8 Evergreen Students Awarded Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships

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Students of The Evergreen State College have been selected for The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

In all, eight students received a total of $18,500 to apply to their upcoming study abroad costs.

The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program of the U.S. Department of State. It enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

Evergreen was awarded more individual scholarships this year than any other college in the state.

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Homeless in High School, Charles Adkins ’20 Helps Through Legislation

Charles Adkins ‘20 is not your average college student. At 22, he has been deeply involved in politics since 2014, when he worked as an intern for the city of Mukilteo. Since then he has worked on political campaigns, racked up three years of lobbying experience, and helped pass several significant bills through the state legislature. Now he is the vice president of federal affairs for the Washington Student Association. But getting where he is today has not been easy.

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Evergreen Equity Symposium Hosts Womxn of Color Legislators

Sen. Emily Randall (D-Bremerton), Rep. My-Linh Thai (D-Bellevue), Rep. Melanie Morgan (D-Parkland), Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent), and Rep. Debra Entenman (D-Kent) spoke on a panel on Friday, Nov. 15 at The Evergreen State College’s annual Equity Symposium

Homelessness, single motherhood, loss of identity, stereotyping and discrimination are just a few of the experiences that Washington state women of color legislators had to overcome on their paths to politics, they told an audience at The Evergreen State College as part of the college’s second annual Equity Symposium on Nov. 14 and 15.

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Meet Sady Sparks ’19, Olympia’s 25-Year-Old Poet Laureate

Sady Sparks Laureate 2018.

Her love of poetry began in high school, but for many years Sady Sparks ‘19 kept her poems to herself. Though not shy about her work, she lacked a platform to share it with the public. So, with the exception of a few close friends, poetry remained a mostly-private endeavor for her. All that changed when a friend from the Olympia Arts Commission suggested she apply to be Olympia’s next poet laureate.

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Poet and Activist Nikkita Oliver to Headline Evergreen Equity Symposium

Nikkita Oliver

Seattle-based anti-racism community organizer, attorney and poet Nikkita Oliver will be the keynote speaker at The Evergreen State College’s Equity Symposium on Thursday Nov. 14. 

Oliver will speak to the Symposium’s theme of “Transforming Dialogue into Collective Action” and perform some of her poetry in Evergreen’s Recital Hall in the Communications Building from 6–7 p.m.

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