May's Big Idea: A series of events for alumni and friends

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Three Magnets Brewing Company
600 Franklin St SE #105
Olympia, WA 98501

So what's the Big Idea?

  • Every third Wednesday, Evergreen faculty members spark conversation about big ideas.
  • You'll enjoy great conversation with good food and drink along with fellow Greeners.
  • Informal and free to attend, food and drinks will be available to order from the restaurant.

May's Big Idea: Can learning social history inspire how you live your life?  Evergreen faculty member Nancy Koppelman '88 will take inspiration from her spring program What Are Children For? to illustrate how learning social history can bring perspective, insight, and wisdom to the challenges of everyday life.  In 2004, when her own children were young, Nancy created this program with colleague Bill Arney to see if there were ways of understanding the challenges of raising children that weren’t addressed in the “Parenting” section of the bookstore.  History helped!