Alumni Programs

The Evergreen Traveling Seminar Series Comes to Seattle

Evergreen faculty member Jose Gomez will lead an Evergreen-style seminar entitled "Immigration: Beyond the Hysteria" in Seattle on April 6.

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Hosts Andre Helmstetter '96 & Hla Yin Yin Waing '97, owners of Café Vega, will welcome fellow Greeners to their charming Yesler Way café. The venue can accommodate 20 participants and RSVPs will be on a "first come first served" basis. Waing Waing, in addition to being a restaurant owner, mother of two and a graduate student at the University of Washington, is a cultural competency trainer with the Minority Executive Directors Coalition. She will help "unbundle" some of the preconceptions around this important and sensitive issue.

Gomez has a B.A. in Spanish, journalism and education from the University of Wyoming and his J.D., Harvard Law School. His teaching interests include law and politics, civil rights and liberties, and First Amendment law (freedom of expression, association and religion, and academic freedom.)

Join us April 6 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Café Vega, 1918 E. Yesler Way, Seattle, RSVP: 360-867-6551 by March 21,

As with all Evergreen seminars, there is an advanced reading requirement:
The Immigration Equation, Roger Lowenstein, July 9, 2006 (NYT)  

The Evergreen Traveling Seminar Series kicked off last August with a program in the Portland area, hosted by the Portland Area Alumni Chapter ( Its purpose is to bring the Evergreen seminar experience to alumni around the country. If you would like to have a seminar in your area, please contact R.J. Burt in the Office of Alumni Relations,