Purge and Prejudice: The 'Anti-Hindu' Riot in Bellingham, 1907
Tuesday, February 11 from noon-1:00 pm at the Goltz-Murray Archives Building
Please join Western Libraries Division of Heritage Resources for a brown bag presentation by Dr. Paul Englesberg, who will explore the background and history of the 1907 riots in Bellingham and subsequent expulsion of the Punjabi population from the community. Dr. Englesberg will highlight his research on the topic, including substantial investigation of sources from archival collections at the Goltz-Murray Archives Building and elsewhere. The program will include a screening of the new documentary “We’re Not Strangers,” directed by Spencer Creigh and filmed last fall right here in Bellingham.
Dr. Englesberg is professor of education at Walden University, specializing in adult and higher education and educational research. Previously he was on the education faculty at Western Washington University where he initiated the Asian American Curriculum and Research Project.
This event is free and open to the public, and we especially encourage Western faculty and students to take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore our community’s diverse and complex past. Limited parking will be available in the Archives Building lot (Lot 33G) – please contact Western’s Parking Services to arrange for alternate parking options in case of overflow.