Music, lectures, films free for all: Week of events at Highline College to celebrate diversity

  • Friday, April 20, 2018 1:18pm
  • Life

For the Reporter

The public is invited to celebrate and explore diversity and contemporary social justice issues at Highline College, April 23-27.

Now in its 21st year, Unity Through Diversity Week will include free events by a wide range of guest speakers and campus experts.

United by the theme “Breaking Patterns: Our Time Is Now,” the weeklong program looks at the diversity of the South King County community in many forms: race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability and religion.

Event schedule

All events will be held on the college’s main campus in Des Moines, located midway between Seattle and Tacoma at South 240th Street and Pacific Highway South (Highway 99). Find full event descriptions on the Unity Through Diversity Week page.

Monday, April 23

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lecture presented by Drs. Jared Ball, Mark Bolden and Todd Burroughs: “Agency and Agencies: Black Panther and King Leopold’s Killmonger”

Building 7

1:30-3 p.m.

Workshop presented by Oriana Estrada: “Roots, Rhythm and Raza: Salsa Music and Dance”

Building 8, Mt. Constance Room

Tuesday, April 24

10-11:30 a.m.

Film screening: “Bottom Dollars”

Building 7

Wednesday, April 25

1:30-3 p.m.

Lecture presented by Ivanova Smith: “History to True Inclusion and Battles We Still Have to Fight!”

Building 7

Thursday, April 26

10–11:30 a.m.

Lecture presented by Vanessa Na: “#NotYourWedge: Asian American Student Activism and Transformational Resistance”

Building 7

Friday, April 27

10-11:50 a.m.

Film screening and panel discussion: “The Gentleman Bank Robber”

Building 7

2-4 p.m.

First Friday Leadership Institute workshop presented by Jerrell Davis: “MANIFEST”

Building 8, Mt. Constance Room

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