"Stick Your Neck Out to Create Change—Why and How," with John Graham

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:00am - 12:15pm

Evergreen is hosting a series of lectures on thinking about the Anthropocene - the idea that our effects on the planet are changing it so profoundly that we're entering a new geological era. The next one is this Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Communications Building at Evergreen. (Earlier talks in the series, and other recent talks at the college , are now available on YouTube.)

Stick Your Neck Out to Create Change—Why and How, John Graham

 ”The main reason why important challenges such as climate change don’t get met as they should is not that people lack ideas or ideals. There are plenty of smart people with fine ideals. But becoming an agent of change can be scary and too many people hesitate to put the ideas and ideals they have into action. ” So says John Graham, a Director of the Giraffe Heroes Project, a global NGO that for more than 30 years has been inspiring and training people to stick their necks out to help solve tough public problems, from climate change to inner city violence to crimes against women. He’ll share with you what he’s learned about sticking your own neck out for what you believe in–lessons from the more than 1300 brave activists honored by the Giraffe Heroes Project so far–and from his own lifetime as a risk-taking adventurer, helping people the world over take on the problems that test our times.”

Helena Meyer-Knapp: "Peace-Abilities" at Salon Refu

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Mass Action Against Fossil Fuels - Planning Meeting

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Olympia Climate Activists Convention

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Olympia Climate Activists Convention

We’ve got a fantastic lineup of speakers and workshops at the Olympia Climate Activists Convention. Spend a day building your skills, networking with colleagues new and old, and planning your future successes. Hear the latest updates from various campaigns and help us build better systems for collaborating across organizational boundaries.

We’re sure you don’t want to miss it, so if you haven’t already, register today!

Olympia Climate Activists Convention
March 19, 2016
9:30 am - 5 pm Olympia Center
222 Columbia St NW in Downtown Olympia

Register online before March 16 to get the early bird rate, and we’ll be sure to have plenty of refreshments for you when you arrive between 8:45 and 9:30 am.  And with your preprinted name tag ready for you, you’ll save time and money.

Would you like to volunteer to help us on the day of the convention? We will waive the registration fee for people who volunteer for at least two hours on March 19. Click here to volunteer.

War Against the People - Jeff Halper

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


José Gomez Farmworker Justice Day

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 9:00am - 3:30pm

Phyllis Bennis - Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror - at Evergreen February 4th at Noon

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Phyllis Bennis, American author, activist, and political commentator, will speak Thursday, February 4, at The Evergreen State College in Olympia about the origins of ISIS, U.S. military strategy, the refugee crisis, and what U.S. policy on ISIS and Syria should be. The free event is at noon in the Library Lobby, 2700 Evergreen Parkway.

A Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, Bennis is active with U.S. and global peace and Palestinian rights movements and speaks widely on U.S. wars, occupations, and foreign policy. The author of a dozen books, she has recently published Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror. Bennis is also a regular contributor to Democracy Now!, the PBS News Hour, NPR's Diane Rehm Show, BBC, al Jazeera, The Nation, and more.

The free event is sponsored by Evergreen programs ReInterpreting Liberation, A New Middle East?, and Culture & Violence, and by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.

Bennis speaks at venues throughout Western Washington February 2-4, including at Town Hall Seattle.  For information visit the Rachel Corrie Foundation website or call (360) 754-3998.  


Computer + Communications Security for Activists and Journalists

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

"You have the chance to give a great gift to someone you love.  That gift being security and peace of mind.  This is a great chance for you to hone your skills and develop them if you feel overwhelmed by the topic.  Two year ago I took Ringo's workshop and have taken one since then. Thats two and this one will be my third." - workshop participant

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1501174156853521/

Saturday Jan 16th at Noon in A1107 (SEM II Bldg, Evergreen State College), Hackbloc will be leading a workshop on security culture, computer security, encryption, and anonymity. This workshop is targeted towards activists, journalists, and members of the general public. This workshop is FREE, though an equivalent corporate training could easily run into the hundreds of dollars. All participants will receive digital copies of the presentation materials. Bring your laptop.

Many attendees have taken this workshop numerous times due to the amount of content it covers. A large portion of this workshop will be hands-on computer work. If you can browse the web, you know enough to learn what we'll be working on. You'll also probably want to bring something to take notes with.

Topics we will cover:
-What encryption is and how it works
-How to encrypt files, emails, or your entire computer
-How to browse the web/communicate/public anonymously, bypass web filters, and use the Tor software
-Technology Available to spooks, police, PIs, stalkers, etc. and effective counter-measures
-Measures to encrypt your text messages and secure your phone
-What security culture is and how to implement it
-How to protect your privacy online and in real life

After Paris: Responding to Islamaphobia and the Refugee Crisis

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Founding Celebration - Black Alliance of Thurston County

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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