Trula Nicholas

Marchers: Poverty in Whatcom County a sign MLK's dream not fulfilled

The Bellingham Herald
Members of social service groups, church congregations and families marched in the chilly air and falling snow Monday morning, Jan. 16, to bring attention to worsening poverty in Whatcom County. The city's first Poverty Action March and Essential Needs Drive was a prelude to the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, held in warm and dry conditions inside Bellingham Municipal Court. The march was organized to continue King's "unfinished work of the poor people's campaign," said the Rev. Tara Olsen Allen of the First Congregational Church of Bellingham.

Bellingham Hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Bellingham’s annual celebration of the life and mission of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is coming up next Monday. A noon event at the Bellingham Municipal Court on C Street will feature speakers and a performance by the Kulshan Chorus.