September 14, 2022

Jennifer Stephens, Community Engagement Manager
The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
(206) 605-2411

Announcing the 2022 Peace Builder Award Recipients

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) invites the community to join in honoring five remarkable individuals, organizations, programs, and projects at the 19th annual Peace Builder Awards on October 21.  In facing the challenges of the past year, each of the award winners represent unique, collaborative, and important efforts to elevate equality, promote healing for the community, foster positive connections between individuals and cultures, and contribute to a more peaceful world.

The recipients of the 2022 Peace Builder Awards: 

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 dialog 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.

The 19th annual Peace Builder Awards virtual gala, presented by Peoples Bank and PSE, will celebrate the 30th year anniversary of the WDRC and recognize the award-winners, the youth poetry contest winners, and include a silent auction.

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        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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