This Week at Seattle University, 2/18-2/22

Written by Ryan Fallgren
February 14, 2013

Check out the different events and offerings taking place this week at Seattle University.

?The Lottery? Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Wednesday, Feb. 20. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium
In the 2012 general election, Washington voters passed Initiative 1240, allowing nonreligious, nonprofit organizations to open and operate up to 40 charter schools over the next five years. With the passage of Initiative 1240, Washington became the 42nd state to allow charter schools. Public education can feel deficient for some parents, teachers and students; ?The Lottery? presents an argument for why charter schools might be a sufficient alternative to public schools in offering hope for a better education. In light of the recent Initiative, the Center for Service and Community Engagement?s K-12 Leadership Team would like show ?The Lottery? to encourage productive dialogue around the issue of charter schools, particularly in the Seattle area. Our selected panelists include members of the community with differing perspectives on the issue. Join us for an evening of discussion and critical thinking. For more information, visit Facebook or contact Emily Wolfkiel at

Patrice Vecchione and Raul Sanchez Poetry Reading
Thursday, Feb. 21, 12:30 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium
Patrice Vecchione is a nationally renowned poet and the editor of many anthologies. Her collages appear on book jackets and in private collections. She will read from her most recent poetry collection The Knot Untied and other works. Adrienne Rich described her as ?one of those steady yet vibrant, serious and passionate temperaments who continually replenish our sense of communal creativity.? Raul Sanchez, conducts workshops on the Day of the Dead and is a board member of the Washington Poets Association. His most recent work is the translation of John Burgess? Punk Poems in his book Graffito and his ardent inaugural collection All Our Brown-Skinned Angels published by MoonPath Press out of Kingston, Wash., filled with poems of cultural identity, familial and personal, a civil protest, personal celebration, completely impassioned. His book has been nominated for the 2013 Washington State Book Award in Poetry. This reading is sponsored by the Diversity Citizenship and Social Justice program, Women and Gender Studies, the Faith and the Great Ideas program, the Events Committee and the Creative Writing Major. For more information, contact Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs at