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  • May 18
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  • Spokane

A Road Runs Through It: Tourism, Culture, and the Politics of Conservation

Tourism is often seen as a passive activity—something that simply adds value to already existing areas. But tourism is an industry that depends on specific notions of what “nature” and “wildlife” mean, what their value is, and how best to protect them. How does tourism shape the very meaning and value of a landscape? Who […]

  • When
  • 10:30 am, Thursday
    May 18, 2017
  • Where
  • The Hagan Center for the Humanities at Spokane Community College
    N. 1810 Greene Street
    Spokane, WA 99217 United States
  • May 18
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  • Twisp

The Long Haul: Stories of Human Migration

For more than 200,000 years, Homo sapiens have been moving around the planet, sometimes drawn and sometimes driven by a host of natural and man-made forces: drought, floods, crop failure, war, the quest for survival, or the hope of a better future. Examine the roots and the routes of human migration from our beginnings in […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Thursday
    May 18, 2017
  • Where
  • Twisp Public Library
    201 N Methow Valley Hwy, Room 1
    Twisp, WA 98856 United States
  • May 18
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  • Richland

The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington

In the lead-up to World War II, Japantown in Seattle featured grocery stores, cafes, and native-language services, as well as labor and music clubs. Trading companies imported Japanese goods, and restaurants served the familiar sukiyaki, tofu, and miso soup. In Eastern Washington, Japanese farmers prospered. Then came Executive Order 9066. Those born in Japan, as […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    May 18, 2017
  • Where
  • Richland Public Library
    955 Northgate Drive
    Richland, WA 99352 United States
  • May 18
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  • Wenatchee

Event with the Washington State Poet Laureate

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall as he builds awareness and appreciation of poetry — including the state’s legacy of poetry — through public readings, workshops, lectures, and presentations in geographically diverse areas of the state. Marshall, a poet and professor at Gonzaga University, is the author most recently of Bugle (2014), which won […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    May 18, 2017
  • Where
  • Wenatchee Valley College
    1300 5th St.
    Wenatchee, WA 98826 United States
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