Our next presentation will be in the Parker Room at YVCC in Yakima at 6pm on Wednesday May 2, following a 5:30 reception; the first thrilling performance was on April 19 at Heritage.
In an effort to generate fruitful dialogue among the Latino, Native American, and white non-Latino communities in the Yakima Valley, we are collaborating with Heritage University students to stage a public event called “Stories from Washington’s Indigenous, Latino & Immigrant Communities.” This event will feature a spoken-word performance piece by seven Native and Latino Heritage folks as well as a series of stories from “State of the State” field research on voting rights, immigration, and education. This presentation will be at Heritage on Thursday April 19 (please see announcement below) and then at YVCC in the Parker Room at 6pm on Wednesday May 2, following a 5:30 reception.
With this innovative storytelling/performance format and in this inter-ethnic/inter-racial context, we at Whitman hope to increase dramatically the awareness and accessibility of our research to people in the Valley. And we are tremendously excited about this new partnership for the public good among our various academic institutions, and honored to be participating in it with the people at Heritage and with YVCC’s sponsorship, as well.
Click on this link to see the flyer for the April 19th event: A Collaborative Presentation of Heritage University and Whitman College