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Upcoming Programs and Lectures

Thursday, November 20 at 5:30 p.m. Dean Hall, Room 104

Voices through Walls: A Toxic Tour.  Lecture by Dr. Steven Gilbert, Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND),

Walls come in many shapes and forms with a variety of intended and unintended consequences on human and environmental health.  We consent to and depend upon walls to create separation and privacy but what are consequences when walls are used to isolate and block interaction?  We will discuss some the historical examples of walls and examine more modern uses of walls along with their unintended consequences. Case studies will include the use of separation walls in Israel/Palestine and along the U.S-Mexico border.

In conjunction with the exhibition, "Migration, Now" at the Museum through December 6.



Thursday, January 15 at 5:30 pm. Opening reception for the exhibition, "Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America" (from the Penn Museum)

Thursday, January 29 at 12.00 noon.  Poverty and the Politics of Representation: A Roundtable featuring Jeff Schonberg.   Jeff Schonberg, co-author of Righteous Dopefiend and photographer-ethnographer, joins in a conversation about the politics and ethics of representing poverty and structural violence.  With Saeed Mohamed, Lene Pedersen, J. Hope Amason.


Thursday, Jan 29, at 5:30 pm.   Philippe Bourgois lecture.   Philippe Bourgois, celebrated author of In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Bario, and co-author of Righteous Dopefiend, presents on his recent research on drug use and impoverishment in America.


Thursday, February 19 at 5:30 pm.   Addiction and Recovery in our Neighborhoods: A Community Conversation.  A roundtable with specialists on addiction and recovery, as well as students and community people, on local challenges and avenues for progress on issues of addiction and homelessness in Central Washington.



Saturday, April 18.  Earth Day Family Festival at the Museum, and 3rd Annual Salmon Run (5K/10K). Co-sponsored by Yakima Nation Fisheries.