Last week the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center's newsletter announced the Lifetime Peacemaker Award Recipient, Dr. Vernon Damani Johnson! As many of you already know, Damani is the co-founder of Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, political science professor at WWU, and longtime champion of social justice and nonviolence. He has served on the board for the Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity; was a member of WWU's Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force; is the director of the Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Engagement; and speaks frequently about Black Lives Matter and the movement toward anti-racism. Damani has focused his research on comparative settler colonial states in the global system and has taken special interest in the role of global citizens in community development in Africa. We are thrilled to see recognition for his contributions toward building a more peaceful and just world, starting here in our own community!
To see Damani’s acceptance speech, please register for our virtual International Day of Peace event, happening the weekend of September 18-20 at whatcompjc.org/idp2020.html
Congratulations to Damani from all of us here at WWU!