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Women, the Arts, and Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau Auditions: June 29-30, July 5-7

This is Sibyl James, I think.

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:

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

• 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

• 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


About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.


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