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Programs at the Discovery Center bring people and organizations together around global and local issues, ideas and personal stories to highlight opportunities to take action.
Programs & Events
Through Positive Eyes: Live ‘Artivist’ Storytelling
Wednesday, March 10 | 12:30 pm
This real-time, interactive presentation of Through Positive Eyes will invite you to confront stigma and build empathy for the resilient spirit of those facing the challenges of HIV/AIDS. Local ‘artivists’ (artist + activists) will share their personal stories about living with HIV, and encourage participants to join the efforts to banish stigma – a major roadblock to both prevention and treatment.
International Women’s Day: Womxn Breaking Barriers
Thursday, March 11 | 5:30 PM
Celebrate International Women’s Day with an exciting virtual conversation. Hear from local womxn leaders who will discuss how we can all #ChoosetoChallenge gender bias, stereotypes and discrimination in our communities. The panel will also explore the intersectionality of gender and race—especially in light of how the pandemic has impacted womxn and BIPOC communities.
Panelists include Blessing Omakwu, Deputy Director of Goalkeepers at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Leslie Feinzaig, Female Founders Alliance CEO and Founder, and Tracy Rector, arts advocate and Managing Director of Storytelling at Nia Tero. The panel will be moderated by Mika Yamamoto, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer at F5. The event will also feature a poem by Mari Jones, a spoken word artist from Powerful Voices radio program.
The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Book your spot and be ready to be inspired, challenged, and ready to take action. This event is brought to you in partnership with the Gates Foundation Discovery Center, YP Impact, and United Way of King County.
In Partnership with the Pacific Science Center and the Museum of Pop Culture the Discovery Center brings teachers STEAM Power, a day dedicated to inspiring and supporting educators in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math).
Take part in your choice of two out of three virtual workshops and a stimulating keynote. These workshops are designed especially for educators addressing a broad spectrum of STEAM learning, highlighting key topics from each organization’s specific areas of expertise, taught by each organization’s staff and professional educators.