50th Anniversary Events and Activities

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From now and throughout the academic year, we invite you to join us in observing Evergreen’s golden anniversary by participating in a variety of special events and activities. Learn more and check back for updates on upcoming events and activities. 

For help or general information about events and activities, please contact 50@evergreen.edu

Upcoming Events

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Queer Archives at Evergreen...and Beyond!

DEC 10 - Queer Archives at Evergreen...and Beyond! 

Engage with documents from Evergreen's rich LGBTQ+ history, and learn about other sources for queer archives, as well as how to document your own. 

Date Time Location Format Audience

Friday, December 10th 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PST)  Zoom Virtual Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends 
Zoom link: https://evergreen.zoom.us/j/86874132275?pwd=TmE1cUNKOHV0R3prbTg2YmRITmN…

Primary contact: Liza Edge Harrell, Library Archivist -  harrelll@evergreen.edu

Past Events

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Afro-Punk (2003)

OCT 6 - Evergreen Art Lecture Series - James Spooner

James Spooner, director of the award-winning documentary, Afro-Punk (2003), author of the graphic novel, The High Desert and currently co-editing a multi-genre, visual literary anthology that collectively describes punk today. James Spooner is a tattoo artist, illustrator, and filmmaker. He directed the films White Lies, Black Sheep and the seminal documentary AFRO-PUNK. Both films premiered at national and international film festivals, including Toronto International and The American Black Film Festival, and garnered various awards. James is also the co-founder of the Afropunk Festival, which currently boasts audiences in the hundreds of thousands around the world.

Date Time Location Format Audience

Wednesday, October 6th

11:30 am - 1:00 pm (PDT) Zoom Virtual Open to the public: including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends

Primary contact: Shaw Osha, Member of the Faculty, Visual Arts and Visual and Critical Studies, oshas@evergreen.edu

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Womxn of Color Legislators Panel

OCT 18 -  Womxn of Color Legislators Panel

Join Evergreen for its second Womxn of Color Legislators Panel on Monday, October 18, 1-3 p.m. via Zoom. Senators Mona Das and Emily Randall, and Representatives Debra Entenman and My-Lin Thai will take part in this exciting panel discussion, which will be co-facilitated by Deans Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga and Cholee Gladney. 

Date Time Location Format Audience

Monday, October 18th

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PDT) Zoom Virtual Open to the public: including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends

Primary contact: Therese Saliba, Interim Vice President of IESS (Inclusive Excellence and Student Success) - SalibaT@evergreen.edu

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Chris Martin Poems

OCT 20 - Evergreen Art Lecture Series - Chris Martin joined by Sid Ghosh

Chris Martin is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, Things to Do In Hell (Coffee House Press, 2020), and the recipient of grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. He is the co-founder and executive director of Unrestricted Interest, an organization dedicated to helping neurodivergent learners transform their lives through writing. He lives in Minneapolis, where he professes at Hamline University and Carleton College. He will be joined by Sid Ghosh is a nonspeaking Autistic poet with Down Syndrome. He is a rebel in pursuit of other similar souls and he is interested in rescuing poets from the quiet clutches of rhyme. One of Sid’s essays has been published in the book Leaders Around Me. Sid’s first chapbook is forthcoming from Push Press.

Date Time Location Format Audience

Wednesday, October 20th

11:30 am - 1:00 pm (PDT) Zoom Virtual  Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends 
Zoom link: https://evergreen.zoom.us/j/88216418607

Primary contact: Shaw Osha, Member of the Faculty, Visual Arts and Visual and Critical Studies - oshas@evergreen.edu

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Document Your History! Personal Archiving for the Evergreen Community

OCT 29 - Document Your History! Personal Archiving for the Evergreen Community 

Join this workshop hosted by Evergreen Library Archivist, Liza Harrell-Edge. At this 50th anniversary inspired event you’ll learn about documenting and preserving your work in a variety of physical and digital forms. You’ll leave with strategies, tools and considerations for artwork, activism, scholarship and personal/family history. 

Date Time Location Format Audience

Friday, October 29th

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT)  Zoom Virtual Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends
Zoom link: https://evergreen.zoom.us/j/82076315306?pwd=RUxET3RpNWdudWVOY3U5WHJ4UGR…

Primary contact: Liza Edge Harrell, Library Archivist - harrelll@evergreen.edu

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Evergreen's Graduate Programs Virtual Grad Fair 

NOV 2 - Evergreen's Graduate Programs Virtual Grad Fair 

Continue your "Ever-Evolving" career and academic goals through the graduate programs at Evergreen. The Career Fair is a great opportunity to speak with staff members of the Graduate Programs from Master in Teaching, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Environmental Studies to learn how each program can help you meet your professional career goals.

Date Time Location Format Audience

Tuesday, November 2nd

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (PDT)  Zoom Virtual Open to the public: including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends
Zoom link: https://evergreen.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sce-hqDsrEtMYh5DdZoCrsqp6…

Primary contact: Marcia Zitzelman, Assistant Director, Master of Public Administration program - zitzelmm@evergreen.edu

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Return to Evergreen 2021

NOV 6 - Return to Evergreen

Join us from the comfort of your own home for a celebration of our alumni, the Greener spirit of life-long learning and Evergreen's 50th anniversary. If the past fifty years have taught us anything, it’s that the world needs more Greeners like you dedicated to empowerment, collaboration, creative problem solving, and making unlikely connections that change the way we see the world. 

During the event you'll:

  • Hear from the 2021 Joseph Albert Dear Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Cheryl Batalon Fambles '82, Chief Executive Officer for Pacific Mountain Workforce Development.
  • Meet Evergreen's new leaders, President John Carmichael and Executive Vice President Dr. Dexter Gordon.
  • Enjoy a dynamic conversation featuring President John CarmichaelDr. Dexter Gordon and Cheryl Batalon Fambles exploring highlights from Evergreen's fifty-year history and projecting the strengths of our alumni, students, and college into Evergreen's next fifty years. 
  • Have access to the insights of Evergreen’s 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) recipients through on-demand lightning talks.
Date Time Location Format Audience

Saturday, November 6th

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (PDT) Zoom Virtual  Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends 
To register, visit: https://www.evergreen.edu/return/

Primary contact: Alumni Programs - alumni@evergreen.edu

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Evergreen Longhouse 25+1 Virtual Celebration

NOV 13 - Longhouse Anniversary 25+1 – Across Waters, a Live Virtual Celebration

To mark the 25th Anniversary of the opening of s'gʷi gʷi ʔ altxʷ: House of Welcome Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, The Longhouse invites you to join us in celebrating this historic milestone. You’ll enjoy a dynamic program, including a viewing of a special 25th Anniversary Film showcasing the mission of The Longhouse – to promote Indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, creative expression, and economic development. Enjoy spoken word and song by the Pillar Families, followed by a virtual tour of Across the Waters: Longhouse 25th Anniversary Native Arts Show. For more information, visit https://www.evergreen.edu/longhouse or contact Laura VerMeulen, Longhouse Managing Director.

Date Time Location Format Audience

Saturday, November 13th

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (PST) Zoom and Facebook Live Virtual Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends
Zoom link: https://evergreen.zoom.us/j/82088169748

Primary contact: Laura VerMeulen, Longhouse Managing Director - (360)-867-6413 - VerMeulL@evergreen.edu

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Longhouse 25+1 Across the Waters

NOV 13 - Across the Waters: Longhouse 25th Anniversary Native Arts Show (Nov.13-End of Jan.) 

Join us in viewing Across the Waters: Longhouse 25th Anniversary Native Arts Show: an art exhibition in the Evergreen Library Gallery, celebrating Indigenous arts and cultures.  Artists will include Lisa Telford, David Boxley, Sabra Kauka, Delores Churchill, Holly Churchill, Kelly Church, Othniel Oomittuk, Tara Gumapac, Sekio Fuapopo, Ryan! Feddersen, Michael Fast Buffalo Horse, Bernice Akamine, Elizabeth James Perry and many others.  In-person open gallery viewing from 5:00p.m.-6:00p.m. at the Evergreen Library Gallery – Evans Hall (Library Building), Room 2204 Virtual tour of the exhibition begins at 3:45p.m. on Zoom, link forthcoming.    

Date Time Location Format Audience

Saturday, November 13th - 
End of January

In-person library service hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 8:45 pm

Friday: 8 am - 6:15 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11 am - 6:15 pm

Evans Hall (Library 2nd Floor Room 2204), The Evergreen State College & Online link forthcoming please visit The Longhouse Events webpage for more information (link this page https://www.evergreen.edu/longhouse/longhouse-events) In-Person and Virtual. Covid-19 health and safety protocols are required for advertising in-person events. For information and resources regarding Evergreens Covid-19 Health & safety Protocols visit evergreen.edu/covid19 Open to the public: including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends 
Zoom link: Virtual tour of the exhibition begins at 3:45p.m. on Zoom, link forthcoming.

Primary contact: Amber De Villers, Native Programs Specialist -  pearsona@evergreen.edu or Laura VerMeulen, Longhouse Managing Director - (360)-867-6413 - VerMeulL@evergreen.edu 

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Nancy Hwang

NOV 17 - Evergreen Art Lecture Series - Nancy Hwang

Nancy Hwang, born in Seoul and based in New York, has been producing audience-participatory projects spanning two decades in North America, Europe, and Asia. Always possessing a sense of open-endedness, chance, and spontaneity, her practice involves making connections and building relationships. Among various venues, Hwang had exhibited at apexart, Artist Space, El Museo del Barrio, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Sculpture Center, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Kitchen, and White Columns. Her Blue Button Project (2003) promoted dialogue about the War in Iraq. S was a public intervention to wash the hair of people from all walks of life at a shampoo station installed at Lt. Petrosino Park, New York. Her ongoing project Somewhere in America invites proposals for traveling with her within the U.S. somewhereinamerica.org   

Date Time Location Format Audience

Wednesday, November 17th

11:30 am - 1:00 pm (PST) Zoom Virtual Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends
Zoom link: https://evergreen.zoom.us/j/88216418607

Primary contact: Shaw Osha, Member of the Faculty, Visual Arts and Visual and Critical Studies - oshas@evergreen.edu

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Tree Lighting Ceremony

NOV 30 - Tree Lighting Ceremony 

As we approach the close of the fall quarter and enter the darker months of the year, this event is all about bringing light to campus and keeping our spirits high as we press forward in the academic year. The evening will include live musical entertainment, hot cocoa, and cider! In the event of inclement weather the ceremony will be held under the library awning.

Date Time Location Format Audience

Tuesday, November 30th

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (PST)  Red Square, Evergreen, Olympia In Person Students, staff, faculty

Event Health and Safety  
With guidance from the state and CDC, and in alignment with Evergreen’s campus operations, we’ll be following the protocols below in an effort to create a safe and comfortable environment for event attendees. Thanks for your help in keeping our community safe!  

About Our Event Space 
The event will be hosted outdoors on Red Square and offer abundant space for attendees to interact with each other. Check local weather reports so you can dress comfortably.

Face Masks and Social Interactions 
Attendees should wear masks when interacting closely with other (e.g. talking, hugging, dancing, etc.). Masks are not necessary outdoors where social distancing (at least 6 feet) can be maintained.

Drinking Outdoors Fine Without a Mask 
The event will include hot beverages. Attendees can enjoy beverages outdoors where they can maintain adequate distance from others. 

Primary contact: Alumni Programs - alumni@evergreen.edu