PubliCalendar: Wing Luke Museum Presents Immigration in Context

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh May 7, 2015

For Today

Immigration in Context

Back in March, the Wing Luke Museum launched Belonging: Before and After the Immigration Act of 1965, an exhibit about the 50th anniversary of the landmark immigration legislation. 

 As a smart addendum to the exhibit, the museum is hosting Immigration in Context, featuring a panel of scholars and activists to talk about how U.S. attitudes about immigration have changed since then.

Panelists include Soya Jung of Changelab, Chandan Reddy from the University of Washington, Ray Corona of the DREAM Act Coalition, Maru Mora Villalpando of NWDC Resistance and Not1More, and Sandy Restrepo of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo. That's a lot of amazing activists in one place—and it's free, but make sure to RSVP.

Immigration in Context: How the Last 50 Years Reshaped U.S. Politics, Economy, and Culture, Thu, May 7, 6pm, Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King St, Free with RSVP

For Friday

The Ethical and Environmental Impacts of Eating Animals

For the latest discussion on veganism, Gene Baur, cofounder of Farm Sanctuary, brings his expertise about animal cruelty activism to the table, while UW's Kathryn Gillespie will (hopefully) offer some insight on the controversial animal-research lab cropping up her on campus.

They'll discusss how eating meat impacts animals, how conscious consumerism leads to happiness and health, and steps we can take towards eating more responsibly.

The Ethical and Environmental Impacts of Eating Animals, Fri, May 8, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for May 14

American Realism and Soviet Propaganda in Poster Art

This panel strives to answer questions like: Exactly how different is social realism from Socialist realism? The answer may or may not be obvious to you, but if you're intrigued and want to learn how iconography like Rosie the Riveter compares to some of the poster art throughout the former Eastern Bloc, Dr. Izabela Gabrielson will be offering her scholarly viewpoint. And, you'll have the chance to participate in a silent auction of unique Soviet-era posters.

American Realism and Soviet Propaganda in Poster Art, Thu, May 14, 7:30pm, UW Communications Building Rm 206, 4109 E Stevens Way NE, Free

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