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April 28, 2023

ArtSci Roundup: Spring Faculty Panel, Producing Artist Lab, Indigenous Foods Symposium, and more

This week, listen to a leading voice in the women’s movement, watch the UW School of Drama’s student directed play “In The Blood”, attend the Indigenous Foods Symposium, and more.

May 1, 5:00 – 6:30 PM | UW Political Science Spring Faculty Panel “From Globalization to Deglobalization?”, Online

Globalization refers to increasing interdependence and integration among nations and societies. Deglobalization happens when this interdependence and integration are in decline, whether we are talking about finance, trade, migration, international agreements on pressing issues such as climate change, national security etc.

Is globalization on the decline? Is that a good thing?

Free | More info and Registration

May 1, 6:30 PM | May Day: Women and Equality, Kane Hall & Recorded

As a leading voice in the women’s movement, Ai-Jen Poo will talk about the status of today’s labor movement and its impact on women.

Ai-jen Poo is an award-winning organizer, author, and a leading voice in the women’s movement. She is the President of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Director of Caring Across Generations, Co-Founder of SuperMajority, Co-Host of Sunstorm podcast and a Trustee of the Ford Foundation. Ai-jen is a nationally recognized expert on elder and family care, the future of work, and what’s at stake for women of color. She is the author of the celebrated book, The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America.

Suggested Ticket Price $5 | More info and Registration

May 2, 7:00 – 9:30 PM & May 4, 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Stroum Lectures | The Sound of a World Within Worlds: Words, Music, Yiddish, and Culture, Kane Hall

For this year’s Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, a classically trained and internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer and arranger specializing in music in the Yiddish language, will perform with accompanist Dmitri Gaskin. Through oration and art music, they will take us on a melodic journey through a variety of elements come together to shape Russell’s unique genre of Jewish musicality.

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May 2 & May 4 | Transcultural Approaches to Europe: Specters of Sexual Liberation, Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre and Online

This lecture series and colloquium advance crucial conversations on world language and literature study on the UW Seattle campus through an interdisciplinary, multi-departmental speaker series focused on issues of race, identity, colonialism, and migration within a broad European context. These trans- or postnational, transcultural, and multilingual approaches to national literatures offer effective frameworks for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to grasp the intersectional complexity of power configurations in literary and visual cultures.

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May 3 – May 7 | Producing Artists Lab: In the Blood, Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre

The Producing Artist Laboratory is a recent development in the UW School of Drama’s production structure. Student-artists require many outlets to practice their craft from their first year to graduation. The Producing Artists Lab is an opportunity to share some of these exciting exploratory or developmental projects with the public. Audience members may see a wider range in the levels of production and often more vigorous artistic risk-taking in these Lab productions.

In the Blood was directed by graduate directing students Kate Drummond and Nick O’Leary. In this modern-day riff on The Scarlet Letter, a homeless mother of five lives with her kids on the tough streets of the inner city. Her eldest child is teaching her how to read and write, but the letter “A” is, so far, the only letter she knows. Her five kids are played by adult actors who double as five other people in her life. While Hester’s kids fill her life with joy—lovingly comical moments amid the harsh world of poverty—the adults with whom she comes into contact only hold her back.

Content Warning: The play contains mature subject matter and themes, including explicit language, violence, and sexual content.

$10 – $20 Tickets | More info and Tickets

May 4, 7:30 PM | Faculty Concert: Melia Watras, viola: NewDub, Meany Hall

Violist and composer Melia Watras presents a celebration of the viola with an evening of world premieres composed by UW faculty, students, and alumni. The program includes UW faculty composer Joël- François Durand’s Geister weider… pour alto solo (written for Watras), a collaborative composition by Watras and her former student Madeline Warner, and four pieces commissioned by Watras especially for this event, by UW students and alums Sandesh Nagaraj, Jonathan Rodriguez, Breana Tavaglione, and Wei Yang. Watras in joined onstage by vocalist Carrie Henneman Shaw and violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim.

$10 – $20 Tickets | More info and Tickets

May 5 – May 6 | “Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Foods Symposium, Intellectual HouseLiving Breath logo

This symposium brings people together to share knowledge on topics such as traditional foods, plants and medicines; environmental and food justice; food sovereignty/security; health and wellness; and treaty rights. This event serves to foster dialogue and build collaborative networks as Native people strive to sustain cultural food practices and preserve healthy relationships with the land, water, and all living things.

This year’s theme is “Health, Healing & Resilience”.

Free for UW Students | More info and Registration

May 6, 7:30 PM | Los Angeles Master Chorale: Lagrime di San Pietro, Meany Hall

From visionary theater and opera director Peter Sellars comes his most personal work to date, a staging of Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro (The Tears of Saint Peter). This profoundly moving Renaissance masterpiece depicts the grief and remorse of the Apostle Peter after he disavows knowledge of Jesus Christ on the day of his arrest and crucifixion. Sung by 21 a cappella singers of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Lagrime is refracted through Mr. Sellars signature contemporary lens, suggesting a powerful allegory about facing our past head-on in order to forge a more fulfilling future.

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Have an event that you would like to see featured in the ArtSci Roundup? Connect with Lauren Zondag (zondagld@uw.edu).