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  • Tacoma

H2OMG! Making Sense of Water Scarcity in an Insecure World

It feels like not a day goes by without a story in the news that relates to some water issue. Whether it’s lead in schools, drought in California, or dwindling snowpack in Washington, water scarcity is a challenge that needs our attention—now. In this talk led by economist and former Gates Foundation policy maker Rachel […]

  • When
  • 11:00 am, Wednesday
    November 15, 2017
  • Where
  • STAR Center
    3873 S. 66th St.
    Tacoma, WA 98409 United States
  • November 15
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  • Cashmere

The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us about History, Culture, Love, and Memory

This talk is not about the old leftovers in the fridge. It is about food that is so old, so unusual, or so meaningful, that no one dares throw it away. Discover the foods archeologists have found buried with mummies, the petrified banana so appealing it sparked a Banana Museum, the 350-year-old fruitcake handed down […]

  • When
  • 1:00 pm, Wednesday
    November 15, 2017
  • Where
  • Cashmere Public Library
    300 Woodring St
    Cashmere, WA 98815 United States
  • November 15
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  • Gig Harbor

Diamonds in the Ether: Tuning In To Northwest Radio History

Look—and listen—back to the people, stations, and stories that made radio broadcasting a vital part of the culture of the Pacific Northwest. Innovations in technology, programming, and business as far back as the 1920s made radio in this remote corner a little bit different than the rest of the United States, and connected the people […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Wednesday
    November 15, 2017
  • Where
  • Harbor History Museum
    4121 Harborview Drive
    Gig Harbor, Washington 98332 United States
  • November 15
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  • Wenatchee

The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us about History, Culture, Love, and Memory

This talk is not about the old leftovers in the fridge. It is about food that is so old, so unusual, or so meaningful, that no one dares throw it away. Discover the foods archeologists have found buried with mummies, the petrified banana so appealing it sparked a Banana Museum, the 350-year-old fruitcake handed down […]

  • When
  • 6:30 pm, Wednesday
    November 15, 2017
  • Where
  • Wenatchee Public Library
    310 Douglas Street
    Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
  • November 15
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  • Tacoma

The Divided Library

Though seldom mentioned as a factor in our increasingly divided country, the stories we tell about one another matter. Stories are the glue that hold a culture together—but they can also act as a wedge to drive cultures apart. Perhaps the solution to our polarized moment resides in the stories we hear and tell about […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Wednesday
    November 15, 2017
  • Where
  • Narrows Brewing
    9007 S. 19th St
    Tacoma, WA 98466 United States
  • November 15
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  • Seattle

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
  • 7:30 pm, Wednesday
    November 15, 2017
  • Where
  • Horizon House
    900 University Street
    Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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