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Programs & Events

Through Positive Eyes: Live ‘Artivist’ Storytelling

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) Edward and Pat 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.

Virtual Educator Social: The Art of Virtual Field Trips

Connect with your fellow educators from across the region for conversations, networking, learning sessions, and resources. Hear about the Discovery Center’s virtual Field Trips, our upcoming exhibition: “Enduring COVID-19, Stories from Our Changing World”, and our Live “Artivist” Storytelling Experience. Engage in small groups to brainstorm new ways to maximize your student’s virtual learning. Please bring your favorite beverage; we look forward to seeing you and your peers!
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In Community We Flourish | Enduring COVID-19: Stories from Our Transforming World

Join the Gates Foundation Discovery Center, South Seattle Emerald, and Civic Commons as we continue our virtual lunchtime series, In Community We Flourish. A complement to our upcoming virtual storytelling exhibit, "Enduring COVID-19: Stories from Our Transforming World" launching on our website this spring, this virtual program brings together personal stories about communities coming together to fight, treat, and heal from a world transformed by COVID-19. Featuring: Rosette Royale, Storytelling Consultant, Marcus Harrison Green, Founder of South Seattle Emerald, Roxana Pardo Garcia, Community Organizer for food justice and Founder & Cultural Worker at LaRoxay Productions, Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman, Founder of the Refugee Artisan Initiative, Tony Benton, Founder and Station Manager of Rainier Avenue Radio, and a powerful performance by the Tacoma Refugee Choir. Photo: Tony Benton ©Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Chloe Collyer

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