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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


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Sustainability Workshop with Allison Geiselbrecht

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

 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.

Film: Climate Refugees

Image of poster graphic  Filmmaker Michael Nash, will be here to have a conversation with us about his film, "Climate Refugees" and how he chose to explore the issue.

Dialogues with LatinX Teachers

Profile picture of Group Latinx K-12 teachers in central Washington public schools discuss their ethnic and immigrant identity and the impact this has on their teaching and, consequently, the success of their students, particularly those students with similar backgrounds.

6 April 2017, 2:30 - 4 pm, Black 150

Immigrant Voices: A musical exploration of the immigrant experience & identity

A program of musical and literary performances by CWU community exploring the immigrant experience as subjects and as artists. Students and faculty will give a brief history of each piece, expressing how each performance connects to an immigrant experience.

Friday, 24 February 2017 at 7pm in McIntyre

Free, Reception to follow

Feminist Film Series: The Joy Luck Club

The complex tensions of the immigrant experience are considered when gender identity intersects with multiple cultural expectations.  A showing of "The Joy Luck Club" is followed by a discussion and refreshments.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 at 6:30pm in Black Hall 150

World Immigration: The New Reality

Dr. Catherine Dauvergne will address how immigration is changing worldwide, focused on the identity of migrants, their experience and the changing paradigm for nation states.  Dr.


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