In this centennial of USA women’s suffrage, let’s learn about and honor the pioneers and crusaders who sought to reinsert half the nation back into the Constitution. See the obstacles they had to overcome, and still do. Also, celebrate their genius and talent and contributions in all spheres of our society despite those obstacles. We’ll put the HER back in HISstory.
General Public/Members: $68/$62 Six sessions
Thursdays, 10:30 – 12:00 pm
Your Teacher: Gery earned his Masters of Education from Western Washington University. He has 49 years of teaching experience from High School to University level and Senior Center. He designed and taught the region’s first Women’s Studies course and studied Women’s History at Stanford University. He was awarded four Teacher of the Year awards including the Olympia School Board, Olympia Education Association, OHS student body, and a Distinguished Educator Award from Saint Martin’s College. He was chosen as a “Distinguished Alum” by St. Martin’s University in 2016. He designed Olympia District’s Bicentennial curriculum and a Civics curriculum for the state capitol visitor’s center. His curriculum on the process and importance of voting was adopted by Washington’s Secretary of State and other states. He is passionate about teaching history that was left out of the textbooks and enjoys working with life-long learners.