Talk by George Katsiaficas on Uprisings, 1968 and Today

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

Anti-Racist Organizing Workshop with the AORTA Collective

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 2:30pm - 6:00pm

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Anti-Racist Organizing Workshop
with the AORTA Collective


Saturday, April 6, 2013
2:30pm until 6:00pm
CoLab - 317 4th Ave East


Whether you are a community organizer with years of organizing experience or are new to organizing, if you want to strengthen your anti-racism framework in the work you do, this workshop is for you. In this interactive workshop, we will deconstruct the ways that systemic white supremacy, racism, and settler colonialism impact our work as organizers with non-profits, collectives, cooperatives, schools, and communities. Together we will share (and learn) tactics, concepts, skills, and language to push us further and unite our struggles for racial justice. Come with questions and leave with new strategies for moving forward!


Talks by Writer and Activist George Katsiaficas

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Talks by Writer and Activist George Katsiaficas,
Monday, April 8th; Tuesday, April 9th

George Katsiaficas will be giving the following two talks:

1) “Asia’s Unknown Uprisings”-Monday, April 8th at 7 P.M. at Orca Books, 509 4th Ave E.,  based on his recently published two volumes—which analyzes South Korea, Indonesia, Tibet, Thailand,  Philippines, Nepal and others.

2) “Uprisings, 1968, 2011 and today” Tuesday, April 9th, 10 A.M.-12:30 P.M. in Lecture Hall 5 at The Evergreen State College. George Katsiaficas will reflect on his classic book on 1968, Imagination of the New Left, and bring it up to date in examining current uprisings in the U.S. and globally.   
George Katsiaficas is author or editor of eleven books, including ones on the global uprising of 1968 and European and Asian social movements. Together with Kathleen Cleaver, he co-edited Liberation, Imagination, and the Black Panther Party. A longtime activist for peace and justice, he is International Coordinator of the May 18 Institute at Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea, and teaches at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
There is no charge for either event.
For more information contact, peterbohmer@yahoo.com

"Idle No More" Co Founder Sylvia McAdam to Speak at SPSCC

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Sylvia McAdam, Co-founder of the "Idle No More"

South Puget Sound Community College

2011 Mottman Rd SW

2-4 pm

Bldg 26 Room 105

Event is free and no parking passes are needed.

For more information on "Idle No More":

 "Idle No More" Website: 



From Rolling Stone Magazine, Feb. 4, 2013   http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/idle-no-more-native-led-protest-movement-takes-on-canadian-government-20130204

By Brooke Jarvis


C-45, which passed in December, changes the way that First Nations approve the surrendering or leasing of territory, making it easier to open indigenous treaty lands to development. The law also reduces the number of development projects that require environmental assessment and dramatically changes the nation's Navigable Waters Protection Act – which, since 1882, has made itillegal to "block, alter or destroy any water deep enough to float a canoe without federal approval." Now, only specifically enumerated bodies of water have that protection.

Milstein & McPhee at Evergreen - "Reappropriating the Imagination"

Thu, 03/07/2013 - 1:00pm - 6:30pm

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Laura Carlsen to speak on Latin America's Challenge to Neoliberalism

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Laura Carlsen will be giving two major talks in Olympia, 



1) Latin America’s Challenge to Neoliberalism

Monday, March 4, 2013 7-9pm

Olympia Center, Room 101

222 N Columbia St, Downtown Olympia




2) A Nation at Risk: Drug Wars, Democracy, and Dependency in Mexico 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 11am-1pm

The Evergreen State College, Seminar II, Room E1105

Laura Carlsen is a political analyst and writer who has lived in Mexico City for 25 years and is  the Director of The Americas Program, www.cipamericas.org, at the Center for International Policy,  She has written extensively on NAFTA, the drug war, immigration and gender issues in Americas Updater, Counterpunch, La Jornada and others. She is a columnist for Huffington Post and Foreign Policy in Focus, and a commentator with Al Jazeera, CCTV, NBC, Democracy Now!, NPR and Mexican television and radio stations. Laura Carlsen is co-editor of “Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico” and has participated as an analyst and activist in the movement against militarization and the drug war on both sides of the border.


Both events are free and open to the public!


Sponsored by OMJP (Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace), MEChA de Evergreen and the TESC Political Economy and Social Movements Program.




Honduras: Attacks on LGBTQ & Unions; Rising Resistance Front! Speaker Chuck Kaufman, 3/8 6pm, Media Island

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 5:45pm - 7:30pm

EVENT: Eyewitness Updates on Honduras: Attacks on LGBTQ Community and Unions
Friday, March 8, 6PM, Media Island, 816 Adams St. SE, Olympia, free (donations accepted)

Come out to hear Chuck Kaufman as he speaks about his first hand experiences organizing delegations to Honduras. Three years after the Honduras coup, Indigenous, LGBTQ, Teachers, Labor and Farmers are subjected to continual violence. The Resistance Front calls for greater international solidarity to stop the violence. This is Chuck Kaufman's final stop on a NW tour, Evergreen masters student Caitlin Payne Roberts will give a recap of her experience doing solidarity work in Honduras and the delegation trip she took with Chuck. Introducing both will be Bruce Wilkinson, who traveled to Honduras 6 months after the coup and now works for Alliance For Global Justice.

On June 28, 2009, democratically elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was rousted from his bed by the military and flown into exile. Under the coup government, and the illegitimate government of Porfirio Lobo, “selected in sham elections,” violence and repression against the people of Honduras has continued to grow.

DEAN SPADE: "Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law"

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Dean Spade is an associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law and is currently a fellow in the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School . Dean uses Critical Race Theory, women of color feminism, and other intellec-tual traditions to analyze the role of law reform in contemporary queer and trans politics. He examines the poverty, violence, criminalization and immigration enforcement facing trans populations, and questions the utility of anti-discrimination law and hate crimes laws for addressing these harms.


Professor Spade is the first speaker in SPSCC's annual commemoration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  For a complete list of events, see 



The Public is welcome to all events--parking is free!


A Personal History of the 1960s: Stephanie Coontz on the Student movement, the Antiwar Movement, and Women's Movement

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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A Personal History of the 1960s:
Stephanie Coontz on the Student movement,
the Antiwar Movement, and Women's Movement
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Sem II C 1107
The Evergreen State College

Stephanie Coontz is an award winning author of five books on the history and politics of gender and family life, including, most recently, A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s. She is the Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families, and has been teaching history and family studies at the Evergreen State College since 1975. In this talk, she will present an oral history of her own experience in and/ or observations of the student movement, the antiwar movement, and the women's movement in the 1960s and early 1970s.

The talk is sponsored by the Evergreen program Freedom Dreams: The Cultural Revolutions of the 1960s.

Elissa Goss: Israel/Palestine and the Question of the West Bank

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm


Tuesday, Dec. 4th

The Evergreen State College, 
2700 Evergreen Pkwy NWOlympia,
CAB Conference Room (3rd floor of the CAB)

Please join Evergreen Senior Elissa Goss as she shares her experiences and thoughts on her time in Israel and in the Occupied West Bank of Palestine this fall as part of an Independent Learning Contract through The Evergreen State College looking at the economics and ideology of the occupation. This will be an informative and inspiring presentation focusing on Elissa's key findings, how we frame the narrative of the conflict, and what the next steps are as part of the international movement to end the occupation.

Sponsored by the Evergreen Mid-East Solidarity Project and TESC Divest!

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