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A Special Showing of The Reader followed by discussion

Sunday, June 3rd, noon at the Vashon Theatre

In advance of Vashon College’s new course, Ethical Decision Making, which begins on June 6th, Vashon Theatre and Vashon College are jointly sponsoring a showing of The Reader which explores how we make decisions in stressful situations or when immediate action is needed. Kate Winslet won Best Actress in 2008 for her role in this gripping film about a woman in post-war Germany on trial for war crimes while a past lover has information that could save her from a life sentence…but faces his own moral dilemma.

Following the film a discussion led by Donna McDermott will take place in support of the course.

Ethical Decision Making begins Wednesday, June 6th at 6:30 pm and runs through June 27th. Course fee is $100. For information and an application go to This course has been certified for clock hours by the Vashon School District. Other professionals may qualify. Discounted copies of The Reader are available at the Vashon Book Shop’s book club table.

A companion four-session course, Competent Communication and Learning Styles, begins on Thursday, June 7th at 6:30pm and runs through June 28th. Course fee is $110 including course materials. Information and applications also available at the Vashon College website.

The instructor for both courses is Donna McDermott, MPPA. She is a sociologist who has designed curriculum for over 100 courses, trained hundreds of instructors and led courses and seminars for departmental leadership teams, entire organizations from clerical to top leadership staff, fiscal professionals, teachers, and troubled young adults.