and inclusion.