Partnerships

BUF-C2C Partnership

Community to Community Development (hereafter C2C), is a local organization based in Whatcom and active in Skagit County. C2C works in the areas of food sovereignty (which covers fair trade, healthy and sustainable farming, farmworker rights, healthy cooking and nutrition education), immigration reform, civic education, leadership development--particularly with youth, women's rights, eliminating racism and racial profiling, prison divestment and other social change movements. Much of their work is inspired by the teachings of Cesar Chavez.

Individual members of BUF, specifically the Social and Environmental Justice Committee and the Immigrant Rights Ministry Team, have had ongoing personal relationships with C2C since 2005. It came to be well known that C2C had need of greater resources, in order to be more effective in their activities. A proposal was made for establishing a formal partnership of BUF with C2C. In May 2012, the BUF Congregation voted in favor of the partnership, and joint meetings were begun. Here is a link to a short history of our partnership.

The BUF-C2C Partnership team works in providing ongoing education and activism regarding the named issues, for the benefit of C2C and the people whom they assist and support. It is expected to continue indefinitely. 

Contacts:  Mike Betz & Rosalinda Guillen                 Visit our C2C Partnership blog 

Here is the link to the C2C Partnership Report.  Warning it is 12MB in size.

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Header is a slice of the Standing on the Side of Love poster compiled by BUF members Beth Sobel, Heidi Alford, Michelle Magee and Alicia Alford.