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February 2022

Catherin Coleman Flowers on Environmental justice (2nd Lane Family Lecture)

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Catherine Coleman Flowers, an environmental and climate justice activist, writes about the disproportionate impacts of inadequate waste and water sanitation infrastructure on rural communities of color in the U.S. She currently serves as a member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council and was named a 2020 MacArthur Fellow for Environmental Health Advocacy. Hosted by the School of the Environment as a 2022 Lane Family Lecture in Environmental Science. Link for LiveStream:

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March 2022

“How Far We’ve Come: A Reflection on the Impact of Title IX,” Women’s Leadership Summit

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Lipi Turner Rahman on Nash Collection

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Phil Gruen on “Back Home(less): Architecture, Empathy, and Memory”

March 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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April 2022

Washington Senator T’Wina Nobles

T’wina Nobles is a Washington State senator representing the 28th Legislative District, which includes Tacoma and surrounding communities. Sworn into office in 2021, she is the first Black state senator to serve in a decade. She serves as the vice chair of the Earling Learning & K-12 Education Committee as well as the Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee. Prior to her election, Nobles taught high school at Stadium and Lincoln high schools in Tacoma and served on the University…

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