Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Upcoming Events in Our Community

Events of possible interest to our members coming up between now and the inauguration of Donald Trump. You may find that attending these events will lessen the distress of seeing this odious man become the POTUS.

January 12, 2017 "The Soul, Science & Culture of HOPE"
Did you see the Disney film McFarland, USA? If so, you know that instilling hope in kids can inspire them to accomplish great things with their lives.

Kennewick School District invites teachers, coaches and anyone in the Tri-Cities community to a free symposium at Kennewick High School auditorium at 6:30 p.m, Jan 12.

Featured speakers include Danny Diaz, a member of the California high school track team portrayed in the Disney film McFarland, USA. He will be joined by Rick Miller, founder of Kids at Hope, a national youth advocacy organization. Those planning to attend are encouraged to watch McFarland USA before attending. For more information, contact Sarah Del Toro at

January 14, 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Event
Red Lion Hotel, 802 George Washington Way in Richland
From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $50 per person (includes dinner)

The African American Community Cultural & Educational Society (AACCES) is hosting the Dr. Martin Luther King 10th Annual Celebration that will feature dinner, guest speakers and entertainment.

Guest speakers include:
•Les Trent, Senior Correspondent for CBS' Inside Edition with Deborah Norville
•Gwen Fisher Trent, Head of U. S. Communications for Shire, a global biotechnology company

The Trents are seasoned communications professionals who will discuss issues of traditional vs alternative news media.

AACCES will award its annual MLK scholarship to a student from WSU Tri-Cities and its Commitment to Diversity Award to an individual who has made a positive impact in the community.
In addition, Freeform, a nationally acclaimed jazz vocal group from Columbia Basin College, will be performing.

Tickets can be purchase at Salon Remedi (745 The Parkway in Richland), online or by phone 509-531-2141. Info and Tickets at AACCES

January 15, 2017, Rally for the Affordable Care Act.
Noon Sunday. John Dam Plaza, Richland.

Community event hosted by the local democrats. Includes speakers, music, information and call to action.

More info can be found here and on the BCDCC web page.

January 19, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. The White Privilege: The Other Side of Racial Inequality
Mid-Columbia Library - Kennewick Branch, located at 1620 S. Union St.

To be presented by Sociology Professor, Teresa Ciabattari, this event centers on racial inequality and white people's experiences concerning this matter. 'The White Privilege' aims to inform the participants how situations like this should be addressed, and how racial justice can be promoted in every community.

For more details, please visit the White Privilege: The Other Side of Racial Inequality page at Columbia Basin College's website.

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