History Café: Learn About Local History This Winter
release date: 01/10/2017
Every third Wednesday of the month, The Seattle Public Library co-presents a series of evening presentations and panel discussions on Seattle and Pacific Northwest history at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave N., in the museum's Compass Café.
Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Dates, times and locations for upcoming History Café events are as follows:
Boeing at 100
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18
In celebration of Boeing's first 100 years, company historian Michael Lombardi and public historian Lorraine McConaghy will engage in a lively, information packed conversation about defining moments of the aerospace giant's history.
Executive Order 9066
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15
Seventy five years ago, Executive Order 9066 led to the uprooting and imprisonment of 120,000 people for the sole "crime" of their Japanese ancestry. Tom Ikeda, executive director at Densho, will discuss how that order impacted Seattle-area Japanese-Americans. He will also discuss World War II incarceration in light of the current political environment, and what Japanese-Americans are doing to ensure the injustices they suffered in the past are never repeated.
A Historical Perspective of Homelessness in Seattle
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15
A panel of experts will lead a discussion on the history of homelessness in Seattle. What can be learned from the past about homelessness in Seattle today? How did homelessness become a state of emergency in the city? Panelists will include:
Leonard Garfield, executive director at MOHAI
Sinan Demirel, former executive director at ROOTS and Elizabeth Gregory Home; writer at Crosscut
Colleen Echohawk, executive director at Chief Seattle Club
Tim Harris, founding director at Real Change
Catherine Hinrichsen, director at Seattle University's Project on Family Homelessness
History Café is co-presented by The Seattle Public Library, MOHAI and HistoryLink.org.