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Events for May 25, 2022

  • May 25
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  • Olympia

ONLINE: How Latina/Latino Representation Can Improve Democracy

Latinas/Latinos, the largest ethno-racial group in Washington State and in the nation, are grossly underrepresented in powerful segments of society, contributing to what some scholars refer to as a “demographic divide.” While the United States is an increasingly diverse society, this diversity is not reflected in important spheres of influence and power. In just one […]

  • When
  • 12:00 pm, Wednesday
    May 25, 2022
  • Where
  • Online Speakers Bureau Event
    Olympia, United States
  • May 25
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  • Walla Walla

ONLINE: Double Crossed: The American Missionary Spies of World War II

What made a good missionary also made a good spy, or so thought American intelligence agencies in World War II. These religious men and women carried out covert operations, bombings, and assassinations—confident that their nefarious deeds would eventually help them achieve their mission by expanding the kingdom of God. Historian Matthew Avery Sutton tells the […]

  • When
  • 1:00 pm, Wednesday
    May 25, 2022
  • Where
  • Online Speakers Bureau Event
    Walla Walla, United States
  • May 25
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  • ONLINE

Convergences: Charting New Possibilities for Asian American Writing During Times of Crisis

Poets Chen Chen, Danni Quintos, and SJ Sindu will read from their work and discuss themes of gender, racism, from their work and discuss themes of gender, racism, family, historical experiences for Asian North American family, historical experiences for Asian North American communities, and envision new possibilities and communities, and envision new possibilities and connection […]

  • When
  • 3:00 pm, Wednesday
    May 25, 2022
  • Where
  • ONLINE
    ONLINE, United States
  • May 25
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  • Anacortes

IN PERSON: Whiskey and Wiretaps: The Northwest’s Rumrunning King

On Thanksgiving Day, 1925, Roy Olmstead was trapped by federal prohibition agents and their Tommy guns on a lonely Puget Sound dock. His reign as the Northwest’s most prolific bootlegger had ended. But big questions—political, cultural, and legal—remained. Why did Olmstead, the youngest lieutenant in Seattle Police Department history, form a secret gang to take […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Wednesday
    May 25, 2022
  • Where
  • Anacortes Public Library
    1220 10th St
    Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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