Submitted by The Evergreen State College
The Evergreen State College will host its second, “Womxn of Color Panel,” from 1 p.m. -3 p.m. Monday, October 18 via Zoom.
The panel is comprised of Washington legislators: Senator Mona Das; Senator Emily Randall; Representative Debra Entenman and Representative My-Linh Thai. Each of these panel members have been instrumental in passing landmark legislation to advance equity in the Evergreen state. This year’s theme is, “Advancing Equity, Racial Justice, and Resilience.” The panelists will share their stories and how they’ve succeeded with their work in equity and inclusion.
The first Womxn of Color Panel took place in 2019, where these four panelists along with Representative Melanie Morgan, who is unable to join this year’s panel, joined the college community following their freshman year in the legislature and discussed their experiences running for office as womxn of color and the power of representation.
Evergreen is home to a diverse and dynamic community of people who come to the college from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and socioeconomic statuses that bring with them a wealth of differing perspectives, experiences and talents.
The panel is being hosted by Evergreen’s division of Inclusive Excellence and Student Success or IESS. The event will be moderated by Deans Chloee Gladney and Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga. Those interested in hearing the panel discussion can join the Evergreen community from 1 p.m. -3 p.m. Monday, October 18 via Zoom.