Eastern Washington University is once again hosting the Activist-in-Residence program, a series of workshops, panels and outreach organized by the Women’s and Gender Studies program and Gender Education Center.
Individuals will have the opportunity to work with Rowena Pineda, Eastern’s 2019 Activist-in-Residence. Currently a Program Manager at the Spokane Regional Health District, Pineda has experience with organizations including the Idaho Community Action Network, Parent Voices, and People’s Actions, where her focus has been on racial, economic, and social justice issues.
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 3:45- 5:30 at the EWU Spokane Auditorium, the first in a sequence of events will consist of a screening of the film Delano Manongs: Forgotten heroes of the United Farm Workers, followed by a discussion and informational session.
Striving to encourage activism within the community, the Activist-in-Residence program provides students with the information and confidence needed to go about enacting social change.
Set to take place from Jan. 23- Mar. 6, these events will cover a variety of topics, all focused on activism and community engagement.