Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American author, in Tacoma

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Celebrated Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat spent most of the first 12 years of her life living with an aunt and uncle under the brutal dictatorships of “Papa Doc” Duvalier and his son Jean-Claude. Once transported to Brooklyn, New York, to join her parents—but still harboring fears for her beloved uncle left behind—she began to write in earnest about the lives of ordinary Haitians, dedicating herself to Albert Camus’ credo: “Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously.” [Read more…]

Author Edwidge Danticat in Tacoma, Mar. 31

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TACOMA, Wash. – Celebrated Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat spent most of the first 12 years of her life living with an aunt and uncle under the brutal dictatorships of “Papa Doc” Duvalier and his son Jean-Claude. Once transported to Brooklyn, New York, to join her parents—but still harboring fears for her beloved uncle left behind—she began to write in earnest about the lives of ordinary Haitians, dedicating herself to Albert Camus’ credo: “Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously.” [Read more…]

Walk Tacoma 2015

Tacoma, Wash. – Celebrate National Walking Day by attending the free Walk Tacoma Kick-off in Wright Park on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at noon, with Downtown On the Go and the American Heart Association, in partnership with Metro Parks. This event will kick-off the 2015 Walk Tacoma series sponsored by CHI Franciscan Health and the Walk Around the World campaign. The first 250 walk participants will receive a swag bag. [Read more…]

Kaitlin Dewhirst named ‘Bronze Scholar’

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Kaitlin Dewhirst, a student at Tacoma Community College, has been named a 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Bronze Scholar receives a $1,000 scholarship and a special medallion. [Read more…]