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The 20th Annual Peace Builder Awards

Join us on October 27, 2023, as we celebrate our 20th annual Peace Builder Awards. It's an incredible honor to continue recognizing the impactful work that others are doing in our community to create and promote peace.  

Date: Friday, October 27

Time: Doors open at 5pm, program begins at 6pm (includes plated dinner)

Location: Four Points by Sheraton, off Lakeway

The Awardees

Youth Award: Jasmin Bautista

Community Award: Jessyca Murphy, Make.Shift

Resilience Award: Lorelei Bowers, Bridge 2 Services

Healing and Reconciliation Award: Salmon People Research Team from the Young and Indigenous Podcast, Children of the Setting Sun Productions

Collaboration Award: Tina McKim and the Birchwood Food Desert Fighters

Inclusion Award
: Michelle Harmeier and the Bellingham Queer Collective

Arts Education Award: Jason LaClair

About the Event

The Peace Builder Awards have spotlighted over 150 individuals and organizations since 2003, whose remarkable acts of community-building have strengthened our neighborhoods, schools, and Whatcom County at large. The evening will highlight our 2023 Peace Builder award winners, whose work in the areas of Social Justice, Education, Reconciliation, and Collaboration have made Whatcom County a more just and peaceful place to live.

The Peace Builder Awards also serves as a core fundraising event, to support WDRC’s full range of conflict prevention and intervention services for individuals, families, organizations, and businesses. Can't make it to the event? Please consider making a donation to support WDRC's programs

Funds raised throughout the event will help to reunite parents with their children, divert the school-to-prison pipeline for local youth in the juvenile justice system, imbue creative conflict resolution skills in community members of all ages, and so much more. With ALL of WDRC's services provided on a sliding scale, and many programs offered completely free of charge, philanthropic support is imperative to maximizing our impact!

Learn more about the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

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