The Saint Martin's University Departments of History and Political Science established the Pacific Northwest Social Action Speakers Series in 2013 to raise awareness of the region's deep history of social justice movements. It celebrates people and movements committed to furthering social justice in all its forms in the Pacific Northwest. The speakers series draws on the interests of the Saint Martin's faculty, students and the wider community in regards to the history of the Pacific Northwest and in social movements for workplace democracy, environmental justice, and civil rights and liberties.