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Dan Clark is a local leader in community organizations and our resident director of the Living History Company, gave a talk about his new book, "A Privileged Life: Memoirs of an Activist." Inspired by his work with the Living History Company, this book deals in large part with various aspects of both early and recent Walla Walla history. Dan focused his talk on the importance of writing and publishing personal histories for present and future generations and the new opportunities available for doing that.

 

Dan Clark was born and raised in Walla Walla and attended Whitman College before entering law school at the University of California at Berkeley.  Following law school, he served as staff attorney and executive director of Solano County Neighborhood Legal Assistance Agency in Vallejo.  In 1971 he returned to Walla Walla where he practiced law privately until his retirement in 2010.  In addition to law practice, in 1978 he organized and administered the first general mediation project in Colorado and, in 1981, was a founder and first general secretary of Peace Brigades International, a human rights organization now headquartered in London. In addition, he has helped organize and lead a variety of community organizations in the Walla Walla area including the Fort Walla Walla Museum Living History Company.

 

Date of lecture: January 30th, 2014

 

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