First Peoples Advising

Fall 2014 First Peoples Multicultural Events

During Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters, First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services partners with members of the Evergreen community to offer exciting, entertaining, and enlightening events.

Our weekly events in The Unity Lounge (Library 2147) include:

In addition, we have several special events planned for Fall 2014, including:

  • Wednesday, October 8: Evergreen Graduate Programs Want you! 1-3pm in Library 1001

  • Wednesday, October 15: First Peoples Multicultural Potluck Noon-1:30pm in Library 1001

  • Wednesday, October 22: Study Abroad Information Session 6-8pm in Library 1005

  • Thursday, October 30: Is My Costume Racist? Presentation on Halloween, Day of the Dead, and Cultural Appropriation 3-5pm in Library 1001

What makes a costume offensive? Join us for this workshop to explore the effects of wearing other people’s cultures as costumes. We will be discussing the practice of cultural appropriation specifically as it relates to the commodification of Native American regalia and the “costumes” people choose to wear during Dia de los Muertos and Halloween. 

  • Monday, November 3: Dia De Los Muertos Gathering, 11:30am-1:30pm in The Unity Lounge (Library 2147)

Dia de los Muertos (actually several days of familial and community celebration and not just one day as the name implies) is now celebrated throughout Mexico and the United States and is a complex blending of traditions and beliefs. This is a time to honor our ancestors, and the ancient elements of nature that provide for Life. Communing with spirits is seen as positive and healing as we invite the spirits of our deceased ancestors to be present in our lives. It is a way for participants to reflect on the brevity and value of all life. 

  • Wednesday, November 19: Presentation on Colorism 3-5pm in SEM II B1107

Fall 2014 First Peoples Multicultural Advising Events Calendar (PDF)

First Peoples Multicultural events are open to all members of the Evergreen community -- we hope to see you there!