July 22 to Aug. 4: Portraits of Northwest Somali Youth Come to Seattle City Hall

Discussions on immigrant experiences and varied Speakers Bureau discussions round out the upcoming schedule.

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THIS WEEK (July 22-28, 2012)

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Ahmed Abdi

Ahmed Abdi, Portrait of Omar, 2011, ink jet print, 16” x 20”. Photo courtesy of the artist and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.


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. It opens this Tuesday and will run through September 5 [Details].

MONDAY (July 23)

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

NEXT WEEK (July 29 to Aug. 4, 2012)

TUESDAY (July 31)

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

Harriet Baskas

Harriet Baskas


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

SATURDAY (Aug. 4)

PORT TOWNSEND – The outdoor theater troupe PT Shorts presents Deserts, Blasters and Spaceships: An Evening of Sci-Fi Fun [Details].

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