UW News

October 6, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: From Ally to Antiracist, Re/Frame: Abandoned, and more

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. 

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT

Curating in Conversation

October 13, 6:00 PM | Online via Zoom

Marking the one year anniversary of the opening of the New Burke and Northwest Native Art Gallery as well as the recent publication of Unsettling Native Art Histories on the Northwest Coast, this panel brings together three contributors and co-curators to talk about sharing Northwest Native art and art history with the public.

Free | Register and More Info

From Ally to Antiracist: Using Psychological Science and Mindfulness to Cultivate Growth and Action

October 14, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Online via Zoom

For the last decade, a multi-racial team at the Center for the Science of Social Connection has been developing an approach to antiracism work that couples an activist mentality with the psychological science on bias and the technology of sustainable behavior change. In this talk, Dr. Jonathan Kanter, Director of the Center for the Science of Social Connection, will review this science, including new research that emphasizes the important role mindfulness and acceptance practices can play in protest and antiracism efforts.

Free | Register and More Info

Challenging Beijing’s Mandate of Heaven with Ming-Sho Ho

October 14, 6:00 PM | Online via Zoom

Sponsored by the Taiwan Studies Program, Professor Ming-Sho Ho (National Taiwan University) will present the major findings of his 2019 book, Challenging Beijing’s Mandate of Heaven. Ho uses the perspective of social movement studies to make sense of the two student-led occupy movements in Taiwan and Hong Kong. He will utilize this analytical framework to understand Hong Kong’s anti-extradition protest that erupted in 2019 and conclude with an updated reflection about potential future developments.

Free | Register and More Info

Election 2020: A Turning Point, Session 2: Will Your Vote Matter?

October 14, 6:00 PM | Online

Never before in recent memory has a presidential election been so crucial for what direction the country will take. This lecture series will cover the campaign, the issues at stake, and the implications for how the government will function in the upcoming years. Mark Alan Smith, associate chair of the Department of Political Science, will present on polls, campaign messages, and the electoral college. James Long, associate professor of political science, will present on domestic and foreign manipulation of voting in 2020.

Next in the series:

  • Session 3: Impacts for Our Democracy: October 29, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Free | Register and More Info

The Youth Vote Event

October 14, 4:00 PM | Online

KNKX’s Take the Mic and South Seattle Emerald present Election 2020 – The Youth Vote: A conversation about leadership, ethics and values and how they factor into choosing a candidate. The event will be hosted by KNKX News Director Florangela Davila and South Seattle Emerald Editor-in-Chief/Publisher Marcus Harrison Green. Young Interviewers include UW Students Alicia Ing, Brooklyn Hose, and Dylan Tran.

Free | Register and More Info

Re/Frame: Abandoned

October 15, 12:00 – 1:00 PM and 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Online

Join Ann Poulson, the Henry Art Gallery’s Associate Curator of Collections, for an interactive online session to take a closer look at objects in the museum’s collection.
There is nothing quite as spooky, or as alluring, as an abandoned building. The noise, the activity, and the human presence that once thrived there linger on, and their silence is almost felt when one looks at these works, which somehow both celebrate their dignity and express their loneliness.

Free | Register and More Info

Presidential Debate Preview: Presented by KUOW & UW Alumni Association

October 15, 4:00 PM | Online

Join KUOW and UWAA live on KUOW’s YouTube channel and Facebook for a live debate preview moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds.

As we all gear up for the 2020 Presidential election, join KUOW and the University of Washington Alumni Association for a virtual conversation with KUOW Journalists and local experts ahead of each presidential debate. We’ll guide you through what to expect, discuss how issues might impact Washington voters, offer local and national political analysis, and invite you – the audience – to share your perspective.

Next in the series: 

  • Presidential Debate Preview: October 22, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Free | Register and More Info

Online – CabLab: Love & Information

October 16, 7:30 PM to October 18, 2:00 PM | Online

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before.

Presented by the School of Drama, in this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.

Free | Register and More Info

Online – Circa: S

October 16, 7:30 PM to October 23, 11:59 PM | Online

Brisbane-based Circa is at the forefront of a new wave of contemporary Australian circus, creating awe-inspiring performance from extreme physicality. Meany Center will stream a 65-minute excerpt of the production “S” on its digital stage. Lifschitz was inspired to create an abstract work of power and joy inspired by the curves, symmetries and plurality that are all attributes of this one letter. “S” focuses on the body and utilizes little or no set, characters, story line, or theme. The entire production is on an intensely human scale.

Free | Register and More Info

Looking for more?

Check out UWAA’s Stronger Together web page for more digital engagement opportunities.