Feb. 25 to March 9: A Rare Story of Antebellum Slavery in Washington State

Speakers Bureau’s Eva Abram shares the story of Charles Mitchell, a slave in Washington state who made his break for freedom. Plus: Innovative grants-funded events abound throughout the state and programs for our Traveling Exhibit Hope in Hard Times,

This Week & Next highlights upcoming events and news from Humanities Washington, our many community partners and like-minded organizations around the state.

Look for the latest edition every Monday morning, or check out our full calendar at Humanities.org.

THIS WEEK (Feb. 25 to March 3, 2013)

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LAKEWOOD, RENTON and OLYMPIA – Storyteller Eva Abram continues to tour the state with her Speakers Bureau presentation, Slavery in the Northwest: The Charles Mitchell Story. This conversation on a rare case of antibellum slavery in Washington visits Lakewood (2/26) [Details], Renton (2/27) [Details] and Olympia (2/28) [Details]. Abram’s presentation is also available on YouTube, in the video to the right.

TUESDAY (Feb. 26)

CLARKSTON – The Asotin County Library screens Ken Burns’ The Dust Bowl, Part 1. This event is part of the programming for Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression, Humanities Washington’s Traveling Exhibit. [Details]

WEDNESDAY (Feb. 27)

SEATTLE – here:now at the Frye Art Museum offers a tour for adults with dementia and their care givers. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

THURSDAY (Feb. 28)

Lance Rhoades

Lance Rhoades

BELLEVUE – Speakers Bureau’s Lance Rhoades, American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation, Onscreen and Behind the Scene. [Details]

CLARKSTON – The Asotin County Library screens Ken Burns’ The Dust Bowl, Part 2. This event is part of the programming for Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression, Humanities Washington’s Traveling Exhibit. [Details]

FRIDAY (March 1)

SEATTLE – Daughters of the Dust and Diary of an African Nun, films at the Northwest Film Forum as part of the L.A. Rebellion series. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SATURDAY (March 2)

Harriet Baskas

Harriet Baskas

MUKILTEO – Speakers Bureau’s Harriet Baskas, Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums. [Details]

PORT TOWNSEND – Speakers Bureau’s David B. Williams, Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology in Washington State. [Details]

SEATTLE – Bush Mama and Daydream Therapy, films at the Northwest Film Forum as part of the L.A. Rebellion series. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

NEXT WEEK (March 3-9, 2013)

SUNDAY (March 3)

SEATTLE – A Different Image and short films at the Northwest Film Forum, part of the L.A. Rebellion series. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

MONDAY (March 4)

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Pam Houston’s Contents May Have Shifted, the Port Townsend Community Read book.

PORT TOWNSEND – Book Lover’s Cafe Book Discussion Group, part of the Port Townsend Public Library’s eighth annual Community Read. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

EVERETT – Speakers Bureau’s Milt Priggee, Political Cartooning: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. [Details]

TUESDAY (March 5)

BELLEVUE – Speakers Bureau’s Lance Rhoades, American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation, Onscreen and Behind the Scene. [Details]

SEATTLE – Gallery tour as part of the here:now at the Frye Art Museum program. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

VANCOUVER – Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation, a program as part of Washington State University Vancouver’s Recognition: A Conversation, a series bringing tribal representatives and scholars to campus to discuss what federal recognition means to their people. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

WEDNESDAY (March 6)

LONGVIEW –  Speakers Bureau’s Alex Alben, Analog Days: How Technology Changed Our Culture. [Details]

SEATTLE – Classes begin as part of the here:now at the Frye Art Museum program. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

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The poster for Recognition: A Conversation.

VANCOUVER – Cowlitz Indian Tribe, a program as part of Washington State University Vancouver’s Recognition: A Conversation, a series bringing tribal representatives and scholars to campus to discuss what federal recognition means to their people. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

PORT TOWNSEND – Adventure Travel – Hiking the Camino de Santiago, part of the Port Townsend Public Library’s eighth annual Community Read. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

NEWCASTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Lance Rhoades, American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation, Onscreen and Behind the Scene[Details]

THURSDAY (March 7)

VANCOUVER – Chinook Indian Nation, a program as part of Washington State University Vancouver’s Recognition: A Conversation, a series bringing tribal representatives and scholars to campus to discuss what federal recognition means to their people. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

RICHLAND-  Speakers Bureau’s Alex Alben, Analog Days: How Technology Changed Our Culture[Details]

FRIDAY (March 8)

VANCOUVER – American Outrage,  a documentary shown as part of Washington State University Vancouver’s Recognition: A Conversation, a series bringing tribal representatives and scholars to campus to discuss what federal recognition means to their people. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

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An image from My Brother’s Wedding at Northwest Film Forum.

SEATTLE – My Brother’s Wedding, a film at the Northwest Film Forum as part of the L.A. Rebellion series. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SATURDAY (March 9)

SEATTLE – As Above, So Below and short films at the Northwest Film Forum as part of the L.A. Rebellion series. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

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