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Half of Washington State children do not enter kindergarten ready to learn, and Latino children, in particular, face a long list of barriers to success in school. Through programs such as Humanities Washington's Motheread Family Literacy Program, disadvantaged families from across the state gain the opportunity to come together around the collective power of story, building literacy skills, pride in their culture, and a greater understanding of other cultures as a result.

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Think & Drink

Think & Drink brings hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs and tasting rooms around the state.

Hosted Conversation Series Takes the Humanities Out for a Nightcap

Think & DrinkLaunched in 2011, our Think & Drink program brings hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs and tasting rooms around the state. Past events tackled topics from Prohibition to consumerism, and sparked lively conversation about morality, religion, history and politics from Seattle to Spokane.

Our next Think & Drink events will center around a common theme: Race, Place and Culture with events planned for Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima and Spokane.

Upcoming Think & Drink Events:


  • April 27 in Seattle

Topic: You Mad Bro?: Race and Diversity Issues in Sports

Speakers: Eric Davis ("Professor E"), sociology faculty at Bellevue College and member of the UW Consulting Alliance; and Donald Watts, former Huskies Basketball star. Moderated by Tonya Mosley, journalist with Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post, and KUOW.

When: 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015

Where: 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle, WA,  98103 
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  • April 28 in Spokane

Topic: Writing in the Margins: Race and Literature

Speakers: M.L. Smoker, poet and director of Indian education at the Office of Public Instruction in Helena, MT; and Jessica Maucione, associate professor of multi-ethnic literature, film, and women's and gender studies at Gonzaga University. Moderated by Shann Ray, the author of American Masculine.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Where: 2015 Lindaman's Gourmet Bistro, 1235 S. Grand Blvd., Spokane, WA 99202
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  • May 26 in Seattle

Topic: Last Rights: The Ethics of the Death Penalty

Speakers: Dorothy Van Soest, writer, professor emeritus, and former dean at the University of Washington; and David Smith, Associate professor of philosophy and religious studies.  Moderated by Ross Reynolds.

When: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Where: Naked City, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle, WA  98103 
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Flier: Last Rights

  • May 27 in Seattle

Topic: Last Rights: The Ethics of the Death Penalty

Speakers: Dorothy Van Soest, writer, professor emeritus, and former dean at the University of Washington; and David Smith, associate professor of philosophy and religious studies.
Moderated by Ross Reynolds.

When: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Where: The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98118 
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Flier: Last Rights

 

  • June 23 in Seattle

Topic: The Ethics of Climate Change and Geo-engineering

Speakers: Lauren Hartzell Nichols, environmental specialist and professor of philosophy, and Thomas Ackerman, professor of atmospheric sciences at University of Washington. Moderated by Ashley Ahearn, environmental reporter at KUOW.

When: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Where: Naked City, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle, WA  98103

 

  • June 30 in Seattle

Topic: The Ethics of Climate Change and Geo-engineering

Speakers: Lauren Hartzell Nichols, environmental specialist and professor of philosophy, and Thomas Ackerman, professor of atmospheric sciences at University of Washington. Moderated by Ashley Ahearn, environmental reporter at KUOW.

When: 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Where: The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98118

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