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June 2016

African American Film Series: Wheedle’s Groove

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Seattle Public Library,
Central Library, 1000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

During the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, and decades before Nirvana, Microsoft and Starbucks put Seattle on the map, Seattle’s African American neighborhood known as the Central District was buzzing. The soul sounds of groups like Black On White Affair, Cookin’ Bag, and Cold Bold & Together filled local airwaves and packed clubs seven nights a week. As many of the bands began breaking out nationally via major record deals, television appearances, and gigs with the likes of Curtis Mayfield…

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The United States in the Asia Pacific

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
K&L Gates LLP,
925 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

United States regional strategy in the Asia Pacific, often referred to as the Rebalance, seeks to capitalize on significant political and economic opportunities in the region while addressing challenges that may inhibit this level of engagement. The Asia Pacific represents half of the world's population, a third of global GDP, and includes major U.S. allies and players on the world stage. In this light, Washington encourages security and stability in the region, a fabric that is often stressed with ongoing…

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Raising Mixed Race at Wing Luke

June 2 @ 6:00 pm
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience,
719 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

"If we are to capture the imagination and membership of our community’s next generational cohort, we must become fluent in nascent conversations on multiracial identity...'Raising Mixed Race' is undoubtedly set to become the benchmark tome on this subject..." Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu Pacific Citizen Please come join author Sharon H. Chang for a very special book event at the Wing Luke Museum - the *only* pan-Asian Pacific American community-based museum in America. To date Sharon's events have offered a more cursory…

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Deli Man (Film) & Goldberg’s Deli Food

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center,
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States

A catered cinematic love letter to Jewish “delicacies” Knishes, kasha varnishka, kreplach, knedlach, kugel, and kippered salmon - the list of delicacies goes on and on, and now, so will their story. Celebrate the universal history of an American culinary passion: Jewish deli food. This screening of the 2014 documentary DELI MAN is catered by Seattle's very own Goldbergs' Deli. Price includes a dairy deli dinner.

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Maz Jobrani: I’m Not a Terrorist but I’ve Played One on TV

June 2 @ 8:00 pm
Neptune Theatre,
1303 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105-4502 United States

STG Presents and Live Nation welcomes Maz Jobrani to The Neptune on Thursday, June 2, 2016. GA seated show. Tickets are $38.00 GA, $98.50 VIP* (not including fees) and go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 11th at 10am. *VIP ticket includes preferred seating plus pre-show meet and greet with Mr. Jobrani

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The Director of National Intelligence on “Global Threats to U.S. National Security”

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Perkins Coie LLP,
1201 3rd Ave, Ste 4900
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

The World Affairs Council is pleased to present a discussion with the Honorable James R. Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence. General (ret.) Clapper serves as the head of the U.S. intelligence community, which includes the Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, and National Security Agency. He is the principal advisor to the president on intelligence matters related to U.S. national security and is charged with integrating foreign, military, and domestic intelligence to defend U.S. security and U.S. interests abroad.…

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