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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. Here is what is coming up next:

2014 Think & Drink Events
September - November

  • September 10 in Seattle

Topic: From Al Jolson to Public Enemy: Race in Music
Speakers: Daudi Abe, Professor and noted expert on Seattle' hip hop culture, Antonio Davidson-Gomez, Educator, musician and 2013-2014 Jubilation Foundation Fellow, Amanda Wilde, KUOW host and producer, former KEXP afternoon drive show host. Moderated by Tonya Mosley, Journalist with Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post and KUOW
When:
7 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Where:
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118 [Directions]

DocumentWhen: 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014

  • September 17 in Seattle

Topic: From Al Jolson to Public Enemy: Race in Music
Speakers: Daudi Abe, Professor and noted expert on Seattle' hip hop culture, Antonio Davidson-Gomez, Educator, musician and 2013-2014 Jubilation Foundation Fellow, Amanda Wilde, KUOW host and producer, former KEXP afternoon drive show host. Moderated by Tonya Mosley, Journalist with Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post and KUOW
When:
7 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Where:
Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle [Directions]


  • September 25 in Yakima

Topic: From Smoke Signals to Aladdin: American Indians and Arabs in Film
Speakers: Lance Rhoades, Researcher and Film Instructor, and Zaki Abdelhamid, Middle Eastern Film Instructor. Moderator Mike Faulk, journalist with the Yakima Herald Republic.
When: 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25
Where: Gilbert Cellars, 5 N. Front Street, Yakima [Directions]

 

  • October 14 in Seattle

Topic: Loud & Proud: WA State's Asian American Civil Rights Movement
Speakers: Connie So, American Ethnic Studies Professor at UW, and Kevin Owyang, documentary filmmaker. Moderated by Tonya Mosley, Journalist with Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post and KUOW
When:
7 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Where: Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle [Directions]

 

  • October 15 in Yakima

Topic: Race in Music
Speakers: Antonio Davidson Gomez, educator, musician and 2013-2014 Jubilation Foundation Fellow, and Yesenia Hunter, writer and musician. Moderator Mike Faulk, journalist with the Yakima Herald Republic.
When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2015
Where: Gilbert Cellars, 5 N. Front Street, Yakima [Directions]


  • October 22 in Seattle

Topic: Loud & Proud: WA State's Asian American Civil Rights Movement
Speakers: Connie So, American Ethnic Studies Professor at UW, and Kevin Owyang, documentary filmmaker. Moderated by Tonya Mosley, Journalist with Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post and KUOW
When:
7 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Where:
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118 [Directions]

 

  • October 30 in Tacoma

Topic: On Different Tracks: Race, Class and Education
Speakers: Galen Ciscell, Visiting Assistant Professor at Pacific Lutheran University. Moderated by Phyllis Fletcher, managing editor of Northwest News Network.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014
Where:
Engine House No. 9 Banquet Room, 611 North Pine St., Tacoma, WA 98406 [Directions]


  • November 11 in Seattle

Topic: Race, Politics, and Drama: An Evening with Robert Schenkkan
Speakers: Robert Schenkkan, Pulitzer Prize winner for The Kentucky Cycle, and Tony Award winner for All the Way. Moderated by Tonya Mosley, Journalist with Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post and KUOW
When:
7 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Where: Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle [Directions]

 

  • November 12 in Seattle

Topic: Race, Politics, and Drama: An Evening with Robert Schenkkan
Speakers: Robert Schenkkan, Pulitzer Prize winner for The Kentucky Cycle, and Tony Award winner for All the Way. Moderated by Tonya Mosley, Journalist with Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post and KUOW
When:
7 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2014
Where: The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118 [Directions]

 

  • November 20 in Tacoma

Topic: From Al Jolson to Public Enemy: Race in Music
Speakers: Daudi Abe, Professor and noted expert on Seattle' hip hop culture, Antonio Davidson-Gomez, Educator, musician and 2013-2014 Jubilation Foundation Fellow, Amanda Wilde, KUOW host and producer, former KEXP afternoon drive show host. Moderated by Phyllis Fletcher, managing editor of Northwest News Network.
When:
7 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014
Where: Engine House No. 9 Banquet Room, 611 North Pine St., Tacoma, WA 98406 [Directions]

 

Visit our calendar for event details, then plan to join us for an enjoyable evening of enlightening conversation and tasty beverages.  For more information, contact Program Manager Zaki Abdelhamid by email or call (206) 682-1770 x102. Or sign for our monthly e-news for the latest news about all our programs, including Think & Drink.

Thanks to our friends at Oregon Humanities for inspiring our Think & Drink program.

For information about past Think & Drink events, visit the 2012 Events and 2013 Events section of our website.

Recent 2014 Think & Drink Events

  • May 12 in Spokane

Topic: On Different Tracks: Race, Class and Education
Speakers: Raymond Reyes, associate academic vice president and chief diversity officer at Gonzaga University, and moderator Shann Ray, the author of American Masculine.
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014
Where: Lindaman's Gourmet Bistro, 1235 S. Grand Blvd., Spokane, WA 99202

Press release: 69 KB PDF

  • May 21 in Seattle

Topic: On Different Tracks: Race, Class and Education
Speakers: Wayne Au, associate professor of education, and Claudia Rowe, education reporter for The Seattle Times, with moderator Tonya Mosely.
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Where: Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle [Directions]

Press release: 77 KB PDF

  • May 28 in Seattle

Topic: On Different Tracks: Race, Class and Education
Speakers: Wayne Au, associate professor of education, and Claudia Rowe, education reporter for The Seattle Times, with moderator Tonya Mosely.
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Where: The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118 [Directions]

Press release: 77 KB PDF

 

Previous Think & Drink Events

  • March 26 in Seattle

nullTopic: A History of Protest: Civil Rights Movements in Seattle from the 1960s to 1980s
Speakers: Trevor Griffey, co-founder of the Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project, and Eddie Rye Jr., activist and host of Urban Forum Northwest, with moderator Tonya Mosley, broadcast reporter.
When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 26
Where: Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle [Directions]

Press release: 74 KB PDF | Flier: 310 KB PDF

  • April 29 in Seattle

nullTopic: From Birth of a Nation to Smoke Signals: African Americans and American Indians in Film
Speakers: Charles Mudede, screenwriter and editor for The Stranger, Lance Rhoades, director of film studies at the Seattle Film Institute, Zaki Abdelhamid, instructor on the Middle East in film at Edmonds Community College, with moderator Tonya Mosley, broadcast reporter.
When: 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29
Where: Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle [Directions]

  • April 30 in Seattle

Topic: From Birth of a Nation to Smoke Signals: African Americans and American Indians in Film
Speakers: Charles Mudede, screenwriter and editor for The Stranger, Lance Rhoades, director of film studies at the Seattle Film Institute, Zaki Abdelhamid, instructor on the Middle East in film at Edmonds Community College, with moderator Tonya Mosley, broadcast reporter.
When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 30
Where: The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118 [Directions]

Press release: 75 KB PDFFlier: 1.7 MB PDF

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