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IDF introduces “IDF Extended Learning!”


Several months ago, the IDF Board was happy to announce our newest experiment: IDF Extended Learning. This new weekend session, in late Septemeber will cover the political systems and economies of a remote location. This will mimic one of our regularly-schedule session field trips. Our first destination will be:  LAS ... Read More »

IDF Speed Mentoring and Resume Workshop

IDF Speed mentoring

You asked, we listened.     IDF will be offering its first of two all-ages, open-to-public events: IDF Speed Mentoring and Resume Workshop (IDF Extended Learning is coming in Sept). Anyone can attend (although space is limited, so register today).    Attendees for Speed Mentoring will select four (4) mentor ... Read More »

IDF ’13 Graduation


It’s hard to believe it’s over. We just started! This is the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2013. We’ll have speakers, a little ceremony, some awards and mostly just good company as we bid each well in this final day of the Class of 2013. Sunday, June 23rd1 pm ... Read More »

Fourth Annual IDF Trivia Night

Join IDF for our annual Trivia Night Event!

Gather your teams!  Prepare for Battle!  This is IDF’s Fourth Annual Trivia Night! Thursday, April 116 pm – 9 pmMerchant’s Cafe & Saloon(109 Yesler Way, Seattle) This is our pre-Washington DC trip fundraiser for the class and every dollar raised goes directly into the planning for IDF’s Washington DC trip. ... Read More »

Washington State Labor Education and Research Center is looking for a project coordinator!

LABOR EDUCATION PROJECT COORDINATOR SOUGHT! The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center at South Seattle Community College is seeking a contractor for a year-long workers’ rights project. The position is contingent on funding from the Fetzer Institute, but the process to bring the funding to the Center is well ... Read More »

Voices for America’s Children: CEO (DC)

Recruitment for the Voices CEO position began this week.  I would appreciate your forwarding the attached job announcement to potential candidates and to others who might know of potential candidates.  And, as appropriate, please forward to me the names of persons whom you think I should contact to encourage their candidacies. ... Read More »

Join us as we kickoff the Class of 2013!

Class of 2013

Please join the Institute for a Democratic Future as we kickoff the Class of 2013 at the beautiful home of Tracy Newman and Michael Cockrill. We will have a special guest speaker (to be announced soon) this year and we’d love to have you join us. When:  Friday, January 11th ... Read More »

Meadow Johnson (IDF ’09) named to Congressman-elect Kilmer’s staff

Meadow and Derek

Derek Kilmer, the Gig Harbor Democrat newly elected to Congress to succeed Rep. Norm Dicks, has been preparing to take office Jan. 3 by hiring staff for his offices in D.C. and the 6th District. Read More »

Rory O’Sullivan, IDF ’03, named to Ferguson’s transition team

Bob Ferguson

Congratulations to IDF Alumni Rory O’Sullivan for being named to Bob Ferguson’s transition team! Full story here: http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/182475961.html Stun them all with the Best of Vera Bradley BackpacksBest Mattress For Relieving SciaticaWarm Mist Humidifier Review for the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier With Auto Shut-OffReasons To Have A Fogless Shower Mirror In ... Read More »

Kathleen Casper, ‘IDF 12, wins Golden Apple Award

Kathleen Casper, IDF '12, won a Golden Apple Award.

Kathleen Casper, IDF 2012 alum, is recognized with her outstanding teaching with a 2012 Golden Apple Award (and she gives shout out to IDF!). Congrats, Kathleen! http://kcts9.org/education/golden-apple-awards     Stun them all with the Best of Vera Bradley BackpacksBest Mattress For Relieving SciaticaWarm Mist Humidifier Review for the Vicks Warm ... Read More »