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Panel Discussion - Manifesto
July 25th 6:40pm
Join us in the lower lobby for a panel discussion of Manifesto following the 6:40 PM screening on Tuesday, July 25. Panelists include:
Elizabeth Conner - Conner teaches art at the University of Washington Tacoma and spent six years as a volunteer board member of ArtsWA (Washington State Arts Commission). With a B.F.A. from Cornish College of the Arts and an M.F.A. from Vermont College, Conner has worked collaboratively on public projects for thirty years. She is fascinated by the natural and working histories of public places; her art often reveals what she has learned about a place, its meanings, and its infrastructure through stories, conversations, and explorations. Her studio practice is informed by movement, improvisation, and an endless curiosity about what can be accomplished with a variety of different materials.
Ingrid Walker, Associate Professor of American Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Her scholarship and teaching focus on the political dynamics of American popular culture. Her upcoming book, High: Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users, traces how drug prohibition and the rapid development of the pharmaceutical industry have created disparate and uninformed cultural norms and policy regarding the use of licit and illicit psychoactive drugs. See her TEDx talk, Drugs and Desire
Charles Williams, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, Tacoma. His research focuses on political radicalism and labor politics in the United States, including recent work on John Steinbeck and anti-fascism and on socialists in the labor movement. He is currently researching the labor politics of Chinese expulsion from Tacoma (in 1885).
Held in our lower lobby, film discussions at The Grand Cinema offer audience members the opportunity to discuss new films and expand their movie-going experience beyond the screen in a welcoming environment. Look for new discussions every week.