Seattle Alumni Speaker Series featuring Jerry Miller ’68
Date: 6:30pm PDT July 25, 2017
Join alumni of the Lewis & Clark College of Arts and Sciences in the Puget Sound area for rotating monthly events, organized by local alumni. Everyone is welcome. If you have questions, please contact Merrilee MacLean ’74 at email@example.com.
Tuesday, July 25
Conference Room at Total Wine & More
1550 W Armory Way
Seattle, WA 98119
We will gather around 6:30, and the presentation will start around 7:15.
Bring a snack to share if you like.
“The Uyghurs of the Silk Road” by Jerry Miller ’68
An historical, cultural, economic, and political overview of the ~12 million Turkic-speaking Uyghur people predominantly living in western China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The region has a long history of ethnic tensions with the Han Chinese caused by economic and cultural factors. However, unlike, the ~8 million Tibetans, the Uyghur people and their plight is less well-known as they do not have a famous leader or spokesman like the Dalai Lama.
Note: Jerry has traveled throughout Xinjiang and China. He has visited the Xinjiang region multiple times and developed a close relationship with a Uyghur family in Turpan and Urumqi over a 12 years period.
Upcoming Events - Save the Date!
August 26 Barbecue at Ralph Munson’s home
The barbecue at Ralph Munson’s house in Mukilteo, overlooking Puget Sound, was such a success last year, we are going to do it again, on Saturday, August 26. Since Paine Field is on the way to Ralph’s house, we thought it would be fun to add a visit to the Museum of Flight Restoration Center before the barbecue (around 2:30 p.m.) for those that are interested. The Museum is wonderful, it costs only $5 for admission, and if we get enough people, we can request a private tour and guide. We have to know if you are interested in the tour so that we can determine if we have enough people and make arrangements, so if you would like to attend the museum, please email Merrilee (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than July 31.