Programs & Events

Staff Chats: Prachi Vora, Pneumonia

Come chat with a Gates Foundation employee in the Discovery Center. Each week our featured staffer will share stories, experiences, and updates from their field of work. No RSVP required.


Join us for a powerful evening centered around ways we can all take action to end gun violence and uplift youth voices in the movement. Hear from two young leaders Paul S. John and Winter BreeAnne, who are featured in the Gates Foundation Discovery Center’s current exhibit "We the Future: Young Leaders for Social Change." Connect with organizations to get involved in the movement to end gun violence and advocate for reform and justice for communities in Seattle and beyond.  About Paul and Winter: Paul S. John was a Lead organizer with Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, a human rights organization dedicated to ending gun violence and reimagining safety and justice for all communities. Winter BreeAnne is a youth advocate, organizer, and student who founded Black is Lit, an organization devoted to creating space for marginalized youth. Community Partners include: Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Black and Brown Minds Matter - Rainier Beach High School Choose 180, Community Passageways, Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, Seattle. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Washington Chapter, and Students Demand Action, Washington Chapter. This program is presented in partnership with Amplifier.  

Speaker Series: Womxn Entrepreneurs Who Give Back

We’re celebrating International Womxn’s Day by hosting the United Way's Emerging Leaders 365 Speaker Series here at the Discovery Center, featuring a panel of powerhouse womxn who are entrepreneurs and doing incredible work to give back to our community. Moderator: Mika Yamamoto with Panelists including Laura Clise - Founder & CEO of The Intentionalist, Nourah Yonous - Founder and Executive Director at African Women Business Alliance, and Sage Ke'alohilani Quiamno - Co Founder of Future For Us

Educator Social: We the Future

Join us for a special evening for educators to see "We the Future: Young Leaders of Social Change," an exhibit featuring stories of young leaders around the country who are working to build a more equitable and just world. Explore the exhibit, discuss the themes and topics, and leave with resources and art from the exhibit including takeaways to support you in your classroom.  Amplifier, the organization that created the We the Future education campaign, will also give a special presentation. Free.  
Youth Ambassador Porgram members posing with Teen Action Fair posters

Teen Action Fair

In Community We Flourish

The 2020 Teen Action Fair (#TAF2020) theme will be In Community We Flourish. The theme was chosen by the Gates Foundation Discovery Center Youth Ambassadors to highlight the importance of community-driven social movements and the value of human connection and fellowship. Celebrate youth-driven change at Teen Action Fair. Connect with youth and organizations working to make a difference in their local and global communities through volunteering, art, social justice campaigns, and more.  

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