George F. Drake – Community Activist
While George F. Drake has been a community activist (trouble maker, some say) most of his life and while the specific activities varied from year to year there are several major themes that are present in much of what he does.
A. Drake thinks and acts globally. He has traveled the world, speaks several languages and relates easily with the poor slum dweller, the indigenous natives in the jungle or with ministers of state in national capitals. When he begins a new project he looks at it with a global view and not a parochial one.
B. He has a compassion for the poor, for those marginalized by their societies, for the mentally disabled, for the victims of prejudice.
C. He is a committed activist in the struggle for the development of an appreciation of cultural diversity, for granting dignity and respect to individuals of all ethnic, racial, religious and cultural groups.
D. He sees himself as a patriot, fighting for the principles of social justice and human rights on which this nation was founded.
E. He has a deep appreciation for the arts and uses the arts to teach an appreciation of human diversity and to recognize community heroes who have made this community a better place for all by virtue of their civic contributions.
PHOTOS IN MASTHEAD:
1) 1935 – George at age 5.
2) 1947 – George at Melita Island Scout Camp.
3) 1952 – George in Korea,
4) 1955 – Graduation photo at Monterey Peninsula College,
5) 2013 – George made Honorary Citizen in Gwangju, ROK.
6) George at Mt. Shuksan near his home in Bellingham.
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Telephone = 360.734.9757
Home Address = 2900 Dakin St., Bellingham, WA 98226.
Office = 203 Prospect Street [Sculpture Northwest], Bellingham, WA.
Post Office Address: PO Box 5631, Bellingham,WA 98227