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  • Redmond

Should We Call the Midwife? How Culture Shapes Childbirth

Is childbirth purely physiological, or does our society shape women’s experiences of pregnancy, labor, and delivery? To consider the different ways birth is shaped by society, sociologist Natalie Jolly spent two years as a midwife among Pennsylvania’s Amish communities. In this revealing talk, she compares how Amish homebirth differs from contemporary American birth practices, and […]

  • When
  • 9:30 am, Thursday
    April 13, 2017
  • Where
  • Fairwinds Redmond
    9988 Avondale Rd NE
    Redmond, WA 98052 United States
  • April 13
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  • Olympia

WA129 Launch Party

Join us for a special reading to celebrate National Poetry Month and the launch of State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall’s state-wide poetry anthology, WA129, which includes a poet for each year of Washington statehood. The event will feature live music from The Bushwick Book Club of Seattle. Light refreshments will be served. Readings and recitations […]

  • When
  • 5:00 pm, Thursday
    April 13, 2017
  • Where
  • The State Reception Room, 3rd floor, Legislative Building, Washington State Capitol Campus
    416 Sid Snyder Ave SW
    Olympia, WA 98504 United States
  • April 13
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  • Renton

Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

Children’s books such as Curious George and Goodnight Moon are often beloved by children, sparking their imaginations and providing warmth and comfort. But books like these can also inspire adults— helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about society from a new perspective. In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Thursday
    April 13, 2017
  • Where
  • Renton History Museum
    235 Mill Avenue South
    Renton, WA 98057 United States
  • April 13
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  • Kennewick

White Privilege: The Other Side of Racial Inequality

Conversations about racial inequality usually focus on the disadvantages faced by people of color in American society. But there is another side to this inequality: privilege—the advantages that white people experience because of their race. Sociology professor Teresa Ciabattari leads an interactive conversation that explores what white privilege is, discusses a variety of examples of […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    April 13, 2017
  • Where
  • Mid-Columbia Libraries
    1620 S Unio
    Kennewick, WA 99338 United States
  • April 13
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  • Moses Lake

Bandanas to Badges: Songs and Stories of Northwest Workers

Real people and real experiences are the foundation of folk music and stories, and are codified in the lasting representations found in our oral histories. Acoustic trio Trillium-239 shares stories and songs of working life in the Northwest, beginning with American settlement of the West and ending with modern high-tech industries. Thoughtful music selections and […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    April 13, 2017
  • Where
  • Moses Lake Museum & Art Center
    401 South Balsam St.
    Moses Lake, WA 98837 United States
  • April 13
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  • Lakebay

Coming Home: How the Humanities Helps Soldiers Find Meaning After War

What is the true nature of war, and how does the experience of war affect the human heart? How have the myths and realities of combat, and the invisible wounds of war, been portrayed over the ages? This talk shares stories of the men and women who signed up to serve during the wars in […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    April 13, 2017
  • Where
  • Key Center Library
    8905 Key Peninsula Hwy N
    Lakebay, WA 98349 United States
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