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June 16, 2021

News & Events – June 16, 2021


Memory loss: What’s Normal and What’s Not: Join Dr. Pamela Dean, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Dr. Joel Eppig, clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow, for this Alzheimer’s Awareness month webinar. You’ll learn about differences between normal, age-associated memory loss and the more serious memory changes that occur in diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. You’ll also learn about ways to support cognitive health in yourself and your loved ones. Date, time: June 29 at 2:00 p.m. Register: HERE. Please note: This event is hosted by the Whole U and you will need a UW Net ID to register. If you need assistance registering, please email wholeu@uw.edu.

How They Beat the Filibuster: Freedom Summer, Selma, LBJ, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act: This three-lecture series by David Domke examines the multi-year push in the first half of the 1960s by activists, politicians, and community leaders that led to the Voting Rights Act. Date, time: July 5, 6, and 7 at 5:00 p.m. Cost: Choose your price, $75-$250. All proceeds go to the work of Common Power. Register HERE.

Service Opportunity: Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps, a program of JVC Northwest, facilitates fulfilling opportunities for service, community, and spiritual formation for adults 50+ who are committed to social and ecological justice. In addition to part-time volunteer service, members meet monthly online or in-person, creating spiritual community through shared reflection. JVC Northwest’s values are rooted in the Catholic Ignatian tradition, and JV EnCorps is an inclusive and welcoming community of folks from all faith perspectives. Priority application deadline: August 31, 2021. Opening Retreat in September. More info and apply HERE. 

Juneteenth is the holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865, when enslaved people in Texas finally received word of the Emancipation Proclamation. Events all around the Seattle area are being held throughout this week, culminating on Saturday. Take a look at the events at Yesler Terrace Community Center, join the Juneteenth Freedom March, check out the Northwest African American Museum’s Juneteenth Jamboree, or see the Juneteenth calendar on Parent Map for more opportunities to celebrate.