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Alumni in Hawaii

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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June 16 | Lynnwood Washington | 10:30a – 3:00p

Join us for a day of pampering, restoration, and community at Olympus Day Spa in Lynnwood.  A day pass will give you access to their hydrotherapy pools, steam rooms, and infrared energy rooms.  You may include any other spa package to complete your day.

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June 21 | Virtual | 6:00p

We are excited to host an alumni reading group this summer.  You will have the opportunity, virtually, to engage in conversation with other alumni about a book that centers diversity, inclusion, and justice.  Our text is Octavia’s Brood.

Our plan is to hold the discussion using Google Hangout as our platform. Please let us know if you do not have a Google account and we can explore other options. More details on how to join the Hangout will be posted the week of June 18. Contact Angie Hambrick L (hambriaz@plu.edu) with any questions.

June 23 | Seattle Washington | 7:00p

Join us for a Seattle Sounds match against the Chicago Fire!  This match is also a part of Seattle Pride.  The Diversity Center will cover the cost of your and and one partner/family/friends’ tickets.  Space is limited to 20, so RSVP fast!

July 14 | Pacific Ave between S 9th & S 7th Streets  | Noon – 6:00p

Join us for the Tacoma Pride Festival!  Tacoma Pride is a family friendly event with vendors, live performances, and guest speakers that educates and celebrates our Queer community by fostering pride and visibility, this day and year round.

This year, The Diversity Center is partnering with Marketing and Communication to host a dCenter/PLU booth at the festival.  If you are interesting in volunteering at the booth, please contact Luke Ruiz, Assistant Director of The Diversity Center (ruizla@plu.edu).  Or, just come and hang out with us!

July 28 | Puyallup WA 

Tribal Canoe Journeys is an annual summer event for indigenous people of the connected Salish Sea communities.  Tribal families travel distances by canoe from their homes as they share in song and dance along en route to their final destination.  This year, the landing will be hosted by the Puyallup Tribe in the territory of Medicine Creek.

August 5 | Cheney Stadium | 1:35p

Join us for a day game – The Diversity Center will cover the cost of your and one partner/family/friends’ tickets, which includes a hot dog and beverage.

July 22 – 28, 2019 | Tobago West Indies 

The Diversity Center is so excited to host our Second Alumni Travel.  This time, we will be traveling to the beautiful twin Island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago!  We will spend the majority of our time in Tobago where we will have the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Tobago and enjoy the festivities of their Heritage Festival.  Heritage Festival is a series of cultural events across the island that celebration language, oral traditions, dance, and music of Tobago. And of course there will be plenty time for sand, sun, and sea!  Join us anytime between July 22 – 28, 2019

Check our website throughout the year as we provide information about the trip, including program fee, schedule of events, and travel and lodging options.  You can also sign up for email updates (hambriaz@plu.edu – Subject Line Tobago 2019 Updates).