Pair of Think & Drinks to Look at Minorities in Movies

From Birth of a Nation to Smoke Signals African Americans and American Indians in Film to spark conversation in two Seattle locations April 29 and 30.

CaptureJoin Humanities Washington for two upcoming Think & Drink events: From Birth of a Nation to Smoke Signals: African Americans and American Indians in Film will be held in Greenwood at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse April 29 and in Columbia City at The Royal Room April 30. Both events will ask: What myths about African Americans and American Indians are perpetuated by Hollywood? How have movies shaped cultural identities and stereotypes? And how have American Indian and African American communities responded to cinematic representations of their cultures?

The event at The Royal Room marks an expansion of the popular Think & Drink program to a second Seattle location. This is also the second in Humanities Washington’s 2014 Think & Drink series: Race, Place and Culture. This series will address the intersections and impacts of race, place and culture on lives around our state; look for upcoming events that focus on these issues in the arts, education, labor and more.


What: From Birth of a Nation to Smoke Signals: African Americans and American Indians in Film, a Think & Drink conversation

  • When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    Where: Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103 [Directions]
    You must be at least 21 years old to enter the main discussion room.
  • When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    Where: The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118 [Directions]
    No age restrictions

Cost: Free
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Questions? Email Zaki Abdelhamid at or call 206.682.1770 x102

The discussion will be led by Charles Mudede, Lance Rhoades, and Zaki Abdelhamid and moderated by Tonya Mosley. Mudede is the screenwriter of Police Beat and Zoo and editor for The Stranger. Rhoades is the director of film studies at the Seattle Film Institute and a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Abdelhamid in an instructor on the Middle East in film at Edmonds Community College. Mosley is a broadcast reporter and regular contributor to Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post and KUOW-FM.

Humanities Washington’s Think & Drink program brings hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs, tasting rooms and other non-traditional venues around the state, fostering community discussions by meeting people where they already gather. For more information, please visit This Think & Drink will be supported by Think & Drink’s media sponsor, KUOW, and original Think & Drink partner, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse.

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