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Next ‘Think & Drink’ at Naked City Brewery: ‘Earth, Interrupted: Climate Change and Geo-engineering’

June 17th, 2015 by Doree

The next Humanities WashingtonThink & Drink” is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. The topic is “Earth, Interrupted: Climate Change and Geo-engineering.”

Washington State is facing one of the worst droughts in its history, and the fire season could be unprecedented. Yet even with events like these happening with increasing frequency around the world, we still lack the political and social will to do much about them.

But there are some who say about this lack of action, “So what?” If technology has already worked so many wonders, why can’t it reduce some greenhouse emissions?

“Earth, Interrupted: Climate Change and Geo-engineering” is a moderated discussion hosted by Humanities Washington about the promise, problems, and ethical implications of using technology to intervene in the Earth’s natural systems.

Speakers: Lauren Hartzell Nichols, environmental specialist and professor of philosophy, and Thomas Ackerman, professor of atmospheric sciences at University of Washington. Moderated by Ashley Ahearn, environmental reporter at KUOW.

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Next ‘Think & Drink’ at Naked City: ‘Unveiled: Feminism, Orientalism, and Perceptions of the Middle East’

June 4th, 2015 by Doree

Humanities Washington hosts the next “Think & Drink,” in collaboration with ACT Theatre, at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 8. The topic is “Unveiled: Feminism, Orientalism, and Perceptions of the Middle East.”

From dramatic events like the attempted murder of Malala Yousafzai to the everyday wearing of the hijab in many parts of the Middle East, the lens through which the West views Middle Eastern women is often focused on their oppression—either real or perceived. How accurate is this lens? Where do our views of the Middle East come from? And what does modern Middle Eastern feminism look like?

“Unveiled” is presented in collaboration with ACT Theatre’s production of Threesome, a play featuring two Egyptian Americans attempting to solve their relationship issues, and touching on issues of sexism, possession, and liberation. The Think & Drink event will feature award-winning playwright of Threesome Yussef El Guindi and professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Comparative Religion at The Evergreen State College Sarah Eltantawi. The discussion will be moderated by Zaki Barak Hamid, program director at Humanities Washington and Middle Eastern film instructor at Edmonds Community College.

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Former UW basketball star Donald Watts to discuss racial issues in sports at next Think & Drink

April 21st, 2015 by Doree

Humanities Washington is presenting a special Think & Drink event called “You Mad Bro?: Race and Diversity Issues in Sports” with former University of Washington basketball star Donald Watts and sociology professor Eric Davis at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 27, at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

From the comments of Donald Sterling to the NCAA making huge profits from unpaid athletes, issues of race in sports have been rising to the surface of our national conversation. How should we address racial issues in sports as fans, players, organizations, and as a society? What’s it like to be a black college athlete? Do modern American sports exploit minority athletes, or do they provide a path to personal empowerment?

Watts and Davis will join moderator Tonya Mosley, a journalist with Al Jazeera, The Huffington Post, and KUOW, to discuss the wide spectrum of race in sports both on and off the field.

The event is free and open to all.

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‘Killer Cartoons,’ Tuesday’s Think & Drink at Naked City to tackle terrorism, freedom of expression

January 19th, 2015 by Doree

The next installment of Humanities Washington’s popular Think & Drink series will discuss a timely topic. “Killer Cartoons: Is the Pen Mightier Than the Sword?”with Milt Priggee, David Fenner, and KUOW’s Ross Reynolds begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. Attendance is free; you just pay for your drinks and food.

The event will allow Seattle residents to come together in a casual environment to discuss and better understand issues that have emerged from the events in Paris, including freedom of expression, cultural sensitivities, and religious extremism.

Moderated by Ross Reynolds, co-host of KUOW’s The Record, the event will feature a conversation between Milt Priggee, political cartoonist, and David Fenner, an Islamic scholar and former assistant vice provost for international education at the University of Washington. Both panelists are also members of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau.

The panelists will discuss the historical context behind the massacre; explore the intent of both the cartoons and the attackers; and debate the possible impact the murders will have on immigration, culture, religion, and freedom of expression. In addition to the moderated discussion, audience participation and questions are a vital part of the event.

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‘Think & Drink’ at Naked City Wednesday will focus on the history of protest

March 24th, 2014 by Doree

Humanities Washington’s next “Think & Drink” is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. Titled “A History of Protest: Civil Rights Movements in Seattle from the 1960s to 1980s,” the free event will explore Seattle’s role in national and international civil rights movements, including anti-apartheid, the NAACP and the Black Panther Party in our area.

The discussion will be led by Trevor Griffey, co-founder of the Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project and a lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell, and Eddie Rye Jr., a longtime activist and the host of the radio program Urban Forum Northwest. It will be moderated by Tonya Mosley, a broadcast reporter and regular contributor to Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post and KUOW-FM. Mosley’s recent series for KUOW, “Black in Seattle,” sparked dialogue about race and class in Seattle.

This Think & Drink will be produced in partnership with Seattle Theatre Group and Seattle Repertory Theatre to correspond with The Suit, a parable about forgiveness set in apartheid South Africa. The Suit, a Peter Brook directed play, opens at Seattle Repertory Theatre on March 19 & runs through April 6, 2014. It will also be supported by Think & Drink’s media sponsor, KUOW, and host, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse.

Age Restrictions: You must be 21 and over to enter the main discussion room.

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Next Think & Drink topic is ‘Tis the Season: Holiday Shopping and the American Consumer Culture’

December 4th, 2013 by Doree

Humanities Washington’s next “Think & Drink” at Greenwood’s Naked City Brewery is on Wednesday, Dec. 11, with a timely topic: “Tis the Season: Holiday Shopping and the American Consumer Culture.”

This free event will put our holiday shopping season into perspective, asking: How did America become a consumer culture? Does our race, class or gender influence how we shop and what we buy? And how does our consumption affect the economy – and our community?

This Think & Drink discussion will be led by Linda Nash and Meenakshi Rishi and moderated by Steve Scher. Nash is a professor of U.S. cultural history at the University of Washington. Rishi is professor of economics at Seattle University. Scher is host of KUOW radio’s The Record.

This free event starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

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Tuesday ‘Think & Drink’ to explore American attitudes toward food

October 14th, 2013 by Doree

This month’s installment of Humanities Washington’s “Think & Drink” series is “Food for Thought: GMOs, Home-Cooked Meals, and the American Relationship to Food.” It starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave N.

The free event will examine the way Americans relate to food – from home-cooked meals to grab-and-go snacks, the obesity epidemic to diet trends, and more. We will also talk about the upcoming Initiative 522, which would require labeling for genetically modified food in our state, and ask how this initiative relates to cultural trends and attitudes.

This Think & Drink discussion will be led by food experts Julia Harrison and Derek Wood and moderated by Ross Reynolds. Harrison is an anthropologist focusing on desserts and sweets and a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Wood is the chair of the biology department at Seattle Pacific University and a professor of microbiology at the University of Washington. Reynolds is host of KUOW’s The Record.

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Naked City’s next Think & Drink is ‘The Latino Lens’

September 3rd, 2013 by Doree

Humanities Washington’s next free event in the Think & Drink series at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse is “The Latino Lens: A Discussion With Filmmaker Enrique Cerna,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. Naked City is at 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

Longtime local journalist Enrique Cerna will talk about his upcoming documentary, “Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington.” The event will be moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds. A similar event will be held two days later in Yakima.

Washington’s Latino population grew 71 percent from 2000 to 2010 and is expected to increase even more in the current decade. These free events will use film clips and personal stories to ask what this demographic shift means for our state politics, educational system and society. The conversations will explore what it means to be a longstanding Latino Washingtonian, a recent immigrant, an undocumented worker and someone affected by the DREAM act.

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Next Think & Drink: ‘Ills, Pills & Bills: Why Does American Healthcare Cost So Much?’

June 24th, 2013 by Doree

The next Think & Drink discussion at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse is Ills, Pills & Bills: Why Does American Healthcare Cost So Much? at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

The free Humanities Washington-sponsored event will feature public health professor Aaron Katz and medical consultant Hugh Straley, and will be moderated by KUOW’s Steve Scher.

Questions to be discussed include: What is our relationship to healthcare? What influences the price of healthcare in the United States? And why do Americans reject the healthcare models found in other countries?

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