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Spotlight Series

Migration: Towards an Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Understanding of Human Mobility

THE 8TH BIENNIAL WANG CENTER SYMPOSIUM
March 8-9 | Pacific Lutheran University

The 2018 Wang Center Symposium gathers scholars, writers, artists and practitioners to explore the causes and effects, the patterns and disruptions, and the past, present and future of migration – an issue that some experts argue will define the 21st century.

Black History Month at PLU

Black History Month at PLU

Upcoming events for Black History Month at PLU. Calendar sponsored by the Black Student Union.

More Spotlight Events

(events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted)

Minal Hajratwala, Author’s Story and Reading

13TH VISITING WRITER SERIES
7 p.m. | Tuesday, March 6
Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts – Studio Theater

The series continues with Minal Hajratwala, author of Leaving India: My Family’s Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents.

Indigenous Environmentalism as Spiritual Responsibility

PAUL O. INGRAM LECTURE
7 p.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 20
Anderson University Center – Scandinavian Cultural Center

Michelle M. Jacob is a professor of indigenous studies and director of the Sapsik’ʷałá (Teacher) Education Program at University of Oregon. She is a member of the Yakama Nation, and founding director of the Center for Native Health and Culture at Heritage University.

The Importance of Migrant Voices and Perspectives

THE 44TH ANNUAL WALTER C. SCHNACKENBERG MEMORIAL LECTURE

7 p.m. | Thursday, March 8

Anderson University Center – Scandinavian Cultural Center

This year’s speaker is Fredy González, assistant professor of Latin history at the University of Colorado – Boulder.

This year’s lecture is part of the Wang Center Symposium.

The Case for Engineering Our Food

THE RACHEL CARSON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY ANNUAL LECTURE
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, March 6
Anderson University Center – Chris Knutzen Hall

This year’s speaker is Pamela Ronald, a distinguished professor in the Plant Pathology and Genome Center at the University of California – Davis.

The People's Gathering

The People’s Gathering:
A Revolution of Consciousness!

CENTER FOR GRADUATE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | March 14
Anderson University Center
$125 – $225

This second annual conference is a professional/personal development learning experience and networking opportunity designed to move forward the often-difficult conversation about race.

Alberto Ledesma

Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer:
Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

3RD ANNUAL CÉSAR CHÁVEZ & DOLORES HUERTA LATINO STUDIES LECTURE
6:30 p.m. | Monday, March 19
Anderson University Center – Scandinavian Cultural Center

This year’s speaker is Alberto Ledesma, author of the memoir-comic book Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer and Graduate Diversity Director in Arts & Humanities at Berkeley.