Dr David Rossiter
The Whatcom Racial Equity Commission (WREC) is a project started by Shu-Ling Zhao and Kristina Michele Martens in the wake of the George Floyd murder and police brutality. Their goal was to create a community-led commission that would address racial equity in Whatcom County. These two wonderful women were supported by the Chuckanut Health Foundation (CHF) and began work on this project in 2020. In 2021, Shu, Kristina, and Heather Flaherty (the Executive Director of CHF) gave a presentation in an Environmental Political Science class I was taking. They shared their vision for WREC and asked for anyone who was interested in racial equity work to apply to be a stakeholder. I applied for a position as a stakeholder and got accepted, primarily working with the community outreach team.
LeMaster, Eukia, "Chuckanut Health Foundation Intern" (2023). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 104.
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