Our Think & Drink events are hosted conversations at pubs and tasting rooms on provocative topics and new ideas.
Experts, artists, and activists from a variety of disciplines participate in a moderated discussion, with a strong emphasis on audience participation. Past events tackled topics from consumerism to political polarization, geoengineering, race in the Pacific Northwest, and many more, and sparked lively conversation about morality, religion, history, and politics.
Events are held periodically throughout the year in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima, the Tri-Cities, and in 2018 for the first time, Bellingham. In spring 2018 we’re excited to present Since ’68, a series of Think and Drink events exploring the connections between one of the most pivotal years in recent American history—1968—and our present moment. Each event will focus on one of three occurrences from that year: the Miss America protests, the publication of the Kerner Report on the troubling inequities between Black and White communities, and the signing of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty. How have those events shaped our current politics and society? Despite the drumbeat of alarm from the news and our social media feeds, are our lives fundamentally better now—safer, more equal, less anxious—than they were then? Or are we worse off, and once again on the brink of chaos? Join us as we examine the legacy of one of the most transformative years in American history.
This program is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Satterberg Foundation, and the Norcliffe Foundation.
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