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The humanities offer a window into another’s life. They open our experiences and expand our limited perception beyond ourselves, allowing us to relate to, instead of fearing, each other.

Susan Rich
Highline Community College professor, Fulbright Fellow, and award-winning poet
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9th Aaina: South Asian Women's Focus

Aaina, which means mirror in Hindi & Urdu, celebrates the artistic work of and about South Asian women through films, visual and performance art, speakers, and conversations.

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Cascadian Poetics: Innovations from Here.

Cascadian Poetics: Innovations from Here. Nadine Maestas (Seattle) facilitates a panel on what is innovative in Cascadia poetry. Panel includes: Jeanne Heuving (Seattle), Joanne Kyger (Bolinas), Stephen Collis (Vancouver) and George Stanley (Vancouver). Paccar Atrium PIGT 103 at Seattle U.

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Geoactivism (Geography & Activism)

This Cascadia Poetry Festival panel includes: Kim Goldberg (Facilitator, Nanaimo), Eric De Place (Seattle), Trevor Carolan (North Vancouver), Kaia Sand (Portland, OR). Paccar Atrium PIGT 103 at Seattle U.

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Mexican Labor and World War II: Braceros in the Pacific Northwest

Dr. Erasmo Gamboa discusses Mexican Labor and World War II: Braceros in the Pacific Northwest. A child of Mexican immigrant parents, Erasmo Gamboa was born in Texas and spent his youth in the Yakima Valley of Eastern Washington. After attending Yakima Valley Community College, he enrolled at the University of Washington in 1968 where he quickly became a leading student activist. He earned an MA in History from the UW in 1973, and his PhD in 1984. He is currently Associate Professor of Chicano Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the UW. Professor Gamboa is the author of numerous articles and books on the history of Latinos in the Pacific Northwest, including Mexican Labor and World War II: Braceros in the Pacific Northwest, 1942-1947; and Nosotros, the Hispanic People of Oregon: Essays and Reflections, which won the Helen and Martin Schwarz Prize from the National Federation of State Humanities Councils.

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