Fri, July 17
Megha Majumdar
Majumdar will discuss her first novel, A Burning, about a young Muslim woman accused of committing a terrorist attack on a train in Kolkata. It’s set in present-day India where the Hindu nationalist government sanctions violence against its own Muslim citizens. The event, part of Tasveer Author Meets, is free and viewers are welcome to the question and answer portion of the discussion. 5pm

Sat, July 18
BLM Book Club
Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe hosts this month’s Black Lives Matter book club. Over Zoom, the group examines Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist, a memoir highlighting the ways racism shows up in history, legislation, science, and ethics. The book charts Kendi’s own awakening to the social movement, showing readers that the road to antiracism is continuous. Topics for discussion are sent out before this free event. 10am

Sun, July 19
Refill 2020 Benefit Concert
This virtual performance featuring 10 excellent Seattle artists—including Parisalexa, Chong the Nomad, Perry Porter, Left at London—might assuage the hunger for live music while helping ensure it actually exists in the future. Viewers can donate during the show; funds go to the Seattle Artist Relief Fund, a Black-led effort supporting musicians and other artists disproportionately impacted by Covid-19. 4pm

Thu, July 23
Maya Vivas
Expanding the recognition of queer and trans artists of color, multidisciplinary artist Maya Vivas performs over Zoom to showcase work in ceramics, painting, and performance art. Vivas’s exploration of “diasporic body memory and space” will likely be something to behold—even through video conferencing. The event is hosted by Wa Na Wari, which began a limited reopening of its Black art center in the Central District earlier in July. Wary of a public activities? Wa Na Wari is continuing to offer virtual events in this halting return to normal. 5pm       

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