You’re Invited: Speakers Bureau Auditions in Moses Lake and Everett

Help Humanities Washington select our 2015-16 Speakers Bureau! Come to our Speakers Bureau auditions in Moses Lake June 19 and 20 and in Everett June 23-27. Check out our full schedule for more details.

Speakers Bureau Cover PhotoHumanities Washington is auditioning speakers for our 2015-16 Speakers Bureau roster this June – and you are invited to help us select our presenters. Join Humanities Washington at the Moses Lake Museum June 19 and 20 and at Everett Community College June 23-27.

Please see below for the full schedule and more information on how to attend. Your feedback will help shape our new Speakers Bureau lineup.

Speakers Bureau is one Humanities Washington’s oldest and most popular programs. A roster of cultural experts and scholars provides low-cost, high-quality public presentations across the state, encouraging audiences to think, learn and engage in conversation. These diverse and engaging speakers cover a variety of topics, including popular culture, photography, architecture, literature, food, film and history.

Our Speakers Bureau roster is updated biannually, with the 2015-16 roster to be announced in September for community presentations beginning in January 2015. This fall, we are revising our application process for Speakers Bureau host organizations; look for details on our website in September.

Feel free to come for just a presentation or two, spend a whole day or even catch them all. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP suggested to We hope you can join us!


Current schedule, subject to change:

Moses Lake Museum & Art Center
401 S. Balsam St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Parking: There is ample free parking outside of the museum.

Thursday (6/19), Moses Lake

  • 9 a.m.: Joseph Visalli, Big History and the End of War
  • 9:50 a.m.: Scott Woodward, Wilderness Warrior in Washington State
  • 10:50 a.m.: Teresa Ciabattari, Family Diversity: Past, Present, and Future
  • 11:40 a.m.: Paul Lindholdt, A Warrior’s Portrait
  • 1:15 p.m.: Cornell Clayton, Why Can’t We Get Along? Political Polarization and Democracy
  • 2:05 p.m.: Mark Doerr, Media Mining: Dig Through Media Junk to Find Gems
  • 3:10 p.m.: Gene Kiver, What Can 500 Cubic Miles of Water Do In Your Backyard!
  • 4 p.m.: Lauralee Northcott, Enduring Melodies in Folk Songs

Friday (6/20), Moses Lake

  • 9 a.m.: Robert Bartlett, The Triple Nickel: Black Paratroopers in Washington State, 1945
  • 9:50 a.m.: Dennis Dauble, Social and Ecological Rationale for Dam Removal
  • 10:50 a.m.: Dorothy Deasy, Quest for Transformation:Emerging Technol and the Human Soul
  • 11:40 a.m.: Sherry Jones, Muhammad Was a Feminist: What’s Happened to Women in Islam?
  • 1:15 p.m.: George Halekas, The Roots of Music – Exploring Earth’s Soundscapes
  • 2:05 p.m.: Jourdan Keith, Killer Beauty:Women and Whales of the Pacific Northwest
  • 3:10 p.m.: John Hamer, Media Tsunami: We’re All Journalists Now
  • 4 p.m.: Hank Cramer, Seven Tongues Of Flame: The Easter Rebellion Of 1916

Everett Community College
Gray Wolf Hall, Room 266
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201

Monday (6/23), Everett

  • 9 a.m.: T. Andrew Wahl, Superhero America: The Comic-Book Character as Historical Lens
  • 9:50 a.m.: Roger Berger, Imagining the Impossible: A History of Science Fiction in 60 Minutes
  • 10:50 a.m.: Lucas Smiraldo, Worth a Thousand Speeches: How Poetry Serves Discourse
  • 11:40 a.m.: Clarence Spigner, The Death and Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • 1:15 p.m.: Eric Davis, RAP 101: The Message in the Music
  • 2:05 p.m.: Eileen Jerrett, Blueberry Soup
  • 3:10 p.m.: David Gordon, Adventures in Entomophagy or “Waiter, There’s No Fly in My Soup!”

Tuesday (6/24), Everett

  • 9 a.m.: Mike VanQuickenborne, Seriously Funny: Humor, Film, and Philosophy
  • 9:50 a.m.: Patricia Auch, Discovering the Arab World through its Music and Dance
  • 10:50 a.m.: Megan Kelso, Comics Can Take Us Places
  • 11:40 a.m.: Ross Coen, Salmon: Washington-Alaska Connections in History and Culture
  • 1:15 p.m.: Maritess Zurbano, The Magic Act of Race
  • 2:05 p.m.: Julia Harrison, Ripe for the Telling: Surprising Stories of Washington’s Fruits
  • 3:10 p.m.: David Schulz, Contours of Public Memory
  • 4 p.m.: David Fenner, Islam in the 21st Century

Wednesday (6/25), Everett

  • 9 a.m.: Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Women as Change Agents: Late 1800s to the Present
  • 9:50 p.m.: Janet Oakley, Women Climbing Mountains in Skirts
  • 10:50 a.m.: Gloria Burgess, I’ll Fly Away: Salvation in Words & Music
  • 11:40 a.m.: Alex Alben, Privacy, Publicity and Politics
  • 1:15 p.m.: Amy Rubin, George Gershwin: The Sounds of America’s Heart and Soul
  • 2:05 p.m.: LLyn De Danaan, History Where You Live
  • 3:10 p.m.: Claudia Rowe, Back in the Game: Our Challenge When Felons Come Home
  • 4 p.m.: Milt Priggee, Cartooning the Evergreen State

Thursday (6/26), Everett

  • 9 a.m.: Yesenia Hunter, Making Community Music and Art
  • 9:50 a.m.: Gary Stroutsos, Remembering The Songs
  • 10:50 a.m.: Dorothy Van Soest, A Conversation about the Death Penalty: Power of Story
  • 11:40 a.m.: William Slyter, Forestry, Industry and Urban Growth: Modern vs. Medieval
  • 1:15 p.m.: Nancy Koppelman, Human Rights in History
  • 3:10 p.m.: Vinod Acharya, Why We Need Philosophy: Reflections on the Limitations of Science
  • 4 p.m.: Amanda Wilde, Washington’s Music Pioneers

Friday (6/27), Everett

  • 9 a.m.: Eva Abram, Embedded Invisibility: Racism in our Democracy
  • 9:50 a.m.: Lorraine McConaghy, Territorial Voices Two: Lincoln’s Assassination and Reconstruction
  • 10:50 a.m.: David Smith, Religion and Human Rights: Allies or Enemies?
  • 11:40 a.m.: Jennifer K. Stuller, Using Their Powers for Good: How Geektivists, Geek Grrls, and Gaymers are Creating a More Inclusive Community
  • 1:15 p.m.: Sam Louie, Living in White America: Growing up Asian-American
  • 2:05 p.m.: Jolene Mason, Washington’s Botanical Legacy
  • 3:10 p.m.: Winston Brill, Secrets in Our DNA

2 thoughts on “You’re Invited: Speakers Bureau Auditions in Moses Lake and Everett”

  1. Arlen Morris says:

    Hi there: Arlen Morris here from Harstine Island and Harstine Island Community Club, home of an annual three part series of programs. Looking forward to being there part of two days in Everett, probably Tuesday and Wednesday, though I would love to be there all week, start to finish, The applications look incredible and daunting in their whittling down to a 2015 roster.

  2. Arlen Morris says:

    Plan to be in Everett maybe Tuesday and Wednesday for some sessions. Applications look amazing!
    Arlen Morris

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