Monthly Archives: April 2021


A newsletter from the organization formerly known as the World War One Centennial Commission, which we received earlier today.

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April 2021

First Colors from NE

First Colors Ceremony opens the new National WWI Memorial to the public

The National World War I Memorial First Colors Ceremony on April 16 was viewed live by more than 11,000 people on the event website, and the Pentagon streamed it live on every military installation around the globe via

Tens of thousands of people have visited the First Colors site since the event, where the full show is available on demand. It has also been viewed thousands of times on the World War I Centennial Commission YouTube channel. In the future, the American Forces Network will air a 60-minute version of the event worldwide.

PBS News Hour picked up the flag raising through the end of the show and this clip has been viewed online more than 14K times (and counting).

The First Colors Ceremony made news in every single state.

If you haven’t seen the First Colors Ceremony yet, click here to watch the historic event now or later on the event web site.

Memorial Webinar May 2021

The National World War I Memorial is OPEN! This webinar will make your visit happen

Join us on Friday May 14, 2021 at 10am PT / 1pm ET for an exclusive insider tour of the new National World War I Memorial that opened to the public on April 17, 2021. This webinar will be a great introduction to all kinds of people, especially tour guides, travel planners, and interested visitors, students, teachers – anyone and everyone who wants to learn more about the new Memorial. Get ready for Memorial Day with key information and insights about Washington, D.C.’s newest war memorial. We will provide you with:

  • Background and History of the location
  • The Story of how the WWI Memorial went from concept to opening
  • Tour of design features and insider tidbits
  • The history of WWI to which the Memorial speaks

AND the FREE WWI Memorial APPs:

  • One app for use when you are VISITING the WWI Memorial in DC.
  • One app which brings the WWI Memorial remotely to any classroom, living room, or yard.
  • “How WWI Changed America” – A downloadable web site on the social & cultural impact of WWI

There will be lots of great information, and words from the people who got the Memorial built.  Click here to learn more, and register for this useful and informative webinar on May 14.

WWI Memorial opening ceremony featured song developed at Binghamton

Hello Girl snip

On April 16, the National World War I Memorial site in Washington, D.C., was unveiled in a livestreamed ceremony of the Inaugural Raising of the Flag. The event covered the history of World War I and included numerous speakers whose family members served in the war. Viewers learned about the “Doughboys,” the “Hello Girls” and other veterans who gave their service to the country. The Binghamton University community played a role in this event, as a song about the “Hello Girls,” which was written in Johnson City, was performed at the ceremony. Click here to learn more about the Hello Girls, and the music made in cooperation between the Goodwill Theatre, the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage in Johnson City and the Prospect Theater Company in New York City that was part of the event.

Waging war for her grandmother: N.H. woman fights to honor ‘Hello Girls’

Carolyn Timbie

As she was helping her parents move from their home a decade ago, Carolyn Timbie of Atkinson, NH stumbled upon what she calls “an amazing treasure trove” of items from World War I — things her grandmother Grace Banker had saved from her time in WWI as the commander of the Hello Girls telephone operators. Some 60 years after Banker’s death, Timbie is now helping historians and U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of NH understand the work done by Signal Corps women during the war, when they became known as the Hello GirlsClick here to read more, and learn about the proposed Congressional Gold Medal to honor the service and legacy of the Hello Girls.

Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Twenty-One Steps cover

Author Jeff Gottesfeld had, in his forties, gotten into the habit of visiting national cemeteries on Memorial Day. A chance encounter in 1915 at Los Angeles National Cemetery with several headstones marked “UNKNOWN” sparked an idea: a children’s book about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and “the Tomb Guards who have kept watch there every minute of every day since July 2, 1937.”  Click here to learn more about how this project took shape in unexpected ways, and how the author learned about himself as well as the Tomb in the process of writing Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Answering the Call: Erie County, Pennsylvania in World War One

Answering The Call cover

In 2018 thirteen people, including teachers, veterans, historians, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, all from varying backgrounds, thought that Erie County should be commemorating the American engagement in World War One. Each of them had a distinct connection to WWI. The outcome: a series of projects illuminating the county’s role in the Great War. Their efforts culminated in the last thing that they anticipated at the beginning: a book. Click here to read more about the creation of the volume, and how it will support the perpetual maintenance of the World War One Memorial in Erie County.

Viewing World War I through the eyes of women journalists

Chris Dubbs

Author Chris Dubbs notes wryly that he occupies “a narrow slice of scholarship in the history of World War 1—its journalism. Having so focused a view on such a vast subject means that I filter all the drama of WW1 through the reporters who covered it.”  Dubbs’ fourth book on WWI journalists came out in April 2021—American Women Report World War I: An Anthology of Their Journalism. As Dubbs himself notes: “A fourth book on WW1 journalists, you ask? Would not three, or two, or even one, have been enough?” Click here to learn why Dubbs was compelled to add another volume to his canon, and how he needed to “draw out the full picture of women’s role, a news story that was overlooked by male correspondents.”

“Give me an opportunity, I will do it” ― Dr. Frank E. Boston & World War I

Dr. Frank Boston

George Whitehair, enjoying his twilight career as a Writer, Editor, and Researcher, “had just finished compiling a fun and upbeat book of short stories highlighting the contributions of immigrants” when a good friend mentioned that he might want to add Dr. Frank Boston (left) to his list. Out of that small suggestion has come a large project to recognize the accomplishments of a remarkable individual in both war and peace. Click here to read more, and learn about an amazing individual: “the first veteran African-American in the US to start both a hospital and ambulance corps, both of which are in operation today.

In The Trenches of World War I

Wallace Martin Stockberger

The Friends of the Frankfort Public Library presents “In the Trenches of World War I” during the month of May. The group has been working with several entities to discover compelling stories of WWI and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier located in Arlington National Cemetery. As well as onsite exhibitions and programs throughout the month, the event offers a virtual presentation on May 6 by military historian and best-selling author, Patrick O’Donnell. He will discuss one of his latest books, The Unknowns, The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him HomeClick here to learn more about the program, and how to register to attend the virtual presentation that intends to illuminate the saga behind the creation of the monument and animate the tomb by giving voice to those who served in WWI.

Why was the Sinking of the Lusitania so Controversial?

Remember the Lusitania

Writer Allyn Lawrence notes that “If you asked people a reason for the United States of America entering the First World War, one of the most common answers would be the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.” However, Lawrence also notes that “…the Lusitania was just one of the thousands of ships sunk by the German Imperial Navy during World War One. Yet, to this day, it is remembered as a major precipitant of the United States joining the war. Why is this? Why was the sinking of the Lusitania so controversial? Why was this event so important?” Click here to read more, and learn how some individuals who went down with the ship may have had an outside impact on public opinion in America.

WWI America invites audiences into a nuanced understanding of World War I

WWI America poster

Although it was fought thousands of miles away, WWI war transformed the United States from a relatively provincial power on the world stage to a full-fledged global, military-industrial leader, held together by a newly powerful federal government and charged with confident patriotism. WW1 America, on view through May 30, 2021 at the Irving, CA Archives and Museum, also shows that there were darker sides of the American experience during the years 1914 to 1919. Click here to read more, and discover how this exhibition reveals that WWI “was nonetheless always in dialogue, sometimes violently, with the day’s upheavals, shaping the nation in profound and lasting ways. Indeed, so many issues from this period cascade down the years to our own time.”

World War I brought challenges to the home front — in Vermont and the U.S.

Bellows Falls, VT

When 19-year-old Gavrilo Princip fired two shots from a pistol in the streets of Sarajevo on a late June morning in 1914, Vermonters had no idea what troubles the incident would trigger for the people of their state.” So begins writer Mark Bushnell’s look at how World War I changed life for the citizens of The Green Mountain State. Writing on the VT DIGGER web site, Bushnell notes that initially “Vermonters remained unscathed by the horrors enveloping so much of the world, but their good fortune didn’t last. Events finally dragged Vermont men off to war, sparked the deadliest epidemic of the last century, and led to a crackdown on civil liberties in the state.” Click here to read the entire article.

How Military Sled Dogs Became Essential Resources During WWI

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When one thinks of war, snow doesn’t usually come into the picture. But part of World War I was fought in the Vosges, a mountain range in France. Soldiers had to contend with cold and snow as well as the other dangers of war. The snow presented challenges that didn’t exist in other areas. How would the soldiers get supplies, ammo, medicine, and transport their injured soldiers? Their horses found it difficult to move through snow, and when they did, it was slow going. Click here to read more, and learn how military sled dogs came into the picture, and became vital in winter theatres during World War I.

Doughboy MIA for April

PVT Jerry Harris

A man is only missing if he is forgotten.

Our Doughboy MIA this month is PVT Jerry Harris of the 120thInfantry/30th Division.

Jerry Harris was born 16 May 1896 and raised in the town of Roanoke Rapids in Halifax County, North Carolina, the second of four children born to Sarah and Frank Harlour. He was working in a cotton mill when he enlisted in the North Carolina National Guard on 26 May 1917, being assigned to Company H, 3rd N.C. Infantry Regiment. When his unit was called into federal service that summer, it became Company H of the 120th Infantry, 30th Division. With them Harris traveled to France aboard the SS Bohemian on 12 May 1918.

Harris stone

The 30th Division, alongside the 27th, was assigned to the US 2nd Corps and brigaded with the British. They fought in the Ypres-Lyes Sector that summer and in the final Somme Offensive as part of the great ‘final offensive’ by the allies of the war. It was during this offensive that Harris was killed in action on 29 September 1918.  Currently, no other specific details of his death are known, but following the war the Graves Registration Service was unable to locate his battlefield grave and thus he is still listed as officially missing in action and his name is inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Somme American Cemetery at Bony, France. His family also erected a memorial stone for him at Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids.

Want to help us dig deeper into the case of PVT Harris? Consider a tax deductible donation to our non-profit organization and help us solve his case! Simply visit today and consider a gift. Every dollar helps us find out what happened to our missing boys, and YOU get to help.

A man is only missing if he is forgotten.

Official Doughboy Foundation
and WWI Centennial Merchandise

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“Remember Them” Poppy Face Mask

  • A exclusive!
  • High quality, dual-layer, machine washable fabric
  • Outer: 100% Cotton jersey knit
  • Inner: Polyester 135gsm with Anti-Microbial protection
  • Adjustable elastic ear straps for a comfortable fit
  • Flexible wire frame over the nose for secure fit
  • Width: 9.5” / 24cm x Height: 6” /15.5cm
  • Screen printed poppy design “Remember Them” inscription
  • One size – fits most adults

This and many other items are available as Official Merchandise of the United States World War One Centennial and the Doughboy Foundation.

Virtual Explorer

Click or scan the QR Code below to download the Virtual Explorer App for the National World War I Memorial, and explore what the Memorial will look like when work is completed.

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Free Self-Contained WWI History Web Site on YOUR computer

Sources, lessons, activities, videos, podcasts, images

We have packaged all the content we created for “How WWI Changed America” into a format that is essentially a web site on a drive. Download the content onto any drive (USB, external, or as a folder on your computer), and all the content is accessible in a web site type format even without an internet connection. Click here to learn more, and download this amazing educational resource for home or classroom use.

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Arthur E. Winslow

A Story of Service from the Stories of Service section of

Arthur Winslow

Submitted by: AD1 (AW) Darren Winslow, USN (Ret.) {Nephew}

Arthur E. Winslow was born around 1895. Arthur Winslow served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1918.

Story of Service

Arthur Winslow enlisted on June 6, 1917, he was the “First to Enlist” and has an American Legion Hall named after him, (American Legion Post #1 Rockland Maine).

After enlistment he was transferred to Augusta June 8, 1917 Company F 2nd Infantry, Maine National Guard. He sailed for overseas in the latter part of September 1917. He was promoted to Pvt 1st Class December 1, 1917 and assigned to Company F, 103rd Infantry.

He was mortally wounded in the Toul Sector on June 16, 1918 and died on July 6, 1918, at evacuation hospital No. 1 He was buried in a cemetery at Toul, word of his death was received in Rockland on July 16, 1918.

On November 11, 1927 “Armistice Day” The American Legion held services to honor the first two soldiers from Rockland that paid the supreme sacrifice, they named a block of main street in downtown Rockland “Winslow Holbrook Square”

Read Arthur E. Winslow’s entire Story of Service here.

Submit your family’s Story of Service here.

Honor the Stories of Service of ALL Who Served.

Do Your Bit to Help Build the new National World War I Memorial.

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Mission Matters Newsletter: friend of Wreaths Across America – Would 100 Wreaths Make a Difference To Veterans In Your Community?

An item from the national organization Wreaths Across America.


Dear friend of Wreaths Across America,


This May, and always, we REMEMBER, HONOR, and TEACH about those who have served and sacrificed for our freedoms and for the families they left behind.


Memorial Day – originally called Decoration Day — was not established to be “the unofficial start of summer” as so many believe, but is a day for remembering all men and women who have died in military service for this country.


Last year, many of the traditional Memorial Day observations were canceled due to the pandemic. But thanks to so many of our dedicated volunteers, heroes all over the country were still Remembered and Honored. We will continue to share their stories as we do every day of the year, and encourage you to find a way to do the same. The team here has put together some ideas below on how you can help ensure these men and women are honored and remembered not only on Memorial Day, but every day of the year.


No matter how you remember and honor, I hope you do so with gratitude for those who were willing to sacrifice for this country. I know I will.


With gratitude,

Karen Worcester


Give the Gift of Remembrance.

With every $15 veteran’s wreath sponsorship, you have the opportunity to dedicate it “In Memory Of” a loved one who served. In addition to placing the wreaths each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, Wreaths Across America hosts a virtual “Remember Wall” for each participating location. You can post photos, memories and personal messages on these pages as a year-round display of remembrance.


To further honor our veterans this year, we’ll be sharing a selection of the “Remember Wall” messages on the Wreaths Across America Official social media pages over the coming days/weeks. If you’d like to participate, start your sponsorship here or search for the Wreaths Across America location you wish to support.


From May 1-31, any Remembrance Wall posts made will be entered into a drawing for 10 random winners to send 100 veterans’ wreaths to the participating location of their choice!

Say Their Names.

When a volunteer places a wreath on a veteran’s grave on National Wreaths Across America Day, we encourage them to speak that veteran’s name aloud, thank them for their service and sacrifice, and reflect on that person and their life. This solemn and moving moment is one of the most important aspects of National Wreaths Across America Day. In fact, we encourage our volunteers at every participating location to perform this action for every veteran, even if they do not have a wreath dedicated to each veteran at their location.


This Memorial Day, consider taking a similar moment to honor the fallen veterans in your community by sharing their names or stories. This is a simple action that can easily be performed virtually if you are unable to hold in-person events in your community. Try creating a short video and sharing it on social media or encourage families in your community to contribute photos, names, and stories of the veterans in their lives.

Honor a Loved One Today.

Wreaths Across America established the Veteran’s Remembrance Tree Program as another way to remember and honor our veterans. In Columbia Falls, Maine, where the balsam tips are harvested each year to be made into the wreaths that are placed on veteran’s graves, families may participate in the Remembrance Tree Program by finding a tree that will become a living memorial to their loved one and placing a customized dog tag on the trunk of the evergreen tree. These trees are kept in production and their balsam tips are harvested every three years and made into veterans’ wreaths that are placed each December.


Participation in this program is FREE and open to all families who have had a loved one in the military.

You’re Invited!

flying tiger

Join us virtually on Facebook as we officially unveil the new Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 memorial, constructed in honor of its namesake flight, which went missing March 16, 1962. When the plane disappeared without a trace, so did 93 U.S. Army Soldiers and their flight crew. All were declared missing in action, and presumed dead.


It has been nearly sixty years and for the victims’ families, questions and heartbreak still remain. We will be joined by surviving family members and friends of the lost souls aboard that plane to remember and honor their service forever.


Wreaths Across America Radio Now Streaming on iHeart Radio!

Tune in weekdays for your chance to win 100 veterans’ wreaths for the participating Location of your choice. 10 lucky listeners will be randomly selected at the end of May. You must tune in to win!

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Show you support for WAA with our new pint glasses! This new item features our 2021 theme, and makes for a great collectible!

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Make sure to follow Wreaths Across America official channels on social media for the most up-to-the-minute news on the mission:


Wreaths Across America, PO Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623, United States, 877-385-9504

75 Years in the Making: Our Lobby, The Friendly Welcome “Home”

An item from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.

Marines' Memorial: 75 Years in the Making

Last month, “Marines’ Memorial- 75 Years in the Making” took you through the history of our 12th floor. While that may be the crown jewel of the Club, the Lobby is the heart! Many of you know the names of the employees that greet you as you walk in. It is where grandchildren run into the arms of their grandparents as they arrive for their annual Holiday stay at the Club. It’s where you’ve stood, waiting for the elevator, admiring the uniforms, formal gowns, and tuxedos of fellow Birthday Ball attendees. You’ve stopped to sign Care Package greeting cards, admired the many Living Memorial displays, shared the story of the Bell of the USS San Francisco, and where you say goodbye to your Club…but only until next time. 

Marines’ Memorial Lobby: A Friendly Welcome “Home”

Lobby photo

Lobby Hat Check

In the building’s 94-year history, the lobby has changed dramatically. In the 1920’s, during the Western Women’s Club era, the lobby was used as a registration area for the Navy WAVES program and welcomed the many young servicemen in uniform, but that is as far as they got! They would meet their dates in the lobby then be off to explore San Francisco.

For our Benefactor members, one of the perks of their lifetime membership has been their name emblazoned on plaques in the Lobby. Currently on our 3rd rendition, our newest Benefactor display debuted in 2018. The beautiful new Benefactor, Patriots Circle, and Guard displays were created to recognize and thank some of our most dedicated supporters.

Marines and Benefactor Wall


Another addition of this century is one of our prized possessions and guests’ favorites: The Bell of the USS San Francisco, a ship which supported Marines, Sailors and Airmen in the Pacific Theatre in World War II, most notably in Guadalcanal and Pearl Harbor. The bell was moved to the Marines’ Memorial Lobby in 2004 and that is where it will stay.

Just like those who helmed the Marines’ Memorial before us, we will continue to renovate and upgrade the lobby to meet the times and needs of our guests. We promise to always ensure your first steps into the Club continue to be inspirational, poignant, and welcoming.


“We were in awe after stepping foot in a place with such profound respect for the US military. We had no idea it existed in San Francisco, of all places.” -Anonymous Review

1947 Lobby

Lobby Visitors in recent years

Western Women's Club Register Article



Dog Friendly Lobby

What’s your favorite Marines’ Memorial memory?  Visit HERE to read other members’ memories and share your own! You can also email your memory and Club photos to  Thank you for being a part of our legacy. 

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Military selects new uniform camo

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Legion Magazine
Front Lines
Military selects new uniform camo

Military selects new uniform camo

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

It seems like yesterday when the Canadian military last unveiled a new camouflage pattern uniform. Their pixelated look, known as the Canadian Disruptive Pattern, or CADPAT, was computer-designed to reduce the likelihood of detection by night-vision equipment as well as the naked eye.


Canada and the brutal battles of the somme
Military Milestones
Empresses of the transpacific fleet

Empresses of the transpacific fleet

Story by Sharon Adams

On April 28, 1891, Canadian Pacific’s Royal Mail Ship Empress of India completed its maiden voyage. It had sailed from Liverpool, across the Mediterranean, through the Suez Canal, across the Indian and Pacific oceans, and arrived in Vancouver.


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Saskatchewan’s psychedelic history; Court affirms Indigenous rights across border

An item from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
In this issue:
  • Tomorrow: “Canada’s Role in a Psychedelic Renaissance”, feat. Erika Dyck
  • Just two weeks left to apply for Canadian Studies research funding!
  • In the News: Canadian Supreme Court affirms rights for US-based tribes
  • External event: “L’influence du contexte social sur l’intégration des immigrants”
  • External event: Western Washington U celebrates 50 years of Canadian Studies
Next Week
Psychedelics, Eh? Canada’s Role in a Psychedelic Renaissance
April 27 | 12:30 p.m. PT | RSVP here
In the 1950’s, the Canadian province of Saskatchewan was on the cutting edge of research into hallucinogenic drugs. Under the province’s massive healthcare reforms, researchers received grants to pursue LSD treatments they thought could revolutionize psychiatry. What do these experiments say about Canada’s healthcare system and society at the time? And what can we learn from the program’s successes and failures at a time when psychedelics are attracting renewed scientific and public interest?
Erika Dyck is the Canada Research Chair in the History of Health & Social Justice at the University of Saskatchewan. She specializes in the history of psychiatry, and has written several books on the history of psychedelic research and eugenics in Canada. She is the author of Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus (Johns Hopkins University Press), which covers the complex history of LSD in North America.
This event is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics.
Reminder: Just Two Weeks Left to Apply for Canadian Studies Research Funding!
The Canadian Studies Program is currently accepting applications for funding opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students at UC Berkeley. Applications for AY 2021-22 will close in two weeks, on Friday, May 7, 2021. Learn more and apply by clicking the links below.
The Edward E. Hildebrand Graduate Research Fellowship provides travel and research support for Berkeley graduate students whose work focuses primarily, or comparatively, on Canada. Fellowships range from $5,000 – $10,000.
The Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize in Canadian Studies provides a cash prize of $250 to the Berkeley undergraduate who has produced the best research project engaging with a Canadian topic for a class or independent study program.
Please circulate this information to your students, peers, and networks!
In the News
Canadian Supreme Court Affirms Land Use Rights for US-Based Indigenous Groups
In a landmark ruling for Indigenous rights, the Canadian Supreme Court declared Friday that members of US-based tribes maintain their ancestral land rights in Canada despite no longer living in the country.
In the 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that US-based descendants of the historical Canadian Sinixt, who were declared legally extinct by the Canadian government in 1956, maintain the rights of their ancestors in their historic territory. While almost all Sinixt people today live in eastern Washington state, the majority of their historical territory was located in modern British Columbia.
The case was brought by Rick Desautel, a resident of the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington, who was arrested in 2010 after crossing the border into British Columbia to hunt elk. Desautel argued that as a member of a tribe descended from the Sinixt, his hunting rights were protected under the Canadian Constitution’s guarantee of such rights to “Aboriginal people of Canada”. Federal prosecutors argued that this term did not include the modern descendants of the Sinixt, as they do not live in Canada. However, the Supreme Court disagreed, determining that “Aboriginal people” includes the successors to any group whose ancestors resided in Canada prior to European contact.
The landmark decision is expected to have wide implications, potentially affecting tens of thousands of Native Americans whose ancestral territories were divided by the modern US-Canada border. The ruling also raises questions as to whether US-based groups will need to be consulted over potential resource projects in their ancestral territories.
Image: Rick Desautel and other members of the Colville Reservation conduct a prayer: Credit: Shelly Boyd, The Guardian.
Affiliate/External Events
L’influence du contexte social et politique sur l’intégration des immigrants
29 avril | 10:00 a.m. ET | RSVP ici
La directrice de notre programme, Irene Bloemraad, participera au Forum sur l’intégration, organisé par le Département de science politique de l’université Concordia, et l’Initiative de recherche sur l’immigration, avec le soutien financier du Gouvernement du Québec. Le Forum réunit des chercheurs, des représentants des gouvernements et des acteurs de terrain afin de faire le point sur l’état de la recherche sur les dynamiques d’intégration des immigrants au Québec et ailleurs. Le forum est une première dans le contexte québécois, par son désir de faire découvrir aux acteurs de terrain et aux chercheurs les expériences d’ailleurs dans le domaine de l’intégration, tout en établissant un dialogue sur les développements au Québec.
Le Forum se déroule du 28 avril au 30 avril. Pour en savoir plus et s’inscrire (inscription gratuite), consultez le programme complet ici.
Book Talk: Bridging the Longest Border with Dr. Donald Alper
April 29 | 7:00 p.m. PT | RSVP here
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Western Washington University’s Center for Canadian-American Studies is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Don Alper on his new book, “Bridging the Longest Border”. The book is a story of how a handful of visionaries built a program at Western Washington University to educate students and community leaders about Canada. While not a history lesson, this book traces the journey of creating a place for developing knowledge about this important country just a stone’s throw away.
Dr. Alper is an emeritus professor of political science at Western Washington University, and the former director of Western’s Center for Canadian–American Studies and the Border Policy Research Institute. Known nationally for his advancement of Canadian Studies in the United States, he has taught courses on Canadian politics and Canada-U.S. relations for more than 40 years. Don Alper will be joined in conversation with Cat Wallace, journalism instructor at Whatcom Community College and editor.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720