Diversity Center Alumni

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The Diversity Center is committed to providing alumni with insight into diversity and inclusion initiatives, challenges, and successes on campus.  We also strive to create space for alumni to  (re)connect with each other, The Diversity Center, and the university.

Whether or not you were a student when the dCenter was established, our values of critical reflection, perspective taking and community resonate with a wide range of alumni who believe in our mission. Please join us as we celebrate our continued efforts  as collective voices of resistance and change.

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Upcoming Events

Check out these opportunities for engagement and community over the next couple of months.

If you have ideas for a get-together, or have any questions about any of our upcoming events, please email Angie Hambrick (hambriaz@plu.edu).

D Center Alumni Quarantine to 5k

Quarantine to 5K | Monday, June 21 - Monday August 16

Yup, we’re doing this again…Join The Diversity Center Alumni for our second annual 5K! Whether you choose to walk, run, or something in between, we can’t wait to train together.

Beginning the week of June 21, follow our dCenter Alumni Quarantine to 5K Training Schedule and complete your 5K the week of August 16.  If folks are interested, we can plan on 5K-ing together (physical distancing directives always in place).  Snap a picture of yourself at your 5K finish line and post on the dCenter Alumni Facebook Page.

As you train, use the hashtag #dctr5k21 to chronicle your journey.

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Brews in Ballard | Saturday, June 26 | 10a - 6p

Do you enjoy unique craft beers locally produced in the Seattle area? If yes, then join the dCenter alumni crew as we do a mini brew crawl in the Ballard district! We will be starting at Stoup Brewing, then heading to Urban Family, and finishing our tour at Lucky Envelope. All the breweries we are visiting are within a 0.5 mile radius! Hosted by Luke Ruiz, Assistant Director of The Diversity Center.

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Diversity Center Alumni Story Corp

The Diversity Center will be celebrating its 20th year anniversary during the 2021.2022 academic year.  Whether or not you were a student when the dCenter was established, our values of critical reflection, perspective taking, community, and care resonate with a wide range of alumni who believe in our mission. To celebrate our work and to recognize the contributions of our alumni, we are excited to announce our Diversity Center Alumni Storycorp Project and invite you to participate!

Using short videos, we hope to tell the story of The Diversity Center and our values through your stories – What meaning does The Diversity Center hold for you?  How have you stayed connected to our values of critical reflection, perspective taking, community, and care? Who is one person from your time in The Diversity Center that you are grateful for and why?

If you are interested in participating, please fill out THIS FORM.  Deadline for submission is Wednesday, June 30.

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Bikes and Brunch | Saturday, July 10 | Fort Steilacoom Park | 10a

Bring a lunch and your wheels, as we bike through Fort Steilacoom Trail.  We’ll bike approximately 2 miles, stop for lunch, and bike back.  Hosted by Magdalena Stickel, Coordinator of The Center for Gender Equity

RSVP HERE

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Dungeons and Dragons | Sunday, July 18 | Virtual | Noon - 4:00p

PvE. Skill monkey.  Trippers.  DMPC. (Shrug…)

Lauren Mendez (’15) will be hosting a Dungeons and Dragons one shot for beginners!

Noon – 1p:  Intro to D&D and character creation
1:00-4pish:  Let’s play!

RSVP HERE

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Wade in The Water | Saturday, August 21 | Lake Union, Seattle

Join us for a day on the water in Lake Union, Seattle. Have fun floating, kayaking, or dipping your feet in the water before enjoying food and drinks at Nicole’s house. Hosted by Nicole Juliano, Director of The Diversity Center.

RSVP HERE

Common Reading | The Best We Could Do | Thi Bui

Common Reading | The Best We Could Do | Thi Bui

The 2021-2022 academic year Common Reading book will be the critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. In this timely and breathtaking memoir, Bui explores her experiences as a daughter of Vietnamese immigrants who escaped the fall of Saigon in 1975. Her book describes how she has come to understand her family’s history and her sometimes fraught relationship with her parents in light of who she has become as a daughter, wife, and a mother. Told in a graphic novel format, Bui explores the universal themes of immigration and migration, family, racism and discrimination, duty, and redemption as they relate to the modern-day Vietnamese Asian- American experience.

Join us for a virtual discussion in September.  The first five folks who register will receive a free copy of the text!

RSVP HERE

Third Biennial Diversity Center Alumni Trip

June 2022 | Savannah & Tybee Island Georgia

We have tentatively moved our travel to June 2022 and are looking forward to hosting our third Diversity Center alumni trip to Savannah and Tybee Island Georgia!  We will share more details about the trip in the fall, and will always keep our eyes open and our plans flexible and responsive to local, state, and national health directives.  

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What to Bring

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