First Peoples Advising

First Peoples Events

Week 2 Events

Monday through Friday 8am-5pm
Weekday Lounge

The Unity Lounge (Library 2147) is open for study, relaxation, or meeting up over a cup of tea. Computers are available for your use, and we have peer staff on hand if you have questions or just need to connect. Stop by and see us! 

Monday, April 7

The Path from Migrant Worker to Criminal to Dignity - A Panel Discussion

In the wake of the current work and hunger strike involving 1,200 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, immigrant rights organizers from across the Pacific Northwest will be joining us for a panel discussion concerning the connection between immigration, migrant labor, and incarceration. This panel comes at a time when detainees at the Northwest Detention Center are struggling for human rights and dignity. Each panelist has their own experience organizing around these issues and will bring a unique perspective to the panel.

Tuesday, April 8

Career & Internship Fair at Saint Martin's University

Grab a free shuttle ride from the Bus Loop starting at 10:30am, and attend this great event where you can meet nearly 100 employers with job openings. Co-sponsored by Saint Martin's University and The Evergreen State College Career Development Center

Day of Absence and Day of Presence Planning Meeting
Library 1005

All interested students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this meeting where we will be working out the details for the 2014 Day of Absence and Day of Presence.

Wednesday, April 9

I AM TROY DAVIS: The Human Impact of the Death Penalty
Recital Hall in the COM Building (overflow room with live streaming in SEM 2 C1105)

On September 21, 2011, Troy Davis was executed by the State of Georgia, despite a compelling case of innocence. Troy's execution was protested by hundreds of thousands around the globe, and 51 members of Congress, Pope Benedict XVI and President Jimmy Carter all appealed for clemency. How did one man capture the world's imagination and become the iconic face for the campaign to end the death penalty?

Troy's sister Kimberly Davis and I Am Troy Davis co-author Jen Marlowe will share stories of the Davis family two-decade struggle to prove Troy's innocence, and reveal the human impact of capital punishment. Davis, Marlowe, and other participants will read from I Am Troy Davis/show video clips connected to Troy's case and discuss how Troy's case continues to galvanize the fight to abolish the death penalty, looking also at the struggle here in Washington State. 

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Boots Riley Speaks: Hip Hop, Criminalization, and Class Struggle

The Evergreen State College Hip Hop Congress presents Boots Riley Speaks: Hip Hop, Criminalization, and Class Struggle. Join us for a lecture by Boots Riley on the connections he's made in his life as an artist, rapper, and radical activist in his community of Oakland, CA. He will discuss police brutality, race relations, radical economics, and activism. Tickets will be $3.00 for Students, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni and $5.00 for General Admission. Tickets will be sold at Rainy Day Records, the Evergreen Bookstore, and at the door for $5 & $7 the day of.

Thursday, April 10

Primetime Study!

Stop by The Unity Lounge (Library 2147) for a cup of tea and an inviting setting for study. 

Friday, April 11

Reading Clinic with faculty member Nancy Koppelman
SEM 2 E1105

Nancy Koppelman is offering this Reading Clinic to help cure some of the symptoms, and even address some of the underlying maladies, that make for ineffective readers. No need to register. Jut bring along a text you are finding difficult. There will be another clinic on Tuesday, April 22, same time, same place.