The Associated Student Council (ASC) at Peninsula College is partnering with Magic of Cinema, PC Forks, Studium Generale, Studium West, ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning PC Longhouse, and The Port Angeles Racial Justice Collective to bring “Dream Week” to the community.
Deborah Espinosa will also offer a lectures at 12:35 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at PC”s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, as well as a second in Forks on Jan. 24. These “keynote” lectures, titled “Debtor’s Prison in Washington State: Advocacy Through Visual Storytelling,” will be given in honor of Dr. King’s legacy, his continual work to right the wrongs of society and to advocate for the under-represented.
Espinosa is an attorney, multimedia storyteller, activist and founder of “Living with Conviction.” She combines legal and visual storytelling skills to advocate for rights of poor and marginalized individuals. She also looks to strengthen those rights by providing legal technical assistance to state and national governments, primarily in the global south.
On Friday, Jan. 24, Magic of Cinema will screen “13th,” a film by Ava DuVernay that looks at how the modern-day prison labor system links to slaver.
Prior to the film, at 5:30 p.m., join event organizers for snacks and a reading of “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” sponsored by The Port Angeles Racial Justice Collective.
Those interested are invited to write letters of support to individuals who are incarcerated or letters of advocacy to legislators and to leaders at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center; there will be a table set up and materials.
The letter writing campaign will be followed by the screening of “13th” and a discussion.
“Dream Week” started with an ASC-guided Dreamboard Activity on Jan. 21 at the college’s Pirate Union Building.