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January 11, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: Patty Berne on Disability Justice, UW Dance Presents, Interrupting Privilege Museum Exhibition, and more

This week, join Patty Berne for a talk on disability justice, enjoy an evening of live dance performance created by UW Dance, head to the Northwest African American Museum for an Interrupting Privilege Museum Exhibition, and more.

January 17, 3:30 pm | Book Talk: U.S. – Taiwan Relations with Bonnie Glaser, Husky Union Building and Online
U.S.-Taiwan Relations: Will China’s Challenge Lead to a Crisis?

Join the UW’s Taiwan Studies Program for a book discussion with Bonnie Glaser, co-author of U.S. – Taiwan Relations: Will China’s Challenge Lead to a Crisis? Glaser will address the rising Chinese military pressure and the intensifying gray-zone campaign tactics (economic coercion, disinformation, diplomatic pressure) that threaten Taiwan.

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January 17, 6:30 pm | Patty Berne: Disability Justice: Centering Intersectionality and Liberation, Town Hall Seattle and Online

Patty Berne, Cofounder and Executive Artistic Director of Sins Invalid, will discuss the importance of intersectionality in disability justice and the need to address how diverse systems of oppression reinforce each other. Ms. Berne’s work creates a framework and practice of disability justice, which centers the voices and experiences of disabled people who are often marginalized and oppressed in multiple ways.

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January 18 – 21, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm  | UW Dance Presents, Meany Hall

UW Dance Presents

Join the UW Department of Dance for an evening of live dance performance created by UW Dance faculty and guest artists. This year’s concert will feature Waacking/Whacking choreography by Tracey Wong, a pillar in the PNW W*acking community, as well as Middle Eastern social dances rarely seen on the concert stage, by faculty choreographer Christine Şahin. The program will also include live music composed by Paul Matthew Moore and Gary Palmer in works by faculty choreographers Jennifer Salk and Alana Isiguen.

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January 18, 3:00 – 5:30 pm | LECTURE | Adrian De Leon (NYU) | Bundok: A Hinterland History of Filipino America, Thomson Hall

The Center for Southeast Asia & Its Diasporas invites Adrian De Leon, writer, critic, and public historian, to speak about his vision of the United States’ Pacific empire that begins with the natives and migrants, who were at the heart of colonialism and its everyday undoing. De Leon traces “the Filipino” as a racial category emerging from the labor, subjugation, archiving, and resistance of native people.

Adrian De Leon is the 2023-2024 Jack and Nancy Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History at Simon Fraser University, and an Assistant Professor of US History at New York University.

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January 19 – 28, 2:00 pm or 7:30 pm | A Thick Description of Harry Smith (Vol. 1), Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

A Thick Description of Harry Smith (Vol. 1) By Carlos Murillo Directed by Nick O'Leary January 19 - January 28, 2024 Previews January 13 & 17, 7:30 pm Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

A THICK DESCRIPTION OF HARRY SMITH, a proto-psychedelic medicine show, takes a wild ride through the life, work, and times of filmmaker, musicologist, painter, anthropologist, collector, occultist, and fabulist, Harry Everett Smith. Best known for editing the seminal Anthology of American Folk Music, Smith’s peculiar life is an emblem of American bohemian life in the 20th Century.

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January 19, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TALK | Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics – Laura Jakli, Harvard University, Gowen Hall

Join the Severyns Ravenholt Endowment at the UW for a talk with Laura Jakli, Asistant Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, and Jessica Sciarone, graduate student in the political science department at the University of Washington.

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 January 19, 7:30 pm | Faculty Concert: Marc Seales, piano, Brechemin Auditorium

Northwest jazz legend, Marc Seales, is joined by special guests for quarterly recitals of original tunes and arrangements of jazz and pop classics.


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January 20, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | WORKSHOP | ‘Examining Ourselves in Order to be Culturally Responsive Educators and Create Inclusive Environments’ with William Matsuzaki, Thomson Hall

The East Asia Center invites William Matsuzaki, of the All Saints’ Episcopal School, to host an interactive, reflective, and practical workshop to foster a more welcoming, respectful, and safe learning environments/classrooms.

In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for the classroom, and also examine their own thoughts and biases, to learn how to have more healthy conversations with students and colleagues about DEIA issues in order to find ways to make a positive impact within their own communities.

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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)