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Anything is Possible: How to Overcome Obstacles and Make a Difference
Thursday November 6, 2014
Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine 1995-2013)
UW Graduate School UW Alumni Association Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Department of Political Science and Department of Communications
Yvette Moy, email@example.com
Kane Hall, room 130
You do not need to be an alum of the University of Washington to attend or register. Open to the public, tickets are available beginning on 9/23.
Olympia Snowe's dedicated work in the U.S. Senate has garnered her nationwide recognition as a leading policymaker in Washington. In 2005, she was named the 54th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. In 2006, Time magazine named her one of the top ten U.S. Senators. Calling her "The Caretaker," it wrote of Snowe: "Because of her centrist views and eagerness to get beyond partisan point scoring, Maine Republican Olympia Snowe is in the center of every policy debate in Washington, but while Snowe is a major player on national issues, she is also known as one of the most effective advocates for her constituents." With her election in 1994, Senator Snowe became only the second woman Senator in history to represent Maine, following the late Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, who served from 1949 - 1973. In November 2006, she was re-elected to a third six-year term in the United States Senate with 74 percent of the vote.return to top
Back to the Indiginous: Re-Imagining Spirituality in Response to Climate Change
Thursday November 13, 2014
James Perkinson, Ecumenical Theological Seminary
7 PM - 9 PM
Communications Bldg, room 120
A long-time activist and educator from inner city Detroit, where he has a history of involvement in various community development initiatives and low-income housing projects, Perkinson holds a PhD in theology from the University of Chicago, with a secondary focus on history of religions. His books include: White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity and Shamanism, Racism, and Hip-Hop Culture: Essays on White Supremacy and Black Subversion. He has written extensively in both academic and popular journals on questions of race, class and colonialism in connection with religion and urban culture. He is in demand as a speaker on a wide variety of topics related to his interests and a recognized artist on the spoken-word poetry scene in the inner city.return to top
Jim is particularly concerned to understand the way white supremacy, as an effect of colonial Christian practices, continues to be reproduced in mainstream Western cultures. In addition, he explores how the creative forms of cultural resistance developed by marginalized groups and indigenous peoples can critically challenge Christianity today.