WSU Vancouver, YWCA Host Day of Dialogue Sept. 22

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Washington State University Vancouver and the YWCA of Clark County are hosting a Day of Dialogue from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, on the WSU Vancouver campus.

The day features presentations and discussions on racial profiling, valuing diversity, immigrant populations and the community’s future commitments to diversity. Participants and presenters include representatives from the local human rights commission; Galina Boyechko, events coordinator for the city of Vancouver; representatives from the Playback Theater; WSU faculty; and Earl Ford, president of the Vancouver branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 1139.

Clay Mosher, associate professor of political science at WSU Vancouver, will give the keynote presentation at 9:30 a.m. Registration takes place from 9-9:30 a.m. Cost is $30, which includes a Caribbean-style lunch. Scholarships are available on a case-by-case need. WSU Vancouver and Clark College students can receive credit for participation.

Sponsors include WSU Vancouver, the city of Vancouver, YWCA of Clark County, Hewlett Packard and Soroptimists International of Vancouver.

For more information, contact Pat Stryker at YWCA of Clark County, 360/696-0167, or Angela Guess-Westbrooks, human resources and diversity coordinator at WSU Vancouver, 360/546-9587.