This year, the theme of the Martin Luther King Jr. Conference is "uniting for human rights and environmental justice." The conference will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Whatcom Community College.
Human rights and environmental justice are inextricably linked. Whether the issue is coal exports that damage the environment and harm the way of life and livelihood of local communities or the approximately 800 million people around the globe who do not have access to safe, clean drinking water essential for their survival, human rights and environmental justice are connected. Our call as global citizens is to unite to promote the well-being of the planet and its people, today and in the future.