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WSU Everett’s Empowered Speaker Series

WSU Everett’s Everett Empowered Speaker Series

We are excited to introduce “Everett Empowered,” an innovative speaker series designed to inspire and connect our community through the power of storytelling and dialogue. This series aims to bring fresh perspectives and meaningful discussion from thought leaders and industry experts across various fields, from science and technology to art and culture.

Upcoming Highlights:
  • An Evening with Dr. David Makin on March 28, 2024, focuses on “Democratizing Data: Empowering Our Community Through Open Public Safety Data.” Dr. Makin, renowned for integrating technology and data in public safety, will discuss the power of open data to enhance community safety and trust.
  • An Evening with Dr. Carolyn Finney on April 18, 2024, celebrates Earth Day with “Environment and Diversity.” Dr. Finney, author and cultural geographer, will explore the role of African Americans in environmental narratives and the importance of diversity in environmental policies.

Everett Empowered events are free and open to the public, reflecting our shared vision of equity and community enrichment. The series is supported by the generosity and expertise of community organizations, including Everett Public Library, Everett Community College, City of Everett, Sno-Isle Libraries, and more.

Event Details:
  • Location: Washington State University Everett, 915 N. Broadway, Everett, WA 98201
  • Time: 5 pm–8 pm (Networking and Refreshments: 5–6 pm, Program begins 6 pm)

For more information and to register for the events, please visit