Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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Yarn Spinner's Workshop at Jerrols. Performances at the Hal Holmes Center.
Club members will perform along with Margaret.
A former plus size model, Willcox spent much of her time in an industry that is commonly associated with unrealistic, unhealthy body types. After years of struggling with her own negative body image, Willcox decided to make a life change and started eating healthy from a place of self-love instead of self-hatred. Today, Willcox travels around the world, sharing her story and educating students on media manipulation and the importance of maintaining a healthy body image. Willcox is the founder and CEO of Healthy is the New Skinny (HNS) which emphasizes positive lifestyles and challenges some of today?s beauty norms. Her other company, Natural Model Management, is a modeling agency that represents those who do not fit standard industry requirements. Willcox focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles and shedding light on the unrealistic images and beauty standards prevalent in the media.
Our understanding of major historical events is ever changing with the influx of new information and insights. On Wednesday, May 11Pulitzer-Prize winning author Douglas A. Blackmon will present, ?Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of African Americans between the Civil War and WWII? at Central Washington University. ?Slavery by Another Name? recounts the experiences of African American citizens in the south following the abolishment of slavery and the process of their re-enslavement through loopholes and exploitation of the justice system. ?Even good people,? said Blackmon. ?Who believe in beautiful principles, who love their families, who work hard, who do good for their neighbors, who go to a great university like yours, are still capable of becoming savagely cruel?especially when they listen to the simple logic of demagogues.? Blackmon will be the featured keynote at the annual First Amendment Festival. In addition to being a Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Blackmon is also a noted journalist, documentarian, film maker and host and executive producer of the PBS Series, ?American Forum.? 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.
Raised by Japanese immigrants in Durham, NC, George Masao Yamazawa is one of the most talented spoken word poets in the entire country. Yamazawa is performing at CWU on May 12 at 8 p.m. in the 1891 Bistro. The event is free and open to all. G? is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist and a Southern Fried Champion, and has toured over 50 American cities and 5 European countries. Yamazawa is the winner of Kollaboration Star and 2013 Kundiman Fellow. G has also been featured at the Pentagon and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. G Yamazawa?s poetry has been published in ?Beltway Quarterly,? ?Asian Fortune Magazine? and ?27 Views of Durham,? and he has shared the stages with Michelle Kwan, Danny Glover and United States Vice President Joe Biden. At just 26 years old, G Yamazawa has appeared at venues and universities across the nation including the Sundance Film Festival, Bonnaroo Music Festival and TV One?s season 3 of Verses and Flow. G has recently released a book of poetry and a spoken word album, and plans to return back to his first love, hip hop. Experience the journey of self-discovery G Yamazawa found himself on by challenging his pen to write with conviction
Football player, Army veteran and professional speaker, Daniel Rodriguez has not let any obstacles stop him from accomplishing his goals. Today, he travels around the nation and shares his story. Rodriguez will be speaking at Central Washington University on May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre. It is free and open to the public. After enlisting in the Army, Rodriguez spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan where his best friend was killed in the Battle of Kamdesh. Upon returning home, Rodriguez was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal but he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts which took a serious toll on his life. Reminded of a promise made to his friend that he would keep after his dream, Rodriguez decided to turn his life around. He improved his grades, trained rigorously and made a recruitment video that got thousands of views on YouTube. Eventually, he was offered a spot at Clemson University and just last year was signed as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis Rams. Rodriguez tells his motivational story in his autobiography, ?Rise: A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept.? Among his awards include: Discover Orange Bowl Courage Award 2012, American Hero Award and Armed Forces Merit Award. At only 28 years old, Rodriguez will offer genuine insight into the value of determination and being true to oneself.
Tea at 3 is an engaging and interactive speaker series where attendees hear from CWU faculty, staff and community members as they share stories of their personal journeys to their current places in life. On Wednesday, May 11, attendees can join Logan Seelye, 2009 CWU alum, in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit at 3 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public. As an aspiring high school athlete, Logan Seelyes world drastically changed his junior year. While tackling a receiver at football camp, Seelye broke his neck and suffered a spinal cord injury. Doctors told him he would never walk again. Seelye did not believe them and has not stopped fighting since, which he expressed during his keynote speech at his graduation in 2009. Dedicated to self-commitment and discipline, Seelye lives by the saying ?Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.? In 2015 he released a book, ?10 and 90: The Tackle that Changed Everything.?
Come join us for networking with other women in our community. Enjoy a glass of wine while tell us about your business and making new friends!
May 9 Monday Movie Madness: Deadpool Showings: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. SURC Theatre Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission Closed Captioning Available Campus Activities ? 509-963-1450 R 108 min Action/Adventure/Comedy/Sci-Fi A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.
Kittitas County Saturday Farmers Market
You'll find all kinds of local fair available every Saturday.
For three consecutive Saturdays in May students will meet to learn the basics of their digital cameras, explore and photograph the Salmon La Sac campground in the beautiful Wenatchee National Forest, and review their work.