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Ferndale group formed to counter white supremacist ideas and rhetoric

FERNDALE, Wash. — According to a press release announcing the formation of “Connect Ferndale,” he group began in response to fliers discovered in downtown Ferndale reportedly posted by a white supremacy group. Some community members were frustrated and angered by the fliers and formed the group to “create positive actions against these ideas and rhetoric.”

“We want to build a Ferndale that is safe, equitable, and welcoming to all.”

Connect Ferndale press release (August 21, 2020)

The press release said the group had formed in November and “was ready to launch to the public in March but was delayed due to COVID-19.” The announcement invites the public to join and participate in future community building events.

The group’s mission statement says the group will work to “cultivate community growth and connection through cultural events, conversations, and learning opportunities that build inclusion, honor diversity, and encourage participation for everyone in our community.”

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Connect Ferndale is open to all who live or work in the Ferndale School District boundaries. Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to visit the group’s website, visit their Facebook page or email to ConnectFerndale@gmail.com.

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