Washington State Historical Society
March 19 – June 12, 2022
From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
WHEN THE FIRST GREEN BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in 1936, the American road was a metaphor for freedom. Freedom to change your present situation, freedom to determine your destiny, freedom to travel. Yet, in 20th century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black citizens. The land was divided by segregation—through policy or through custom. If you were Black, the prejudice was severe: a systematic effort to deny access to your basic human rights. Imagine the indignity of government-backed and socially-normalized oppression. Imagine the pain, the violence, the disrespect. And yet and still, African Americans created destinations and strategies that affirmed their humanity, their worth, their light, and took to the roads.
It was done with ingenuity, with community, and with the help of a Harlem postman named Victor Green.
“…the traveling was and wasn’t fun…We couldn’t eat in the restaurants in the South and so we had to go in the market to get what you called ‘souse’ [hogshead cheese] and white saltine crackers. But listen, darling, I loved souse…That was fun. We’d laugh right on down the highway and still have a good time.”
— ARETHA FRANKLIN, vocalist, composer/arranger, and civil rights activist
“The Green Book” travel guide was created by Victor Green to provide African American travelers with critical information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, accommodations, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow and “sundown towns.” Published annually through 1967, the national guide’s rich history is highlighted in the multimedia exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This exhibition was curated by Candacy Taylor, one of the nation’s leading Green-Book scholars and an award-winning author, photographer, and documentarian.
Visitors will get an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America, and how The Green Book served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. You’ll be transported back to a time when, if you were Black, it took bravery and a Green Book to cross the country safely; explore film, photographs, art installations, interactives, and oral histories from travelers and Green Book business owners; compare Green Book sites then and now; and appreciate historical objects from the Smithsonian and from a variety of Green Book sites. You’ll understand not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. The exhibition also brings into focus the vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the Black leisure class, and the important role “The Green Book” played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration is brought into view.
Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.
Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.
GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.
Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!
Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.
Washington State Historical Society
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All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
A Project by Borderland Collective
February 5 – October 16, 2022
All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.
Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:
The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.
In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.
When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come.
African Community Housing and Development
2022 Season Starts MAY 14th!
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2nd & 4th Saturdays
May through October
10am – 2pm
Mano A Mano Family Center
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Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.
Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
The Henry is pleased to present the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.
Portland , OR
Decorate the Maypole and make flower wreaths, indulge in Nordic summer delicacies, play games on the lawn, and enjoy – this is Midsummer!
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF)
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures in Portland, Oregon. “Where the Waters Come Together” explores Indigenous perspectives of our relationships with rivers and oceans. The exhibition features Native artists responding to fundamental questions around cultural buoyancy, biodiversity protection, food sources and material necessities, and the realities of the colonial reshaping of traditional access to waterways and shorelines.
Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities. They are drawing increased attention to Native perspectives in shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. Clear in all of this work are our essential relationships to land-base. Through this lens, Native artists in the exhibition employ several mediums, including two and three-dimensional works, installations and multi-media works, moving fluidly between contemporary and traditional practices.
EXHIBITION – APRIL 22-JUNE 30, 2022
WHEN: Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Center for Native Arts and Cultures, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
* This event is free and open to the public.
Seattle Center Festál
Seattle Center Festál presents Indigenous People Festival in partnership with Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB). The festival provides a venue for Native people to celebrate their unique cultures through song, dance, performances, art, food, and the sharing of indigenous knowledge.
This event is free and open to the public.
Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) is a community health clinic that provides health and human services to its patients, while specializing in the care of Native people. The organization is recognized as a leader in the promotion of health improvement for urban American Indians and Alaska Natives, locally and nationally.
Today, SIHB operates two sites and is in the process of opening two more. The organization serves approximately 6,000 patients annually in King County, and more than 4,000 of those identify as American Indian and/or Alaska Native, and employs more than 200 people.
SIHB opened its doors to the community in 1970. In the 1960s, Native activists refused to let urban Indians go unseen and ignored any longer, which inspired the formation of a number of Native organizations, including SIHB. For the first time, urban Indians in Seattle had access to healthcare and services by organizations that were operated by Native people for Native people.
Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 7 out of 10 American Indians and Alaska Natives live in urban areas.
- Urban Indians are tribal people currently living off federally-defined tribal lands in urban areas and are often an overlooked population in society, despite representing the majority of American Indians and Alaska Natives throughout the country
We welcome you to join our virtual Transgender Support Group, hosted on Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM via Zoom. This group is for anyone 18 and up who would like support from peers and our trained gender-affirming staff with topics like: coming out, coping, accessing resources, processing experiences with medical care, and more.
Email the group facilitator for more information at email@example.com
Or join our next session this Thursday, 4/21 at 12pm with this link:
Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Outside In is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Portland, OR
This event can be found on their Facebook page
The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.
While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.
BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.
- Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
- Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
- Improving life outcomes for Black youth
- Tacoma Urban League
- Peace Community Center
- Tacoma Public Schools
- City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights
Meeting Schedule (2022)
4th Sunday of each Month
2pm to 3:30pm
Taller virtual por Zoom –
ME CUIDO, TE CUIDO: APRENDIZAJE SOBRE LA SALUD SEXUAL Y PREVENCIÓN
Familias en Acción ofrece este taller GRATUITO y en ESPAÑOL por Zoom. Cada taller incluye 2 sesiones de 2 horas cada una, y al completar el taller recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Se le enviará un paquete con materiales por correo. Hay un límite de 10 personas por cada taller.
REQUISITOS PARA PARTICIPAR:
• Vivir en Oregon
• Tener 16 años o más
• Tener un teléfono inteligente (smart phone), o una computadora, o tableta
• Registrarse con anticipación llamando al 971-501-8256, o en este enlace https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCkGn0Z3…/viewform…
• Miércoles 4 y 11 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 16 y 23 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 18 y 25 de Mayo / 4 – 6 pm
• Lunes 6 y 13 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Miércoles 8 y 15 de Junio / 4 – 6 pm
• Sábado 25 de Junio y 2 de Julio / 9 – 11 am
Para más información o ayuda para registrarse llame a Krystel Tafolla al 971-501-8256
Este Evento esta en Facebook
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PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.
¿Quiere comenzar o expandir su negocio?
Participe en nuestro curso Empresas de 10 clases (una por semana). Dedicado a temas que le servirán para su negocio.
Las clases iniciarán el 3 de mayo 2022. Los martes de 6pm-8pm. VIRTUAL vía Zoom. $50 por persona. Contacte a Mariana Beyer 971 371 0014 u firstname.lastname@example.org
¡Se anima a la comunidad de Beaverton a registrarse!
Would you like to start or expand your business?
Come and participate in our courses to help expand your business, we offer 10 classes ( one per week). These courses are dedicated to serve you and your business.
Classes begin May 3, 2022 on Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The classes will be held through Zoom and it is $50 per person. You can contact Mariana Beyer 971-371-0012 or through her e-mail email@example.com
The Beaverton community encourages you to register!