For Monday

Marching to Selma: How MLK, LBJ & the Civil Rights Movement Changed the World

David Domke, professor and chair for the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, kicks off his five-part lecture on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic march, and how four movements converged in Selma: civil rights activists, nonviolent students, and the communities of Birmingham and Texas Hill Country.

Professor Domke's first lecture will examine the rise of nonviolence as protest. Tickets can be purchased for single lectures or the full series.

Marching to Selma
, Mon, Jan 5, 7pm, Kane Hall Rm 103, 4069 Spokane Lane, $40–$150

For Tuesday

In the Land of the Headhunters

In the early 1900s, ethnologist and photographer Edward S. Curtis created a fictionalized version of early interactions with the Kwakwaka'wakw people of British Columbia, culminating in the silent film In the Land of the Headhunters.

The film didn't make many waves at the time, and was largely forgotten, but it has recently been restored by a collaborative effort led by Rutgers University scholars. Join anthropologist Aaron Glass and Barb Cranmer, an indigenous documentary filmmaker, for a post screening discussion.

In the Land of Headhunters, Tues, Jan 6, 7pm, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Free

For Wednesday

First Hill Public Realm Action Plan

Back in 1998, a land use plan was drafted to meet the residential and commercial needs of a growing First Hill neighborhood. Unfortunately land acquisition required to enact this decades-old plan did not go as intended. Now it is time to rethink strategies and find new ways to diversify First Hill.

This open house is designed to educate the public on new land use plans that largely throw away the idea of land acquisition and instead focus on upgrading existing space to meet new needs, including the integration of street space and private land into a more pedestrian friendly neighborhood.

First Hill Public Realm Action Plan, Wed, Jan 7, 5pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Free

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