Rose McAleese, emcee
Marcus Affleje, storyteller
Miki Cabell, storyteller
Riley Germanis, storyteller
Melody Salcedo, storyteller
Ameen Tabatabai, storyteller
Are you a student dreaming of a degree but wondering how to get there? A parent wondering how to help your child get into college?
Join us on Tuesday, May 20, at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute for a night of storytelling. Current students and recent grads will deliver powerful individual stories on the theme: “How I overcame an obstacle to get into college.”
Their stories will move you. All storytellers and college-access experts will be available after the show to answer your questions and provide advice for going to college.
Bring your whole family. We’ll provide a light dinner, child-care and translation services. Please let us know what your needs are by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Storytelling begins at 6 p.m.
Admission is free, but you must register in advance. Click here to register online.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S, Seattle
The event is organized by Education Lab and the Road Map Project.
About our emcee:
Rose McAleese is a poet and filmmaker in Seattle. She began writing poetry before she actually knew how to write, filling dozens of notebooks with her indecipherable scrawl. She was a member of the 2011 Seattle Adult Poetry Slam team and was named “Rookie of the Year.” In 2012 she represented Seattle at the Women of the World Poetry Slam.
About our storytellers:
Marcus Aflleje, 31, is a Pacific Islander senior at the Institute of Technology of the University of Washington Tacoma. He was born in Tacoma and lived in and outside of Washington before attending Henry Foss High School. This June, Marcus will start a full-time job at Boeing’s Information Technology Career Foundation Program.
Miki Cabell, 48, is a graduate student at the Evergreen State College’s Masters in Public Administration program with an emphasis in tribal governance. She is Lakota and Gaelic, and owns a home in Hoquiam with her two adult daughters, and family. She will graduate in June with plans to pursue her Ph.D.
Riley Germanis, 21, is a senior at Western Washington University studying mathematics. He will continue his education this summer at Seattle Pacific University as a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in the Teaching Mathematics and Science program. He grew up in Federal Way.
Melody Salcedo, 25, is graduating from Bellevue College this spring with an associate degree in world language. She plans to study abroad at Temple University Japan and pursue a bachelor’s degree in international business. She was born in Los Angeles but raised in Colima, Mexico, until the age of 13.
Ameen Tabatabai, 21, is a junior at the University of Washington. He was born and raised in Redmond and always dreamed about attending UW from a young age. After being diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) at the age of 10, he had a liver transplant in 2010. Since then, he has been inspired by his experiences to study bioengineering and give back to the transplant community.