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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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10/26/2015 - Mass Incarceration, Race and Human Rights presentation by David Fathi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project

Sat, 2015-10-24 20:00
While America is collectively known for its leadership in many fields – including technological innovation and entertainment – one thing that holds the nation back in the eyes of humanitarianism is its incarceration rate. Currently, the U.S. leads the world in incarceration rate, and people like David Fathi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project, hope to change that. Fathi will be speaking at Central Washington University for his presentation Mass Incarceration, Race and Human Rights on Monday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall. His presentation is free to attend and open to the public.
 
In addition to Fathi’s presentation, there will be a reception at 6 p.m. in the Museum of Culture and Environment in the Dean Hall lobby where people will have an opportunity to interact with Fathi and ask questions. The Brooks Library will also host a book information display in the library related to the presentation.
 
The American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project has represented over 100,000 men, women and children prisoners fighting for their 8th Amendment protection of prohibiting cruel and unusual punishments in America’s prisons, jails and other detention facilities. Started in 1974, the National Prison Project has been successful in changing the landscape of incarceration and prisoner conditions not only in the U.S., but around the world. As director of the project, Fathi has been vocal and fighting the U.S.’s overreliance on incarceration.
 
For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.

10/27/2015 - Family Literacy Nights at CWU

Sat, 2015-10-24 20:00
In an effort to promote the literary arts and engage the CWU and Ellensburg youth and families, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) presents Family Literacy Nights Thursday, Oct. 22, Tuesday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Michaelsen Hall room 126. These events are free and open to the public. CWU teacher candidates enrolled in EDLT 321, Teaching Children's Literature, will read to the children at this great opportunity to bring the family out for a fun night of reading. There will be free drinks and popcorn for all those in attendance, as well as a free book for each child to take home. For more information please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

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