Seattle Think & Drink Event on July 17 to Consider the Institution of Marriage

Humanities Washington’s popular conversation series returns to Greenwood’s Naked City Brewery & Taphouse for State of the Unions: A Conversation on the Institution of Marriage. Social historian Stephanie Coontz, civic leader Anne Levinson and moderator Steve Scher will lead a conversation about marriage, offering both historical context and a consideration of recent same-sex marriage legislation.

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What: State of the Unions: A Conversation on the Institution of Marriage, a Humanities Washington Think & Drink event
Where: Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle [Directions]
When: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Cost: Free
Note: Arrive early to secure a seat

Humanities Washington’s ongoing Think & Drink discussion program returns to Naked City Brewery & Taphouse in Seattle July 17 for State of the Unions: A Conversation on the Institution of Marriage.

Social historian Stephanie Coontz, civic leader Anne Levinson and moderator Steve Scher will lead a conversation about marriage, offering both historical context and a consideration of recent same-sex marriage legislation.

Stephanie Coontz

Stephanie Coontz

Coontz is the author of Marriage, a History and teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College; she’s appeared in media ranging from The New York Times to The Colbert Report.

Levinson is a LGBT community leader and advisor to Washington United for Marriage; she was formerly a municipal judge, Seattle deputy mayor and co-owner of the Seattle Storm.

Scher is a longtime journalist for Seattle’s National Public Radio station, KUOW; currently, he is the senior host of Weekday.

Anne Levinson

Anne Levinson

This free event begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle, WA.

Note: Our Think & Drink events often draw standing-room-only crowds. Given interest in Referendum 74 and the upcoming election, we’re expecting an even bigger turnout for this marriage-themed conversation. Attendees should arrive early to guarantee a seat.

Humanities Washington’s Think & Drink program brings hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs and tasting rooms around the state.

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