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November 23, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: “Working, Together” Seminar Series, First Wednesday Concert Series: UW Baroque Ensemble, and More

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! This week, attend concerts, exhibitions, and more.

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

Roundtable – Challenging Hegemony: Taiwan, the Baltic, and the EU

November 30, 7:00 PM | Online

Lithuania’s recent decision to accept a Taiwan Representative Office has created outsized reverberations across Europe, Asia, and the world.  With the decision to utilize the name “Taiwan,” Lithuania has drawn the ire of the People’s Republic of China and thrust Taiwan into the center of European Union politics.  Why did Lithuania and the Baltic countries decide to develop closer relations with Taiwan at the cost of alienating China?  What does this entail for the future of European relations with Taiwan and China?  And what does this shift mean for Taiwan’s international status and future?

Please join us as three scholars from Taiwan and the Baltic discuss the implications of unfolding contemporary events. The roundtable will be moderated by Guntis Smidchens, Kazickas Family Endowed Professor in Baltic Studies, UW Department of Scandinavian Studies, and James Lin, Assistant Professor in Taiwan Studies, UW Jackson School of International Studies.

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Astria Suparak: Asian futures, without Asians

November 30, 6:00 PM | Online

What does it mean when so many white filmmakers envision futures inflected by Asian culture, but devoid of actual Asian people? This is the central question posed by artist and curator Astria Suparak in her illustrated lecture Asian futures, without Asians. This presentation is the work’s Pacific Northwest premiere and will be followed by a discussion with University of Washington professor Chandan Reddy

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“Working, Together” Seminar Series: Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide, w/ Lane Windham

December 1, 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Online

Join the UW Tacoma Labor Solidarity Project for the final event in their online seminar series that will adopt an intersectional approach while exploring the recent histories of the regional, national, and global labor movements. This meeting will feature a presentation and discussion facilitated by a leading voice in mapping the trajectory of labor activism and scholarship.

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First Wednesday Concert Series: UW Baroque Ensemble

December 1, 12:30 PM | Online

UW School of Music’s Baroque Ensemble performs in this lunchtime concert series co-hosted by UW Music and UW Libraries

Katherine Simóne Reynolds: A Warning Resting in the Distance, presented by The Black Embodiments Studio 

November 16 – December 11 | Online

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery and The Black Embodiments Studio (BES) are pleased to present Katherine Simóne Reynolds: A Warning Resting in the Distance, an exhibition centered on how Black women feel in the face of danger, whether that danger is known for certain or merely speculated. Featuring photography, video, installation and sound works by Katherine Simóne Reynolds, the exhibition considers how different kinds of information influence the way we relate to our surroundings. A recorded exhibition walkthrough with a talk by Reynolds will also be available to view via BES social media channels.

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Chamber Singers and University Chorale 

December 2, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall

The University Chorale performs songs of freedom music and peace, including works by Giselle Wyers, Alex Nguyen, Gerald Finzi, Johnny Clegg, Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar and others. The Chamber Singers present  …the love from me, to you, with songs by Blake Henderson, Claudio Monteverdi, Samih Choukeirl, and Matthew Hazzard. 

Free | Meany Hall

Looking for more?

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