Community to Community Development is a place based, women-led grassroots organization working for a just society and healthy communities.
We are committed to systemic change and to creating strategic alliances that strengthen local and global movements towards social, economic and environmental justice.
News and Events
- Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship overwhelmingly votes to endorse the Dignity Campaign!
Dignity Campaign Resolution
The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
in collaboration with
Community to Community
WHEREAS - The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship affirms and promotes the inherent worth and dignity of all people, the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all, and the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, AND
WHEREAS - We recognize that migration, immigration and the movement of people is a permanent feature of globalization, and
WHEREAS - Immigration policies and laws that are not based on dignity and labor and human civil rights for all people are not just, and are detrimental to society, and
WHEREAS – Migration and immigration are caused by social, environmental and political challenges, forces and policies over which migrants themselves have no control; including war, economic opportunity, environmental degradation and human rights violations, and
WHEREAS - Local and national Immigration policies and attitudes have a history of treating people differently based on their race and the part of the world from which they came, thus using those characteristics as justification for discrimination, and acting so that certain immigrants shouldn’t be eligible to have the same rights as the people in the community around them, and
WHEREAS - Immigration and migration issues have a direct and significant impact on the community of Whatcom County and beyond,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT
The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship hereby adopts, in principle, the Dignity Campaign which is supported by Community to Community, by supporting efforts within the Congregation and in the greater community of Whatcom County and beyond, through action to achieve these goals;
Work to reform our borders from being a place where civil rights are suspended to a place where civil rights are recognized as an essential component of human relations, by reducing the level of militarization, and redirecting the funds spent on enforcement to meeting the basic needs of people for jobs and public services; and
Work to reform our immigration policy and attitudes from one of labor exploitation to one of human and economic equity for both workers and the corporate entities employing them, by repealing the criminalization of work by employer sanctions, and by abolishing guest worker programs, and
Work to reform those policies and processes that currently treat immigrants and migrant populations as potential and real criminals, and
Work to ensure that migrant and immigrant populations have access to the same basic rights as the members of the communities in which they reside and work, beginning with an inclusive and rapid process which will give permanent legal residence status to those presently undocumented, and
Work to prohibit and reform those trade and economic policies that cause poverty and displacement, both locally and abroad, for the benefit of all.
AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT
The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship will actively encourage individuals and groups to devote suitable resources of time, communication skills, organizing, and/or in-kind or financial contribution to help accomplish these goals.
APPROVED, by the Annual General Meeting of the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, held on the date 19 May 2013.
- Thank you to our community for a successful Farm Worker March for Dignity!!
Sunday May 5th, 2013
Que Vivan los Campesinos! Over 300 farm workers and community members marched together for DIGNITY!
THANK YOU to the numerous local restaurants and businesses that made this march a possibility! Please support these local businesses that support C2C!Sol de Mexico Restaurant
Jalapenos Mexican RestaurantChihuahua Mexican RestaurantTaco Lobo Mexican Restaurant
Lorenzo’s Mexican RestaurantGuadalupe de la Mora AgencyBellingham Food Co-op
- WomenShare: Hungry for Change
Executive Director, Rosalinda Guillen, joined 160 women leaders from across the U.S. representing diverse sectors of the food and agriculture system at the first ever WomenShare gathering. Rosalinda shared the local, grassroots farmworker perspective at this conference.
The goal of WomenShare is to inspire new thinking, deepen networks, empower women as leaders and,
most importantly, propel a shared vision into action.
Penolope Jagessar Chaffer
Frances Moore Lappe
- WE REACHED OUR GOAL! SI SE PUEDE!
We are proud to announce that C2C reached it’s fundraising goal during our Cesar Chavez, Fund the Movement drive!
We kicked this very special time of year off with our 7th annual Cesar Chavez Community Supported Justice Potluck and will be fundraising through April 23rd-the anniversary of Cesar Chavez’s passing.
C2C would like to thank C2C members, solidarity members, community partners, event co-sponsors and the many individuals and partner organizations that so generously gave!
This is community supported justice!
Fund the Movement and Continue the Legacy of Cesar Chavez! Consider donating before April 23rd as we surpass our goal of $5,000!
DONATE online at www.foodjustice.org or send checks to Community to Community, 203 W. Holly, Suite 317, Bellingham, WA 98225.
In addition to financial support, C2C’s programs have an ongoing wish list of items needed for programming and we are always open to creative and innovative ways to raise money or in-kind donations. In addition, we are always looking for volunteers who can provide much needed support to some of our programs.
“Like” us on facebook and follow our website for upcoming events, www.foodjustice.org.
“I don’t believe in charity; I believe in solidarity. Charity is vertical, so it’s humiliating. It goes from top to bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other and learns from the other. I have a lot to learn from other people.” -Eduardo Galeano
- In Honor of Women Everywhere!! International Women’s Day, 2013
C2C remains committed to be an intentionally women-led social justice organization, putting our eco-feminist values into action on a daily basis and developing leadership from the bottom up.
On this International Women’s Day, 2013 we recommit ourselves to the continuing struggle for the liberation of women everywhere!
We, the women of the world are turning our grief into strength! World March of Women Declaration, 2013