July 16-28: Think & Drink Returns With a Conversation on the State of Marriage

A fast-paced poetry-PowerPoint event, varied Speakers Bureau presentations and expressions of the immigration experience round out a rich, varied schedule of upcoming events.

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 (July 16-21, 2012)

Think & DrinkSPARK PICK

SEATTLE – Humanities Washington’s popular Think & Drink discussion series continues with State of the Unions: A Conversation on the Institution of Marriage, featuring social historian Stephanie Coontz and civic leader Anne Levinson, and moderated by KUOW’s Steve Scher.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, and will explore the institution of marriage from its historic origins to its future in Washington state [Details]. For a taste of the conversation, check out Spark’s recent 5 Questions interview with Stephanie Coontz, in which she covers everything from the myths of marriage to meeting the real Stephen Colbert.

MONDAY (July 16)

TACOMA – Speakers Bureau’s Sid Peterson, Put This On The {Map}: LGBTQ Youth in Washington State [Details].

poets_powerpoint_poster_smallTHURSDAY (July 19)

SEATTLE – West of Lenin hosts Poets, PowerPoint & a Delightful Misuse of Company Time: A Benefit for Humanities Washington, featuring local writers juxtaposing new works with lively, rapid-fire PowerPoint slideshows [Details].

SATURDAY (July 21)

KENT – Speakers Bureau’s Harriet Baskas, What is That?: Unusual and Offbeat People, Places, Things, and Events in Washington State [Details].

NEXT WEEK (July 22-28, 2012)

Robert Horton

Robert Horton

SUNDAY (July 22)

WOODINVILLE – Speakers Bureau’s Robert Horton, Alien Encounters: Sci-Fi Movies and the Cold War Culture of the 1950s [Details].

MONDAY (July 23)

SEATTLE – Oksana Marafioti reads from her memoir American Gypsy at Town Hall [Details].

TUESDAY (July 24)

SEATTLE – The exhibit Our Children, Our Voices – a compilation of photographs and oral histories on identity, citizenship and immigration from local Somali youths – opens at Seattle City Hall. The exhibit was originally created by Seattle University with support from a Humanities Washington grant [Details].

Robert Keller

Robert Keller


SATURDAY (July 28)

VASHON – Speakers Bureau’s Robert Keller, Reconciling the Past: The History, Literature and Ethics of Japanese Removal [Details].

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