Wednesday Lunchtime Lecture Series
Bring your lunch to this midweek break that will both educate and entertain. Soft drinks and water provided. Free to the public. Doors open at 11:30 A.M. Program begins at noon. Voices From the Past is made possible by Humanities Washington.
January 28: Fandango and the Deliberate Community
Yesenia Hunter, a Yakima local, will discuss how an age-old dance can build a community and bridge social and cultural divides. The fandango, a lively traditional dance from Veracruz, Mexico, encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to join in making music and community together. Experience with us how a dance can support finding common ground and also connect place, culture, and history.
February 25: Theodore Roosevelt: Wilderness Warrior in Washington State
President Theodore Roosevelt made a 17-city whistle stop tour of Washington State in 1903. Roosevelt formed national wildlife refuges, national forests and parks, and national monuments. Scott Woodward will discuss how the sense of place we have today of Washington State is directly related to the achievements of President Theodore Roosevelt.
March 25: Seriously Funny: Humor, Film and Philosophy
What can films teach us about philosophy? VanQuickenborne will consider what happens when you combine philosophy with comedy by sharing brief clips from Being John Malkovich, I Heart Huckabees, Intolerable Cruelty and Adaptation. All in attendance are sure to leave this presentation with a renewed interest in critical thinking, philosophical questions, and the nature of the truth.
Mark Your Calendars! Call Yakima Valley Museum at 509-248-0747 for information.
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