Please join us on March 12 and 13, 2015 to celebrate the Grand Opening of Phase One of the University of Washington’s new wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House)! March 12th will be the Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. March 13th will be a full day event where we will share stories, songs, laughter and friendship. Food and beverages will be served throughout the day.
We come together to commemorate a 45+year dream to build an intellectual and cultural space on campus that acknowledges the importance of Native cultures and histories and honors Coast Salish architectural traditions. The wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ will be a place where we can learn and share our knowledge with one another while working to strengthen the successes of our UW Native students.
When: Thursday, March 12, 2:30-4:00pm - Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Friday, March 13, 10:00am-10:00pm - Full Day Celebration
Where: 4249 Whitman Court, Seattle Campus
You can find more information on the progress, history and location of the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ at:
We raise our hands to all of you for your support!
The wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Opening Celebration planning committee:
Dr. Charlotte Coté, Polly Olsen, Dr. Clarita Lefthand-Begay, Cynthia Updegrave, Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine, Dr. Stephanie Fryberg, Dr. Michelle Montgomery, Dr. Augustine McCaffery, and the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Elders committee.
* Sponsored by the UW’s Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity