June 18-30: Keller on Reconciling the Past; Poet Laureate at Dance Marathon

The Music on the Palouse concert series and a Speakers Bureau presentation on LGBTQ youth in Washington add to the richness 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 (June 18-23, 2012)


KENNEWICK – As a child during World War II, Robert Keller visited Camp Harmony, a temporary internment camp in Puyallup for Japanese Americans. Later in his life Keller lived in Germany, where he saw how Germans dealt with bleak memories of the war and the holocaust. These experiences helped shape his Speakers Bureau presentation, Reconciling the Past: The History, Literature and Ethics of Japanese Removal. During his talk, Keller asks: How do we come to terms with dark parts of our history? For more, come to the conversation this Thursday (June 21) in Kennewick [Details] and check out our recent 5 Questions interview with Keller.

MONDAY (June 18)

KENT – Lutheran Community Services Northwest’s Refugee & Immigrant Children’s Program presents A Place in the World documentary screening and panel discussion in honor of World Refugee Day [Details].

THURSDAY (June 21)

SEATTLE – State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken helps judge 826 Seattle’s dance-a-thon fundraiser Dance Your Cash Off [Details].

NEXT WEEK (June 24-30, 2012)

MONDAY (June 25)

A past Music on the Palouse performance.

SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON – Music on the Palouse begins in Colton [Details] Uniontown [Details] and Garfield [Details]. This Whitman County Library program is a Humanities Washington grant recipient.

TUESDAY (June 26)

SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON – Music on the Palouse continues in Palouse [Details], Rosalia [Details] and Albion [Details].

CLARKSTON – Speakers Bureau’s Rebecca Hom, Climbing Gold Mountain, Fum Sahn: Chinese Pioneers in the Western Frontier [Details].


SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON – Music on the Palouse continues in Oakesdale [Details], St. John [Details] and Tekoa [Details].

SEATTLE – Art, Indigenous Communities, and Migration in the Age of Globalization, a panel discussion from the University of Washington’s Simpson Center for the Humanities [Details].

THURSDAY (June 28)

SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON – Music on the Palouse continues in Colfax [Details], Farmington [Details] and Malden [Details].

FRIDAY (June 29)

SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON – Music on the Palouse concludes in LaCrosse [Details] and Endicott [Details].

Sid Peterson

Sid Peterson

SATURDAY (June 30)

KIRKLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Sid Peterson, Put This on the {Map}: LGBTQ Youth in Washington State [Details].


STATEWIDE – KCTS 9’s Reel NW is looking for independent film submissions. The deadline is July 2 [Details].

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