A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
Ever wonder why the only women we see in art museums are the naked ones in the paintings of famous men? I sure have! Maybe Sibyl James will talk about that in her lecture “Women Artists: Facing Obstacles” tomorrow!
James will be one of the many speakers auditioning for Humanities Washington’s popular program, Speaker’s Bureau, which offers free public presentations across the state on a range of topics from history to contemporary culture.
James goes on at 2:55pm, Friday, June 28th, but there will be a lot of other great speakers on super interesting topics throughout the five days of auditions–all free! The talks will take place at the historic Stimson-Green Mansion, 1204 Minor Ave.
To learn more about the Speaker’s Bureau and who else will be auditioning in the next couple weeks, check out their website: http://www.sparkmag.org/?p=1801Speakers%20Bureau%20Auditions
Some other highlights that you may interest you (based on what interests me):
FRIDAY, June 29
• 9 a.m.: Mark Auslander, Remembering Slavery, Inter-racial Reconciliation and the Rebuilding of American Community
• 2:55 p.m.: Sibyl James, Women Artists: Facing Obstacles
SATURDAY, June 30
• 1:15 p.m.: Jennifer K. Stuller, Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology
• 2:05 p.m.: Jill Johnson, Through Rebecca’s Eyes: A New View of the Pioneer
THURSDAY, July 5
• 1:15 p.m.: James Winchel, Exploring the Complexity of Social Issues: Representation of Civil Rights in Literature and Film
• 2:05 p.m.: Kathya Alexander, Of Hope and of Morning: Stories of Washington’s First African Americans
• 4:50 p.m.: Gloria Burgess, It Takes A Village
FRIDAY, July 6
• 10:50 a.m.: Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Contemporary Mail-Order Bride Murders and Sexual Exploitation of Minors in Internet Ads
• 11:40 a.m.: Michael Schein, Bones Beneath Our Feet: The History of the Conquest of Puget Sound by the Boston Tribe, 1844-1858
Saturday, July 7
• 9:50 a.m.: Christina Fusch, Why Culture Matters: An Anthropological Approach to Our Lives
• 10:50 a.m.: Daniela Ivanova-Nyberg, A Search for Harmonious Life: Life as a Project
• 11:40 a.m.: Karol Brown, 30 Lessons in Love, Leadership and Legacy from Harriet Tubman
• 4:50 p.m.: Lance Rhoades, American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation Onscreen and Behind the Scenes