Few states in the nation are as culturally, economically, politically, and geographically diverse as Washington. Those differences often generate what appears to be an insurmountable divide. Yet, since 1973, Humanities Washington has shown in profound and poignant ways our commonality as a people. Regardless of where we live, Asotin or Neah Bay, Ilwaco or Metaline Falls, we share the same dreams for a better world for ourselves and our descendants. The programs of Humanities Washington remind us of those common dreams.
Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History
University of Washington
South Central Puget Sound
Events occurring in the South Central Puget Sound region
TEDxOlympia is an independently produced, one-day TED event. A series of talks and performances on the theme, Point of No Return, explore what unfolds when we realize that there's no turning back--and the surprises we discover before, during, and after that threshold.