Equity, Justice, and Empowerment in Public Service

Return to Evergreen, Saturday, October 15

Morning Breakout Sessions

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. | Purce Hall 101 

This dynamic panel of Evergreen alumni focuses on the experiences of social justice, equity, and empowerment in public service.  In collaboration with the Division of Inclusive Excellence and Student Success, this panel features alum of color from Evergreen Tacoma and the MPA program speaking on the impact their Evergreen education has had on their work as equity/social justice practitioners and sharing empowering stories about their journeys.  



Cholee Gladney

Facilitator: Cholee Gladney '00

Associate Dean of Climate and Belonging Education

Kwabi Amoah-Forson

Alumni Speaker: Kwabi Amoah-Forson '15

Peace Humanitarian, The Peace Bus

Kiara Daniels

Alumni Speaker: Kiara Daniels '14, MPA '18

Tacoma City Councilmember 

Yến Huỳnh

Alumni Speaker: Yến Huỳnh '16, MPA '19 

Olympia City Councilmember and Equity & Social Justice Consultant for Washington State Department of Corrections 

Nichole Ossa

Alumni Speaker: Nichole Ossa '02

Chief of Proactive Equity, Access Planning and Belonging at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Vincent Perez

Alumni Speaker: Vincent Perez MPA '18

Founder and Director of the Equity Institute in Olympia, WA 

About Return to Evergreen

Return to Evergreen is the college’s version of homecoming. We gather to honor alumni successes, celebrate alumni impact and the spirit of life-long learning. This event features Evergreen graduates addressing pressing topics and social events to foster community.


For questions email alumni@evergreen.edu or call (360) 867 - 6300.