May 26 to June 7: Race, Class and Education at Our Think & Drink in Seattle

Join Humanities Washington for On Different Tracks: Race, Class and Education in Columbia City May 28. Also check out our Speakers Bureau presentations around the state.

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

THIS WEEK (May 26-31, 2014)


Think & DrinkSEATTLE – Join Humanities Washington for our next Think & Drink event, On Different Tracks: Race, Class and Education, at The Royal Room in Columbia City May 28. [Details]


WALLA WALLA – Speakers Bureau’s Kathleen Flenniken, My Hanford: A Personal History [Details]

LANGLEY – A reading with Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen [Details]


Jeanne Kohl-Welles

Jeanne Kohl-Welles

CONCRETE – Speakers Bureau’s Janet Oakley, Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State, 1933-1941 [Details]


LYNNWOOD – Speakers Bureau’s Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads [Details]

NEXT WEEK (June 1-7, 2014)

MONDAY (June 2)

LACEY – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy, Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater [Details]

TUESDAY (June 3)

DEER PARK – Let the Spokane Storytelling League open a window into daily life in the Great Depression, as they share stories, both true and fictional, about people facing unusual and challenging circumstances that tested their perseverance, resilience, and ingenuity. This program is part of the Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression exhibit at the Spokane County Library. [Details]


Alex Alben

Alex Alben

BELLEVUE – Speakers Bureau’s Alex Alben, Analog Days: How Technology Changed our Culture [Details]

MONROE – Speakers Bureau’s Amy Rubin, Exploring the Magical Process of Creating Music [Details]

SPOKANE – You know that the Great Depression hit the country hard, but what about Spokane? Jim Kershner, of the The Spokesman-Review, offers some insight into the Lilac City during the 1930s. This program is part of the Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression exhibit at the Spokane County Library. [Details]

FRIDAY (June 6)

Harriet Baskas

Harriet Baskas

BELLINGHAM – Speakers Bureau’s Claudia Rowe, The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalism and What it Means for You [Details]


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

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