Lecture Series presents Political Engagement is Community Engagement Oct. 9

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Libby Siebens, executive director community relations, 509-682-6436 (Mon. – Thurs.)

The 2018-2019 WVC Speaks Lecture Series presents “Act Local: Political Engagement is Community Engagement,” by Wenatchee Valley College faculty member Kelly Anderson. The nonpartisan lecture is Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. in The Grove Recital Hall at the Music and Art Center (MAC). A public reception with voter registration will take place at 5 p.m. in the MAC lobby. This event is free and open to the public.

Political issues and events don’t just happen in the other Washington. The best way to get involved in your community can be to get involved in local politics. This lecture discusses how local political issues and leadership directly affect you, your family, friends and neighbors. Becoming an informed community member is the first step to making a difference where it matters most – right here at home.

There is a link to register to vote on the WVC Public Disclosure webpage (wvc.edu/PublicDisclosure).

Anderson is a local activist and self-described “political nerd.” She presented at the WVC Stand Against Racism event in April on the nonpartisan subject of “Finding Your Political Voice.” She founded a local group called Indivisible Wenatchee in 2016, which has grown to over 1,300 members. Anderson holds a master’s of education in curriculum development from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. She spent the first 13 years of her career teaching incarcerated students in an adult male prison facility. Anderson is currently a transitional studies faculty member at WVC where she helped launch the High School 21+ program, a program that allows adult learners to use existing high school credit, life and work experience, and educational project work to earn their high school diploma.

Parking for the event is free in the MAC, Wells Hall, Wells House and visitor parking lots. The WVC Speaks series is sponsored by the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation (wvc.edu/Foundation).


The WVC Foundation was incorporated in 1971. It exists to build relationships between the community and the college and raise financial support for Wenatchee Valley College students, programs, faculty and staff, as well as special projects such as building campaigns like the Music and Art Center. For information on how to make a gift to the foundation, establish a scholarship or include the WVC Foundation in your estate plans, contact (509) 682-6410. Visit the WVC Foundation website at http://www.wvc.edu/foundation.