RECAST | Programs on Elections, Racial Equity & Social Justice

From: Saliba, Therese <>
Sent: Friday, November 6, 2020 2:10 PM

Dear Evergreen Community,

Wishing you all community care, safety, and hope as this challenging election week winds down.  As we strive to stay in community through this post-election period, we encourage you to engage with the exciting array of upcoming programs on Election 2020, racial equity, and social justice. Please see more details below.

YWCA Womxn of Achievement Event scheduled for Friday, November 6th has been postponed due to heightened safety concerns related to the elections.  The YWCA felt it necessary to center people’s safety, particularly the safety of Black and Brown staff and community members in this politically charged climate. In the spirit of Collective Care, they’ve decided to reschedule Womxn of Achievement for early 2021.  Evergreen will continue to partner with the YWCA to make this event possible, as they celebrate the incredible honorees who work to advance racial justice and womxn’s empowerment. Purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled event, but you can also request a refund by emailing Hillary at

Congratulations to Dr. Gilda Sheppard (Tacoma Faculty) whose film “Since I Been Down” will be featured at the USA’s largest documentary festival, DOC NYC, November 11-19. Get tickets here. “Documentary storytelling is flourishing like never before. DOC NYC is at the center of celebrating and supporting this cultural movement.” For more information see

What Lies Ahead After the Election: A Forum with Community Organizers

Monday, November 9, 1-3 pm

Webinar open to the Evergreen community & public

Speakers include Larry Mosqueda, Evergreen emeritus faculty in political economy, Ty Brown,

Washington Community Action Network (CAN) community organizer and member of Black Leaders in Action and Solidarity in Thurston County (BLAST), Maru Mora Villalpando, La Resistencia founder, and  

Devin Burghart, Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights (IREHR) executive director on where we go from here and how to get involved in these quickly shifting times.

An Evening with George Takei, Tuesday, November 10, 5:30 p.m. 

Library and Media Services in partnership with College Relations and The Evergreen State College Foundation invites you to hear and learn from celebrated actor, author, and activist George Takei. This event is the 2020 Cal Anderson Lecture, a virtual event in conversational format to provide an opportunity to take stock of where democracy has been and where it is going, drawing on Mr. Takei’s life experience and decades of outspoken advocacy for human rights on many issues including race, gender, and sexual orientation.

The lecture series honors the legacy of Cal Anderson, Washington state’s first openly gay legislator and champion of civil rights and informed engagement with public policy.

Registration is required. The event is free and open to the public. 

Post-Election 2020: What Does It Mean for You? – A Conversation with State and Local Leaders

Thursday, Nov. 12th, 12-1:30 (Online Link TBA)

Learn about regional challenges and opportunities for social, economic, and environmental change with four up-and-coming leaders in the Washington State Legislature and the City of Olympia. Speakers include State Senator Mona Das (47th Legislative Dist.), State Representative Melanie Morgan (29th Legislative Dist.), State Representative Elect / Olympia Mayor Pro Tem Jessica Bateman (22nd Legislative Dist.), and City Councilmember Dani Madrone (Olympia).

Conversation on Community Safety, Policing, and Racial Justice 

Monday, November 16, 6-7:30 pm (Online link TBA) 

This cross-campus conversational panel will explore urgent national and regional issues, brought to the fore in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, with historic protests calling for Black solidarity and racial justice. Panel members will present a range of perspectives on community safety and policing through a racial equity lens. Speakers include alum and Seattle Times Social Justice columnist, Naomi Ishisaka, Tacoma Faculty and filmmaker Gilda Sheppard, and alum, Board of Trustees member, and former Captain of the Washington State Patrol, Monica Alexander. Facilitated by Therese Saliba, Interim VP of Inclusive Excellence & Student Success, the panel will be followed by Q & A with our community. 


In community and solidarity,


 Therese Saliba, Ph.D.


Interim VP of Inclusive Excellence & Student Success

Library 2211/2209
The Evergreen State College  |  Olympia, WA  98505
Phone: 360-867-6854

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