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Race: Truth and Reality — Day of Absence and Day of Presence 2013, The Evergreen State College

The TESC Day of Absence and Day of Presence are two days of programming collaboratively planned by students, staff and faculty to address issues of race, class and other social justice issues. The theme this year, Race: Truth and Reality, is taken from the work of Leticia Nieto, Psy.D.. Day of Absence is Wednesday, April 24 and Day of Presence is Friday, April 26th, Day of Presence.   The TESC First Peoples Advising has placed several copies of Dr. Nieto’s book Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment on reserve at the library if you would like to read it.  Dr. Nieto will be participating in both Day of Absence and Day of Presence this year.       

Once again Day of Absence will be hosted on Tacoma campus.  There will be bus transportation available for Olympia students, faculty and staff and you need to reserve your space.  To do so please contact First Peoples at 360-867-6467 or email Raquel Salinas at salinasr@evergreen.edu .

Feb. 5th – Search for Meaning Pacific Northwest Spirituality Book Festival

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Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment was invited to be included in the Search for Meaning Book Festival. Leticia will be one of the authors making a presentation at this event. She is thrilled with the honor of being a part of this event!

It is produced by the Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry and will be Saturday, February 5th on the campus of Seattle University.

From 9:00am to 9:45am in the Pigott Building, Leticia is one of the Session 1 Author Presenters. Come to ROOM 102 for her presentation, Inclusion is Not Enough: Moment to Moment Strategic Cultural Competence.

Between 9:45am-10:15am Leticia and the other Session 1 Authors will be signing books in the Pigott Building Atrium.

If you have Seattle-area friends who would be interested in hearing Leticia speak about the book, let them know about this event!

Two other groups of presenters are scheduled at other parts of the day, and there are keynote presentations by Ann Lamott and Tariq Ramadan.
For directions, or information about the full schedule, visit the the Search for Meaning Book Festival websitewww.seattleu.edu/stm/searchformeaning.aspx for details.

The Book Festival is free and open to the public, so we hope you can come.

The Search for Meaning, Pacific Northwest Spirituality Book Festival, celebrates the best works on issues of spirituality, faith, ethics, church-state relations and theology. Meet authors, hear them speak, purchase books and have fellowship with others who are searching for meaning in their lives.

Jan. 21st – Highline College’s MLK Week Events

Leticia is one of the presenters for Highline Community College’s week celebrating 25 years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Her presentation on skills for anti-oppression using the Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment models is at noon on Friday January 21st.

Now in its 19th year, Highline’s Martin Luther King Jr. Week is one of the college’s biggest events and features authors, scholars and activists discussing a variety of topics, including diversity, politics, social justice, equity and the legacy of Dr. King.

This year the event is from from Jan. 18-21 and includes events featuring nationally known figures, including former activist Bill Ayers, scholar Dr. Jared Ball, author Dr. Michael Honey and the first Filipina elected to state legislature in the U.S., Velma Veloria.

WHERE: Highline Community College’s main campus, located midway between Seattle and Tacoma at South 240th Street and Pacific Highway South (Highway 99); address: 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines, WA 98198.

COST: FREE and open to the public.

INFO: More information available at www.highline.edu/stuserv/programs/mlkweek.htm.

Thanks for a Successful Kick-off Book Release!

Thank you to everyone who attended our release event October 23rd in Olympia. The crowd was almost 300, and we were extremely pleased with the response.

We are also grateful to Veronica Barrera and Sin Fronteras, who were also releasing their new works, as well as Los Calaveras and Pasajeros for contributing to the festivities. Gratitude also to the swarm of helpers who put up and tore down the show.

memoria, música, y liberación

Saturday October 23, 2010

3-9 PM
The Vault
425 Franklin St SE, Olympia

Join us to witness the release of three extraordinary works

  • Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment by Leticia Nieto
  • Galopa by Sin Fronteras
  • Lo Que Me Tocó Vivir / The Life I Got to Live by Veronica Barrera

Advance tickets available from http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/129481 for $10.

This is an all ages event.

Schedule of Events

3:00 PM: Opening Music, Los Calaveras

4:00 PM: Film Showing, Lo Que Me Tocó Vivir / The Life I Got to Live

5:30 PM: Performance, Pasajeros Playback

6:45 PM: Reading & Signing, The creators of Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment

7:15 PM: Performance, Sin Fronteras

8:30 PM: Reading

Times Approximate

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