Humanities Washington Launches Community Conversations Series
Are you seeing red and feeling blue over the state of public discourse? Humanities Washington's new Community Conversations series is the cure for you.
This popular new series is offering Washingtonians an opportunity to discuss difficult issues without the angry rhetoric that has taken center stage in politics and the media. Each event includes a moderated discussion with a panel of humanities experts that uses disciplines such as economics, law, and history to shed light on differing points of views.
“These programs are an antidote to the divisive rhetoric that we’re seeing around the country,” said Julie Ziegler, executive director of Humanities Washington. “This isn’t about one side trying to shout down the other – it is about encouraging people to come together, learn the history behind the issues, and have more productive discussions.”
Already, Humanities Washington has hosted community discussions on state ballot initiatives, immigration, and historic preservation. Presentations have led to spirited but respectful dialogues.
Upcoming Events Include:
Crossing the Gr8n Divide: New Modes of Technology and Intergenerational Communication
Feb. 8, 2011, 7 p.m., Everett Public Library and Feb. 10, 2011, 7 p.m., Renton Public Library
(Where) to Be or Not to Be? Annexation and the Role of Government
March 16, 2011, 7 p.m. Burien Public Library
Humanities Washington is teaming with the Museum of History and Industry and KCTS 9 on Aug. 2 for a special film preview and panel discussion featuring Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s new documentary series, Prohibition.