Evergreen Student Civic Engagement Institute
We are pleased to present an engaging and dynamic series of virtual events for the 2020 Evergreen Student Civic Engagement Institute (ESCEI)!
Join us each day as we explore many facets of civic engagement!
Monday, September 21
A conversation with elected official Kim Wyman, Washington's 15th Secretary of State.
Ever wonder what the Secretary of State does? Did you know that state libraries and elections are both part of this elected person's responsibility? Join us in a fabulous conversation with Washington's 15th Secretary of State, Kim Wyman! We'll hear a little about Secretary Wyman, how she got into politics, what her office does, and how you can get involved in civic engagement.
Tuesday, September 22
Evergreen Alums Who Are Making A Difference
Join us in a hearing from folx who graduated from Evergreen and are now doing incredible things in their communities! They will share how their Evergreen experiences shaped them, inspired them, and helped guide them in their journies of civic engagement. We'll have time for q&a, so you can ask your own questions too!
- Megan Wargacki, Class of 2001
- Bart Myers, Class of 1997
- Aileen Luppert, Class of 1996
- Dani Madrone, Class of 2011
- Kawbena Amoah-Forson, Class of 2015
- Kana Shephard, Class of 2005
Wednesday, September 23
Activists, Allies, & Advocates
Local community members who serve the community in various ways will share their stories with you of how they are responding to our current climate. With renewed calls for racial equity and justice, real-time experiences of climate change, and a pandemic disproportionately impacting communities of Black and Brown people, how we show up for our community is more important than ever. This is a great opportunity to hear from people on the front lines of civic engagement.
- Ellen Short Sanchez, Elevate Mason County, CCBLA
- Kerensa Mabwa, GRuB
- Michael Dennis, Together
- M Haynes, Community Organizer and Current Greener
Thursday, September 24
Student Employment @ Evergreen
Join us in the zoom room to learn about virtual and limited, in-person student employment opportunities at Evergreen! We'll hear from Nikki Williams, Associate Director of Financial Aid. Nikki will talk us through how to search for these opportunities online and answer general questions.
Friday, September 25
Join ESCEI student mentor Robert in watching video clips and talking about the relationship between cultural differences and dialogue. *For those of you looking for the full West Wing episode, we could not procure a copyright license and have updated our plans!