Today SCEL’s guest speakers are Alfredo Llamedo and Holly Timmerman, Bilingual Fair Housing Specialists. Today they will talk about how the Northwest Fair Housing Alliance aims to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for the people of Washington State through education, counseling and advocacy.
Documenting our our lives, interconnected and often overlapping due to the English language is an awe-inspiring task. SCEL students are encouraged to take in cultures from all around the world. #studyHUMANITY #SHAREourEARTH #LOVEculture
Spokane’s Fifth Annual EarthDay festival will happen April 22nd and 23rd in the Riverfront Park pavilion and Central Meadow! This is an event that celebrates the diversity in our community and our planet. This year’s festival will be double the size as previous years.
Earth Day Spokane, 2017, promises the best of our community’s art and culture showcased between two stages!
The first-ever Earth Night will feature concerts held in a duo of dome structures, with live artists, dancers, and aerial performers! Both domes will have a fully projected visual experience, and music from sundown until the local noise ordinance takes effect (10PM). While Earth Day is free, Earth Night tickets bought in advance are $15
April 22 / Earth Day / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
April 22 / Earth Night / 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
April 23 / Earth Day / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
“Presented by the Vietnamese American Senior Association of Spokane. This event (called Giỗ Tổ Hùng Vương in Vietnamese) is an expression of gratitude to Vietnam’s Founding Fathers, the Hung Vuong Kings who established Vietnam, which has had its distinctive ancient civilization in Southeast Asia since more than 5,000 years ago. Vietnamese Heritage Day is part of the effort to continue Vietnamese cultural traditions in America for Vietnamese refugees and immigrants, foster solidarity among Asian-American and Pacific Islanders and extend a comfortable friendship within the local communities in the Spokane area. In addition, on April 21 at 11 a.m., the flag salute for the Vietnamese freedom flag flying will take place in front of City Hall. For more information, please contact Mary Nguyen, VASAS secretary by emailing VASA.Spokane@yahoo.com”
Bloomdsday 2017, Spokane’s favorite 12km footrace, will happen on May 7th. For online registration, the deadline is April 23rd, so act now! The race starts at 9am, and when you register they will give you your details.
Generally tens of thousands of people participate, bands will play along the route and plenty of supporters will cheer the runners/walkers/crawlers on. Participating in Bloomsday at least once is the quintessential Spokane experience.
If you go, keep an eye out for our Director, Josh, he will be a race entrant this year, and all of us at SCEL will be cheering him on to win the whole thing.
50 Hour Slam: A Time Based Filmmaking Competition & Festival in Spokane, Washington
New and emerging, as well as veteran film makers in Spokane are challenged to create a 3 to 6 minute film within a time limit of 50 hours. Currently, filmmakers know just one rule– at some point in the film, there must be a penny. Check out the results on May 6th at the historic Bing Theater.
Last year’s festival produced some memorable short films on the subject of dance, requiring the line of dialogue “Have you ever been to a farm? …It’s not for everyone.” and shots of famous Spokane landmarks. You can see last year’s winners and buy tickets on the 50 Hour Slam website found here: https://50hourslam.com/
Students who study English at SCEL can pathway directly into Eastern Washington University! Sign up for English classes today at www.usa-english.com, or email our Academic Director, Ben Whitmore, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch the Bulldogs Play the West Virginia Mountaineers on the Big Screen!
The Garland Theater, Spokane’s favorite discount movie theater, is showing this live NCAA basketball game for free. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have only lost one game this year, and many people feel they are on their way to becoming national champions. Get caught up in the excitement and join the crowd in cheering on the hometown team!
Where? The Garland Theater
When? Today, Thursday March 23rd at 4:40PM. Get there early to make sure you get a good seat!