Documentary film Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time followed by Q&A with director Alex Storozynski and leading actor Olek Krupa
Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish-American national hero, was truly a man ahead of his time. In the 18th century he fought for universal liberty and equality for all, including native people and slaves, Polish peasants and Jews, and women. He was one of George Washington’s most important military strategists and engineers. His plans led to an American victory at the Battle of Saratoga - a turning point in the Revolutionary War. As an accomplished military engineer, Kosciuszko designed and oversaw the…Find out more »
What difference do housed Christians in Seattle make for people who are homeless? What difference does homelessness make in the spiritual lives of housed Christians? Can people of faith, some faith and no faith come together to end homelessness? Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Thomson 101, 6:30 p.m. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington Co-sponsored by the Initiative for Global Christian Studies // Comparative Religion Program, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington; Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs, School…Find out more »
Screening of documentary film Bridging Urban America: The Story of Ralph Modjeski followed by Q&A with producers Basia and Leonard Myszynski
Bridging Urban America: The Story of Ralph Modjeski is a documentary about one of America's greatest bridge designers and pioneer of the suspension bridges. From 1896 to 1936, Ralph Modjeski - a Polish-born and Paris-educated civil engineer - designed and built over 40 bridges, most of which are still in use today. Bridging Urban America details the construction of his most iconic projects, including the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin Bridge. In his innovative designs Modjeski brilliantly…Find out more »
“HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: ICE AIR AND THE MACHINERY OF MASS DEPORTATION” REPORT RELEASE AND PANEL DISCUSSION
The machinery of mass deportation, through which millions are separated from their families and communities, is hidden in plain sight. Each year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement removes tens of thousands of people from the US on private charter flights operated out of airports across the country, including Boeing Field in King County. Reports have surfaced of egregious human rights abuses on some flights, and violations of immigrants’ rights to due process are routine. Using the Freedom of Information Act, UW…Find out more »
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