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Member School Conferences, Workshops and Events


Events on this calendar not NWAIS events. They are hosted by member schools or are available to NWAIS schools at no cost. You can post an event here via the member portal or by contacting NWAIS.


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"First Person Plural" film and Q&A with director Eric Tretbar

Date: Tuesday - November 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM
Location: Kent Evans auditorium, Lakeside School (14050 1st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125)
T.J. Vassar Diversity and Community Event - Lakeside School


The Parent and Guardian Association at Lakeside School would like to invite you to the event below. Please feel free to pass this invitation to your communities as well.


T.J. Vassar diversity and community event "First Person Plural" film and Q&A with director Eric Tretbar

Monday, Dec. 9, 6:30 -9:15 p.m., Kent Evans auditorium, Lakeside School (14050 1st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125)

Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a reception with filmmakers, including a light dinner and refreshments, followed by the "First Person Plural" film at 7:00.

View the trailer and read more here. Made with and for the people of its story, this film aims to create an engaging discussion of some of today's most pressing issues: immigration, intercultural and interfaith understanding, and the rise and origins of political violence and extremism.  


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Registration to Open Fall 2019




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