Past Programs & Resources


Take action and be inspired with Discovery Center’s virtual programs from home! Join us, our guests, and partner community organizations in this selection of past virtual events featuring resources, performances, and discussions.

In Community We Flourish | Enduring COVID-19

COVID-19’s health and economic impacts have exacerbated and shined a light on existing structural racism and inequities. It has also brought communities together in new ways to meet needs, spread joy, and heal from a world transformed by COVID-19. See some of these inspiring stories from our event on May 5, 2021.

2021 Virtual Teen Action Fair: YOUnity

Presented by the Gates Foundation Discovery Center Youth Ambassadors. Celebrate youth-driven change and watch the 2021 Virtual Teen Action Fair! Streamed live over two evenings on May 20 and 21, 2021, we embraced individuality, developed community, and found ways to take action.


In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) and Black History Month, the Discovery Center hosted a virtual program on February 24, 2021 featuring voices from the Black community exploring the power of storytelling, the impact of HIV, and thoughtful ways to take action to end stigma.

World AIDS Day Event 2020

The event "Stories of the Past, Stories of the Present: Honoring World AIDS Day" was held virtually on December 1, 2020, and hosted in partnership with The AIDS Memorial Pathway (The AMP) and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center to reflect on the impact of AIDS.

In Community We Flourish: Art & Creativity Now

On October 28, 2020 we discussed the power of art to heal, create change, and take action at this moment in time. We featured the “You’ll Heal Tacoma” video of the public art project by Jessica Spring of the Public Art Reaching Community (PARC) program in Tacoma. Then heard from panelists, as they shared what is inspiring them, and the challenges and opportunities for creating and presenting art during COVID-19.

In Community We Flourish: Education & Equity

On September 30, 2020, we focused our program on education and equity, an issue amplified by the pandemic of COVID-19. We discussed your hopes for this school year, heard from amazing young leaders, and explored actions we can all take to build more equity in education.

In Community We Flourish: We All Count | Census 2020

The Census and the impact of its findings was front-and-center during our August 26, 2020 event. We explored how communities and organizations are coming together around the 2020 census and voter registration and outreach.

In Community We Flourish: Resilience

How can we take action to strengthen community resilience? This inspiring half-hour event, recorded on July 29, 2020, brought together stories of impact and resilience during COVID-19 from performers and local changemakers.

Teen Action Fair LIVE 2020

Discovery Center Youth Ambassadors present a series of virtual episodes filmed live in the spring of 2020 featuring performances, local organization spotlights, fun activities, a collective art project, and Q&As with local youth activists, organizers, and artists.

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