Explore Free Speech, Local History and More with Humanities Washington

Join Humanities Washington for one or several amazing events taking place around the state between January 12 – 25, 2015!

This Week & Next highlights upcoming events and news from Humanities Washington, our many community partners and like-minded organizations around the state. Subscribe to Spark to receive regular event updates, or check out our full calendar at Humanities.org.

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SEATTLE – Join Humanities Washington on Tuesday, January 20 for a specially scheduled Think & Drink event, Killer Cartoons: Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? Following the recent Charlie Hebdo cartoonist murders in France, the event will feature political cartoonist Milt Priggee and Islam expert David Fenner to explore religious extremism, free speech, and cultural sensitivities. KUOW’S Ross Reynolds will moderate the event. [Details]  (Cartoon by Milt Priggee)

THIS WEEK (January 12-16, 2015)
Join 2015-2016 Speakers Bureau presenters David George Gordon, Lance Rhoades, George Halekas and David Fenner for conversations about entomophagy (eating bugs), Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the roots of music, and Islam.

WEDNESDAY (January 14)
MONROE – National entomophagy expert, cookbook author and ‘Godfather of Insect Cuisine’ David George Gordon presents Adventures in Entomophagy:  Waiter, There’s NO Fly in My Soup! [Details]

THURSDAY (January 15)
BELLEVUE – Seattle-based film scholar Lance Rhoades presents Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Anatomy of a Masterpiece.  [Details]

KENNEWICK – Lifelong conservationist and former wildlife biologist George Halekas presents The Roots of Music:  Exploring Earth’s Soundscapes. [Details]

SHORELINE – Retired international education professor and provost David Fenner presents Islam 101: Perceptions, Misconceptions, and Context for the 21st Century.  [Details]

NEXT WEEK (January 19-23, 2015)
Join 2015-2016 Speaker’s Bureau presenters Alex Alben, Eric Davis and Llyn De Danaan for conversations about privacy in the digital age, the social commentary behind rap music, and intriguing stories behind the history of one local community.

WEDNESDAY (January 21)
PORT HADLOCK – Attorney, author and digital media change agent Alex Alben presents Privacy and Personality in the Digital Age. [Details]

THURSDAY (January 22)
AUBURN – University of Washington Sociology professor Eric Davis (aka “Professor E”) presents Rap 101: The Message Behind the Music. [Details]

SATURDAY (January 25)
SHELTON – Anthropologist and author Llyn De Danaan presents History in Your Backyard. [Details]

We hope you’ll plan to join us for one, or all of these events!

For details about booking any of the event speakers listed for your organization, please contact Zaki@humanities.org.

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