Humanities Calendar - Fall Quarter

Fall Quarter 2014

All presentations are free and open to the campus and the community.

Real Talk Wednesdays
Every Wednesday (starting Oct.1) 3:00pm-4:30pm
JKC Room 106
Diversity & Equity Center’s Real Talk Wednesday is an open forum in which students, staff, community members, and faculty can host meaningful and courageous conversations in order to create community and educate the campus on social justice issues, current events, trends, controversies, and most importantly topics that matter to you.
Contact Abraham Rodriguez-Hernandez at or 425-388-9997

China Town Hall
October 16 (Thurs), 3:45- 7:30pm
JKC 101 (Wilderness Room)
Sponsored by the Global Studies Department, this nationwide live broadcast of the eighth China Town Hall presents the impact of the current and future U.S/China relationship on personal and professional lives. President Jimmy Carter is the official CTH speaker, followed by a local China specialist who will present issues and topics after the live webcast. Participation and discussion by the attending audience is encouraged.
Contact Elke Dinter, or (425) 388-9465

Slavery Symposium
October 21 (Tues), 9-10am, JKC 101
October 23 (Thurs), 11am-12pm, BAK 120
Panels of experts examine the challenges and impacts of modern-day slavery in Washington state. Moderator: Steven Tobias

Food Day Panel
 October 21 (Tues), 12:15pm- 1:15pm
JKC 101 (Wilderness Room)
As part of celebrating Food Day this year, a panel discussion will be held at EvCC in the Jackson Center on the topic of “Affordable, safe and healthy food in Snohomish County: view points from producers to policy makers”. Participants include a food policy expert, a local organic farmer, the Snohomish County agricultural coordinator & Everett mayor Ray Stephanson.
Contact Nancy Vandenberg, or 425-388-9455

October 28 (Tues), 10:00am-1:00pm
JKC 101
Celebrate the Oktoberfest with activities, song and dance, right here at Everett Community College. Join us for this event sponsored by the World Languages Department and the International Education Department. The famous Enzian Schuhplattler folk-dance group will perform and entertain from 11:30am-12:30pm.
Contact Elke Dinter, or (425) 388-9465

Yurei: Japanese Ghost Stories
October 29 (Wed), 12:00 noon
JKC 101 (Wilderness Room)
Join us for a ghost story reading by Zach Davisson, author of “Yurei: The Japanese Ghost” followed by a panel discussion, book signing and audience Q&A. This event is sponsored by EvCC’s Japanese Club. For more information, go to  Contact Heather Uhl (425) 388-9139.

Engineer-Turned-Poet: Reflections on Hanford
Engineer-turned-poet Kathleen Flenniken, former state poet laureate,  reflects on the history of the Hanford Nuclear site
October 29 (Wed), 12:30pm
Whitehorse Hall critique space
Contact: Andrew Wahl,, EvCC Digital Journalism & Communications faculty/Adviser for The Clipper, 425-388-9419.

Spooktacular Halloween & Club Fest
October 30, (Thurs),  10:00am-1:00pm
Student Life will be hosting a costume contest open to students, staff and faculty of EvCC that will start at 12:00 noon as well as displaying festive booths with games and activities. Student contestants will have a chance at winning $75, $50 and $25 gift cards. Staff and faculty will also have the opportunity to win $100, $75 and $50 gift cards donated by EvCC. Contact Lindsay Hudson 425-388-9508,

“Mayhem” Opening Reception at the Russell Day Gallery
Oct. 27th-Dec. 5th 2014 (Reception Thursday Oct.30th)
Reception Hours: 12:30-2:00pm
Gallery Hours: Monday and Thursday 10am-5pm Tuesday & Wednesday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-1pm
Meet Steve Grupp, Gary Newlin, Russ Nunes and other guests at the Opening Reception of “Mayhem” and hear them speak about the exhibit and the natural hazards of our region. Learn how disasters happen, how we sometimes make them worse, and how we can prepare ourselves before they strike.
Contact Greg Kammer at or 425-388-9439

Study Abroad Club
Every other Friday (starting Oct 31st) at 12:30-1:30pm
PSU (Paperclip, Club Room)
This club offers the opportunity for EvCC students to learn about Study Abroad opportunities by meeting with faculty, coordinating trips, and learning how to raise funds.
Contact Cynthia Clarke at or 425 388-9382

Living Voices: Native Vision
November 3 (Mon), 2:00pm-3:00pm & 6:30pm-7:30pm
JKC 101
Student LIFE & 1st Nations Club presents a dynamic solo performance uniquely combined with archival material that turns history into a moving personal journey that charts the experience of Native Americans in the 1930's and 1940's. A Navajo girl explores her family's past while struggling to keep her culture in a government run boarding school. Her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world is brought to life as her community joins the U.S. in World War 2."
Contact Lindsay Hudson 425-388-9508,

Lecture: Making a Living as a Musician
November 6 (Thurs), 12:20-1:50
BAK 120
A talk with musical excerpts by violinist Svend Rønning, Concertmaster of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Lisa Bergman, Juilliard graduate and KING-FM radio announcer.

Japanese Club Tea House Fundraiser
November 12 (Wed), 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jackson Center Senate room
We will be serving our famous daifuku, green tea cupcakes, and many other confections made from traditional ingredients.  Vegan options are available!
Contact:  Heather Uhl,, 425-388-9964

Possession Sound Writers:  Award-Winning Poet Ed Skoog
November 17 (Mon), 1:00pm- 2:00pm
JKC 101 (Wilderness Room)
Possession Sound Writers presents a reading by Ed Skoog from his Washington State Book Award- winning poetry collection “Rough Day.”  The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.
Contact Kevin Craft,, 425-388-9395

National Geography Awareness Week Activities
November 19 -20 (Wed & Thurs)
Whitehorse Critique Space
The Social Sciences Department will be hosting events in celebration of National Geography Awareness Week (National GIS day is Wednesday, Nov. 19).   Story map presentations by students will be from 8:00am-10:00am on Nov.19.  Other events include talks and a brown bag lunch.  For details, please contact Kerry Lyste, geography instructor, 425-388-9381,

 “The Man Outside” --  Fall Play
November 20-22 and December 4-6,  7:30pm
BAK 120
“The Man Outside” describes the hopelessness of a post-war soldier called Beckmann who returns from Russia to find he has lost his wife and his home as well as his illusions and beliefs. This is one of Germany’s best known post-World-War II plays. Sponsored by Student Activities and produced by the EvCC theatre department.
Contact Beth Peterson, or (425) 388-9525

2nd Annual R.I.S.E Conference
November 22 (Sat),   7:00am-6:00pm
JKC 101
“The Resilient Intellectuals Seeking Equity (R.I.S.E) Conference is a student-led event at Everett Community College that is committed to promoting critical inquiry through education, social consciousness, and student leadership & empowerment. We, the students, strongly believe that R.I.S.E. represents not only our ability to lead and challenge our educational institutions, but our devotion to owning our education, serving our communities, and inspiring the future generations of students.”
Registration starts at 7:00am and the conference will begin at 8:30am. Free  for EvCC Students! For more information, go to Contact Abraham Rodriguez-Hernandez at 425-388-9997,

Nishiyama Japanese Garden
Monday through Thursday: 10 am- 3 pm & 9 am-11:30 am on Fridays
905 Wetmore Avenue
The Everett Community College Nishiyama Japanese Garden represents a compressed world of mountains, forests, lakes, rivers, meadows and village. It is located in the south-west corner of the parking lot facing Wetmore Avenue, and access to the garden for self-guided tours is provided at no charge on days when EvCC classes are in session and on special occasions. Group tours are available.  For future group visits contact Kathy Koss to assure availability.  The garden is closed during the college break or holidays or weekend.
Contact Kathy Koss at 425-388-9195 or

Tuesday Travelogues return for another quarter. All presentations are in JKC 107 from 12:20-1:20pm. Additional information about presenters and locations can be found on the Tuesday Travelogue page.
September 30: Indonesia
October 7: Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, & England
October 14: Adventures Down Under: Java, Bali, & Australia
October 21: Antarctica (location: BAK 120)
November 4: Sedona AZ I See It
November 18: Kenya & Tanzanian Islands

Contact Us

The Humanities Alliance
Everett Community College
Phone: 425.388.9411
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201