Community Celebration: SAT OCT 5

We The Future

Programs & Events

Staff Chats: David Sotto, Strategy Office

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.

We The Future: Community Celebration

Celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, "We the Future: Young Leaders of Social Change" with performances, poetry, art, and activism. Featuring a special performance by Xiuhtezcatl, a climate justice advocate and hip-hop artist who is included in the exhibit, as well as local youth musicians, poets, and artists. Connect with community partners and find how to turn your inspiration into action. Exhibition Partner: Amplifier Community Celebration Partners: 206 Zulu, AUcollective, Choose 180, Oxfam, Totem Star The Rhapsody Project The Vera Project The Washington Bus "We the Future" showcases the stories of ten young leaders working to build an equitable and inclusive world through their respective social change movements. Inspired by Amplifier’s "We the Future" education campaign and co-curated with the Gates Foundation Discovery Center’s Youth Ambassador Program, the exhibition celebrates youth leadership and action across a range of social justice issues such as climate justice, criminal justice reform, voting rights, immigration rights, disability justice, gun reform, queer rights, and literacy.

We The Future: Teacher Workshop

Join Amplifier and the Gates Foundation Discovery Center for an educator workshop focused on our newest exhibit “We the Future: Young Leaders of Social Change”. Take part in a professional development workshop on facilitating courageous conversations about race and equity in the classroom. This interactive workshop will help educators develop critical consciousness around institutionalized racism and how it shows up in our school communities. Participants will leave the workshop with a basic understanding of how to embrace discomfort and begin to address race and social injustice in the classroom. They will explore anti-bias anti-racist strategies that shift classroom culture to empower students to show up as their most authentic selves. 4 Clock Hours Available, lesson plans included, lunch provided, and parking will be validated. We are currently at capacity. Register to be added to the waitlist. 

Washington State Social Studies Teacher Conference

We are excited to host the 2019 WSCSS Fall Conference. Join educators from around Washington for a day of exploring resources, lessons, and inspiration on the theme of: By the People Celebrating 100 years of Women’s Suffrage This fall, meet with other Social Studies educators, future educators, university faculty, and staff. Attend great sessions focused on current methods and the latest content by some of the best teachers from around the state. Social Studies teachers in Washington State are always looking for good ways to teach our students in a way that helps them take action – whether it’s in writing about events of the past, in playing a role in a game or simulation in the classroom, or in using their knowledge of civics to make change in their communities. This conference is designed to help teachers do just that!

After Hours @DiscoverGates: Reclaiming Space and Making Change

Join No Blueprint Podcast in a powerful community conversation featuring activists, media-makers and musicians as they explore opportunities in creating and cultivating space within our community. Activities include a special tour of ‘We The Future’ and other unique activations throughout the gallery.

A Conversation with Artist and LGBTQ+ Activist Lindsay Amer

Join Lindsay Amer in a discussion with local youth leaders on the LGBTQ+ community, identity, allyship, and diversity in education and media. Lindsay is a queer activist, artist, and storyteller from New York City. They create and host Queer Kid Stuff, an LGBTQ+ educational web series for all ages. Lindsay’s work conveys a wide a range of LGBTQ justice topics in ways that are accessible for everyone, including young children.  Free.

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Planning a visit? We offer free group tours and a drop-in public tour at 2 pm every day we are open.

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