Let’s examine all those buzz words that are being tossed around in messaging and conversations: How have they become weaponized? What do they really mean? What’s an ‘ism’ anyway? Become ‘fluent’ in ‘ism’-speak; explore how you feel about them too, and learn some history behind these concepts. General Public/Members $68/$62 Six Sessions
Your Teacher: Gery Gerst earned his Masters of Education from Western Washington University. He has 44 years of teaching experience from High School to University level. Gery has been awarded four “Teacher of the Year” honors, by the Olympia School District, OHS student body, & Olympia Teachers Association, and both the Distinguished Educator Award and Distinguished Alumnus Award from Saint Martin’s College. Gery designed and taught Olympia High School’s first Women’s Studies course, Olympia School District’s Bicentennial curriculum, a Voting Project curriculum for the Secretary of State, and a Civics curriculum for the national Constitution project.