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October 7, 2022

ArtSci Roundup: Indigenous Peoples’ Day on-air, Chamber Dance Company, and more

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October 10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2022, on-air

Join KEXP, Nia Tero, and Amplifier for Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2022. With special on-air programming all day, and the “Thriving Peoples Thriving Places” installation opening in KEXP’s Gathering Space, with artwork featuring Indigenous women leaders who have made significant contributions to Indigenous rights and guardianship, and free posters while supplies last

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October 11, 7:00 PM: The Menace to Empire and The Sovereign Trickster: A dual-book launch with Professors Vicente Rafael and Moon-Ho Junge, Elliott Bay Book Company

A dual book launch and conversation with history professors Moon-Ho Jung and Vicente Rafael. Moon-Ho Jung presents his book on Asian and Asian-American radicalism and the making of the US National Security state: Menace to Empire: Anticolonial Solidarities and the Transpacific Origins of the US Security State (University of California Press, 2022) and Vicente Rafael (History) presents his book on the recent president of the Filipines, The Sovereign Trickster: Death and Laughter in the Age of Duterte (Duke Univ. Press, 2022).

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October 12, 3:30 PM: The Inaugural Sam Dubal Memorial Lecture on Racial Justice in Global Health, online

Presented by: Dr. Ugo Edu, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at UCLA

This talk draws on different moments, fictitious and non-fictitious, to explore our commitments to the anti-racist work needed to move towards health equity. It asks for an interrogation of what is meant by “health” and how that definition or those definitions inform/s what can be envisioned as health equity. By asking whether we are sure we want health equity is to invite reflection on our commitments and willingness to sacrifice over performative gestures and statements that often contradict stated goals.

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October 13, 3 PM: BOOK TALK | Beyond the Next Village: A Year of Magic and Medicine in Nepal with author Mary Anne Mercer, Hans Rosling Center for Population Health (HRC)

A year in rural Nepal engaged in public health practice and clinical care launched Mary Anne Mercer’s career in global health. She will talk about Beyond the Next Village with Dr. Deepa Rao and respond to comments and questions from students.

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October 13 – 16: Chamber Dance Company, Meany Hall – Studio Theatre

Feature: Chamber Dance Company shifts focus, reimagines repertoire in return to stage, UW News

This year’s program, (see content advisory) performed in the intimate Meany Studio Theatre, celebrates a broad sweep of contemporary dance styles. Guests from Seattle’s professional dance community join the Chamber Dance Company to perform excerpts from Crystal Pite’s 10 Duets on a Theme of Rescue, and David Roussève’s haunting and tender work, Stardust. Completing the program are new works created by second year MFA students, Gary Champi, and Jenn Pray, that will be performed by company members with guests from the Department of Dance.

Discounts available to UW employees and students | Tickets are $10 – $22

Autumn Quarter: The Big Read: The New Education by Cathy Davidson

The College of Arts & Sciences is launching its “Rethinking the Academy” initiative by inviting students, faculty, and staff to join a campus-wide reading experience, followed by conversations about how we can enhance teaching and learning at the University of Washington.

Join the conversation: Register for the keynote with the author on November 14 at 1:30pm (in person or Zoom).

October 14, 7:30 PM: DXARTS Fall Concert: DXARTS Improv Ensemble, Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Transcultural acoustic/electronic performance featuring Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello; Steve Rodby, bass; Richard Karpen, pianos and electronics; Juan Pampin, live electronics; Ted Poor, Drums/Percussion; Breana Tavaglione, autoharp and found sonic objects; Wei Yang, guzheng, flutes, and piano; Cuong Vu, trumpet. An evening of enigmatic musical exploration traversing and blurring genre boundaries.

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October 14 – 16: Artist Visit: Donna Huanca, Henry Art Gallery 

Performance plays an integral role in the work of Berlin-based artist Donna Huanca. Join the Henry for a weekend of artist-activated programs in conjunction with Huanca’s large-scale, immersive installation MAGMA SLIT. The artist will visit the museum for a conversation with Jazmina Figueroa preceding two days of durational performances by Parisjoy Jennings and Kim Thompson.

October 14, 6 PM: Artist Conversation: Donna Huanca with Jazmina Figueroa

October 15 – 16: Parisjoy Jennings and Kim Thompson: Live in MAGMA SLIT