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Calendar of events on the Palouse

January 16, 2018
  • CCE Public Square Forum: Butch's Den Topic: A New Era of Social Activism

    January 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Cub Compton Union Building (Butch's Den L60), 1500 Glenn Terrell Mall, Pullman, WA 99163, USA

    Social activism, an important and essential aspect of democracy, has always been a part of the history of the United States of America. Join us at the Public Square to learn from a diverse panel of faculty and students about their personal experiences with activism and how it may (or may not) be changing through the generations.

    Panelist members include Dr. David Leonard, Professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies, Jeff Guillory, Interim Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, and undergraduate student Brenda Rodriguez

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  • Tech Tuesday! Fake News: How to Know What to Know

    January 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Colfax Branch Library

    Is this news or fake news??? Distinguishing between fact and fiction has become increasingly challenging. Climate scientist and former journalist Peter Haug will lead a discussion on what fake news is and how to know what to know at the Center from 6-8 pm.

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  • "The Mountaintop" by Katori Hall

    January 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    WSU Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall

    L.A. Theatre Works – Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director – Presents
    By Katori Hall

    Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop explores the human side of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. as he forms an unlikely friendship with a motel maid on the eve of his assassination. Hours after his famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line “I’ve been to the mountaintop,” the celebrated reverend reveals his hopes, regrets, and fears, creating a masterful bridge between mortality and immortality.

    Adults: $18
    Seniors: $15
    Non-WSU Students/Youth: $9
    WSU Students with ID: FREE
    Group rate (8 or more): $14

    Tickets may be purchased in advance at all TicketsWest outlets, including online at, by phone at 800-325-SEAT (800-325-7328), and at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office (normal hours are Mon-Fri 10-2; closes for WSU holidays and semester breaks). Convenience charges apply to advance sales at all locations except Beasley. The Daggy Hall box office will open 2 hours before each performance for will-call and ticket sales (subject to availability).

    Free tickets for WSU students may be picked up in advance only at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office with valid ID.

    Presented with generous support from the Residence Inn by Marriott, Pullman, and the Courtyard by Marriott, Pullman.

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January 17, 2018
  • Guyland:The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

    January 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cub Compton Union Building (Senior Ballroom), 1500 Glenn Terrell Mall, Pullman, WA 99163, USA

    The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear. Today, growing up has become more complex and confusing, as young men drift casually through college and beyond—hanging out, partying, playing with tech toys, watching sports. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous social world has developed, far away from the traditional signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood—a territory Michael Kimmel has identified as "Guyland."t

    Free even

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January 18, 2018
  • Kneeling For Justice?

    January 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    WSU Bryan Hall, room 308

    Join writer and civil rights activist Shaun King, who will discuss the controversy of kneeling during the National Anthem. The Washington Post credited King with leading a successful months-long and far-reaching social media campaign that lead to the arrest of three men who were involved in the assault of DeAndre Harris at the Unite the Right Rally in August 2017.

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January 20, 2018
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Community Breakfast

    January 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    Moscow Middle School, 1410 E D St, Moscow, ID 83843, USA

    The Latah County HumanRights Task Force invites you to a Community Breakfast to commemorate Dr.Martin Luther King Jr./Human Rights Day and to honor individuals who have madesignificant contributions to the cause of human rights in our area.

    Cost: $ 8.00 general admission        $ 4.00 students/children (see form)

    Featured Speaker: NIKKITA OLIVER   “Together We Rise!”

    NikkitaOliver, of Seattle is an attorney, teacher, and spoken-word artist who devotesher efforts to community organizing and being a spokesman for change forvulnerable people requiring access and equity. Her ideals prompted her to runfor Seattle mayor in 2017 under the banner of the Peoples Party of Seattle.Though unsuccessful she continues her work for affordable housing, bettereducation and giving people a voice in the process.

    Oliver works as a teachingartist and mentor in Seattle Public Schools and through Creative Justice, anonprofit that uses art to work with youth involved with the court system. Sheholds law and education degrees from the University of Washington, was the 2015grand champion of the Seattle Poetry Slam, and received the 2015 artisthuman-rights leader award from the Seattle Office for Civil Rights.

    The ticket fee willcover the costs of the breakfast. We encourage you to make an additionalcontribution of $ 25.00 or more to become a Friend of Human Rights and toassist the Task Force’s community activities. All Breakfast profits and all donations are used to provide educationalhuman rights programs primarily for local students, and also for the community.


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February 13, 2018
  • Pullman 2040 Community Initiative Roll-out Event

    February 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Encounter Ministries Church, 190 SE Crestview St, Pullman, WA 99163, USA

    Join us Tuesday, February 13 for the Pullman 2040 Community Initiative Roll-out! Learn more about the Pullman 2040 visioning process, the first initial project areas and upcoming community projects.

    - Check-in and Project Booth Networking
    - Encounter Ministries Tour
    - Initiative Presentations
    - Project Booth Networking

    Hor d'oeuvres will be provided.

    Don't miss your opportunity to get involved in the Pullman community!

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March 5, 2018
  • League of Women Voters March Program on Healthcare

    March 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Umpqua Bank, 225 N Grand Ave, Pullman, WA 99163, USA

    “Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody”. This documentary by Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg discusses why it is time for the U.S. to have single-payer health insurance. Such a system has been introduced to Congress every year since 1973 and is supported by the National League of Women Voters. Discussion will follow.

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