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  • Olympia

ONLINE: The River That Made Seattle

Once teeming with bountiful salmon and fertile plains, Seattle’s Duwamish River drew both Native peoples and settlers to its shores over centuries for trading, transport, and sustenance. Unfortunately, the very utility of the river was its undoing, as decades of dumping led to the river being declared a Superfund cleanup site. Much of Washington’s history […]

  • When
  • 9:00 am, Wednesday
    October 13, 2021
  • Where
  • Online Speakers Bureau Event
    Olympia, United States
  • October 13
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  • Everett

ONLINE: This is the End: How Movies Prepared Us for the Apocalypse

Great city streets emptied of people; a population panicked; misinformation in the air. If some of our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic seemed familiar, it might be because the movies already imagined them. Whether the cause is environmental factors (The Day After Tomorrow, Snowpiercer, Contagion), nuclear disaster (On the Beach), or unexplained doomsday (Midnight Sky, […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Wednesday
    October 13, 2021
  • Where
  • Online Speakers Bureau Event
    Everett, United States
  • October 13
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  • Lakewood

ONLINE: A Nicer Kind of Murder: The Evolution of Crime Fiction

Murder isn’t what it used to be. Explore the shifting role of the victim in detective novels, and how that shift reflects broader social changes. From Poe and Sherlock Homes to British cozies and Hardboiled pulps, novelist Matthew Sullivan traces the many influences on the postwar and modern eras of the mystery genre and shows […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Wednesday
    October 13, 2021
  • Where
  • Online Speakers Bureau Event
    Lakewood, United States
  • October 13
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  • Camas

ONLINE: Diamonds in the Rough: The Gentrification of Rural Washington

Washington’s rural communities are rapidly changing. Formerly reliant on working-class industries like mining, oil, and agriculture, an influx of wealthy urbanites is looking for a different kind of experience that includes natural amenities, outdoor recreation, and cultural activities. But in doing so, these newcomers are causing new inequalities. Join Jennifer Sherman, professor of sociology, to […]

  • When
  • 6:30 pm, Wednesday
    October 13, 2021
  • Where
  • Online Speakers Bureau Event
    Camas, United States
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