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The History of Human Rights, As a Catalyst for Action

Dr. Nancy Koppelman covers the history of human rights in her 2015-2016 Speakers Bureau presentation, and how the modern concept of human rights came to be. [Read]

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Explore Free Speech, Local History and More with Humanities Washington

Join Humanities Washington for one or several amazing events taking place around the state between January 12 – 25, 2015! [Read]

In the Field

WaCLA Essay Contest Explores Liberal Arts

The Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts (WaCLA) is an association that promotes the value of a liberal arts education to the people and communities of the state. Each year WaCLA sponsors a student essay contest among Washington state high schools and colleges. [Read]

In the Field

How Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen Began Writing Poetry

Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen recently finished a 12-day road trip. She plans on travelling to all 39 counties in the state as part of her two-year tenure. [Read]

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The Notion of Place in Comic Form

Though comic artist and 2015-2016 Speakers Bureau presenter Megan Kelso’s art has shifted greatly in style and content over the past twenty years, the theme of ‘Place’ has remained constant. [Read]

In the Field

Washington State Turns 125!

Humanities Washington was proud to join cultural organizations, elected leaders and citizens from across the state to celebrate Washington State’s 125th birthday in November. [Read]

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Forging Understanding Through Dialogue

A lifetime of teaching and practicing social work prepared author and Speakers Bureau presenter Dorothy Van Soest for leading dialogue about the paradoxical intricacies of the death penalty. [Read]

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This Week & Next: History, Music and Film with Humanities Washington

Join Humanities Washington during the month of December for a compelling line-up of humanities-themed exhibits and events! [Read]

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Waiter, There IS a Fly in My Soup, and it’s Delicious!

Just in time for Thanksgiving and his upcoming Speakers Bureau presentations, The Bug Chef serves up information about insects as a tasty, alternative protein source! [Read]

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Talking with DJ Amanda Wilde about Washington’s Music Pioneers

Washington ‘Music Pioneers’ Bing Crosby, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain each created music that was innovative for its time and fueled our state’s economy. [Read]