AHE Spring 2017 Retreat - "Adult Education: Roots and Routes to Activism"

The 2017 Retreat on Saturday, May 6th from 9am-5pm at the Lake Samish Lodge was a wonderful day of workshops and talks centered on adult education in activism- through art, identity & voice, politics, and education.

Susan Holman designed the art for the 2017 Retreat Agenda.  See also the Art & Activism Presentation from the Retreat.

AHE Spring 2016 Retreat Video - "Diversity, Difference and Race in Leadership and Higher Education"

Spring16 Retreat Photovoice

Spring16 Retreat Assessment Plan

AHE Spring 2015 Retreat Video - "Mentoring in Adult Education"


Please join us on Saturday, May 9th from 9am-2pm at the Lake Samish Lodge for a wonderful half-day centered on Mentoring in Higher Education.  Contribute your own ideas and hear expertise on creating a mentoring program's structure and practice, with implementation through the GSAC (Graduate Student Advisory Committee) to meet the needs of YOU and future students in AHE.


POTLUCK:             This event will be a potluck so please bring your own dish to share according to your last name:

A-G      bring    Main dish

H-M     bring    Finger foods

N-S      bring    Dessert or Beverage

T-Z       bring    Salad

DIRECTIONS:        From I-5 - Take N. Lake Samish Exit #246    

Southbound:  Left at stop sign.

Northbound:  Right at stop sign – cross freeway.

Proceed down North Lake Samish Drive.  Drive 0.8 mile, veer right at “Y” in road.  Continue along lakeside.  Lake Samish Lodge is on the right side before crossing the bridge.

AHE Spring 2014 Food Justice Symposium



Food Security:  A Democratic Popular Education Symposium

The What: This is a day to experience democratic education while learning about your community’s involvement in food justice. Participate in learning how to engage in democratic process and popular education, and experience local poetry, music, and art!

The Who: The keynote speaker will be Dr. Nandini Gunewardena, food justice author, advocate, and educator. With her will be WWU alumni, faculty, and students, Community to Community, the Puget Sound Fishing Alliance, and many more local organizations! The event is sponsored by WWU’s Human Services and Rehabilitation Counseling Dept. in Woodring.

The When: Saturday, May 17th, 9am-4:30pm.

The Where: Bellingham Technical College - Multipurpose Room and Cafeteria.

The Why: The end of the symposium will be an opportunity to develop the goals and structure of a new popular education center, in the tradition of the Highlander folk school of Tennessee.

The Extras: This event will be a potluck and be in an atmosphere of community with music and art. For the potluck please bring your own dish to share with food justice in mind, according to your last name:

A-G      bring    Main dish

H-M     bring    Finger foods

N-S      bring    Dessert or Beverage

T-Z       bring    Salad

Please join community leaders for Western’s Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation sponsored day of democracy, shared learning, and fun!