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Upcoming Programs and Lectures



Wednesday January 14 at 5:30 pm. Opening reception for the exhibition, "Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America" (from the Penn Museum)  Featuring slam poetry by Xavier Cavazos (English) and an address by Julia Karns (Kittitas County Public Health) on heroin and treatment in the county.

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.