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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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04/14/2016 - Heather Ann Thompson: Inner City Violence in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Fri, 2016-04-08 20:00
History is an excellent teacher, offering unique insights into the past so we may better understand the present. On Thursday, Apr. 14 historian Heather Ann Thompson, Ph.D. will be at Central Washington University to give a lecture on the history of inner city violence and mass incarceration. The lecture will be held in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137 at 7 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. A lecturer at the University of Michigan, Thompson has spent years studying the history of prison and justice policies in the United States. She is most known for her work studying the Attica Prison Rebellion of 1971 and its legacy on the criminal justice system. Thompson is the author of the award-winning articles, ?Why Mass Incarceration Matters: Rethinking Crisis, Decline and Transformation in Postwar American History? and ?Rethinking Working Class Struggle through the Lens of the Carceral State: Toward a Labor History of Inmates and Guards.? She also wrote ?Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Rebellion of 1971 and its Legacy,? which is slated to hit shelves Aug. 2016. This talk is part of the CWU Social Justice and Human Rights Series. This year?s theme, Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Lives Do Matter, seeks to educate Central?s community and spark discussions about race and equality.

04/13/2016 - Autism Appreciation Month Speaker: Ivanova Smith

Thu, 2016-04-07 20:00
CWU alumni Ivanova Smith is a disability civil rights activist who will speak on the importance of creating an understanding and supportive environment. Her speech titled ?True Inclusion in Higher Education Leads to True Inclusion Elsewhere? will educate the community on issues relating to neurodiversity. With firsthand experience, Smith will speak out against abuse and stigma surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorders. Hosted by CDSJ and Disability Services, this event is part of Autism Appreciation Month: ?Smash Stigma & Celebrate Neurodivergence.?

04/13/2016 - Harry Edwards: ?The Promise and Limits of Athlete Protests to Compel Social Chan

Thu, 2016-04-07 20:00
The values of society are constantly changing under the shifting ideals of the American public. On Apr. 13, sociologist Harry Edwards, Ph.D. will be at Central Washington University to give a talk about the role sports play in compelling social changes. The talk will be held in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom at 7 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. A trailblazer responsible for bringing the sociology of sport to the national forefront, Edwards has published numerous books and was the architect of the Olympic Project for Human Rights, which is known for the Black Power Salute protest during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. The lecture will be focused on comparing and contrasting the athlete activism of the 1960's with current events and will present some projections as to the course and trajectory of such actions moving forward. This talk is part of the CWU Social Justice and Human Rights Series. This year?s theme, Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Lives Do Matter, seeks to educate Central?s community and spark discussions about race and equality.

04/13/2016 - Iron Horse Trivia

Thu, 2016-04-07 20:00
Iron Horse Trivia Night
Starting at 7:00pm
6 members max per team
$3 entry fee per player

Iron Horse beer specials, winners take the cash, runners-up get prizes, losers pick two categories for the next week. 

Go to The Iron Horse Pub on Main St. around 6:00pm for a pint and some pre-game hints. 

Locations:
April 13th- The Tav
April 20th- Bruce's Place
April 27th- The Pub (Iron Horse)
May 4th- Cornerstone Pie
May 11th- The Porch
May 18th- 301
May 25th- The Tav

04/09/2016 - Walk in the Woods

Wed, 2016-04-06 20:00
A show by Seattle photographer Peter de Lory. His photos are from wilderness areas of Washington and Oregon, including Blewett Pass and the Teanaway. They are shot with a film camera and printed in his darkroom

04/13/2016 - Women Wine & Whatever

Wed, 2016-04-06 20:00
Women Wine & Whatever

04/12/2016 - Lunch & Learn Shari Storm

Tue, 2016-04-05 20:00
Lunch & Learn - Shari Storm
How to be More Productive, Persuasive and Happy at Your Job
Often small changes in the way you interact with others – be it your employees, your teammates or your family – can have big impacts on how much you are able to accomplish.
Learn some tricks for getting the most out of people – and yourself – by playing to the strengths of those around you.
Shari Storm is a funny and engaging speaker who dishes up a bit of common sense and some practical advise for getting ahead in your career.
 
Shari Storm
Shari spent 16 years as an executive at a Seattle area credit union. She is now the owner of a consulting company called Category 6 Consulting.   
Her book, Motherhood is the New MBA: Using Your Parenting Skills to be a Better Boss in was published by St. Martin's Press. With almost 7,000 copies sold, it has been translated into Mandarin and has been purchased for publications in four countries. The book jacket includes endorsements from a Pulitzer Prize winner, a producer of the TV series 24 and the chair of the board of PCC Natural Markets.
Shari speaks around the country on how anyone can be a better leader, employee and community member by using the skills used to raise small children.
A native of Kennewick, WA, Shari now lives in Edmonds, WA with her three young daughters and her movie-making husband and a dog named Fern.
 
 
 

04/13/2016 - Autism Panel

Tue, 2016-04-05 20:00
This panel will feature students on the spectrum sharing their personal experience with autism. They will address different barriers they have faced as well as how to form a supportive community. Hosted by CDSJ and Disability Services, this event is part of Autism Appreciation Month: ?Smash Stigma & Celebrate Neurodivergence.?

04/11/2016 - Monday Movie Madness: The Big Short

Mon, 2016-04-04 20:00
Apr. 11 Monday Movie Madness: The Big Short Showings: 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.  SURC Theatre Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission Closed Captioning Available Campus Activities ? 509-963-1450 R ? 130 min  Biography/Comedy/Drama Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

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