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The humanities are a window into the deepest aspects of the human condition, those things that persist across time and cultures. They familiarize us with the language of emotion and motivation, and the areas of human life that defy quantification. And, despite the claim that studying the humanities is impractical, they develop habits of shrewd observation, thoughtful understanding, and clear expression that are invaluable in every walk of personal and professional life. 

In this age of reality TV, inch-deep internet analysis, and glib sound bites, we applaud Humanities Washington for supporting these timeless lessons.

Bruce Shepard
President, Western Washington University
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Think & Drink

Hosted Conversation Series Takes the Humanities Out for a Nightcap

 

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Humanities Washington’s Think & Drink events are hosted conversations at pubs and tasting rooms on provocative topics and new ideas. Past events tackled topics from Prohibition to consumerism, and sparked lively conversation about morality, religion, history, and politics. Events are held throughout the year in Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima, and Spokane. No tickets or registration is required to attend.

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Upcoming events:

  • September 22 in Tacoma

"American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics"

Violence at rallies, sit-ins on the House floor, and Twitter taunts. How did we get here?

Has U.S. politics ever been more divided and aggressive? Will it get better or worse? And is our increasingly media-saturated environment helping or hurting our divisions and discourse?

Join WSU professors Cornell Clayton, co-editor of Civility and Democracy in America; and Travis Ridout, co-author of The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising, for an exploration of our polarized times. Moderated by KUOW's Ross Reynolds.

When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept 22, 2016

Where: 611 N Pine St, Tacoma, WA 98406


  • October 3 in Yakima

"American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics"

Violence at rallies, sit-ins on the House floor, and Twitter taunts. How did we get here? 

Has U.S. politics ever been more divided and aggressive? Will it get better or worse? And is our increasingly media-saturated environment helping or hurting our divisions and discourse?

Join WSU professors Cornell Clayton, co-editor of Civility and Democracy in America; and Travis Ridout, co-author of The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising, for an exploration of our polarized times. Moderated by Humanities Washington's Zaki Hamid.

When: 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 3

Where: 5 N Front St, Yakima, WA 98901

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