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(Which) People’s Budget Forum

On November 14, at First Christian Church, organizers, activists and community members met to attend the People’s Budget Forum, an event put on by Olympia City Councilmember Clark Gilman; he has a background as a union organizer and representative, and prior to his appointment to his City Council seat, he…

Quinault Nation builds bridges to stop Grays Harbor oil terminal

(This article is excerpted from the author’s forthcoming book Unlikely Alliances: Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands (University of Washington Press / Indigenous Confluences series, May 2017), and draws from interviews with Native and non-Native representatives.) The Bakken Oil Shale Basin centered in North Dakota is…

Poco a Poco: Cooperative work in Olympia and abroad

When 2012 was named the International Year of Cooperatives, sparks flew in the cooperative community in Olympia, Washington. Those working in co-ops here began investigating how to make our cooperatives stronger. As part of this effort, two staff members from the Olympia Food Cooperative, as well as Evergreen students and…

Evergreen’s new Equity Strategic Plan: The beginning of a paradigm shift

In November 2016, Evergreen’s Equity and Inclusion Council released its 2016-2017 Strategic Equity Plan. The central commitment in the plan is to “substantially improve the experiences of underserved students on our campus so that we close equity gaps in student learning and student success.” Strategic plans don’t necessarily lead to…

Where to turn

In July 1941, Albert Einstein, ten months a US citizen, wrote Eleanor Roosevelt asking her, as First Lady, to raise with the president the matter of lifting bureaucratic hurdles so that Jewish refugees threatened by Hitler’s final solution could be granted entry into the United States. “I know of no-one else to…

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