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.

Diversity Deep Dive:

Advice, Farewells, Sunset

Upcoming Events

Check out these opportunities for engagement and community over the summer!

Registration is LIVE for all summer activities!

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).

Couch to 5K | June 8 -August 24 | Virtual and In Person

Join us in training to complete the 15th Annual Parkland Pace or Race 5K on Saturday, August 24.  We will share weekly goals leading up to the race.  Each participant will receive a dCenter Alumni Couch to 5K t-shirt to wear during training and on race/pace day.

The Office of DJS will cover the race/pace registration fee; day of race registration opens at 8:30a and race/pace begins at 9:30a.  


Coffee Crawl Series | Featuring Vegan Treats & Snacks | June & July

Have you ever tried cardamom syrup in your coffee? Does a lavender lemon donut sound good to you? Want to get to the bottom of who has the best drip in town? Join us as we check out different coffee shops around Tacoma this summer! We’ll visit two shops each time to experience coffee and snacks in three different neighborhoods of Tacoma – McKinley, Downtown, & Hilltop. Meet-ups will take place in the morning or midday – let us know your preferred times in the registration form. We’ll cover 1 drink or snack each day!  Hosted by Magdalena Stickel, Assistant Director of The Center for DJS.

Trivia Night at Farrelli's Pizza | Tuesday, June 18 | 7:00p | Point Ruston Tacoma

Last year our alumni team CRUSHED the 80/90s Talk Show host category!  Join us again for a night of Trivia at the Tacoma Waterfront.

Tacoma Pride | Saturday, July 13 | 12:00p - 6:00p | Tacoma

The Rainbow Center will host Tacoma Pride, a street festival  in downtown Tacoma.  Tacoma Pride is a family-friendly event that features street-side vendors, live performances by musicians, drag acts, as well as guest speakers and dignitaries. Tacoma Pride is the largest attended Pride event in Tacoma and is a highlight of Tacoma’s Pride Month of July.

*Sign up to volunteer at the Center for DJS  table.  Contact the Office of DJS with any questions (djs@plu.edu)

Creative Space Weekend | Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21 | Cle Elum WA

Join us as we build an intentional and community-based space for creative expression.  Bring any project you would like to work on and spend dedicated time in our curated creative space.  There will also be time, planned and organic, for socializing and enjoying the outdoors.

*Space is limited.  Cost for the weekend is $250.  Fee includes lodging for three nights and one shared meal.

Spooky Season 366 Reading Group | August TBD | In Person or Virtual

Join Angie and Magdalena’s scary book group!  We’ll send you the text and plan a meet up, virtual or in person, to discuss.  Choose from the options below or offer a suggestion of your own.

The Black Girl Survives in This One

Yellowface:  A Novel 

Silver Nitrate

Water Day | August TBD | 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 Center for Diversity, Justice, & Sustainability.

*Consider bringing a dish or beverage to share.  Partners and children always welcome.  Location will be provided after registration.

Rainiers v Round Rock Express Game | Sunday, August 25 | 1:35p | Tacoma

Close out summer with our final event!  Ticket (free!) includes hotdog, drink, and a limited edition Rainiers hat.  Partners and children are always welcome.