Race, Identity and Culture in the Pacific Northwest

Event Details
When: Thursday, August 10 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Where: Seattle Public Library - 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104

Join the second installment of a 2-part series celebrating Seattle Center Festál.

Culture carriers, artists and historians each share their views on the value of race, identity and culture in relationship to communal celebrations. What role do ethnic gatherings have in strengthening identity? Panel discussions presented in partnership with Seattle Public Library. The panel will be moderated by journalist Angela Russell.

Angela Russell is a journalist, screenwriter, and communications consultant. Learn more at www.blacksheepunleashed.com. She lives with her two young girls in Seattle, WA.

Ramon Isao is an author/screenwriter who received the Tim McGinnis Award for Fiction, and writing fellowships from Artist Trust and Jack Straw Cultural Center. He has an MFA from Columbia University, and he teaches at Hugo House.

Delbert Richardson is a creator, developer, and curator of The America History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths. He holds numerous awards, including the Intiman Theatre Black Nativity Award, the Newman Civic Fellows Award, and most recently, the 2017 Carter G. Woodson Award. Learn more at www.theunspokentruths.com.

Dennis Caldirola was born and raised in the "Garlic Gulch" neighborhood of Seattle's Rainier Valley. He devoted his twenties to being a singer and musician in both the U.S. and Italy. Since 1993, he has served as the Executive Director of Festa Italiana, the not-for-profit corporation that produces the Italian Festival at Seattle Center, now in its 30th year.

Juliet Cheatle is a cultural worker, community organizer, and choreographer and dancer of traditional Filipino dance. Born and raised from native Kalinga parents in the village of Lubuagan and Guinaang, Philippines, she was raised and nurtured in Kalinga traditional values and ways of life.

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