Our pick for Wednesday won't involve commuting to Town Hall or city hall or a community center—all you'll need is a Twitter account, a smartphone, and an opinion on Seattle's art scene.
Hosted by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture (@SeaOfficeofArts), you'll have the opportunity to join organizations such as Reel Grrls (@ReelGrrls), the Vera Project (@VeraProject), Short Run Press (@ShortRunSeattle), and the Pratt Fine Arts Center (@PrattFineArts) to discuss how art and feminism intersect in Seattle.
Just use the hashtag #SeaArtsFeminism to join in! To catch a glimpse of who else will be participating, check out the Facebook page.
Feminism and Arts in Seattle Conversation on Twitter, Wed, Mar 11, Twitter, Free
Selma Is Now
The 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches has gotten a lot of attention both in Seattle and throughout the nation. (Watch President Obama's commemorative speech from Selma last Saturday.)
The images of police assaulting marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge are even more harrowing when taken in context of recent incidents of violence against young African Americans at the hands of the law. And even though the marches led to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, those very rights continue to be a political issue in this country; in 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court rolled back part of the landmark act, and states are passing voter-ID laws widely seen as an attempt to disenfranchise minorities.
The Seattle Public Library, The Seattle Times, and the UW Department of Communication host an evening of reflection on how the events 50 years ago shaped our national identity and how far we have yet to go to realize the dreams of the Selma marchers. Professor David Domke and others lead a night of storytelling and music.
Selma Is Now, Thu, Mar 12, 6:15pm, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Free
Advance Notice for March 27
Understanding North Korea’s Global Position
After The Interview questionably lampooned the North Korean government, you'd like to hear what an expert thinks, right? Seattle-based journalist Blaine Harden will be talking about his latest book, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, a continuation of his work chronicling the isolated communist state.
Harden hopes to touch on the forgotten details of the Korean War, how American involvement is connected to modern-day conflict with the U.S., and what the early days of North Korea can teach us about its current status and its relationship with us.
Understanding North Korea's Global Position, Fri, Mar 27, 7:30pm, Seattle Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5
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