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  • Redmond

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
  • 9:30 am, Thursday
    October 5, 2017
  • Where
  • Fairwinds Redmond
    9988 Avondale Rd NE
    Redmond, WA 98052 United States
  • October 5
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  • Spokane

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
  • 10:30 am, Thursday
    October 5, 2017
  • Where
  • The Hagan Center for the Humanities at Spokane Community College
    N. 1810 Greene Street
    Spokane, WA 99217 United States
  • October 5
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  • Seattle

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
  • 2:00 pm, Thursday
    October 5, 2017
  • Where
  • Greenwood Senior Center
    525 N 85th St.
    Seattle, WA 98103 United States
  • October 5
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  • Ephrata

The Hidden History of America’s Favorite Music

Songs like “Camptown Races” and “Turkey in the Straw” are the basis of America’s soundtrack, but there is a troubling side to some of our country’s most recognizable songs. A significant part of our country’s shared musical heritage emerged from 19th century blackface minstrelsy. Minstrelsy was the first uniquely American entertainment, and the first American […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    October 5, 2017
  • Where
  • Ephrata Public Library
    45 Alder NW
    Ephrata, WA 98823 United States
  • October 5
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  • Kelso

The Good Game: On the Moral Value of Sports

Sports are far more than a game—they have a tremendous impact on our culture, and lay claim to playing an important role in developing moral values like courage, teamwork, and sacrifice. Join philosopher Mike VanQuickenborne for a deeper exploration of our obsession with sports. What makes something a sport? Is competition more helpful or harmful? […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    October 5, 2017
  • Where
  • Cowlitz County Historical Museum
    405 Allen St
    Kelso, WA 98626 United States
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