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Europe After Pax Americana, Jan Techau

A Conversation about the American Election
discussion on american election

The Middle Eastern War That Destabilized Europe: Syria and Its Consequences
discussion on middle eastern war



Life After Hate: An evening with Sammy Rangel

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
6:00 pm

Picture Sammy Rangel

Sammy Rangel, author of Fourbears: Myths of Forgiveness and the co-founder of Life After Hate (an organization with unique insight into the far-right extremist movement), will visit Central Washington University at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 22.

Sustainable Apparel Series: Film screening "The True Cost"

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
6:00 pm

Tuesday, February 20 - Sustainable Apparel Series Film Screening of "The True Cost" - 6 p.m. in Dean 106

An evening with Ms. Gina McCarthy

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018
6:00 pm

Picture of Gina McCarthyCome and join in a conversation about our community and environmental health.

Film: The Corporation

Monday, Jan 8, 2018
6:00 pm

  Legally, a corporation is considered a "person." If this is true, then what kind of person is it? Discover the truth during the free screening of “The Corporation” on Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. in Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137 A/B.

Sustainability Workshop with Allison Geiselbrecht

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
1:00 pm

Dr. Allison Geiselbrecht from Floyd-Snider, a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consulting firm based in Seattle (, will be at CWU on Wednesday October 25 from 1-4 p.m. in SURC 137 to present a workshop on sustainability and the changing workforce, where:

Toward Social Healing: Beyond Boundaries and Borders to Bridges

Tracing how personal biography and professional trajectory come together to transform theory and practice of bridging differences and social change to address social inequities.

The ICE Raids

Impact on residents of the Ellensburg ICE Raid of 2011: their voices, their experiences. This event includes the showing of "Abused: The Postville Raid (2008)" a documentary of the raids in Iowa.

Wednesday, 9 May 2017 at 6:30pm in Black 151

Immigration, Terrorism & the Politics of Fear

 David Altheide ('67) is giving a public lecture on security issues surrounding fear & terrorism and the impact upon immigrants, state policy from the election to present and potential ways human agency to counter dominant ideology.

NOTE: time and location change

4 May 2016, 7 pm in SURC Theater

Hearts Open, Fists Up: Fighting for Our Humanity in the Age of Trump

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
4:00 pm

 How can we find a forward stance? In this time of crisis, Soya Jung leads a public discussion on the urgency of re-envisioning humanity in terms of individual, community, and ecological wholeness, and rejecting the brutal rivalries served by race, gender, and nationalism.


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