Pair of Think & Drinks to Look at Consumerism This Holiday Season

‘Tis the Season: Holiday Shopping and the American Consumer Culture to spark conversation in Tacoma Dec. 4 and Seattle Dec. 11.

Think & DrinkJoin Humanities Washington for our next two Think & Drink events in Tacoma and Seattle. ‘Tis the Season: Holiday Shopping and the American Consumer Culture will take place Dec. 4 in Tacoma in the Banquet Room of Engine House No. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 11 in Seattle at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse at 7 p.m.

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What: ‘Tis the Season: Holiday Shopping and the American Consumer Culture, a Think & Drink conversation

Tacoma

Where: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
Where: Banquet Room, Engine House No. 9, 611 North Pine St., Tacoma, WA 98406 [Directions] (Note: This is a new venue; we have moved from the Pantages Theater to Engine House No. 9.)
Cost: Free, but registration is required. To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZYDXZ39.

Seattle

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
Where: Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 [Directions]
Cost: Free

On the Web: humanities.org/programs/think-drink
Questions? Email Zaki Abdelhamid at zaki@humanities.org or call 206.682.1770 x102

This free event will put our holiday shopping season into perspective, asking: How did America become a consumer culture? Does our race, class or gender influence how we shop and what we buy? And how does our consumption affect the economy – and our community?

These Think & Drink discussion will be led by Linda Nash and Meenakshi Rishi. Nash is a professor of U.S. cultural history at the University of Washington. Rishi is professor of economics at Seattle University. The Tacoma event will be moderated by Ashley Gross, business and labor reporter with KPLU radio. Seattle’s conversation will be moderated by Steve Scher, the host of KUOW radio’s The Record.

Both events are free, but registration for the Tacoma event is required at surveymonkey.com/s/ZYDXZ39.

Thanks to Broadway Center for the Performing Arts and Immanuel Presbyterian Church, partners for the Tacoma event, and to KUOW, media sponsor for the Seattle event.

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