Humanities Washington is launching Beyond Talking Points, an ongoing discussion program examining headline issues from various perspectives and promoting shared understanding. The new program debuts with the three-part event “Perspectives on (Im)Migration,” taking place Oct. 11 and 25, and Nov. 16 in Bellevue.
“Beyond Talking Points aims to bring community members together to learn about and discuss controversial topics in a civil manner,” explains Executive Director Julie Ziegler. “Using the humanities as a tool, we hope to promote shared understanding and critical thinking on issues that divide us, enabling us to move beyond sound bites and slogans.”
The series got underway Oct. 11 at Bellevue City Hall with a screening of the award-winning documentary The Other Side of Immigration, and continued Oct. 25 at the same location with a discussion about immigrants as job creators. The final installment takes place Nov. 16 at the Bellevue Arts Museum. That session will feature a discussion with refugees from several different countries who now reside in Washington state, along with the screening of clips from the award-winning documentary Rain in a Dry Land.
If the topics and ideas portrayed in TAKE ME AMERICA interest or interested you after seeing the show, we hope you’ll consider attending the final installment tomorrow.